Stories for 2012

A nanoscale window to the biological world

Dec. 20, 2012

Investigators at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have invented a way to directly image biological structures at their most fundamental level and in their natural habitats. The technique is ...

Audra Van Wart named director of education and training

Dec. 14, 2012

Audra Van Wart has been named director of education and training at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, where she will also serve as an administrative assistant professor.

Fingers on the pulse: Neuroscientists prove ultrasound can be tweaked to stimulate different sensations

Dec. 6, 2012

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists found that ultrasound applied to the periphery, such as the fingertips, can stimulate different sensory pathways leading to the brain. Their discovery carries implications ...

First class of medical research scholars embark on studies

Dec. 3, 2012

Five students have been awarded fellowships to pursue doctorates at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute as part of the inaugural year of the institute’s newly launched Medical Research Scholars ...

Leading experts highlight innovations in medical research

Nov. 5, 2012

The Distinguished Scholars Series offers insights into our brains and our bodies.

Michael Friedlander delivers insights on everything from medical training to science nerds

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 ...

Jamie Tyler receives prestigious McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award

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.

Encouraging lifelong success through early reading

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.

The neurobiology of learning: lessons for medical education

June 29, 2012

How can the neurobiology of learning improve the way medicine is taught? That was the central question in a plenary address that Michael Friedlander, executive director of the Virginia Tech ...

Read Montague introduced an idea worth spreading at TEDGlobal 2012

June 28, 2012

During the TEDGlobal 2012 conference, Read Montague introduced an idea worth spreading: state-of-the-art computational approaches can enhance the diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses.

Offering a new model for biomedical research

May 16, 2012

Michael Friedlander, executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, recently offered insights into a new model for biomedical research.

Suspicion resides in two regions of the brain

May 16, 2012

Our suspicious minds have two distinct areas of activity: the amygdala, which correlates strongly with a baseline distrustfulness, and the parahippocampal gyrus, which acts like a cerebral lie detector.

Michael Friedlander to offer neuroscientific lessons to enhance health education

May 14, 2012

At the inaugural Interprofessional Education Collaborative conference, Michael Friedlander will present the 10 key aspects of learning that should be incorporated into a medical curriculum to make it effective.

Sherri Cook named senior associate director for finance and administration

May 10, 2012

Sherri Cook joins the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute after nearly 11 years at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.

Zhi Sheng named an assistant professor of biomedical sciences and pathobiology

May 8, 2012

Zhi Sheng seeks new therapeutic approaches to glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer with a poor prognosis.

Michael Friedlander to present Distinguished Biology Seminar

May 8, 2012

Michael Friedlander will present “Synapses with Minds of Their Own” as the Director’s Distinguished Seminar of the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

VTCRI to serve as a TEDMED site

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 ...

Michael Friedlander honored by the Association of American Medical Colleges

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.

Elizabeth McBride named director of development

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.

New technology allows scientists to watch cancer cells in action at unprecedented resolution

Feb. 1, 2012

Researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have developed a novel technology platform to peer closely into the world of cells and molecules within a native, liquid environment.

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