The Health Frontier
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Changing the paradigm from a focus on disease and symptoms to one of whole health, integrating intersections of animal, environment, and human health and building in communities and systems to empower multifaceted well-being.
Health Research Areas
- Aerosol Science
- Air Quality
- Addiction Recovery
- Antibiotic Resistance
- Applied Microbiology and the Microbiome
- Atmospheric Science
- Biomedical Imaging
- Cardiovascular Engineering
- Cardiovascular Science
- Children's Health
- Climate Dynamics
- Coastal Engineering
- Disaster Resilience
- Ecological Restoration
- Environmental Modeling and Simulation
- Environmental Data Analysis and Visualization
- Food Safety
- Freshwater Salinization
- Health Behaviors
- Invasive Species
- Hazardous Waste Assessment and Treatment
- Human Neuroscience
- Infectious Disease
- Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology
- Pollution in Freshwater Systems
- Tissue Engineering
- Water Health
- Water Infrastructure
- Water Treatment
- Water Reuse and Recycle
- Watersheds, Lake, and Reservoir Management
- Water Supply
- Vegetated coastal hydrodynamics
Health Research Experts
From airborne transmitted diseases to greenhouse gas emissions, Virginia Tech faculty, students, and partners work together at the intersection of health science and technology disciplines.
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Virginia Tech Health Research Sponsors
Health Research Teams
Talented faculty and students are developing cutting edge research that is leading Virginia Tech’s rise as a global destination for health sciences and technology. Virginia Tech’s health sciences footprint is growing, connecting research to Virginia Tech campuses in the Washington D.C. metro area and in Roanoke and Blacksburg, Virginia .
Article ItemVirginia Tech drug researcher receives $2.2 million NIH grant to further develop ‘fat burning’ molecule , article
Webster Santos, a professor of chemistry in the College of Science, has received a $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to further his recent research with mitochondrial uncouplers - small "fat burning" molecules that could be used to help treat NASH.
Article ItemVirginia Tech scientists see fluid flow as potential key to fight Alzheimer's disease , article
The National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded Jennifer Munson, associate professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, and a team of Virginia Tech scientists $3.57 million to test the impact of fluid flow in the brain on development of Alzheimer's disease.
Article ItemVirginia Tech researchers receive a $2 million NIH grant to develop Zika virus vaccine , article
Zika virus outbreaks have now been recorded throughout Southeast Asia, the South Pacific, South America, and Central America.
Article ItemResearcher receives NIH grant to study noninvasive treatment for metastatic breast tumors , article
The aim of this project is to develop a novel, noninvasive method that combines nanoparticles with ultrasound to selectively target and kill cancerous cells in the breast tissue.