Cynda Ann Johnson announces plans to retire as founding dean of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
After more than a decade at the helm, Cynda Ann Johnson, M.D., founding dean of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, has announced her plans to retire. She will stay in her position this year while a search for her replacement is underway.
Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation awards VTC School of Medicine $100,000 for pilot program
The Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation has awarded the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine $100,000 to start a new pilot program to promote integrated oral health care exams and fluoride varnishing for young children in local doctors’ offices.
Researcher and activist finds a new avenue for advocacy through her future role as a physician
Prior to her start in medical school at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Diana Zychowski’s life revolved around statistics and research, fueled by a desire to give back to her community.
VTCSOM’s founding Dean Cynda Johnson reflects on 10 years of invention and success
Cynda Johnson, founding dean of Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine reflects on the school's 10-year journey. “At the time, just one or two new medical schools were starting to be thought about after the [AAMC] workforce report came out,” Johnson, a family medicine physician, said. “In the back of my mind, I thought, I'd really like to start a medical school.”
Student finds his way to medical school through nutrition
Kevin Mensay-Biney's talent for storing and retrieving information has served him well academically. He earned a degree in nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before entering the medical school in 2014.“I knew before college that I wanted to go to medical school,” he said. “I wanted to major in something not so cookie-cutter. Nutrition is such a key part of people’s health. I knew it would be relevant to whatever medical specialty I chose.”
From the Dean
Dean Cynda Johnson welcomes students and talks about how a medical school is started.
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