August 30, 2022:

iTHRIV Director of Finance, Kayla Calvo received UVA's Hoos Building Bridges Award. According to UVA Today, the award “honor[s] recipients for their leadership, collegiality and efforts in establishing strong relationships.” The award is a reflection of the broad excellence and forward thinking Calvo demonstrates daily in her role at the integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV). Read the story here.


August 18, 2022:

iTHRIV Scholar Alumna and current Scholar Program Mentor, Sana Syed, MD has been awarded an NIH R01: for $3.6M to study population-based characterization of metabolic pathways to predict pediatric Crohn's disease outcomes. This is collaborative project with one of iTHRIV's KL2 Principal Investigators, Jason Papin, PhD, as well as, Emory University's Subra Kugathasan, M.D.


August 15, 2022:

iTHRIV sponsored Summer program, SOAR receives 2022 "Inspiring Programs in STEM Award" from Insight Into Diversity Magazine. Learn more here.

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August 3, 2022:

iTHRIV Scholar Alumna, Meghan Mattos, PhD, RN, CNL has been awarded a NIH K76- $1.22 million for her research titled "Internet-based insomnia intervention to prevent cognitive decline in older adults with mild cognitive impairment".


August, 2022:

UVA has joined an NIH funded program called ResearchMatch. This program helps connect people interested in research studies with researchers from medical centers across the United States. iTHRIV will take a lead role in promoting the program throughout Virginia. Click here to learn more about ResearchMatch.

August 1, 2022:

iTHRIV Scholar and Virginia Tech researcher Julia Basso, PhD is studying the role of dance on healthy mother-child interactions. She will investigate whether a mother with PTSD can establish a healthy attachment with her child to decrease the likelihood of passing on trauma from one generation to the next. Read the announcement here.

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July 27, 2022:

iTHRIV Scholar Alumna and current Scholar Program Mentor Jessica Keim-Malpass, PhD, RN named an American Academy of Nursing Fellow. Read the story here.


July 19, 2022:

Did you miss Dr. Brittany Howell's presentation “Milk Made: How Strong Women and a Rural Childhood Shaped My Research"? It was recorded!

July 12, 2022:

iTHRIV Scholar and Virginia Tech cancer researcher Jia Ray-Yu, PhD has received grant funding from CURE Child Cancer to investigate a pharmacological screening of a new class of NSD1 inhibitor. Read the announcement here.

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July 5, 2022:

iTHRIV Scholar and Carilion Clinic's Shannon Armbruster, MD, MPH was awarded the GOG Foundation's New Investgator Award. The purpose of this award is to identify New Investigators with an interest in clinical trials in gynecologic cancers who wish to become more engaged with the GOG Foundation and NRG Oncology and to learn more about the gynecologic cancer clinical trial development process.


July, 2022:

iTHRIV welcomes Jeanny Aragon-Ching, MD, FACP as the Inova Health System Site Principal Investigator. She brings with her a wealth of experience and deep passion for advancing clinical translational research. Click here to learn more about Dr. Aragon-Ching.


June 17, 2022:

iTHRIV proudly sponsored UVA's Biomedical Data Science Innovation Lab. This year's theme Ethical Challenges of Artificial Intelligence in Biomedicine. Click through slide-show to get a glimpse inside the conference.

June 16, 2022:

UVA School of Nursing Assistant Professor Lee Ann Johnson is one of 50 promising early career scholars selected for the NIH/NIMHHD’s annual flagship Health Disparities Research Institute, which takes place in August 2022. Read the full story here


June 7, 2022:

Did you miss Dr. Moustafa Moustafa's presentation “Poverty, Justice and Surgery: The Medical neglect of the Global South”? It was recorded!

June 3, 2022:

iTHRIV Scholar Alum Dr. Amanda Nguyen was awarded the 2022 Translational Science Award from the Society for Prevention Research.


May 25, 2022:

Sora Shin, an assistant professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, will analyze the functional neuronal circuitry in the brain that lead to overconsumption of high-fat foods with new National Institutes of Health funding. Read the full story here


May 20, 2022:

Carilion's Department of Research and Development is responsible for the administrative aspects of all research projects at Carilion Clinic. This includes contracting, finance, regulatory compliance, grant management and the conduct of the trial, including research coordination. Learn more here

May 17, 2022:

Did you miss Dr. Nasrien Ibrahim's presentation “The Gatekeepers to Heart Transplant: Who Are We Keeping Out?”? It was recorded!

May 3, 2022:

iTHRIV announces 2022-2024 Scholars Cohort. Meet the Scholars here

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