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John Monahan  
U.Va. Receives $4.5 Million MacArthur Grant for Study on Mental Health Outpatient Treatment

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, U.Va. 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. Full story.

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APPLE Conference Targets Prevention of Substance Abuse Among Athletes

Tackling the problem of substance abuse among college athletes involves total team effort. More than 250 athletic trainers, coaches, student-athletes and administrators from 46 NCAA-member institutions will gather at the Doubletree Hotel in Charlottesville Friday through Sunday for the 15th annual Athletic Prevention Programming and Leadership Education (APPLE) conference, sponsored by U.Va.’s Center for Alcohol and Substance Education. Full story.

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Nobel Prize-Winning Physiologist Ferid Murad to Give Lecture at U.Va.’s Rotunda on Monday

Nobel laureate Dr. Ferid Murad, a groundbreaking physiologist who conducted some of his most important research during the 1970s at U.Va., will present a public lecture, “Before and After the Nobel Prize,” on Monday at 4 p.m. in the Rotunda Dome Room. A reception will follow in the Lower West Oval Room. Murad will discuss his research into nitric oxide, some of its many biological effects and its application in drug development for numerous diseases. The lecture, part of a series of annual public lectures at U.Va. by Nobel science laureates, is free and open to the public. Full story.

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SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT:
Washington Post Correction — 01/12/2006
Associated Press Correction — 12/02/2005
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ALSO IN THE NEWS:
Ivy Foundation Gives $45 Million to Support Medical Research at U.Va.
U.Va. President John T. Casteen III Announces the Appointment of James L. Hilton as New Head of IT
Gov. Warner Announces Proposal for Major Spending on Research at Virginia Colleges
 
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Women’s Basketball:
Virginia Hosts No. 6 Maryland Friday Night

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Borbely Named Cavaliers' Offensive Line Coach


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Cavaliers Defeat No. 20 Southern California, 5-2


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