In Memoriam: Charles W. Steger
Virginia Tech President Emeritus Charles William Steger Jr., who led Virginia Tech through a period of unprecedented growth and historic transformation into one of the nation’s leading research universities, died Sunday evening, May 6, at his home in Blacksburg, Virginia. He was 70.
Medical student’s research shows promise as method to help quit smoking
The research project of Perisa Ruhi, class of 2018 at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, offers new findings to help change smoking behaviors. “Adding the negative component of the smoking-related illnesses was the new part of the research that had never been done before,” Ruhi said. “It essentially changed the participant’s positive event into a negative one.”
Six members of the class of 2019 and three faculty members at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine recently earned a top honor by being inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. The prestigious group, part of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, recognizes those who display a dedication to ...
Medical school’s fifth Match Day a perfect match
During this year’s Match Day, themed “March Match Madness,” members of the graduating class learned where they would be spending the next leg of their medical education as they pursue residencies in their chosen specialties. Beginning at noon, students at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine — as well as students in all 140 other allopathic medical schools across the country — opened up envelopes to see where the next chapter would unfold.
Medical student's research informs understanding of cellular communication during viral heart infections
Currently, there is not much research on the mechanisms of viral myocarditis such as how viruses may target cardiac cell gap junctions, which allow cells to communicate. That was the starting point for the work of now fourth-year Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine student Vu Phan when he joined Smyth’s lab three years ago.
From the Dean
Dean Cynda Johnson welcomes students and talks about how a medical school is started.
- Healio (May 21): Nelarabine shows ‘best ever survival data’ for children, young adults with T-cell ALL
- WDBJ-7 (May 18): Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine creates "Roanoke Hokie, MD" HokieBird
- American Journal of Managed Care (May 18): Study Reports Highest Survival Rates for Children, Young Adults With Certain T-Cell Leukemias