Stories for 2018

Area businessman, benefactor Maury Strauss gives $1 million to VTCRI lecture series

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 ...

Renowned cardiology expert to open newly named VTCRI Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture Series

Oct. 2, 2018

Exercise helps keep the heart healthy, but could it help teach us how to treat cardiac disease? That’s the question leading cardiologist Anthony Rosenzweig will address as he opens the ...

A path forward: Leading national addiction experts from VTCRI and Stanford call for more neuroscience research on long-term addiction recovery in Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry article

Sept. 24, 2018

Warren Bickel, the director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) Addiction Recovery Research Center, and Keith Humphreys, the Esther Ting Memorial Professor in psychiatry and behavioral science at ...

Virginia Tech appoints assistant vice president of advancement for Roanoke

Sept. 21, 2018

Virginia Tech has appointed Kim Blair as an assistant vice president of advancement to lead fundraising and help with outreach and strategic communication initiatives centered in Roanoke.

VTCRI hackathon to draw coders from Intel, Princeton and Yale

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 ...

VTCRI research team identifies a potential strategy in fight against brain cancer

Sept. 11, 2018

Scientists with the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute say a gene involved in the body’s sleep cycle is a potential target for therapies to help patients with a deadly form ...

The spark of connection: VTCRI scientist awarded a new federal grant to study cardiac conduction in health, disease

Sept. 6, 2018

Steven Poelzing, an associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has received a new five-year grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes ...

The heart: digital or analog? VTCRI researchers shed dramatic new light on disorders of heart bioelectricity

Aug. 26, 2018

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) have found evidence that may disrupt conventional understanding about how electrical activity travels in the heart — a discovery that potentially ...

Fulbright fellowship awarded to VTCRI research assistant

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 ...

VTCRI scientist earns third concurrent grant from the National Cancer Institute to study breast cancer

July 11, 2018

Deb Kelly, an associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was awarded $2.1 million by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study the protein that gives rise to ...

VTCRI professor to discuss artificial intelligence, psychology at international conference

July 6, 2018

The worlds of addiction research and artificial intelligence research are colliding for Warren Bickel, a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.

VTCRI scientist awarded $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the body’s immune memory response

June 21, 2018

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a $2 million, five-year grant to Ken Oestreich, an assistant professor at ...

VTCRI scientists and Carilion clinicians are first to identify the perinexus in the human heart; potential implications for atrial fibrillation

June 6, 2018

A collaborative research team is on a quest to collapse a tiny pocket between cardiac cells that can cause big problems. Called the perinexus, the structure spans only tenths of ...

Influencers, thought-leaders in nation’s capital updated on progress at VTCRI advisory board spring meeting

May 30, 2018

Details of the biomedical research reshaping Roanoke were delivered to elected officials and university supporters in the nation’s capital recently during the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Advisory Board’s spring ...

VTCRI researcher, VTCSOM student team up to teach innovative treatment to Vietnamese therapists

May 30, 2018

A Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute faculty member and a Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine student are beginning their second week in Hue, Vietnam, training Vietnamese therapists in Pediatric ...

VTCRI researcher to deliver internationally renowned Dorcas Cummings Memorial Lecture

May 29, 2018

Read Montague will become the 41st person to present the annual Dorcas Cummings Memorial Lecture on June 2, 2018 at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Symposium on Quantitative Biology, Brains ...

VTCRI scientists identify novel cellular mechanism that can lead to cancer metastasis

May 22, 2018

Led by Assistant Professor James Smyth, a team of researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute used super resolution microscopy to gain insight into how an individual cancer cell ...

VTCRI leads effort to develop test for mTBI with industry partners, University of Virginia

May 16, 2018

Scientists at two of Virginia’s largest universities, working with clinicians from the two major health systems and a growing Virginia-based biotechnology company, have teamed up to address an important medical ...

National expert on the behavioral science of scarcity to speak at VTCRI

May 14, 2018

Eldar Shafir, a national expert on the psychology of poverty, will conclude the 2017-2018 VTCRI Distinguished Public Lecture Series on Thursday, May 17.

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