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The Faculty of Health Sciences seeks to promote the continued growth, improvement, and integration of biomedical and health sciences research and educational programs at Virginia Tech. The program serves as an organizational home for faculty members in biomedical and health-science-related fields who are appointed based on the strength of their research, teaching, outreach activities, and/or administrative accomplishments, responsibilities, and interests. The Faculty of Health Sciences also serves as the organizational home for the university’s interdisciplinary graduate programs in biomedical and health sciences.

The Faculty of Health Sciences is a key product of the university’s most recent strategic plan, A Plan for a New Horizon: Envisioning Virginia Tech, which reaffirms Virginia Tech’s commitment to achieving excellence as a comprehensive land-grant university that makes innovative contributions in learning, discovery, and engagement to the commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Notably, the plan calls for the creation of academic organizational frameworks designed to advance research and graduate education and foster innovative and synergistic interactions among Virginia Tech faculty.

Leadership

Vice President for Health Sciences and Technology

Michael J. Friedlander, PhD
2 Riverside Circle
Roanoke, VA 24016
friedlan@vt.edu
540-526-2013

Faculty of Health Sciences Program Coordinator

Brent C. Bowden, MS
1 Riverside Circle
Roanoke, VA 24016
brbowden@vtc.vt.edu
540-526-2142

PhD Program in Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health

Program Co-Directors

Steven Poelzing, PhD
2 Riverside Circle
Roanoke, VA 24016
poelzing@vt.edu
540-526-2108

Audra Van Wart, PhD
1 Riverside Circle
Roanoke, VA 24016
avanwart@vt.edu
540-526-2005

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