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 Growing the Biomedical Sciences, Improving Human Health

The Office of the Vice President 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.

Fralin Health Sciences and Technology Commercialization Fellows Program

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Applications for the Fralin Health Sciences and Technology Commercialization Fellows Program are now open.

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. 

Faculty of Health Sciences

Virginia Tech’s Faculty of Health Sciences seeks to strengthen health sciences research and education collaborations across the university’s colleges and research institutes and with partner institutions by making the university more nimble in repsonding to the evolving biomedical and health sciences landscape. The aim is to build creative and adaptive research teams to work seamlessly across disciplines to discover solutions to challenges in health.

The Faculty of Health Sciences also serves as the academic home for Virginia Tech’s Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health Graduate Program.

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