Jan. 19-25, 2001
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Virginia's median income gap widens
Buddhism books coming
New surgery center

Engineering gets $15 million for materials science research
U.Va. student awarded Marshall scholarship
New monitoring system helps high-risk newborns

Cancer grant deadlines

Art department sharpens focus on photography
School of Nursing celebrates 100 years
Book outlines tools for groups to reach higher ground with creative problem solving
Notable - awards and achievements of faculty and staff
Hot Links - Office of African-American Affairs events calendar
Writer's Eye awards ceremony to be held Feb. 4
Looking for distinguished alumnae
Freeing his slaves is one of Washington's greatest legacies
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New surgery center

Health System surgeons have been awarded a grant of $750,000 over three years to establish a Laparoscopic Surgery Center of Excellence, expanding already existing facilities. The grant, from Tyco Healthcare, a division of United States Surgical Corporation, will fund a training program, as well as new research and a center for Web-based education.

Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure in which the instruments are passed through small tubes into the abdominal cavity. A telescope is passed through one of the tubes so the surgeons view the procedure on a television screen.


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