By Jim Stroup/Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech’s Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health program featured in national innovation award webinar
Earlier this year, Virginia Tech’s new PhD program in Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health was one of four programs chosen to receive the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Award for Innovative Institutional Partnerships in Research and Research-focused Training. On Tuesday, December 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the program’s co-directors, Michael Friedlander and Audra Van Wart, will join representatives from the other award-winning programs in offering a special AAMC webinar. The free webinar, “Innovative Institutional Partnerships in Research and Research-focused Training: Peer Learning Opportunities,” will be targeted to medical school leaders in research and research training, including leaders of graduate, postdoctoral, and physician-scientist research training and of basic and clinical research.
During the webinar, representatives from each of the four programs will describe their initiatives and answer questions. Discussion will also focus on a new AAMC award to support peer-learning opportunities to meet with and learn from these innovators.
Friedlander, the associate provost for health sciences at Virginia Tech, also serves as executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and senior dean for research of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. Van Wart is director of education and training at the research institute and assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at the medical school.