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Week of 18 January 2002 · Vol. V, No. 19

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A boost to cutting-edge projects
SPRInG hopes seed money will bring forth funding for new research

By David J. Craig
Faculty at BU's Charles River Campus soon will have additional leverage getting fledgling research projects off the ground, thanks to a new grant program being launched this year by Provost Dennis Berkey. The Special Program for Research Initiation Grants (SPRInG) is aimed specifically at assisting interdisciplinary research projects in their early stages.

Vaccine industry needs a shot in the arm to prevent further shortages, says MED prof

By Brian Fitzgerald
Bioterrorist threats have caused the media to focus on the shortage in the United States of vaccines to prevent and treat anthrax and smallpox. But this country has serious difficulties in producing enough of even such everyday inoculations as diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough, according to Jerome Klein, a MED professor of pediatrics.

Reassembling smashed lives
Refugee center helps survivors of atrocities worldwide

By Hope Green
No psychiatrist sees tougher cases than Michael Grodin does.
One of his current patients is a Hutu woman who fled ethnic strife in Burundi, where civil war has claimed 200,000 lives. Last spring, Tutsi police raped her in front of her 10-year-old son after arresting her husband, a fisherman and former schoolteacher who had been involved with human rights work.

Father-son papers dramatize 20th-century China turmoil

By Hope Green
Christopher Rand never was one to be fenced in. Raised in Salisbury, Conn., he was the son of two independent-minded souls: William Blanchard Rand, a handsome, hard-drinking, polo-playing gentleman farmer who lost most of his inheritance in the Depression, and Ellen Emmet Rand, one of the nation's foremost portrait artists of her time.


Weathering the storm


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18 January 2002
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