speakers panel

9:30-10:30 a.m. 
Assembly Hall at the Holtzman Alumni Center

9:30 a.m.

Graduate School Dean Karen DePauw will host a talk called "3 I's = T: 21st century graduate education isn’t what it used to be." 

9:50 a.m.

Mustafa Rasheed, a third-year medical student at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, will discuss the domains and development of VTC that makes it unique in molding student doctors for the future.

Medical school education is constantly being altered and revamped to develop proper physician thought leaders for the community.

Rasheed will focus on the medical student perspective and will also discuss the partnership between of the School of Medicine, Carilion, and the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, where medical students have the opportunity to design and execute research projects with mentors.

10:10 a.m.

Kevin Lahmers, a clinical associate professor in anatomic pathology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, will discuss ticks and their pathogens, including a rare tick species he recently discovered here.

His talk is called "One Health: How it helped identify a new tick-borne threat coming soon to an area near you."