June 30, 2006
Vol. 36, Issue 12
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$6M for student aid
What teenagers want
House bill supports South Lawn
Digest
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The power of food
Charting a new course for Semester at Sea
Leaps and bounds
Joyriders vs. jaywalkers
Declaration of Independence exhibit at library open on July 4
African-American Affairs summer film series
Heritage Repertory Theatre indulges in 'Nunsense'
Fixing the hands of time

 

Digest — U.Va. Top News Daily

Jeanette LancasterLancaster named ‘One of the Most Powerful People in Healthcare’
Jeanette Lancaster, dean of the School of Nursing, is one of the 300 “most powerful people in healthcare” in the United States, according to a recent survey by Modern Healthcare magazine, the industry’s leading source of healthcare business news. Lancaster, the Sadie Heath Cabaniss Professor of Nursing, a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the new president of the prestigious American Association of Colleges of Nursing, is among 300 finalists (selected from a field of 9,200 nominations) for the publication’s fifth annual national survey to determine the “Top 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare.” Winners will be announced in the magazine’s Aug. 28 issue. (June 19)

U.Va. doctors use old technology to develop new test to diagnose leg artery disease
Peripheral arterial disease, where the arteries that supply blood to the legs are blocked by atherosclerotic plaque, affects between 8 and 12 million Americans. And those numbers are expected to rise in the coming decades as the population ages. Using a technique developed in the 1970’s called MR spectroscopy, the predecessor to modern MR imaging, doctors at the Health System have devised a new test to diagnose and follow peripheral arterial disease. (June 13)

McIntire SchoolU.Va. team wins national advertising competition
A team of five students representing the University of Virginia — from left to right, Karen Land, Jennie Averbook, Erin Fromherz, Zoe Chen and Cathy Sposato — took first place over other finalist universities in the National Student Advertising Competition, sponsored by the American Advertising Federation and held in San Francisco June 11-13. Land, Averbook, Chen and Sposato are recent graduates from the McIntire School of Commerce. Fromherz is a recent graduate of the College of Arts & Sciences. The student team was advised by Jack Lindgren (right), U.Va. professor of banking and area coordinator for marketing. (June 16)

 

 


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