This year’s Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC Brain School speaker lineup features interactive presentations about what influences early brain development and how these factors relate to infant health.
Studies led by upcoming Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture speaker, Adam Gazzaley, show that older adults can improve multi-tasking and memory using computer games. Gazzaley will present at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC in Roanoke.
Christopher Austin, director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health, will talk about "an era of massive collaboration coming in biomedical sciences to get more treatments to patients."
John Halamka, chief information officer for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, will discuss how technological innovations are revolutionizing health care worldwide on Dec. 12 at a free public lecture in Roanoke.
Ophira Ginsburg, medical oncologist and executive director of the High-Risk Cancer Genetics Program at New York University’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, will discuss how social inequalities negatively impact cancer survival rates on Dec. 5 in Roanoke.
Vicki Arroyo, founding executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center, will describe the consequences of climate change and how government and community leaders are shifting to cleaner energy sources and adapting to new environmental conditions. The free lecture will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC in Roanoke.
Neuroscientists, physicians, and graduate students from across the world will gather at the Precision Neuroscience Conference hosted by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute in Roanoke, Virginia, in May.
Eliseo Perez-Stable, director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, part of the National Institutes of Health, will give the free, hour-long Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 17 in Roanoke.
A nationally leading expert at making sure HIV and AIDS research programs apply in real-world settings will deliver the season’s first Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture research at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC in Roanoke on Sept. 19.
Steven Hyman, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology and director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatry Research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, will contemplate the benefits and potential risks of combining genetics and neuroscience at a free public lecture May 23 at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC starting at 5:30 p.m.
Nationwide, roughly one in five adult Americans has a chronic addictive disorder. Drawing on cues from animal behavior, Marilyn Carroll will talk about “Understanding, Treating, and Preventing Addiction: What Would Animals Do?” in a free public presentation April 25.
Susan Hockfield, who is also a faculty chair of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research board of advisors, will speak about the growing convergence of biology and engineering at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC in Roanoke, Virginia at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18.
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W. Kimryn Rathmell, a professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University, will talk about the latest research to understand cancer during the Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28. The public is invited.
Sachs will give his presentation "Achieving Sustainable Development in the United States and throughout the World" at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at 2 Riverside Circle in Roanoke. The event will be free and open to the public.
Martha Farah, a scientist at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss "Socioeconomic Status and Brain Development: From Science to Policy" on Jan. 24 at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC. The lecture begins at 5:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Peter Rosenbaum, a developmental pediatrician with 45 years of experience as a clinician and researcher in the evolving field of childhood disability, will tell a story that is both personal and informed by scientific evidence as the next Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Maury Strass Distinguished Public Lecture.