Michael Friedlander and Audra Van Wart lead award-winning graduate program

Michael J. Friedlander, Ph.D.

Michael J. Friedlander, Ph.D.

A new graduate program at Virginia Tech is garnering national acclaim, and it hasn’t even enrolled its first student yet.

The Association of American Medical Colleges announced the recipients of its second annual Award for Innovative Institutional Partnerships in Research and Research-focused Training. Out of 35 national submissions, Virginia Tech’s new doctor of philosophy degree program in Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health was a semi-finalist, reaching the top four of an elite, competitive field.

The program is led by Michael Friedlander, associate provost for health sciences at Virginia Tech and executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, and Audra Van Wart, director of education and training at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.

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