Research Team Briefs

Michael Friedlander briefs U.S. Senate on role of key federal agencies in getting treatments to patients

April 17, 2015

Michael Friedlander, executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and senior dean for research at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, recently briefed the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on the roles the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration play in getting innovations to patients.

Ken Kishida invited to speak as part of discussion on free will

April 8, 2015

Ken Kishida, a research scientist at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was recently invited to participate in a roundtable discussion on the changing nature of free will. The discussion is sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation.

Deborah Kelly presented at Bite of Science event

March 30, 2015

Deborah Kelly, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was invited to be a featured speaker at the Bite of Science event, sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Education, Capital One, Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, ExxonMobil, and the MeadWestvaco Foundation.

Graduate student earns multiple accolades at heart conference

March 29, 2015

Emily Ongstad, a Clemson University graduate student currently at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, recently received multiple honors at the Gordon Conference on Cardiac Arrhythmia Mechanisms.

Deborah Kelly presented at the American Association of University Women meeting

March 23, 2015

Deborah Kelly, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, presented her research at a recent local chapter meeting of the American Association of University Women.

Deborah Kelly’s talk on the genetics of breast cancer highlighted

March 20, 2015

Deborah Kelly, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, recently presented her research at Lander University in South Carolina to students and professionals from the Greenwood Genetic Center and Self Regional Healthcare.

Warren Bickel to give keynote address at Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research annual meeting

March 9, 2015

Warren Bickel, a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was selected to give the opening keynote address at the 2015 annual meeting of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research.

Kenneth Oestreich recognized with international award

March 6, 2015

Kenneth Oestreich, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was honored as this year’s Pfizer-Showell Travel Award winner for the annual meeting of the American Association of Immunologists. The prize pays for Oestreich to attend the Immunology 2015 conference, to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana in May.

Sharon George awarded the Francis Scholarship

March 2, 2015

Sharon George was recently named the recipient of the David W. Francis and Lillian Francis Scholarship for the 2015–2016 academic year.

Steven Poelzing named an American Heart Association Fellow

March 2, 2015

Steven Poelzing, an associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was named a fellow of the American Heart Association.

Emily Ongstad recognized by the Society of Women Engineers

Feb. 27, 2015

Emily Ongstad, a Clemson University graduate student currently at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was recently honored with the Society of Women Engineers Outstanding Members-at-Large Leader Award.

Paul McDonald named a Passion in Science Award winner

Feb. 23, 2015

Paul McDonald, a research scientist at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was recognized as a Humanitarian Duty Award winner, as part of the inaugural New England Biolabs Passion in Science Awards.

Zhi Sheng recognized as Scholar of the Week

Feb. 2, 2015

Zhi Sheng, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was recognized as Scholar of the Week on the Virginia Tech research website on January 29.

Sharon and Craig Ramey to speak at Virginia Tech’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Jan. 12, 2015

Two Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute professors will take part in the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at Virginia Tech during the week of Jan. 19. Sharon and Craig Ramey, both professors and distinguished research scholars at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, will give two seminars on how health and education disparities can contribute to poverty and class divide.

Sharon Ramey study featured on the Today Show

Dec. 18, 2014

Sharon Ramey coauthored a study highlighted on the Today Show on Dec. 15. The study focuses on the risk factors that contribute to women’s retaining their pregnancy weight a year after giving birth.

Read Montague featured as panelist at behavioral economics conference

Dec. 18, 2014

Read Montague’s participation in a panel discussion at the Fifth Annual Triangle Law and Economics Conference was recently made available online, as were individual clips of his answers to questions.

Michael Friedlander argues for inclusion of health researchers in interprofessionalism

Dec. 4, 2014

Michael Friedlander, executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, recently responded to an article published in an Association of American Medical Colleges newsletter. The AAMC article offered an analysis of interprofessional education, in which medical students learn collaboratively with students in other medical professions, such as nursing and physician assisting. Friedlander’s response was published in the Wing of Zock, a popular AAMC blog for professionals and students at medical schools and teaching hospitals.

Michael Friedlander gave a keynote address at the annual meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Nov. 26, 2014

Michael Friedlander, executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, gave a keynote address at the annual meeting of the Association of the American Medical Colleges.

Faculty members present panel discussion on harnessing the power of the brain

Nov. 24, 2014

Michael Friedlander, executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, hosted a panel discussion titled, “Harnessing Brain Power: When Brains do Amazing Things and When They Do Stupid Things,” as part of the presidential installation of Timothy D. Sands, the 16th president of Virginia Tech.

Sharon and Craig Ramey delivered keynote address at 2014 Parents as Teachers conference

Nov. 3, 2014

Sharon and Craig Ramey, both professors and distinguished research scholars at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, delivered the keynote address at the 2014 Parents as Teachers conference on October 30.

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