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Feb. 27, 2006
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Jeffrey O’Connell  
Medical Malpractice ReformModel Pays Off for All Parties Involved, Says U.Va.’s Jeffrey O’Connell

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CAN be painful, not only for the victims, but also for insurance companies and health care providers. Lengthy litigation can result in long, drawn out court proceedings, not to mention hefty legal expenses. Early Offers is a medical malpractice reform model that could greatly speed the resolution of most medical malpractice claims, according to University of Virginia law professor Jeffrey O’Connell (left). The system would give both sides strong financial incentives to settle and avoid the expenses and uncertainties of a protracted legal battle. Full story.

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Aging 101: U.Va. Lecture Series Kicks Off Tomorrow With Talk on Why We Age

University of Virginia doctors Barry Condron and Gene Block will discuss the neurobiological changes that occur with aging during tomorrow’s first lecture of the Aging 101 community lecture series titled “Brain Aging: What Makes Us Age in the First Place?” U.Va. doctors Eugene Barrett and Casey Kerrigan will discuss how and why muscles and metabolism change with age during a second lecture on March 13 titled “Body Aging: Mechanics and Metabolism of Muscles.” Both events, free and open to the public, will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel next to Sam’s Club in Charlottesville. RSVP to U.Va.’s Institute on Aging or (434) 243-5695.

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International Spanish Scholar David Gies To Be at the Helm of U.Va.’s Semester at Sea Voyage

David GiesDavid Gies (left), Commonwealth Professor of Spanish at the University of Virginia, has been named U.Va.’s first academic dean for a Semester at Sea voyage and will direct the 2007 summer program. U.Va. will become Semester at Sea’s academic sponsor beginning with the summer 2006 voyage. “I think that U.Va. has the opportunity to take Semester at Sea, which is already a respected program, to another level,” said Gies. Semester at Sea is a global comparative study-abroad experience that features three voyages each year aboard its floating campus, the MV Explorer. While the spring and fall voyages travel around the world in 100 days, the summer sessions last 68 days and are regionally focused. Full story.

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Washington Post Correction — 01/12/2006
Associated Press Correction — 12/02/2005
U.Va.’s Biomedical Engineering Department Awarded $2.9 Million
U.Va. Cancer Center Receives $5 Million Gift
Web Calendar   World Poverty: Explanations and Responsibilities
3:30 p.m., Small Special Collections Library • Speaker: Thomas Pogge, Columbia Univ. • Sponsored by U.Va.’s Forum for Contemporary Thought.

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