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01/07/2021

ODU and Norfolk State Receive $4M from Sentara Healthcare to Help Develop School of Public Health

Sentara Healthcare announced that it has awarded a $4 million grant to Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University to help develop a regional School of Public Health. The funding is part of a $10 million community investment – the Sentara Healthier Communities Fund – which will be split into three areas of focus over

12/23/2020

VA Bio will Direct New “Virginia Bio-Connect” Statewide Consortium

Governor Northam and the Virginia Biotechnology Association announced today that GO Virginia has approved a competitive grant request to help fund Virginia Bio-Connect, a $3.2 million Statewide industry cluster scale up initiative. The project, directed by the Virginia Biotechnology Association, is a multi-regional collaboration designed to increase connectivity and awareness of the existing programs, resources,

12/16/2020

Medical Polymers Pave the Way for More Efficient Medical Device Tech

A state panel has awarded nearly $300,000 to a nonprofit group that will coordinate efforts to enhance the technology ecosystem in the Roanoke, New River Valley and Lynchburg regions. The grant from the GO Virginia state board comes with $150,000 in matching funds from local supporters. The board also approved $100,000 for a study of

11/18/2020

ODU, EVMS, Sentara Name Partnership Executive Director

Kevin Leslie has been named executive director of the new Hampton Roads Biomedical Research Consortium (HRBRC), a partnership between Old Dominion University, Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) and Sentara Healthcare. Recently approved by Gov. Ralph Northam and the General Assembly, the HRBRC aims to strengthen the relationship among the three institutions and to jump start

11/17/2020

BARDA seeks nonprofit partner for BARDA Ventures

BARDA has announced a new type of public-private partnership, BARDA Ventures , that will realize authorities granted in the 21st Century Cures Act to utilize venture capital (VC) methods and practices. This will be the first time HHS has utilized VC practices to make investments. As part of the new program, BARDA is soliciting proposals

09/28/2020

Policymakers should support industries fighting against COVID

Over the past few decades, the life sciences industry in Virginia has been able to create thousands of jobs and develop groundbreaking treatments in part due to the commonwealth enacting policies that support innovation and growth. Then when the coronavirus pandemic began, the industry was able to jump into hyperdrive to develop solutions, treatments, and