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May 10, 2006
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Health Partnership Act Introduced to Senate; Aims to Expand Coverage to Millions of Uninsured Americans

ARTHUR GARSON JR., M.D. (left), vice-president and dean of the University of Virginia School of Medicine joined Senators George Voinovich (R-OH) and Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) at a Capitol Hill news conference Tuesday to announce the introduction of the Health Partnership Act. In what has been labeled the “Senate Health Week,” the focus of this bill is to expand healthcare coverage for the millions of uninsured in America. Speaking at the conference Garson said the bill will allow states to determine the best way to help the uninsured. Full story.

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Interested in Working at U.Va.? Plan to Attend Job Fair to Be Held Tomorrow

Are you or anyone you know interested in working at the University of Virginia? If so, the University’s Office of Community Relations, in partnership with Charlottesville Abundant Life Ministries and the Quality Community Council, is sponsoring “Jobs at U.Va.,” an information and resource fair where community residents can learn about current job openings, meet with representatives, navigate the application process and apply for employment, tomorrow from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Monticello Event & Conference Center, 201 Monticello Ave. on the corner of Monticello and Gleason St. For more information, call (434) 924-1321. Full story.

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The University of Virginia Patent Foundation has named George T. Gillies, a research professor in mechanical and biomedical engineering at U.Va., as the recipient of its top award, the 2006 Edlich-Henderson Inventor of the Year Award. Gillies is being recognized for two decades of work in developing innovative catheters for use in brain surgery. He is a co-inventor on nine issued patents, which have been licensed for commercial development or are in the final stages of licensing, and is named as the inventor or co-inventor on another 30 related patent disclosures, provisional patent filings or patent applications. “It is a tour de force of technological advancement and one of the most impressive innovations resulting from University research that I’ve seen,” said Alan Bentley, Patent Foundation associate director. Full story.

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Washington Post Correction — 01/12/2006
U.Va. Unveils Schematic Design for South Lawn Project
U.Va. Leads Public Universities with Highest African-American Graduation Rate for 12th Straight Year
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