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2011 News Archives

Here you will find are news stories about the School of Medicine from January to December 2011.

MLK Day Free Events

MLK Day Free Events

UVA Schools of Medicine and Nursing to Hold Free Events January 17th Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

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Hybrid Operating Room

Hybrid Operating Room

UVA Opens State-of-the Art OR for Heart Patients. Hybrid OR is the first of its kind in Central Virginia

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Scientist of the Year

Scientist of the Year

UVA School of Medicine's Kodi Ravichandran, PhD, Named Virginia Outstanding Scientist of the Year

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International Day of Solidarity

International Day of Solidarity

The University of Virginia School of Medicine Participates in International Day of Solidarity for Compassionate Patient Care

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International Programs

International Programs

Dr. Bill Petri and 4th year medical student Juliana Minak in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Molecular Diagnostic Technologies

Molecular Diagnostic Technologies

UVA Researcher Eric Houpt, MD, to Lead $3.9 Million Study on the Next Generation of Molecular Diagnostic Technologies

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UVA-Pakistan Collaboration

UVA-Pakistan Collaboration

Pakistan-University of Virginia infectious diseases collaboration on febrile illness in Afghanistan refugees.

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Hospital Drive Five

Hospital Drive Five

University of Virginia School of Medicine Releases Fifth Issue of Creative Journal Hospital Drive

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National Poison Prevention Week

National Poison Prevention Week

March 20-26 is National Poison Prevention Week

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Theatre of War - End of Life

Theatre of War - End of Life

A special MEDICAL CENTER HOUR program was presented twice, bringing classic Greek Drama to life for Medical and Nursing Students as well as End of Life Care Givers and the local community.

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Diabetes and Vehicle Accidents

Diabetes and Vehicle Accidents

UVA Researchers Identify Certain Group of Drivers with Type 1 Diabetes at Much Higher Risk for Vehicle Accidents

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22nd in the Nation

22nd in the Nation

U.S. News & World Report ranks UVA School of Medicine 22nd in Nation in 2012 Best Graduate School Survey

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E-Sciences Bootcamp

E-Sciences Bootcamp

E-Science Bootcamp created to help colleagues better understand and contribute to solutions for managing e-Science issues and trends.

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Improving Vaccine Results in Poor Countries with help from Gates Foundation

Improving Vaccine Results in Poor Countries with help from Gates Foundation

University of Virginia Wants to Improve Vaccine Results in Poor Countries, with help from a $14.7 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Match Day 2011, this year, on St. Patrick's Day

Match Day 2011, this year, on St. Patrick's Day

UVA School of Medicine Celebrates Match Day 2011 as 133 Students Move Forward to Residency

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Jonathon Truwit MD spokesperson for ATS at EPA

Jonathon Truwit MD spokesperson for ATS at EPA

EPA announced a major proposal to reduce emissions of toxins from coal-burning power plants. Jonathon Truwit, MD represented the American Thoracic Society.

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Katie Couric Helps with Dedication of Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center

Katie Couric Helps with Dedication of Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center

Katie Couric Helps Dedicate Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center, a Patient-Friendly Facility Opens to Patients April 4

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A Week Abroad with the Governor

A Week Abroad with the Governor

Week Abroad with the Governor Sparks Associate Professor Kim Penberthy’s Interest in Addressing China’s Mental Health Crisis

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Class of 2011 Graduation

Class of 2011 Graduation

136 Physicians Graduate from University of Virginia School of Medicine

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Questions about a Cholesterol-Lowering Medication

Questions about a Cholesterol-Lowering Medication

New UVA Study Questions Health Benefits of Commonly Prescribed Cholesterol-Lowering Medication Ezetimibe in Some Patients

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Highest AGA Honor for Dr. David Peura

Highest AGA Honor for Dr. David Peura

Emeritus Professor of Medicine David A. Peura. MD, Receives Highest Honor from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)

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Top Ten in Biomedical Research

Top Ten in Biomedical Research

For the fifth year in a row, University of Virginia has been named a national Top Ten Center of Biomedical Research

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100K Global Health Development Grant

100K Global Health Development Grant

UVA Health System Receives $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for Ground-Breaking Research in Global Health and Development

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Norm Oliver, MD, Family Medicine Chair

Norm Oliver, MD, Family Medicine Chair

M. Norman Oliver, MD, has been appointed Chair, Department of Family Medicine, effective July 1, 2011

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Distinguished Scientists

Distinguished Scientists

Republished from UVA-Today. U.Va.'s Gallagher, Guyenet, Ravichandran Named Distinguished Scientists

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National Stand Up To Cancer Grant Winner

National Stand Up To Cancer Grant Winner

UVA Scientist Wins National Stand Up To Cancer Grant To Unlock Cancer’s Genetic Secrets Awards are high-risk, high-reward, and showcase next generation of research leaders

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48 of America's Top Doctors

48 of America's Top Doctors

America’s Top Doctors Names 48 UVA Doctors as Best in Their Fields

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Two Nobel Winners Honor Joseph Larner

Two Nobel Winners Honor Joseph Larner

Two Nobel Prize Winners in Medicine Return to UVA to Honor Mentor Professor Emeritus Joseph Larner

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TBI and PTSD as Diagnosis in the Military

TBI and PTSD as Diagnosis in the Military

Brain Injury Awareness Event: The Controversy Between TBI and PTSD as Diagnosis in the Military.

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Detecting Traumatic Brain Injury in Soldiers

Detecting Traumatic Brain Injury in Soldiers

Seeking Better Ways to Detect Traumatic Brain Injury in Soldiers. UVA Research May Ultimately Lead to Better Protection for Soldiers

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CIAG Hosts Deputy Director of National Intelligence

CIAG Hosts Deputy Director of National Intelligence

John Miller, deputy director of national intelligence in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, talked to an audience of security and national intelligence officials in the Dome Room of the University of Virginia's Rotunda on April 3.

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Cancer-Causing KSHV Herpes Virus in Tonsils

Cancer-Causing KSHV Herpes Virus in Tonsils

UVA Researchers Discover Cells in Human Tonsils are Likely Targets of the Cancer-Causing KSHV Herpes Virus

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Top Docs from U.S. News

Top Docs from U.S. News

U.S. News and World Report has named 67 UVA Physicians as “Top Doctors” in New Online Directory

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Best Hospitals

Best Hospitals

We are delighted to tell you that five of our medical specialties are ranked in this year’s annual survey of “Best Hospitals” from U.S. News & World Report.

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Remote Area Medical - Southwest Virginia

Remote Area Medical - Southwest Virginia

Volunteers Prepare for Free Medical Clinic in Southwest Virginia

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Pocket Eye Exam

Pocket Eye Exam

Neurological Eye Exam? We’ve Got an App for That. Interdisciplinary UVA Team Creates Smart Phone Application

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Epstein to Chair Biomedical Engineering

Epstein to Chair Biomedical Engineering

Frederick Epstein to chair UVA Department of Biomedical Engineering

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Unraveling Ebola Virus

Unraveling Ebola Virus

University of Virginia School of Medicine Scientists Help Unravel How Deadly Ebola Virus Works

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Reduced-Cost Driving Safety Assessments for Mild Alzheimer's

Reduced-Cost Driving Safety Assessments for Mild Alzheimer's

Reduced-Cost Driving Safety Assessments Available for Patients with Mild to Moderate Alzheimer’s Disease Available for Patients with Mild to Moderate Alzheimer’s Disease

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Children's Hospital Transition Plans Announced

Children's Hospital Transition Plans Announced

Plans to Transition Children’s Services to New Battle Building Announced

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Interprofessional Education Initiatives: 746K Grant

Interprofessional Education Initiatives: 746K Grant

A $746,000 grant from the New York-based Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation will help to strengthen, expand and assess interprofessional education opportunities for nursing and medical students,

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Medical Students Volunteer to Provide a Needed Communitee Service

Medical Students Volunteer to Provide a Needed Communitee Service

UVA medical students and faculty members hosted a free diabetes screening for the Charlottesville community this past Saturday, June 11.

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UVA to Purchase HOPE

UVA to Purchase HOPE

UVA Health System to Purchase Hematology Oncology Patient Enterprises (HOPE). And, UVA Plans to Employ All HOPE Staff, Maintain Commitment to Community-Based Cancer Care.

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Free Diabetes Screening

Free Diabetes Screening

Department of Family Medicine and the UVA chapter of the American Medical Student Association are hosting a free diabetes screening.

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Artificial Pancreas a Real-World Success

Artificial Pancreas a Real-World Success

Artificial Pancreas a Real-World Success for Diabetes Patients. School of Medicine Researchers, Local Supporters Celebrate First-Ever Outpatient Success of Artificial Pancreas

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Cyclotron: First in Region

Cyclotron: First in Region

Advanced Imaging Arrives at UVA - First Cyclotron in the Region New technology will help diagnose, treat cancer, Alzheimer’s

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Bill T. Jones at Medical Center Hour

Bill T. Jones at Medical Center Hour

Bill T. Jones and Still/Here: Learning from Survivors at the Medical Center Hour, November, 2011

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Study of Students and Suicide

Study of Students and Suicide

More U.S. College Students Die from Suicide Than Alcohol-Related Causes, UVA Researchers Find

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Helping First Responders ID Hazardous Chemicals

Helping First Responders ID Hazardous Chemicals

Online Tool Helps First Responders ID Hazardous Chemicals. UVA Physician Led Development of Treatment Tool for Victims of Chemical Accidents or Terrorist Attacks

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Cancer Center Awarded 9.55M Grant

Cancer Center Awarded 9.55M Grant

UVA Cancer Center Awarded $9.55 Million Grant from National Cancer Institute for a New Study Aims to Improve Treatment for Advanced Prostate Cancer

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Identify Down Syndrome in Pregnancy

Identify Down Syndrome in Pregnancy

New DNA Test to Identify Down Syndrome in Pregnancy is Ready for Clinical Use, Study Finds University of Virginia researchers part of international study, published in Genetics in Medicine

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 Fern R. Hauck, MD on SIDS Task Force

Fern R. Hauck, MD on SIDS Task Force

UVA Expert Part of National Task Force Issuing New Guidelines for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) - Family Physician Fern Hauck, MD, Available for Interviews Regarding Newly Released AAP Guidelines

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Alison Criss, PhD, ICAAC Young Investigator Award.

Alison Criss, PhD, ICAAC Young Investigator Award.

UVA Microbiologist Alison Criss, PhD, Honored With Prestigious 2011 Young Investigator Award. Award Recognizes Her Ongoing Research into Finding New Ways to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea.

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Hospital Drive Publishes 6th Issue

Hospital Drive Publishes 6th Issue

Hospital Drive, the School of Medicine's literary and humanities journal, publishes sixth issue.

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Anindya Dutta, MBBS, PhD, to chair Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Anindya Dutta, MBBS, PhD, to chair Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Anindya Dutta, MBBS, PhD, Appointed as Chair of the UVA Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

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Healthy Cells Continue to Cannibalize Their Dead Counterparts

Healthy Cells Continue to Cannibalize Their Dead Counterparts

UVA Study Reveals How Healthy Cells Continue to Cannibalize Their Dead Counterparts. Discovery of a Key Protein’s Role in Cell Clearance Could Impact Future Treatments of Autoimmune Diseases, Obesity and Atherosclerosis

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Pioneering Research Illuminates Breast Cancer

Pioneering Research Illuminates Breast Cancer

Pioneering Research Illuminates Breast Cancer, Like You’ve Never Seen it Before. UVA Study finds that Research into the Growth of Mammary Glands in Mice is not a Reliable Predictor of Human Breast Development

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NPR - New Medical Education at UVA

NPR - New Medical Education at UVA

School of Medicine Medical Education and Research Featured on NPR

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