The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) bolsters the research enterprise at Virginia Tech through services and support that help faculty, staff, and students plan, perform, and commercialize groundbreaking research.
Support and Services
- Jun 17 Virginia Tech researcher discovers cellular contributor of Lyme arthritis that could open door to treatment Virginia Tech biochemist Brandon Jutras has discovered the cellular component that contributes to Lyme arthritis, a debilitating and extremely painful condition that is the most common late stage symptom of Lyme disease.
- Jun 17 FDA deems molecular test for concussions ‘breakthrough device’ BRAINBox Solutions, a molecular diagnostics innovator that works extensively with the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, announced it has been granted U.S. Food and Drug Administration Breakthrough Device Designation to speed development of a product that includes a blood-based test to aid in prognosis and diagnosis of mild traumatic brain injury.
- Jun 13 Alejandro Salado to study how engineers form subjective opinions from objective data Salado has received an NSF Faculty Early Career Development award to study the formation of engineers' beliefs during systems engineering verification activities and to identify patterns of trial-and-error that better enable engineers to capture their beliefs in information artifacts.