Foundation’s First Research Award Recipient, Richard Price, Receives $3.3 Million in Follow On Funding from the NIH

March 14, 2012.

Research activities at the Foundation’s first Center of Excellence, located at the University of Virginia, have once again made national news. The Center’s Research Director Richard J. Price, PhD and his collaborator at Johns Hopkins University, Justin Hanes, PhD, have received a $3.3 million, five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health.

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NIH Awards $3.3 Million Grant to Research Barrier-Breaking Brain Cancer Treatment

 

February 28, 2012

The most common primary brain cancer is glioblastoma, a highly aggressive and deadly form of tumor that kills about 95 percent of its victims within five years of diagnosis.

Like other brain cancers, it is extremely difficult to treat because glioblastomas are usually deeply embedded within healthy brain tissue and therefore nearly impossible to safely access. Chemotherapy drugs cannot reach these tumors because a membrane between the bloodstream and brain tissue, called the blood-brain barrier, blocks them.

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Richard J. Price, Ph.D., receives Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award

January 21, 2011.

A University of Virginia researcher has received a 3-year grant from The Hartwell Foundation to further his research on an innovative method to treat pediatric brain tumors.

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Whoa, Baby! U.Va. Engineering Students Learn Design Process by Building Off-Road Strollers

 

December 9, 2010

Books and lectures are just the starting points for learning how to design and build a new technology. Truly learning engineering design methods requires getting your hands on power tools, and sometimes welding torches.

As part of their first-year “Introduction to Engineering” course, students from the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science learned the design process by building, and racing, off-road baby strollers.

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