This year, flu season collides with the coronavirus pandemic. Cynthia Morrow of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine explains why it's critical to know the differences and similarities between the two viruses.
Embracing the name “COVID Crushers,” Virginia Tech students run a booth at the intersection of College Avenue and Draper Road in Blacksburg from 6 to 9 p.m each Friday. They give out personal protective equipment and hand sanitizers, while also modeling appropriate safety gear and providing a COVID-19-related trivia contest and prizes.
Lee, associate vice president for research and innovation for the Division of Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance at Virginia Tech, testified Wednesday to the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight regarding the critical issue of how the U.S. collects, uses, and communicates the meaning of health data during the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Ian Kimbrough, an assistant professor in the School of Neuroscience, and Jennifer Munson, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, are taking research learned from brain tumors to help fight Alzheimer’s.
Renowned tick immunobiologist Utpal Pal, professor in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, aims to adapt the rabies vaccination platform to produce antibodies that can protect against Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria responsible for Lyme disease.
Virginia Tech President Tim Sands, Blacksburg Mayor Leslie Hager-Smith, and New River Valley Health District Director Noelle Bissell discussed a variety of topics — from management of COVID-19 cases in the community to the decision to ban tailgating this fall.
Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention High Obesity Program, the Petersburg Healthy Options Partnerships project and community partners in the City of Petersburg have coordinated efforts to feed families and improve access to healthy food in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A doctor of veterinary medicine candidate in the dual D.V.M/Master of Public Health program, April Gardner is this year’s recipient of the veterinary college’s Outstanding Graduating Student Award. She completed her M.P.H. in December 2019.
Abbott, a senior Honors College member majoring in microbiology in the Department of Biological Sciences with a minor in music, will pursue a Ph.D. in the Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine in the fall.
The New River Academic Health Department enables collaboration and sharing of resources between the New River Health District and the Virginia Tech Department of Population Health Sciences, a mutually beneficial partnership designed to enhance public health instruction, practice, research, and workforce development and to improve community health in the New River Valley.
Virginia Tech’s university motto, expressing the Hokie service ethic, offers a path forward during the pandemic. Staying home and limiting shopping trips helps to protect service workers and those who are more vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus.
The presence of the pest and the disease it transmits — Theileria orientalis — are still unexplained, and the Ikeda subtype found in Virginia is a new discovery. At present, the Virginia Tech Animal Laboratory Services is the only laboratory in the U.S. capable of testing for the Ikeda genotype, which causes anemia in cattle.
Responding to a growing body of research and a culturally evolving willingness to acknowledge the need to care for one’s physical and mental health, the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine has launched a veterinary social work program to support students, pet owners, clinicians, and caregivers.
Earlier this month, the first-ever Water & Health in Rural China & Appalachia Conference kicked off at Virginia Tech on the Blacksburg campus. This event also marked the formal inclusion of Virginia Tech in a collaborative research program with researchers from UC Berkeley and China.
The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine welcomed new students in its doctor of veterinary medicine, master of public health, and biomedical and veterinary sciences M.S. and Ph.D. programs.
Virginia Tech President Tim Sands and Carilion Clinic’s President and Chief Executive Officer Nancy Howell Agee set the tone for the meeting by portraying how both organizations have invested significantly throughout the region and across the commonwealth.