UTMB to lead program to advance treatments against potentially bioterrorist pathogens

GALVESTON, Texas — The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Profectus Biosciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Mapp Biopharmaceutical and Genevant Sciences Corp. have been awarded up to $35 million to advance the development of rapid-acting vaccines and broad-spectrum treatments of the highly-lethal hemorrhagic fever viruses Ebola and Marburg. The U.S. Department of Health and…

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$3,000 to Rent a Movie? Bringing the Theater Home for the 1 Percent

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Fred Rosen, the retired Ticketmaster tycoon, was eating a melted ham-and-brie sandwich at the exclusive San Vicente Bungalows and spouting forth about belts. Yes, what people use to hold up their pants. You can buy one at Walmart for $4, he noted. Or you can get one at Gucci for $1,500.…

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Medical News Today: Alcohol use disorder: Brain damage may progress despite sobriety

A new study goes against the grain of previous research by suggesting that alcohol-induced brain damage does not stop when alcohol use ends. Instead, the harmful effects of alcohol may continue during abstinence. The findings have important implications for the process of recovery from alcohol dependence. The effects of excessive alcohol use may last much…

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Samantha Marpe, Kristofer Sandor

Samantha Nicole Marpe and Kristofer Andy Sandor were married April 6 at the United States Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, Md. The Rev. Eric Hoog, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony. The bride, 34, is a recruiter with Henkel Search Partners, a company in New York that specializes in recruiting investment professionals for private…

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Claire Pires, Katherine Rhodes

Claire Catherine Pires and Katherine Bogas Rhodes were married April 6 at Popp Fountain at the Arbor Room, an events space in New Orleans. Brian Koncius, a cousin of Ms. Rhodes who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated. Ms. Pires (right), 28, is a senior account executive at MWWPR, a public relations…

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Michael Crouch, Daniel Henning

Daniel Edward Henning and Michael Lockwood Crouch were married April 5 at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. Tanya Litochevsky, a staff member of the City Clerk’s Office, officiated. Mr. Henning (left), 32, is the marketing content manager for Music Theatre International, a theatrical licensing agency in New York. He graduated from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea,…

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Carrie Dorn, Adam Friedman

Carrie Michele Dorn and Adam Neal Friedman were married April 6 at the Lodge at Little Seneca Creek in Boyds, Md. Cantor Caron Dale officiated. The bride, 36, is a senior practice associate in Washington at the National Association of Social Workers, where she specializes in health care practice and policy issues. She graduated from…

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Ashira Greene, William Beutler

Ashira Beth Greene and William Winter Beutler were married April 6 at the Park Hyatt in Washington. Rabbi Aaron Miller officiated. Mrs. Beutler-Greene, 33, is a program associate on the meetings and special events team at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington. She is a juror for the Scholastic Art and…

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