The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC is honored to share in the recognition and celebration of Black history month. We are especially proud to recognize and celebrate Black faculty, staff, and students at the Research Institute and across the entire Health Sciences and Technology Campus as well as the many other Black scientists and biomedical researchers who have contributed to the health science enterprise across the world over many years.

Black history month at Virginia Tech is  an opportunity to explore a wide array of partners and programs to honor the achievements of Black people. Activities will continue all month.

Among activities in Roanoke, Virginia Tech Roanoke Center and Roanoke Public Libraries will present Celebrating Gainsboro from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 15 the Roanoke Higher Education Center, featuring three speakers who are engaged in preserving and sharing Gainsboro’s rich history: Jordan Bell, a local historian, educator, and activist; Evie Slone, former director of community planning for Roanoke’s Hill Studio, and Carla James, senior director of academic and student services for the Roanoke Higher Education Center.