Soggy day, bright future
by Andrew Shurtleff
& Sciences graduate Joshua Abraham says hello to friends
amidst a sea of umbrellas as constant rain fell over the graduation
ceremony on May 18.
a day soured by leaden clouds and chilling rain, members of the
Universitys Class of 2003 hooted, hollered and hugged each
other to spread their own cheer over Final Exercises on May 18.
of family members, friends and relatives huddled on the Lawn
with many more watching from remote sites around Grounds
to celebrate degrees earned by more than 5,600 graduates. Full
Forging the path to regenerative
kicks off institute
By Fariss Samarrai
growing healthy new tissue to replace diseased or damaged parts
of your body.
but the science for such a scenario was being presented at the inaugural
symposium of U.Va.s new Morphogenesis and Regenerative Medicine
Institute last week, which brought together some of the top researchers
in the field including a Nobel laureate. The event was kick-started
by the announcement of a $3 million Ivy Foundation gift to endow
four new chairs at the institute. Full
Foundation helps endow four professorships
By Bill Sublette
a $3 million gift from the Charlottesville-based Ivy Foundation
and matching support from other sources, the University will establish
four new endowed professorships for its emerging programs in morphogenesis
and regenerative medicine.
gift was announced May 19 at the opening of an international symposium
hosted by the Universitys new Morphogenesis and Regenerative
Medicine Institute. The institutes work holds tremendous promise
for remedying birth defects, controlling cancers and healing wounds.
It may even lead to
the ability to produce replacement tissues and organs for transplantation.
The $3 million gift from the Ivy Foundation will create two professorships
in the Department of Pediatrics to attract faculty whose research
focuses on morphogenesis and regenerative medicine. Full