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Focused Ultrasound Foundation names Virginia Tech as a Center of Excellence

Virginia Tech Vice President for Health Sciences and Technology Michael Friedlander (from left) will chair the effort, which will be co-directed by Jennifer Munson, Joanne Tuohy, and Eli Vlaisavljevich.Eli Vlaisavljevich explores new innovations at the Therapeutic Ultrasound and Noninvasive Therapies Laboratory at Virginia Tech, where scientists investigate the physical mechanisms with which ultrasound interacts with tissue to develop non-invasive therapies. Photo by Peter Means for Virginia Tech.Young woman with long dark hair, wearing a white dress and graduation stole holding graduation cap in front of wooden doors with ornaet glass


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