HAPPY AND HEALTHY
Photo by Fariss Samarrai
in the poor areas of Fortaleza, Brazil, are remarkably
happy, despite the fact that many are sick half of each
month with chronic diarrhea, a condition that can drastically
stunt their growth and decrease their IQ.
with U.Va.’s Center for Global Health have been studying
and treating these children for more than 25 years. They
are working to alleviate the “diseases of poverty,” says
Dr. Richard Guerrant, the center’s director.
more about the work of the center, see Making
good health of world’s poor.
gives Curry $22 million
One of top gifts ever to a U.S. education school
Meyers, a Boston businessman, has honored the memory of a
family friend, athlete and educator with a $22 million gift
to the Curry
School of Education. His gift, announced Sept.
23, is believed to be the second largest ever made to an
education school at an American university. Full
Weiss to head
Will take cancer research, patient care to ‘next
Geoffrey Weiss, one of the nation’s leading cancer researchers,
has been appointed Chief of the Division of Hematology-Oncology
and Deputy Director of the Cancer
Center for Clinical Affairs and Clinical Research
at the U.Va. Health
System. Full story.
$3 million to Darden/Curry program
Gift boosts Virginia School Turnaround Specialist
Wash., and PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Gov. Mark R. Warner and Microsoft
Corp. announced Sept. 23 in Portsmouth the formation of a relationship to support
and expand the Virginia School Turnaround Specialist Program (VSTSP) for principals. Full story.