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Hokies in Health Sciences and Technology Open House

January 10, 2017

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Virginia Tech is a new formidable force in the field of health sciences through the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.

Come learn about the expansion of the health sciences and technology innovation district in Roanoke, Virginia, through short, powerful talks on health sciences, behind-the-scene tours of state-of-the-art facilities, and complimentary snacks and beverages. 

The Hokies in Health Sciences and Technology Open House will be held June 3 from 9-11 a.m. at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute, located at 2 Riverside Circle in Roanoke.

The event is free and open to all, but please register for planning purposes. Register here.

Here's a look at what's planned for the open house.

8:30 a.m.

Open House Check-In

Building opens; complimentary coffee and light snacks provided.

9–10 a.m.

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Overview – Creating “Physician Thought Leaders”

Founding Dean Cynda Johnson, M.D., M.B.A., will provide an update on the innovative medical school and extraordinary partnership between Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic that has resulted in the cutting edge research, unique teaching methods, and one of the most sought after group of medical graduates in the country. Each class of 42 students, chosen from some 4,000 applicants, are expertly educated in basic and clinical sciences, fluent in scientific research, and experienced in delivering care within a team of interprofessionals.

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Overview

Dr. Michael Friedlander, Founding Executive Director of the VTCRI and Vice President for Health Sciences and Technology, will share information about the institute, where teams of leading biomedical researchers address health challenges that affect children and adults across the nation. VTCRI faculty members are electrifying the scientific world with new discoveries in brain science, cardiac science, cancer biology, regenerative medicine, and immunology.

Hard-Hitting Helmet Research

Learn how Virginia Tech has revolutionized the sports helmet industry and is fostering safer athletic practices and coaching techniques to reduce head-related injuries, especially concussions.  Dr. Stephen LaConte, Associate Professor for both the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute, will provide an overview of the innovative research to combat athletic injuries.

10-11 a.m.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Opened in 2010, enjoy a tour of the school and institute’s state-of-the-art facilities including classrooms, wet and dry labs, exam suites, and more.  

  • When: Saturday, June 3
  • Where: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute
    2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, Virginia