Stories for Steven Poelzing

  • Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute sets a new pace in heart research

    The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, well known for its innovative, world-class brain research, is launching a major new initiative in cardiovascular research.
  • Study proves pivotal for patient with rare disease

    For scientists conducting basic biological research, discoveries often take years before they’re translated into effects on individual patients. Even if they lead to clinical trials, the impact on human health is not a guarantee. Imagine the delight, then, when a scientist sees a research paper have a dramatic effect on a patient less than a year after publication. This is what happened to Steven Poelzing.
  • Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute fuels the fires of rising stars

    The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has announced the second class of recipients of its Medical Research Scholars fellowship program. The recipients will receive $35,000 to support their research and participate in seminar series and a journal club. The awardees include Lara Moody, Aboozar Monavarfes, Jason Zhang, Katie Degan, and Michael Entz.
  • A nice dilemma to have: Two fellowships for the price of one

    Conventional wisdom states that, in general, two is better than one. But what if you’re not allowed to have both, even if you can get your hands on them? That was the dilemma that Rengasayee “Sai” Veeraraghavan, a postdoctoral associate at the Virginia Tech Carilion Resaerch Institute, recently faced when he received news that he had been awarded a fellowship from the American Heart Association. Although he was thrilled by the honor, there was just one problem; Veeraraghavan had already been awarded a fellowship from the Heart Rhythm Society, and he could not accept both.
  • Virginia Tech undergraduate studies investigates matters close to the heart

    This summer, the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is adding three of Virginia Tech’s brightest undergraduates to its ranks. Supported by the Fralin Life Science Institute and the Office of Undergraduate Research at Virginia Tech, these students will engage in full-time research and learn the tools of the scientific trade for 10 weeks.
  • Beating to a different flow

    Rengasayee “Sai” Veeraraghavan, a postdoctoral associate at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was recently awarded a Heart Rhythm Society Research Fellowship. The fellowship is given to a half-dozen emerging scientists each year chosen from an international pool of applicants. Besides the honor that comes with the recognition, the award includes $50,000 to support research in cardiac electrophysiology – the heart’s electrical network.

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