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Advancement Team

The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Advancement team supports the institute’s bold vision as a world-leading biomedical research enterprise in pursuit of transformative scientific advances, training the next generation of leading biomedical scientists and facilitating discovery-based medical education.

As we enter our second decade, our continued growth depends upon friends, Hokies, community members, corporations and foundations. Your support is critical to our success.

Meet the Team

Key Contacts

Katie McCrystal, Associate Director of Advancement, Health Sciences and Technology and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC:

John Pastor, Senior Director of Communications, Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences and Technology: or 540-526-2222

Leigh Anne Kelley, Director of Communications, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute: or 540-526-2002

Support Our Science

The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute makes transformative scientific advances to improve the human experience by understanding health and disease and applying that knoweldge to the improvement of human health adn by training the next generation of biomedical science leaders.