Here are a few of the top happenings taking place along the Roanoke Innovation Corridor the week of  January 3, 2021 – January 10, 2021 (#roanokeinnovates):

  • Dr. Pepper Park at The Bridges along Roanoke’s Innovation Corridor has big plans for 2021…check out their latest announcement…coming June 19th!  When it comes to straddling the line between rowdy country music and rebellious hard rock, no one does it better than The Cadillac Three. Name another band that can play a country festival with Florida Georgia Line or Keith Urban one day and then jet off to the U.K. to share the stage with Metallica or Slayer the next.  LEARN MORE.
  • Virginia Tech has been named a managing member of the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII), a $111 million public-private partnership led by the University of Texas at San Antonio.  CyManII will enter into a five-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy to lead a consortium of 59 proposed member institutions in introducing a cybersecure energy-ROI that drives American manufacturers and supply chains to further adopt secure, energy-efficient approaches, ultimately securing and sustaining the nation’s leadership in global manufacturing competitiveness.  LEARN MORE.
  • As the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s charter class (2010) finishes residency and fellowship training around the country, some class members are beginning to put down roots where their medical education began in Roanoke, Virginia.  LEARN MORE.
  • Catherine Lavallee knew medical school would be challenging even for healthy individuals, but that didn’t stop her from pursuing her dream while living with an autoimmune disorder that can sometimes leave her in acute pain.  Diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) at age 5, Lavallee lives with sudden and severe onset of symptoms, known as flares, which cause inflammation and joint pain.  The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine was Lavallee’s first choice when applying to medical schools mainly because of the opportunities offered by the school’s research program. The school is one of only a few in the country that provides a rigorous longitudinal research program built into its curriculum.  LEARN MORE.
  • Linsey C. Marr, the Charles P. Lunsford Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech, presented the 10th annual Delta Dental Oral Health Endowed Lecture virtually on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m. The lecture was part of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s Oral Health Week made possible through a gift from Delta Dental of Virginia.  The lecture, titled “The Role of Aerosols in the Transmission of COVID-19,” looked at the procedures in health care and dental settings that may produce aerosols, which many believe to carry COVID-19, and how health care professionals can reduce exposure to them.  LEARN MORE.