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Virginia Tech Carilion recruits basic science faculty

By Cheryl Valentine


C. Kathleen Dorey C. Kathleen Dorey

ROANOKE, Va., May 1, 2009 -- The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is pleased to announce the successful recruitment of C. Kathleen Dorey, Ph.D., and Michael F. Nolan, Ph.D., to the Department of Basic Sciences.

Dr. Dorey has a distinguished academic record, including a B.A. from the State University of New York, Buffalo, a M.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Ph.D. from Georgetown University.  Virginia Tech Carilion will benefit from her expertise in cell biology, anatomy, embryology, and histology.  She has additional expertise in Problem-based Learning case writing and small group facilitating, and has experience in community-based curriculum development.  Dr. Dorey will play a critical role in developing the student-mentor research relationships in the school of medicine.


Michael F. Nolan Michael F. Nolan

Dr. Nolan also has a distinguished academic career including a B.A. from Marquette University, Milwaukee, and a Ph.D. from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Nolan’s basic science contributions will be in the area of gross anatomy, neuroanatomy and neurosciences. He has a history of service to his profession including many committee memberships, review panels, chairmanships, directorships, and mentorships.  Dr. Nolan has received numerous teaching awards, has served on Problem-based Learning committees and will serve as Director of Student Assessment at the medical school.

“I couldn’t be more pleased that Dr. Dorey and Dr. Nolan have decided to join our team. Their expertise, experience and commitment to medical education will assist us in creating a very unique, high-quality program here at the medical school”, states Dr. Timothy Johnson, Chair of Basic Sciences and Associate Dean of Research. 

Drs. Dorey and Nolan will officially begin at Virginia Tech Carilion on July 1, 2009.

Contact Cheryl Valentine at or (540) 581-0127.


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