Expanding Our Knowledge of Biomedical Science and Clinical Care

Founded in 2010, the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC serves as Virginia Tech’s primary center within Roanoke dedicated to advancing research within several key target areas, including neurosciences, cancer biology, cardiovascular science, immunology, substance abuse, and regenerative medicine.By 2017, the Research Institute had more than 300 faculty, staff, and students, in addition to 26 research teams who have earned more than $100 million in extramural research grant funding, primarily through the National Institutes of Health.

The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute continues to invest in the finest workforce, equipment, and facilities, with some of the world’s most advanced technology right on campus. This includes a $90 million building, currently under construction, that will house an additional 25 research teams and hundreds of faculty and students, as well as a new oncology center for dogs and cats. Watch the building construction in real-time via webcam.

Carilion Clinic is a leading health care organization and one of Southwest Virginia’s largest employers, providing quality care to nearly 1 million Virginia residents. Employing more than 700 physicians across more than 75 specialties and 13,200 employees across 225 practice sites, Carilion earned $1.7 billion in net revenue in 2017. Over the past decade, Carilion has significantly broadened specialty care, particularly in orthopedics and neurosciences. They’ve also partnered with Virginia Tech to establish both the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, developing a rapidly expanding medical and teaching complex in Roanoke’s Innovation Corridor. Opened in 2018, Carilion Clinic’s brand new Center for Simulation, Research and Patient Safety gives researchers, clinicians, and students the opportunity to collaborate, learn, and improve patient care practices through simulation.