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    Virginia Tech launches ‘next generation’ human brain imaging lab , video

    Researchers at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC have received a $2.4 million National Institutes of Health grant to deploy a breakthrough new brain imaging technique called optically pumped magnetometry to study the nuances of social interactions.

    Date: May 12, 2021
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    Hokies for Good: Conquering Cancer through Research Collaboration , video

    Join us as we explore the groundbreaking partnership between the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC and Children's National Hospital in Washington D.C. Deemed a one-of-a-kind endeavor to transform pediatric research and health care, the Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus in Washington, D.C., has been years in the making and Virginia Tech's unprecedented partnership has been key to bringing this unified vision to reality. Our panel discussion with university and hospital leaders and researchers will highlight the innovative ecosystem where best-in-class research partners are advancing, discovering, and developing breakthroughs into new treatments and technologies to benefit children everywhere.

    Date: Apr 13, 2021
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    Virginia Tech researchers give hope to substance use disorder patients with new psychological tools , video

    <div><div><div>Warren Bickel, a professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC and director of the institute’s Addiction Recovery Research Center, helped pioneer the drug treatments used to wean people from substances of addiction. His research also considers substance abuse in terms of costs and benefits.&nbsp;It addresses why people choose options that have the greatest immediate appeal at the greatest long-term cost--a hallmark of addiction. By identifying people who value quick gratification at the expense of the future, health care providers can pinpoint people who will need extra help during the addiction recovery process.</div></div></div>

    Date: Apr 02, 2021
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    TBMH graduate student awarded two grants to advance brain cancer research , video

    <div><div><div><div><div><p>Joelle Martin, a graduate research assistant in the Sontheimer Lab at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, received a Zeta Beta Tau Cancer Research Award and a student fellowship funded by Virginia Tech alumnus and benefactor Ray Gaskins.</p></div></div></div></div></div>

    Date: Mar 11, 2021
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    In memoriam: Elizabeth Flanagan, former vice president for development and university relations , article

    Elizabeth A. “Betsy” Flanagan, who served as Virginia Tech’s vice president for development and university relations from 2000 to 2015 and oversaw the university’s first billion-dollar fundraising campaign, died on Feb. 16. She was 68.

    Date: Feb 22, 2021
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    Meet a Neuroscientist: Shannon Farris, Ph.D. , video

    <div><div><div><div><div>In honor of International #WomenInScience day, we'd like to introduce you to one of our faculty members, Dr. Shannon Farris!</div></div><div><div>Her #neuroscience lab studies how the genes in a specific cell type, located in the brain's hippocampus, enable memory storage.</div></div></div></div></div>

    Date: Feb 11, 2021
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    Hokies at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Help Neighbors in Roanoke, Virginia Overcome Food Insecurity , video

    <div>The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC recently partnered with&nbsp;the City of Roanoke’s Public Libraries to donate and distribute 500 hams to help neighbors throughout the Roanoke Valley overcome food insecurity. Dozens of faculty, staff, and students volunteered to pack and hand-deliver bags of food as part of the City’s Feed and Read program.</div>

    Date: Feb 01, 2021
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    Meet our Scientists: Dr. Farris, Dr. Johnstone, Dr. LaMantia, Dr. Montague, Dr. Shin, and Dr. Munson , video

    <div>The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC’s researchers have diverse backgrounds. Learn more about their research, hobbies, backgrounds, and why they became scientists in our 2021 weekly video series.</div>

    Date: Jan 28, 2021
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    Emily Roediger named director of communications and marketing for Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering , article

    In her new role, Roediger will lead an integrated communications and marketing strategy that focuses on raising visibility for college initiatives, its research enterprise, and academic programs.

    Date: Jan 08, 2021
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    Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Healthy Heart Study , video

    The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech is seeking healthy Cavalier King Charles spaniels for a long-term study using specialized software and 3D echocardiogram to try to predict future onset and severity of mitral valve disease. Learn more about the study →

    Date: Jan 05, 2021
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    Why Meg Supports the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute , video

    <div>Meg Carter, a native Virginian, has served on the research institute’s advisory board since the spring of 2020. She and her husband Frank support the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute’s research efforts and scientific contributions to society.</div>

    Date: Dec 17, 2020
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    Thank you for your dedication and resilience in 2020! , video

    As a challenging year comes to a close, we continue to be inspired by the veterinary college family's unwavering commitment to each other, to our patients, and to the communities we serve. Our ability to protect and enhance animal, human, and environmental health wouldn't be possible without you: our faculty and staff, our students and alumni, our clients and partners, our donors and special friends. Thank you for your dedication and resilience. Read Dean Dan Givens' retrospective of 2020 →

    Date: Dec 15, 2020
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    Class of 2020: Grace Baggett , video

    Before the fall 2020 semester began, Grace Baggett, an English major at Virginia Tech, had a few thoughts on what it would be like to virtually graduate.

    Date: Dec 14, 2020
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    Sabrina Sturgeon and her unicycle , video

    Sabrina Sturgeon, a graduate student in the School of Education and ASPIRE! Award winner does not allow the world to pass by her. Never one to sit idle, she prefers to view the world from atop one of her unicycles.

    Date: Dec 04, 2020
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    Pets 2021 Calendar Preview , video

    This is an ode to the wonderful pets that make our lives all the better. The Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Staff Association created a 2021 pet calendar featuring the dogs, cats, goats, rabbits, and turtles who enrich the lives of our faculty and staff. The proceeds from the calendar go toward the association's scholarship. This video includes a look at all the pictures submitted for inclusion. To purchase one, visit

    Date: Nov 30, 2020
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    Veterinary college alumna Lauren Dodd ’19 serves the world , video

    A dual-degree graduate of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, veterinarian Lauren Dodd ’19 continued a family legacy of service when she commissioned in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps.

    Date: Nov 09, 2020
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    HokieTalk Virginia Tech’s COVID-19 Response: Science and Engineering in Service to Community Health , video

    When the novel coronavirus hit the United States in January, Virginia Tech faculty recognized the nation was on the brink of a COVID-19 pandemic that would affect the university and the entire Commonwealth of Virginia. By April, the university’s biomedical researchers developed their own method to detect the COVID-19 virus — a test that was flexible enough to circumvent the critical shortages of chemicals and reagents that stymied testing across the nation. Meanwhile, Virginia Tech engineers swiftly mounted a coordinated effort to design, produce, and test critical supplies, such as personal protective equipment and ventilator components. During this virtual HokieTalk, which took place on Sept. 30, 2020, four Virginia Tech researchers who had unparalleled views of the university’s early action in response to COVID-19 provide the inside scoop about obstacles and triumphs.

    Date: Oct 01, 2020
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    Inside Virginia Tech's COVID-19 analysis lab , video

    <div><div><div>Carla Finkielstein, the director of the Virginia Tech Molecular Analysis Laboratory at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, takes us on exclusive tour. With expanded testing crucial to controlling the pandemic in Virginia and the nation, Virginia Tech faculty, staff and graduate students went to work to answer the challenge. This lab was crucial to that response.</div></div></div>

    Date: Sep 25, 2020

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