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Leading aging, vision experts to keynote international precision neuroscience conference in Roanoke this spring

Oct. 14, 2019

Neuroscientists, physicians, and graduate students from across the world will gather at the Precision Neuroscience Conference hosted by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute in Roanoke, Virginia, in May. The keynote ...

National health official to address minority health disparities at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute public lecture

Oct. 14, 2019

Eliseo Perez-Stable, director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, part of the National Institutes of Health, will discuss the latest research to understand how racial, ethnic, ...

Brain science advances could open path to new addiction treatments

Oct. 10, 2019

Advances in brain science that help explain why individuals are vulnerable to addiction may lead to new strategies to stem the opioid crisis, according to a group of addiction medicine ...

Pioneering neuro-geneticist to join Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Oct. 2, 2019

A scientist acclaimed for revealing the genetic clockwork of complex developmental disorders in children will join Virginia Tech as a professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, announced ...

Andrew Ickes named development director for the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Oct. 1, 2019

Andrew Ickes joined the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC as its new director of development.

Montague to explore ‘Conscience’ for ‘Science In Society’

Sept. 27, 2019

Read Montague, a computational neuroscientist at Virginia Tech’s Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, will be featured in a conversation discussing the neurobiological basis of morality.

NIH-funded health research grants available to nonprofits, government agencies

Sept. 26, 2019

Community organizations can now apply to receive 12-month health research grants up to $20,000 through the integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV).

Children’s National Hospital taps Virginia Tech health sciences leader for advisory board

Sept. 24, 2019

Michael Friedlander, the vice president for health sciences at Virginia Tech and executive director of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, was recently named to Children's National's advisory board ...

NIH-funded Translational and Clinical Studies grants available to researchers through CTSA hub

Sept. 20, 2019

The Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) partnership between Virginia Tech, the University of Virginia, Carilion Clinic, and Inova Health System is now accepting applications for its 12-month Pilot Translational ...

Regional government forum reveals 'limitless potential' from Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic partnership

Sept. 13, 2019

Nearly 100 local government officials from 20 localities spanning the New River Valley and Roanoke-Alleghany Valley convened at a joint public forum in Roanoke on Thursday to discuss how Virginia ...

Family of Roanoke lawyer, philanthropist William Lemon contributes $1 million to support Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Sept. 12, 2019

William and Barbara Lemon, along with the Lemon family, recently made a $1 million gift to the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC to help the institute recruit and retain ...

Expert at melding real-world issues, health research to kick off Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures in Roanoke

Sept. 12, 2019

A nationally leading expert at making sure HIV and AIDS research programs apply in real-world settings will deliver the season’s first Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture research at the Fralin ...

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute scientist earns American Heart Association award to study stroke recovery

Sept. 11, 2019

The three-year American Heart Association Transformational Project Award will help John Chappell, an assistant professor in the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC’s Center for Heart and Reparative Medicine Research, ...

Ubadah Sabbagh thrives on collaboration

Sept. 10, 2019

Ubadah Sabbagh doesn’t just see the potential for what Virginia Tech can do at its growing academic health center in Roanoke. He lives it.

National science, health and policy headliners slated for Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture Series at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Aug. 28, 2019

A Nobel prize winner and two National Institutes of Health leaders are among internationally known speakers programmed for the new season of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC Maury ...

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