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4 U.Va. researchers to share $550,000 grant

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Four University of Virginia researchers are sharing a $550,000 award to help drive economic growth in the state.

The funding is from Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology. It provides awards from a fund to advance science and technology-based research, development and commercialization.

Peter Jobse is president and CEO of the Innovative Technology Center. He says the awards are intended to foster innovation and new economic development opportunities across the state.

The $550,000 matching grant is going to computer science professor Kevin Skadron, mechanical and aerospace engineering professor Patrick Hopkins and pharmacology professor Mark Kester. U.Va. says cell biology professor John Herr received an award from the eminent research recruitment program.

That program is intended to help public institutions recruit top scholars.

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