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Research Centers and Groups at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

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    Addiction Recovery Research Center
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    Researchers in the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute's Addiction Recovery Research Center (ARRC) work to understand addiction and develop new treatments that restore healthy decision-making in patients suffering from substance use disorders.

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    Cancer Research Center –D.C.
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    Cancer is a national health problem. Researchers based in our nation’s capital focus on basic, translational, and computational approaches with the shared aim of “engineering cancer solutions.”

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    Cancer Research Group
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    Each year, more than 1.5 million people are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S., and some 600,000 die of it. At Virginia Tech and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, more than 30 research teams are at work to combat the disease.

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    Center for Exercise Medicine Research
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    The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Center for Exercise Medicine Research explores the role of exercise in preventing cardiovascular, metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer, which account for more than 75% of health care costs in the United States.

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    Center for Health Behaviors Research
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    The Center for Health Behaviors Research conducts transformative health behaviors research with the primary objectives of prevention and treatment of life-style related diseases.

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    Center for Human Neuroscience Research
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    Research in the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute's Center for Human Neuroscience Research covers a range of fields, including neuroscience, magnetometry, computational psychiatry, psychology, political science, and economics.

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    Center for Neurobiology Research
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    The most complex of all organ systems, the brain is composed of hundreds of billions of neural cells that are interconnected and work in concert to produce an array of human behaviors.

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    Center for Vascular and Heart Research
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    The Center for Vascular and Heart Research at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute serves as a nexus for research teams exploring basic research questions about the heart.

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    Neuromotor Research Clinic
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    The Neuromotor Research Clinic has pioneered the use of high-intensity therapeutic interventions. These treatments have allowed children with weakness on one side of their bodies - a hallmark of a form of cerebral palsy called hemiparesis - to make large, rapid, and enduring gains in mobility and everyday neuromotor skills.

  

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    Children's National Hospital Research and Innovation Campus
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    Virginia Tech and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, in a partnership with Children's National Hospital, occupy 12,000 square feet of space on the hospital's research and innovation campus in Washington, D.C. The campus is located on the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center in the northwest section of the city.

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    Virginia Tech Molecular Diagnostics Lab
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    The Virginia Tech Molecular Diagnostics Lab, located at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, launched in April, 2020 to help expand public health testing capacity in Southwest Virginia. The lab receives samples from health department and does not collect samples directly from patients or facilities.

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    National Pediatric Rehabilitation Resource Center (C-PROGRESS)
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    This NIH-funded center is one of six national centers within the Medical Rehabilitation Resource Network. The center helps clinical scientists studying pediatric rehabilitation by funding pilot studies, providing mentorship, and offering training and tools to support clinical trials research.