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National leader in pulmonary and critical care medicine tapped to lead internal medicine
Dr. Robert M. Strieter, nationally known pulmonary clinician and scientist, has been appointed chairman of the U.Va. Health System’s Department of Internal Medicine. Dr. Strieter currently serves as professor of medicine, pathology and pediatrics; chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; and vice chairman of the Department of Medicine for Hospitalist Programs at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Strieter will join U.Va. on July 1. (Jan. 4)
Study on mental health treatment receives $4.5 million MacArthur Foundation grant
U.Va. has received a $4.5 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for the final phase of the Research Network on Mandated Community Treatment, a three-phase study on legally mandated treatments for people with mental disorders. Directed by John Monahan, Law School professor and nationally recognized expert on mental health disorders, the study seeks to provide evidence for developing effective policies and practices on whether, and how, to mandate such treatments.