Two authorities in lifestyle disease research — Warren Bickel (third from left), of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and Matthew Hulver (fourth from left), of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will lead a new research center to understand and tackle the threat of diseases often caused or aggravated by poor health behaviors, such as addiction or obesity. Center administrative leaders include (from left) Kirstin Gatchalian, a program manager who studies risky decision-making; Megan Stuart, a research coordinator, Bickel, Hulver, Patsy Marshall, senior administrative assistant, and Lucinda Shewchuk, a a research coordinator in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Photo by David Hungate.
Scientists and clinicians throughout Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic will join forces at the new Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors in a strategic effort to protect the health of people in Virginia and the United States, according to Michael J. Friedlander, Virginia Tech’s vice president for health sciences and technology and the executive director of the research institute.
Read the full press release at the VTCRI news page.
A press release in the Roanoke Times released May 17, 2017, announces the opening to the CTRHB, saying that the center will “function as a clearinghouse for others studying health behaviors.”
In the photo above: Matt Hulver (left), who looks at how bodies use energy, and Warren Bickel, who studies how people make decisions, will head the Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors in Roanoke. Photo by David Hungate.
Read the full release by Luanne Rife at the Roanoke Times website.