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January, 2024:

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February, 2023:

Virginia Tech iTHRIV Scholar and Scholar Alums, among recipients of The Seale Innovation Fund. Thisprogram helps crossdisciplinary research teams pursue bold ideas in science, gathering preliminary data needed to apply for larger, multiyear research grants. Read the story here.

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February, 2023:

iTHRIV scholar Alum, Meghan Mattos, PhD, RN is the Recipient of the Lucy Young Kelly Award for 2023. Read the story here.


February, 2023:

iTHRIV scholar Alum, Kelly Shaffer, PhD Awarded a $3.1 Million NIH R37 MERIT Award. Read the story here.


January, 2023:

iTHRIV Scholar and UVA Researcher, Patricia Rodriguez Lozano, MD co-authored an article on Multimodality Approach of Chest Pain in Women. Her article is among the top 5 read articles the Journals of the American College of Cardiology for 2022!


January, 2023:

iTHRIV Scholar Mentor Sana Syed, MD has been awarded the 2022 Research Mentoring Award, part of the Research Achievement Awards. This award recognizes researchers for their excellence in research, collaboration, mentorship, and public impact focused research. Read the story here.


December, 2022:

iTHRIV Scholar and Virginia Tech researcher Sora Shin recently identified how early life trauma may change the brain and increase the risk of binge eating. Her work was published in Nature Neuroscience. Read the full story here:


December, 2022:

iTHRIV PI Karen Johnston has been awarded the 2022 Ronald D. Hodges Award for her significant and lasting contribution to the cooperative relationship between the sister professions of law and medicine. Read the statement here:


December, 2022:

iTHRIV has awarded teams of physicians, researchers, veterinarians and data scientists at Virginia Tech, Carilion Clinic, and the University of Virginia $200,000 in pilot funding. The funds will be used across four multi-institutional research projects to accelerate health breakthroughs in the fields of pediatrics, prenatal care, and cancer treatment. Read the announcement here:

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November, 2022:

iTHRIV has awarded almost $80,000 in seed funding to two community-focused projects focused on helping people with autism in crisis and on reducing HPV vaccine hesitancy. Read the announcement here:

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November, 2022:

iTHRIV Scholar alumna and UVA assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, Kathleen McManus, wrote a blog post titled “Improving HIV care by innovating service delivery in the U.S.: The need for change” for the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). In the post, McManus discusses why new care models are needed and what it will take to implement them. Read the post here:


November, 2022:

iTHRIV Data Scientist, Andrea Zhou presented her research at the 12th Annual Appalachian Translational Research Network Summit in Kentucky. She was joined by fellow iTHRIV teammates, Kathy Hosig and Kris Miller. Click here to view her presentation:


November, 2022:

iTHRIV Scholar and Virginia Tech researcher Alexandra DiFeliceantonio and Ashley N. Gearhardt, a psychology professor at the University of Michigan, analyzed whether highly processed foods – such as sugary soft drinks, baked goods, chips, burgers and fries – can be considered addictive by comparing their properties to those of tobacco. Their work was profiled by Chris Cuomo. Read the story and watch the interview here


November, 2022:

In early November, members of iTHRIV’s leadership team attended the 2022 Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program Meeting. UVA’s Karen Johnston MD, MSc and Sandra Burks, RN were joined by their iTHRIV colleagues, Kathy Hosig, PhD MPH of Virginia Tech and Inova’s Jeanny Aragon-Ching, MD, at the annual meeting in Washington DC. They were proud to support Sherilouise Scott-Dixon as she presented the resultant research project of her data science internship at UVA.

Read the post here:

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