• 3 Cavaliers Funds First Round of Projects

      3 Cavaliers Funds First Round of Projects

      Dean's Office Blog:  Messages from the Dean's Office October 24, 2018 by bpm3q@virginia.edu It was only a little over three months ago when we were discussing the launch of the new rapid seed-funding initiative, 3 Cavaliers. Developed by the Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR), 3 Cavaliers unites three faculty members around a new research idea and provides seed funding of $15,000 or $60,000. I am pleased to report that the first round…
    • VCU Receives $21.5M NIH Grant

      VCU Receives $21.5M NIH Grant

      VCU Receives $21.5M NIH Grant virginiabio Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University has been awarded $21.5 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health to promote and expand research and improve access for Virginians to cutting-edge treatments for diseases, including cardiac disease, pulmonary disease and addiction. This is the largest NIH grant ever awarded to VCU. The five-year Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) through NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)…
    • The UVA Brain Institute is pleased to announce our 2018 Transformative Neuroscience Pilot Grant awardees. The purpose of the program is to bring neuroscience investigators together to tackle important questions and perform transformative work that differentiates our research enterprise. Successful proposals have high potential for scientific impact and subsequent extramural funding. Awardees represent the College of Arts and Sciences, Curry School of Education, School of Engineering and Applied Science, and School of Medicine at the…
    • Pinn Scholars Named

      Pinn Scholars Named

      Please join us in congratulating the new class of 4 Pinn Scholars of the School of Medicine. The Pinn Scholars program was designed to support and recognize our mid-level faculty and is named in honor of Dr. Vivian Pinn, a graduate of the UVA School of Medicine Class on 1967, founding director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the NIH and a tireless advocate for open access to health care and for…
    • Researcher Lands $450K Grant to Study Gut Bacteria’s Role in Breast Cancer

      Researcher Lands $450K Grant to Study Gut Bacteria’s Role in Breast Cancer

      UVA Today, October 23, 2017 University of Virginia researcher Melanie Rutkowski can envision a day when doctors prescribe a specific diet to prevent the spread of breast cancer. A day when doctors could identify women at high risk for breast tumors just by examining the bacteria in their guts. And now the Susan G. Komen organization has awarded her $450,000 to fund pioneering research that could make that happen. Over the next three years, the…

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