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Vaccines, mitigation strategies still needed to handle COVID-19 in region

Lee Learman, dean of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Noelle Bissell, director of the New River Health District, and Paul Skolnik, chair of medicine at Carilion Clinic and professor at the School of Medicine, discussed the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: 10/20/2021
Bissell: COVID-19 surge may be over

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are down in the New River Health District. Boosters for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are likely to be approved within the next week.

Date: 10/18/2021
Molecular Sciences Software Institute receives $15 million grant from National Science Foundation

The Molecular Sciences Software Institute (MolSSI), based in Virginia Tech’s Corporate Research Center, has received a $15 million renewal grant from the National Science Foundation.

Date: 10/14/2021
COVID-19 panel scheduled for Oct. 20

Date: 10/14/2021
Health care system leader to discuss importance of digital innovation at next Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture

Roberta Schwartz, executive vice president and chief innovation officer at Houston Methodist Hospital, serves as incident commander for the hospital’s COVID-19 response.

Date: 10/08/2021

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A message from Dean Byron Hughes, Chief Mac Babb, and Chief Anthony Wilson: We’re still in this together

The smallest of our choices have a significant impact on the greater whole – particularly at this moment when anxieties are running high and resources are low.

Date: 01/25/2021
From President Tim Sands: Maintain vigilance and commitment this spring

Our success this semester depends on each one of us. We’ve all worked hard to get this far, so let’s make it count as we look forward to reclaiming the active campus we know and love.

Date: 01/18/2021
From President Tim Sands: Thank you for your outstanding work this year

2020 will be remembered for challenges the likes of which have not been seen for generations. The year will also be remembered for the way we met those challenges. We developed thoughtful and pragmatic plans, adapted to changing circumstances, and safely served the needs of the community while maintaining a focus on our mission.

Date: 12/15/2020
A message from President Tim Sands: Implementing mandatory random prevalence testing

Mandatory random prevalence testing will allow monitoring of the status of COVID-19 on campus and in Blacksburg with a statistically significant sample of the entire undergraduate population.

Date: 09/18/2020
A letter from Frank Shushok Jr.: Remember our calling

Ut Prosim compels us to model love — in whatever shape it is most needed at any given time. Right now, we especially need the kind of courageous love that puts others first, makes hard decisions, holds others accountable, and models the brilliance of an “all-in” community.

Date: 07/21/2020

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