Oct. 1-7, 1999
IN THIS ISSUE

NEWS COLUMN
Ayers joins NEH council
Hypertension grant

$10 million Harrison gift to establish history institute at library
Melvin Tolson's Harlem Gallery and other works gathered in new collection
Groundswalk takes step forward; committe OKs Darden expansion

Gies to students: "It's cool to be smart"

Proffit rewarded for superb teaching
150th anniversary of Poe's death
Poet Gwendolyn Brooks and others to celebrate African-American poetry
Virginia 2020 conference to be held Oct. 14-15
Used book sale to be held Oct. 6-8
Hot Links - Virginia State Climatology Office
New scholarly journal offers forum on contemporary culture
Notable - faculty and staff

In Memoriam

TOP NEWS

Hypertension grant

High blood pressure occurs in at least 25 percent of the adult population and often goes undiagnosed and untreated until a serious medical problem develops. If left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to cardiovascular disease, stroke, heart attack and end-stage kidney disease. U.Va. pathologist Robin A. Felder and colleagues, armed with a new $1.2 million grant from the NIH's National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute, will look for a genetic cause for high blood pressure or the propensity to develop it. In addition, Felder will study salt-sensitive hypertension to determine why, in some people, a high salt diet causes elevated blood pressure, while in others, there is no relationship between salt intake and blood pressure levels.


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