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02/24/2022

Do you want to help support student interns? Apply Now!

As students have shown great interest in the upcoming STEM2VA Summer Internship Program, we at VA Bio-Connect want to continue to invite employers to register as host sites for this great opportunity in providing experiential learning to those interested in the life sciences. With an application close date of Jan 31, 2022. There were over

02/24/2022

Call for Judges for Science Fair and BioGENEius Challenge

Each year, Virginia Bio recruits volunteer judges from the membership to attend the Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair to select the top three winners in the field of biosciences. The time commitment is limited to a pre-event online review of the submissions to select the finalists. This years Fair is on April 9, 2022

02/23/2022

KeViRx, Inc selected as part of BLUE KNIGHT™ collaboration for global health preparedness

Charlottesville, Virginia – KeViRx, Inc. (“KeViRx”) has been selected to join Blue Knight, a joint initiative between Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Blue Knight is a collaborative program designed to anticipate and respond to

02/22/2022

Chandra Briggman column: Filling the nation’s need for essential medicines

Richmond, VA, (Richmond Times Dispatch) – While many of us have been focused this month on the Olympics and Super Bowl, another competition is underway that could make an enormous impact on our community and nation. The Build Back Better Regional Challenge is a historic grant competition issued by the U.S. Economic Development Administration. BBBRC

02/22/2022

CEE to Host STEM Lyceums Events for Students

McLean, Va. – The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) announces its spring 2022 schedule of virtual science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) Lyceums events for high school students. CEE’s STEM Lyceums are free monthly virtual meetings that will engage high school students in discussion and exploration of STEM concepts and unique STEM career pathways, provided

02/16/2022

Children’s National uses HIFU to perform first ever non-invasive brain tumor surgery

Washington, D.C., Children’s National Hospital successfully performed the first-ever high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) surgery on a pediatric patient with neurofibromatosis (NF). This is the youngest patient to undergo HIFU treatment in the world. The advancement of children’s medical devices in the U.S. continues to significantly lag behind adult devices. This is why this milestone marks