The United Way at work
George J. Dover, professor and chair of the Department of
Pediatrics at the School of Medicine, says he has built his
career around sickle cell disease, and quite a career it has
been. He is the author of more than 70 papers in
peer-reviewed journals and the author or co-author of 26
book chapters in the field of pediatric hematology and
Since 1982, Dover has had continuous
funding from the National Institutes of Health, including
research grants in the areas of genetics, thalassemia and
sickle cell disease. He is the recipient of numerous awards,
most recently the George J. Stuart Award for Outstanding
Clinical Teaching and the MERIT Research Award from the
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the NIH. Dover
also was part of the team of Hopkins physicians responsible
for developing the FDA-approved hydroxyurea therapy for
sickle cell disease.
Yet despite his accomplishments, Dover
says he has long understood his limitations.
JHU enters suit over lab animal
The university, saying that the future of health research is
at stake, asked a federal court on Friday for permission to
intervene in a dispute in which animal rights activists are
seeking to make biomedical experiments with mice and rats
virtually impossible to conduct.
"The animal rights groups' true motive in
this case is to halt all animal-based medical research in
the United States, with total disregard to the human
consequences," said Estelle Fishbein, vice president and
general counsel of the university.
The university asked to be made a party to
a lawsuit filed by animal rights groups against the
Department of Agriculture. The groups are seeking to force
the department to apply to mice, rats and birds the
extensive record-keeping and other regulations that now
apply to far smaller numbers of larger experimental animals
such as primates and dogs.
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