get capital tour on building needs
Sheehy (right), U.Va vice president for management and budget,
explains some of the Universitys capital needs to members
of the House of Delegates Appropriations Committee outside New
Cabell Hall on Sept. 18. See article.
the trails of cells: NIH awards $38 million for research
Horwitz (left) and Tom Parsons
By Fariss Samarrai
move. Their movement helps embryos develop, fashioning organs and
tissues. White blood cells chase bacteria and viruses, preventing
people from getting sick. Cancer cells crawl, using the bloodstream
to spread disease.
movement is an essential process that underlies health and disease.
Yet despite many years of intensive study, a good understanding
of the mechanics of this important phenomenon has remained out of
an effort to glue together large groups of scientists
across several disciplines from many universities, the National
Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), a component of the
National Institutes of Health, has awarded a $38 million five-year
grant to a U.Va.-led consortium of cell researchers. This is the
largest NIH grant in the Medical Schools history, and among
the biggest awards NIGMS has ever given. Their mission is to investigate
cell migration, the process by which cells move from one location
to another, such as during wound healing and the spread of cancer.
The work will provide essential information that may eventually
lead to new therapies for a wide variety of diseases, from cancer
is providing extraordinary support for highly innovative research
in a very exciting and promising area of cell biology, said
Alan F. Rick Horwitz, U.Va. professor of cell biology,
who is leading the newly organized, multi-institutional Cell Migration
Consortium. Horwitz and J. Thomas Parsons, chair of the U.Va. department
of microbiology, have assembled a multi-disciplinary team of 30
researchers from 10 institutions, including Harvard University,
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Scripps Research
Institute and Johns Hopkins University. Full
enacts new security measures at stadium
the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, U.Va. officials have
announced new security procedures for home football games that will
begin with the Cavaliers Sept. 29 game against Duke.
asking U.Va.s football fans for their support in this matter
as we work together to reasonably ensure the safety of everyone
attending home games in Scott Stadium including our students,
faculty, alumni, staff and guests, said Paul E. Norris Jr.,
U.Va. chief of police. We are among the hundreds of colleges
and universities nationwide that are instituting these necessary
Universitys procedures, developed in consultation with federal,
state and local law enforcement agencies, include the following
changes. Full story.