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Virginia Tech graduate student receives three awards for research and community outreach

Rachana Deven Somaiya, a doctoral candidate in the Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health Graduate Program, earned recognitions from the National Institutes of Health, Virginia Tech Student Affairs, and philanthropist and alumnus Ray Gaskins '64.


The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation helps researchers achieve their goals through providing support and resources from across the university to define, achieve, and expand projects and ambitions.


Researchers are empowered to develop and explore new ideas through seed funding, prepare proposals for identified opportunities, and execute research in cutting-edge shared facilities -- all with support from research adminstration.

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation enriches, supports, cultivates, and champions research, innovation, creative activities, and scholarship that seeks to make the world a better place.


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