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Pompano lab joins the UVA Cancer Center

We are thrilled to be the newest member of the UVA Cancer Center as part of the Immunology & Immunotherapy Program.  We look forward to participating in the research of the center and being part of a community that seeks to find treatments and cures for such a devastating set of diseases.

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The UVA Cancer Center is one of a prestigious national network of centers supported by the National Cancer Institute at the NIH.

 

 

Posted on July 31, 2018 and filed under Collaborations, Lab Updates, Societies.

Dr. Pompano goes to Richmond capitol

On January 12, 2017, the first Thursday of the legislative session, Colleen Taylor (faculty at Virginia State) and Rebecca Pompano (UVA) participated in Virginia Higher Education Advocacy Day at the Virginia General Assembly in Richmond.  The theme of the day was “Hands off Higher Education -- Maintaining Commonwealth Support for Higher Education.”

As faculty, we urged our state delegates and senators to resist the temptation to cut funds further from public education: state funding per student already declined by 46% and 31% for 4-year and community colleges respectively, from FY 2001 to FY 2014.(1)  Funding for education directly affects the quality of science training that Virginia students receive to prepare them for future careers and active citizenship.

We especially thank Charlottesville's Delegate David Toscano for taking the time to meet with us.  We appreciate his strong ongoing support for higher education. 

1. D. Toscano, “Politics and The Great Cost Shift in State-Funded Higher Education.” Virginia General Assembly Update.  October 20, 2016.

 From left: Brian Turner (Randolph-Macon College), Colleen Taylor (Virginia State), Rebecca Pompano (UVA), Gerry Sherayko (Randolph College, President of VA Conference of American Association of University Professors)

From left: Brian Turner (Randolph-Macon College), Colleen Taylor (Virginia State), Rebecca Pompano (UVA), Gerry Sherayko (Randolph College, President of VA Conference of American Association of University Professors)

Quote visible on the wall of VA state capitol:  "Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government." --Thomas Jefferson, 1789.

Posted on February 2, 2017 and filed under Outreach, Societies.

BIG Center

We have recently joined the Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG) as an adjunct member.  We are excited to use this new connection to expand our research into Alzheimer's and Multiple Sclerosis.  For more information on this center click the image above

Posted on November 4, 2015 and filed under Societies.