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Oct. 3, 2018
Maury Strauss, a Roanoke businessman and a longtime community benefactor, has made a $1 million gift to the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI), announced Michael J. Friedlander, executive director ...
Sept. 21, 2018
Researchers and software developers will be writing code to analyze the ultimate computer — the brain — at the BrainIAK Hackathon, a three-day event beginning Sept. 26 for people who ...
Aug. 6, 2018
Brennan Delattre, a lab manager and research assistant at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was awarded a Fulbright fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year. The prestigious fellowship will fund ...
American Heart Association award to support biological sciences graduate student at VTCRI who studies how viral infection can cause sudden cardiac death
Aug. 3, 2018
The American Heart Association awarded Patrick Calhoun, a biological sciences graduate student, a predoctoral fellowship to carry out his dissertation research at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute in the ...
May 9, 2018
When NithyaPriya Ramalingam and Kevin Pridham don caps and gowns for Virginia Tech’s graduate school commencement Thursday, they are making history as the first two graduates of the Translational Biology, ...
May 8, 2018
Virginia Tech President Emeritus Charles William Steger Jr., who led Virginia Tech through a period of unprecedented growth and historic transformation into one of the nation’s leading research universities, died ...
March 22, 2018
The National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health has award Deborah Kelly, an associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, $2 million to study the mutated ...
Dec. 12, 2017
A summer pilot program for undergraduate neuroscience research at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute proved so successful that National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, of the National Institutes ...
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute awarded a Virginia Catalyst grant to curtail opioid overdoses
Dec. 4, 2017
A Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute project focused on the opioid epidemic will receive $1 million in combined grant funding, according to a Dec. 4 announcement by the Virginia Biosciences ...
Oct. 16, 2017
Albert Pan moved his developmental neuroscience laboratory the VTCRI, where he serves as an associate professor as well as the Commonwealth Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) Eminent Research Scholar in ...
Sept. 12, 2017
Read Montague’s research team uses neuroimaging and computational psychiatry to learn about human ability to understand and respond to others. The researchers have designed and utilized simple social exchange games ...
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute announces leading executives have joined its advisory board
June 21, 2017
Fifteen leaders of business, industry, and education — including a former Virginia Tech president — have been named to serve on the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s advisory board.
June 2, 2017
Joshua A. Gordon, the director of the National Institute of Mental Health, will talk about efforts to understand and use neural circuits — networks of interconnected neurons that work together ...
May 23, 2017
A new interdisciplinary conference devoted to the science of behavior change begins this week for researchers studying how an individual’s poor decisions may lead to a variety of health problems.
Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors rises at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
May 9, 2017
A new research center to understand and tackle the threat of lifestyle diseases — medical conditions such as obesity that are caused or aggravated by a person’s own behavior — ...
Smithsonian secretary to deliver distinguished public lecture at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute on May 18
April 26, 2017
David J. Skorton, the secretary of the Smithsonian, will deliver the Eric Shullman Distinguished Public Lecture at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute on Thursday, May 18.
April 24, 2017
Rengasayee “Sai” Veeraraghavan, a research assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, became the sixth person in the world to receive the George Palade Award from the Microscopy ...
April 13, 2017
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner investigated opportunities and challenges that face biomedical research and patient care at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute on Thursday.
April 5, 2017
Two new assistant deans announced at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.
April 3, 2017
Deborah Kelly, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was recently elected as one of three directors of biological sciences for the [Microscopy Society of America](http://www.microscopy.org).
VTCRI prepares to welcome leading scientists, host Central Virginia Society for Neuroscience meeting
March 22, 2017
The challenges and opportunities of neuroscience will come into focus Sunday and Monday as researchers from universities across Virginia and special guests from elsewhere in the U.S. converge at the ...
Feb. 28, 2017
The Virginia Tech Foundation and Carilion Clinic announced the formation of a $15 million VTC Innovation Fund focused on investing in life sciences and disruptive technology opportunities.
Feb. 16, 2017
Scientists will reveal more about what they have learned about the brain’s developmental journey when the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute opens its doors for its fifth annual Brain School ...
Jan. 16, 2017
George Koob, the director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, will discuss the neurocircuitry of alcohol addiction at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Virginia ...
Oct. 30, 2016
Michael J. Friedlander, Ph.D., Virginia Tech’s vice president for health sciences and technology, will highlight neuroscience doctorate training at this year’s Society for Neuroscience annual conference on Nov. 12 in ...
Developmental and Translational Neurobiology Center to open at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Sept. 20, 2016
To better understand mechanisms underlying these diseases and disorders, researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute are forming the Developmental and Translational Neurobiology Center.
Virginia Tech partners with Nordic universities to host first international precision neuroscience conference
Sept. 2, 2016
Roanoke will host the Virginia-Nordic Precision Neuroscience Conference from Oct. 5-7 at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.
Aug. 23, 2016
The third class of Virginia Tech’s translational biology, medicine, and health graduate program has arrived, and they’re ready to learn.
June 23, 2016
Researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute are teaming up with neuroscientists the world over to address a gap in cognitive neuroscience with the new journal, Computational Psychiatry.
Scientists at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute take part in $15 million research project to study cigarettes and vaporized nicotine
June 13, 2016
The National Cancer Institute awarded $15 million to a consortium of 10 academic institutions in four countries to assess the likely impact of current and potential future policies regulating tobacco ...
Gov. McAuliffe signs bond bill, advances Health Sciences and Technology Innovation District in Roanoke
May 6, 2016
Gov. Terry McAuliffe authorized more than $2.2 billion in state capital improvement projects, including Virginia Tech’s request for about $45 million to expand health sciences and technology research and training ...
March 25, 2016
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute faculty members Warren Bickel and P. Read Montague were appointed as endowed professors this week by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
Michael Friedlander named Virginia Tech’s inaugural vice president for health sciences and technology
March 22, 2016
Michael J. Friedlander, the founding executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has been named Virginia Tech’s inaugural vice president for health sciences and technology.
March 21, 2016
Virginia Tech is staking a new claim in the world of health sciences through a strong public-private partnership with Carilion Clinic and an estimated $46.7 million vote of confidence from ...
Dec. 11, 2015
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced this week his plan to issue $2.43 billion in bonds that would support, among other capital improvements, significant expansion of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research ...
Aug. 24, 2015
Seventeen students recently became the newest members of the Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health program. The doctoral program, the Virginia Tech Graduate School’s largest interdisciplinary program, launched last year.
Aug. 13, 2015
Virginia Tech’s Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training program—known as the BEST program—recently hosted a series of short, intensive internships at several biotechnology companies in Virginia and Maryland.
Aug. 5, 2015
The floor at Virginia Tech’s Cassell Coliseum has been renamed the Virginia Tech Carilion Court in recognition of the partnership between Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic. Carilion was awarded naming ...
June 22, 2015
Harald Sontheimer, who joined Virginia Tech earlier this month to direct a university-wide neuroscience initiative, will hold the I. D. Wilson Chair in the College of Science. That appointment was ...
May 12, 2015
Michael Friedlander, founding executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, received the 2015 Regional Leadership Award at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council’s TechNite Banquet 2015.
April 29, 2015
Harald Sontheimer, a professor of neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a nationally recognized neuroscientist and expert on the biology of glial cells, the brain’s most abundant ...
March 6, 2015
As part of Brain Awareness Week, the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute will host its third annual Brain School to share neuroscientific nuggets and introduce the latest brain research.
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 ...
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 ...
Feb. 3, 2015
The public is invited to learn more about heart development and current cardiovascular research during Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s first heart school.
Jan. 15, 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, ...
Sept. 29, 2014
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists are planning to use social media to help develop a new approach to addiction recovery, one that takes advantage of people’s instinct for social ...
Sept. 10, 2014
The complete schedules for the Distinguished Scholars Series, the Frontiers in Biomedical Research Seminar Series, and the Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Series can be found on the institute’s website.
Aug. 8, 2014
Six doctoral students conducting research in laboratories at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute were recently named as medical research scholars. They will each receive a fellowship to support their ...
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute awarded grant to recruit eminent scholar in cancer biology
June 27, 2014
The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute recently received a $250,000 grant from the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund to recruit an eminent scholar to lead the institute’s cancer research center. The ...
June 17, 2014
Stephen LaConte, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, recently received the Virginia Tech College of Engineering Dean’s Award for Outstanding New Assistant Professor. The prestigious award ...
May 15, 2014
The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, well known for its innovative, world-class brain research, is launching a major new initiative in cardiovascular research.
April 30, 2014
The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has been named a recipient of a generous grant from the Virginia Biosciences Health Research Corporation.
Virginia Tech neuroscientist to be honored for contributions to neuroscience research, education, and leadership
Jan. 21, 2014
Nearly a decade after leaving the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Michael Friedlander will be honored by the university’s undergraduate neuroscience society. Friedlander, founding executive director of the Virginia Tech ...
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute awarded grant to recruit eminent scholar in infectious disease and immunology
Jan. 16, 2014
The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute recently received a $250,000 grant from the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund to recruit an eminent scholar in infectious disease and immunology research. The award ...
Jan. 15, 2014
Virginia Tech has received approval from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) to award doctoral degrees through its new Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health program. The program ...
Jan. 3, 2014
An early-career researcher at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has won his first major independent grant from the National Institutes of Health. And if his research pans out, the ...
Dec. 3, 2013
The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has received a five-year, $2.8-million grant to study interventions aimed at enhancing self-control among problem drinkers.
Nov. 21, 2013
Virginia Tech’s Board of Visitors recently approved a resolution to create a Faculty of Health Sciences. The new organizational framework is intended to serve as a catalyst for health sciences ...
Oct. 2, 2013
The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has announced the second class of recipients of its Medical Research Scholars fellowship program. The recipients will receive $35,000 to support their research and ...
Virginia Tech selected for new National Institutes of Health award in biomedical research workforce innovation
Sept. 19, 2013
Virginia Tech has been named one of ten academic institutions to receive a first-of-its-kind grant from the National Institutes of Health to help prepare graduate students and postdoctoral scholars for ...
Sept. 12, 2013
Harry Dorn, a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and a professor of chemistry in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, has been reappointed the Dr. A.C. ...
Sept. 3, 2013
Conventional wisdom states that, in general, two is better than one. But what if you’re not allowed to have both, even if you can get your hands on them? That ...
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute announces public lectures by distinguished world leaders in biomedical and health research
July 31, 2013
The fourth annual season of public lectures in the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s Distinguished Scholars Series will bring leading experts in biomedical and health research from across the nation ...
June 7, 2013
At its quarterly meeting on June 3, the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors approved a resolution to create a new doctor of philosophy degree in Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health. ...
May 17, 2013
William “Jamie” Tyler, an assistant professor in the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, recently received the 2013 Innovation Award from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council. Tyler was honored for pioneering a ...
May 17, 2013
The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute has been honored as one of 20 exemplary institutions, individuals, and events that have made contributions to bioscience research and ...
May 15, 2013
Rengasayee “Sai” Veeraraghavan, a postdoctoral associate at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was recently awarded a Heart Rhythm Society Research Fellowship. The fellowship is given to a half-dozen emerging ...
April 22, 2013
Craig Ramey, a professor and distinguished research scholar at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was recently honored with an Excellence in Early Childhood Award from Fordham University’s Graduate School ...
April 10, 2013
Read Montague, director of the Computational Psychiatry Unit at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, will deliver Randolph-Macon College’s Annual Mike McKay Lecture on the Mind on April 11. His ...
April 8, 2013
Read Montague, a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has been selected to participate in an Institute of Medicine workshop focused on accelerating the development of therapies for ...
April 3, 2013
Virginia Tech, Children’s National Medical Center, and George Washington University have partnered in a unique program to create research breakthroughs in children’s health. The three institutions contributed a total of ...
March 4, 2013
Michael Friedlander, PhD, has been named associate provost for health sciences at Virginia Tech. In this newly created position, he will be responsible for formalizing the creation of a Faculty ...
Feb. 28, 2013
Warren Bickel, director of the Addiction Recovery Research Center at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was recently appointed to the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food ...
Feb. 15, 2013
Craig Ramey, PhD, the founder of a decades-long scientific study that has proved the enduring benefits of early education, today applauded President Obama’s call for universal access to high-quality preschool ...
Nov. 5, 2012
The Distinguished Scholars Series offers insights into our brains and our bodies.
Oct. 15, 2012
Over the next week, Michael Friedlander, executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, will offer national lectures on everything from health curriculum design, to the global impact of ...
July 24, 2012
William “Jamie” Tyler, an assistant professor in the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has received a 2012 McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award.
July 16, 2012
Sharon and Craig Ramey played instrumental roles in Roanoke's being named an All-America City for a record-breaking sixth time.
May 10, 2012
Sherri Cook joins the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute after nearly 11 years at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.
May 8, 2012
Zhi Sheng seeks new therapeutic approaches to glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer with a poor prognosis.
April 10, 2012
TEDMED, dubbed a cerebral Cirque du Soleil, asks leaders in a range of fields to lend their creativity to medicine. Join us in viewing these live, high-definition simulcasts from April ...
March 1, 2012
The Association of American Medical Colleges has named Michael Friedlander, executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, a Distinguished Service Member.
March 1, 2012
Elizabeth McBride has assumed lead responsibility for planning and managing the fundraising program for the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.
Nov. 28, 2011
Stephen LaConte recently exported his insights into brain–computer interactions to China, where he received recognition for his innovative research.
Nov. 6, 2011
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists are investigating the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder on returning veterans, and their work has been featured in “PTSD: Private Battles," a special report ...
Oct. 31, 2011
Dr. Read Montague, director of the Human Neuroimaging Laboratory at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, received the Walter Gilbert Award for his outstanding track-and-field career at Auburn University.
Oct. 14, 2011
Michael Friedlander, executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has assumed the role of president of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine.
Sept. 30, 2011
The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute recently received two awards for the design excellence of its building.
Sept. 2, 2011
The biology of the criminal mind, the development of childhood obesity, and the mechanisms of chronic pain are among the many topics that will be explored in a new series ...
July 8, 2011
Warren Bickel, Ph.D., professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, director of the Advanced Recovery Research Center, and professor of psychology in the College of Science at Virginia Tech ...
June 7, 2011
VTC Research Institute scientists are among those scheduled to speak at the Virginia Tech National Capital Region Research Center's "Meet the Scientists" event in Arlington, Va. June 17.
June 6, 2011
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) Excecutive Director Michael Friedlander gave the commencement address at Roanoke's North Cross School Saturday, June 4 for the graduation of the 2011 senior high ...
May 16, 2011
The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine announced the appointment of Michael J. Friedlander to the position of senior dean for research.
May 2, 2011
The community is invited to the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute's Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, May 7, at the Roanoke campus, 2 Riverside Circle.
April 20, 2011
Michael Friedlander, founding executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and professor of biological sciences in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, is president–elect of the Society ...
March 30, 2011
Harald Sontheimer, professor in the Department of Neurobiology, director of the Civitan International Research Center, and director of the Center for Glial Biology in Medicine at the University of Alabama ...
March 24, 2011
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Executive Director Michael Friedlander has been named to the honorary editorial board of the public-access journal Eye and Brain.
March 23, 2011
Stephen J. Suomi, chief of the Laboratory of Comparative Ethology at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, will speak at the Virginia Tech ...
Center for Substance Abuse director recognized for contributions to understanding, treatment of drug dependence
Feb. 16, 2011
Warren K. Bickel, director of the Center for Substance Abuse at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has been selected as the 2011 recipient of the American Psychological Association Don ...
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute faculty member receives National Institute of Mental Health award
Feb. 3, 2011
Pearl Chiu, assistant professor with the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has received a $1.125 million National Institute of Mental Health BRAINS award -- Biobehavioral Research Award for Innovative New ...
Oct. 4, 2010
Deborah F. Kelly, a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University Medical School in the Department of Cell Biology, will be joining the growing biomedical research enterprise in Roanoke this January, announced ...
Sept. 13, 2010
Leading brain researcher P. Read Montague will join the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute on Nov. 15, announced institute director Michael Friedlander.
March 3, 2010
Michael J. Friedlander, the Wilhelmina Robertson Professor and chair of the Department of Neuroscience and the director of Neuroscience Initiatives at the Baylor College of Medicine, has been named founding ...
Sept. 30, 2009
Michael J. Friedlander, the Wilhelmina Robertson Professor and chair of the Department of Neuroscience at the Baylor College of Medicine, will present a seminar on Monday, Oct. 5, at 10:15 ...
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May 7, 2015 2:04 p.m.
The inaugural class of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine recently learned where they will be going for their residencies. All forty of the students were matched with a ...