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Health sciences and technology

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The presence of VTC Health Sciences and Technology Campus scientists, physicians, and students will attract research grants and contracts and will spark business growth in the region.

Building Roanoke's future on science

Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic will transform Roanoke’s economy and bring the region to the forefront of international medical research.

We are leveraging more than $375 million in combined investments by the Commonwealth of Virginia, the City of Roanoke, Virginia Tech, and Carilion Clinic. This includes a 139,000-square-foot Biomedical Research Expansion, which we are adding to the VTC Health Sciences and Technology Campus in the Roanoke Innovation Corridor. We will:

  • Establish a thriving innovation district — a proven method of energizing economies.
  • Grow the VTC School of Medicine and increase Virginia Tech’s undergraduate presence in Roanoke.
  • Make an annual economic impact that approaches $2 billion every decade.

“The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute will provide opportunities for healthier lives and scientifically sound advances for the community, nation, and world.”

Michael Friedlander, Virginia Tech vice president for health sciences and technology and Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute executive director

At the forefront of medical discoveries

We are raising funds to recruit world-class research teams to the VTC Health Sciences and Technology Campus. These teams will focus on five critical areas.

  • Biomaterials and body-device interfaces
  • Brain health and disease
  • Cardiovascular science
  • Infectious disease and immunity
  • Metabolism and obesity

The Virginia Tech–Carilion Clinic partnership strengthens our region’s physical and economic health. Our efforts will impact both research outcomes and economic development in Roanoke.

Partner with us by making your gift

All the pieces are in place to transform Roanoke.

Help us create a global hub of discovery. Support research at the VTC Health Sciences and Technology Campus. Give today.

Contact Kim Blair by email or at 540-231-7223 to learn more about the health sciences and technology initiative in Roanoke.