A new research center to tackle the threat of lifestyle diseases — medical conditions such as obesity that are caused or aggravated by a person’s own behavior — will be established at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute in the heart of the Roanoke Innovation District.
Scientists and clinicians throughout Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic will join forces at the new VTCRI Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors in a strategic effort to protect the health of people in Virginia and the United States. The initiative will be led by two authorities in lifestyle disease research — Warren Bickel, the Virginia Tech Carilion Behavioral Health Research Professor, and Matthew Hulver, the head of the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise. Read more...
Recent honors & awards:
- Recent graduating senior Jacob Long was honored Ut Prosim Aspire! Award
- George Davis and Elena Serrano received the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association’s prestigious Quality of Communication Award for "Food and Nutrition Economics: Fundamentals for Health Sciences."
- Rising senior Seyi Olusina has been selected as the undergraduate student representative to the Board of Visitors next year.
- Recent Internship graduate Jenny Dang was honored with the 2017 Cindy Reeser Undergraduate DPD/Dietetic Intern Award.
- Heather Cox was selected as ACEND's Area 6 Outstanding Dietetic Educator in the Didactic Program in Dietetics category for 2017!
David Brown leads a team that examines molecular-level problems of heart disease. In a recent study, they teamed up with cardiologists and heart therapy scientists from across the U.S. and Europe and found that dysfunction at the molecular level is present in heart failure. Understanding this abnormality could lead to new approaches for treating the No. 1 killer among men and women worldwide.