Bill Petri: Virginia Outstanding Scientist

February 13, 2017

Bill Petri, MD, PhD, has earned a well-deserved recognition from Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe. The governor and the Science Museum of Virginia have named Dr. Petri one of Virginia’s Outstanding Scientists for 2017. That’s quite an honor.

The chief of… Read More

Aaron Yao’s Crusade Against Cancer

October 26, 2016

This is Nengliang “Aaron” Yao, PhD. He’s from China, originally, and is the first in his family to go to college. He’s been researching cancer disparities in Appalachia, and he’s come to the alarming conclusion that when it… Read More

An Unexpected Goodbye

October 4, 2016

John Herr died unexpectedly in late September. Dr. Herr was the director of our Center for Research in Contraceptive and Reproductive Health. He was working on a new form of birth control for men, and he was the… Read More

Meet Joe Larner

June 2, 2016

This is Joe Larner. He thought he had made a major breakthrough on Alzheimer’s. He died before he could find out.

Dr. Larner was an eminent scientist and longtime fixture at the School of Medicine who influenced generations of researchers,… Read More