Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Current Members

W. Heywood Fralin

Roanoke, VA

Mrs. J. Randolph Hutcheson (Rossie)
Richmond, VA

Talfourd H. Kemper, Esquire
Roanoke, VA

Kenneth C. Laughon
Roanoke, VA

John Macfarlane

Greenwich, CT

Bittle Porterfield, III
Roanoke, VA

James C. Wheat, III
Richmond, VA

 

The Mission

The Beirne B. Carter Center for Immunology Research at the University of Virginia seeks to develop and sustain immunology training and research programs of international stature. Its advisory board includes influential business and community leaders who dedicate time, expertise, and financial support to help achieve these goals and to educate the public on the importance of immunology research.

Background

Founded through the generosity of Beirne B. Carter, a Virginia businessman of great vision and generosity, the Beirne B. Carter Center for Immunology Research serves as a catalyst for developing new ways to diagnose and treat human diseases. Thomas J. Braciale, M.D., Ph.D., directs the Carter Center, assisted by a scientific advisory board and working in collaboration with the dean of the UVA School of Medicine. By early 2009, the Carter Center will be moving into the Carter-Harrison Research Building, currently under construction. With 25,000 square feet dedicated to immunology research, the new state-of-the-art building will quadruple the Carter Center's current facilities and allow for significant expansion of programs.

In pursuing its goals, the Carter Center utilizes funds from a variety of sources, including an endowment established by Beirne B. Carter for general support, recruitment of new faculty, and for the Beirne B. Carter Professorship in Immunology. These funds supplement the research and training grants and contracts earned by faculty from a variety of federal, state, and private funding agencies.