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    Virginia Tech Mechanical Engineering partners with Carilion Clinic for a robotic glove , video

    Pinhas Ben-Tzvi, a professor and researcher in mechanical engineering, is partnering with Dr. Cesar Bravo of the Carilion Clinic to develop a new tool for those who have suffered a brachial plexus injury.

    Date: Dec 05, 2022
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    Virginia Tech researcher’s 3D model of brain tumor environment could aid personalized treatment , video

    Jennifer Munson and her research team’s model of the glioblastoma tumor microenvironment could help with understanding why the cancer is so resistant to treatment and so often returns after surgery.

    Date: Nov 29, 2022
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    Cardiovascular scientists to explore viral infection that can lead to sudden death , video

    James Smyth, associate professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, has been awarded a five-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to discover why viruses that normally infect our lungs can turn deadly when they infect the heart.

    Date: Nov 16, 2022
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    Virginia Tech scientist uncovers possible link between early-life trauma and binge-eating disorder , video

    Sora Shin, an assistant professor of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, led a study published in Nature Neuroscience that shows how adversity early in life may alter a brain circuit induce the development of binge eating and obesity.

    Date: Nov 09, 2022
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    Neuromotor Research Clinic: Changing Lives , video

    Sophie Stiglitz was born with a genetic disorder that limits brain development in the areas that facilitate movement and communication. Doctors informed her parents, Joe and Emily, that their daughter may never walk or talk. After her second therapy session with the Neuromotor Research Clinic at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, Sophie has defied all odds. To support the Neuromotor Research Clinic or learn more about their research, please visit

    Date: Oct 19, 2022
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    Beyond Boundaries Scholars: Vince Vasudevan , video

    For history major Vince Vasudevan, the Beyond Boundaries scholarship program has created an opportunity to connect with other Virginia Tech students who are passionate about learning.

    Date: Feb 11, 2022
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    Beyond Boundaries Scholars: Nathaly Loyola-Rodriguez , video

    Political science major Nathaly Loyola-Rodriguez talks about how the Beyond Boundaries scholarship program makes it possible for first-generation students like her to attend Virginia Tech.

    Date: Feb 10, 2022
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    What do the humanities mean to you? , video

    The humanities have many different meanings. To help capture the nuances of the humanities and all they encompass, several faculty members and students in the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences weigh in on the power of the humanities to enlarge our understanding of everything from morality to beauty, innovation, and visions of the future.

    Date: Jan 27, 2022
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    Juneteenth Scholars Program , video

    In June 2020, in response to the protest movement against police brutality and the efforts to federally recognize the significance of Juneteenth, the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech established the Juneteenth Scholars Program. This program supports the college's faculty to conduct research aligned with the themes of the Juneteenth holiday: emancipatory movements, processes of collective liberation and the courage of freedom leaders, and local, national, and global resistances to ongoing systems of oppression. Each faculty scholar is paired with an undergraduate research assistant who works on tasks such as collecting and organizing materials, conducting interviews, and analyzing results. Through this partnership, students learn how scholars develop research projects centered on questions of history, ethics, power, and justice and help shape the project’s research questions and goals. In this video, you will learn about four of the sixteen research projects conducted by the Juneteenth Scholars.

    Date: Jan 06, 2022
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    Fallacies of Freedom: the John D. Wilson Essay Contest winner shares her work , video

    Madeline Eberhart, a junior majoring in English, found inspiration in Frederick Douglass' autobiography. For a class assignment, she did a rhetorical analysis of his writing. Karen Swenson, the associate professor in the Department of English who taught the course, suggested she submit the paper to the Mu of Virginia Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa's John D. Wilson Essay Contest. In this video, Eberhart shares excerpts from her essay. Video by Mary Szczerban, a senior majoring in communications. Click here to read the essay.

    Date: Nov 10, 2021
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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

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

    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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