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Innovative screening can detect 'cancer fingerprint' in dogs

A dog undergoes a health checkup at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. Photo by Andrew Mann for Virginia Tech.

Black dog with salt and pepper muzzle face in the forefront while doctors talk and another gently holds his head.


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Our department leverages broad expertise in biomedical engineering, foundational mechanics, and sciences to solve significant health and technological challenges through cutting edge research, strategic partnerships, and educating students to be critical thinkers, ethical innovators and leaders.

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With a focus on high-impact educational practices, BEAM students in both graduate and undergraduate programs have access to a variety of hands-on learning experiences. Opportunities include research alongside program faculty, access to internships, and a focus on entrepreneurial practices – among others.