Health Sciences and Technology Initiatives
Growing the Biomedical Sciences, Improving Human Health
The Office of the Vice Preseident for Health Sciences and Technology supports a range of major initiatives, from research, education, and training programs to conferences and efforts to commercialize scientific discoveries to translate research to clinical applications, all with the help of key health care partners, Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia, and Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C.
By the end of the annual Fralin Health Sciences and Technology Commercialization Fellowship Program, Fellows demonstrate their knowledge by identifying a commercial idea, researching it with the support of a mentor, and pitch preliminary findings about the idea’s value proposition and market potential to a panel of entrepreneurs. Applicants are not required to have a commercial idea related to their research at the time of application.
The Fellowship program is closely linked to the Roanoke-based Regional Acceleration and Mentoring Program (RAMP) in residence program for high-potential start-ups. Fellows will participate in the same boot camp program as individuals from RAMP accelerator companies.