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June 1, 2006
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$4 Million Grant to Aid Health Systsem in Battling Parasite

William PetriABOUT 50 MILLION people each year suffer from amebiasis, a disease caused by a gut-dwelling parasite that wreaks havoc on digestive systems of children and adults, causing diarrhea and dysentery. About 40,000 to 100,000 die annually from its effects. An infectious disease research team at the University of Virginia Health System, led by William Petri (left), chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, has been awarded a $4.2 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a vaccine against this worldwide killer. Full story.

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U.Va. Children’s Hospital to Host 22nd Annual Telethon this Weekend

This year’s 22nd annual Children’s Hospital Telethon, part of a national effort to raise funds for children’s health, will be held Saturday and Sunday. WVIR NBC-29 will broadcast live local segments from the seventh floor of University Hospital beginning Saturday at 8 p.m. through 11:30 p.m. and again on Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. During the broadcast, area families will share their personal experiences in receiving care at U.Va. Children’s Hospital. The Walk-for-Kids, a family-fun telethon event, will take place on Saturday at 9 a.m. For more information, call 924-8432. Full story.

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‘Past Meets Present’ Showcases Artwork of U.Va. Art Department Alumni and Fifth-Year Fellows

Art works by McIntire Department of Art alumni from 1976 to 1996, as well as work from this year’s Fifth-Year Fellows, will be on display in the exhibit, “Past Meets Present,” during reunions weekend, which begins tomorrow at the University of Virginia. Participating artists include Viesturs Osvalds, 1976; Anne Gregory Bepler, 1981; Judy Guy, 1986; David Slatton, 1986; Clay Witt, 1991; Jayne Matricardi-Burke, 1996; Mike Wartella, 1996; and Adam Wolpa, 1996; as well as 2005-2006 Fifth-Year Fellows Abigail Jenkins, Kelsey Mosley, Margaret Sullivan and Britta Bielak, whose work, “Berets,” is shown at right. Full story.

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U.Va. Leads Public Universities with Highest African-American Graduation Rate for 12th Straight Year
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Track and Field:
Andy Biladeau Qualifies for NCAA Championships

Men’s Lacrosse:
Cavs Roll Over U-Mass. 15-7 to Win National Title

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Devvarman Falls in NCAA Singles Final

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