Michael Friedlander

Michael J. Friedlander


Michael J. Friedlander, the founding executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was named Virginia Tech’s inaugural vice president for health sciences and technology in March 2016.

Friedlander will continue as executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and his new responsibilities call for him to lead a dynamic network that connects and enhances health science-related work across the university, according to Thanassis Rikakis, Virginia Tech’s executive vice president and provost.

The health sciences and technology initiative will grow the partnership with Carilion Clinic and capitalize on the health care-related resources and activities at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute, the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, and other colleges and research institutes. It will also connect to the National Capital Region, which is expected to provide resources in computation as well as data, electronic health record, and social science analytics.

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Vice President for Health Sciences and Technology
The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
2 Riverside Circle
Roanoke, VA 24016