2013 New Archives
The University of Virginia has named Dr. Nancy E. Dunlap as dean of the School of Medicine. A pulmonologist, Dunlap is physician-in-residence with the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices in Washington, D.C. The appointment is effective May 1.
An innovative plan developed at the School of Medicine will use smart phones to improve care for people recently diagnosed with HIV in rural Virginia. The electronic outreach effort has won $525,000 in backing from the AIDS United Foundation.
Biomedical Innovation Fund Awards $200,000 to U.Va. Projects Benefiting Human Health. The University of Virginia’s Biomedical Innovation Fund has awarded $200,000 to promising U.Va. research projects, advancing discoveries that could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Camp Holiday Trails 5K race has raised nearly $100K over the past 30 years. A great example of UVA Medical Students working together in a fun way to help others.
Just before 11:30 a.m. Friday, members of the Class of 2013 at University of Virginia School of Medicine began walking one by one to the front of the Old Medical School Auditorium to receive their white envelope.
189 Doctors Named to National ‘Best Doctors in America®’ List Honor Highlights Best 5 Percent of U.S. Physicians
Innovative Approach to Care After Surgery, Reduces Hospital Stay, Costs, Study Finds. Research Examines Outcomes Following Complex Cancer Procedure at UVA
In this video from Virginia Magazine Online, Keith Littlewood discusses the importance of simulation in the education of residents.
Professor Erik Hewlett, MD, Receives State’s Outstanding Faculty Award Recognized for Many Accomplishments in Teaching, Research, Public Service
Bladder Cancer Discovery Opens Door to New and Better Treatments. Lack of Protein Found to Speed Progression, Spread of Disease
Discovery at UVA Offers Unprecedented Look at Regulation of Gene Expression -- New Method Developed for Studying Epigenetics in Single Cells
Researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Virginia School of Medicine set out to evaluate the effectiveness of chiro-inositol, a compound that occurs naturally in certain foods and is available as a nutritional supplement, in protecting the brain from beta amyloid toxins, which cause Alzheimer’s.
Construction workers have been at it for months. You’ve heard the sounds of hammers and saws. The end is in sight!
Lufuno Mavhandu has traveled thousands of miles from rural South Africa to the University of Virginia School of Medicine so that she can make a difference in her country’s battle against HIV.
Norman Oliver, MD, Chair of Family Medicine and Director of the Center on Health Disparities at UVA to host a discussion about health care in America with the Writer/Actor Michael Milligan after the October 5th show.
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified an important new benefit of exercise: It increases the ability of skeletal muscle cells to remove damaged components and other cellular debris.
National Institutes of Health Backs Research With 4-year, $1.2 Million Grant. HIV viruses inside the body regulate a key genetic process to change how much virus is produced at any given time – possibly to avoid attacks from the immune system, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests.
The University of Virginia School of Medicine, leading a consortium of institutions, has been awarded $14.4 million in federal backing to find better ways to predict which patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy - the most common genetic heart disease - are at the greatest risk of heart failure or sudden death.
Congratulations to A. Bobby Chhabra, MD, who has accepted the position of Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics. Dr. Chhabra is the Lillian T. Pratt Distinguished Professor and Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery; Professor of Plastic Surgery; and Co-Director of The UVA Hand Center. Until this appointment, he was also the Vice Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics.
Third-Year Medical Student Tracy Kovach Wins MCAT Video Competition
A federal law intended to protect healthcare workers from accidental needlesticks has slashed the number of such injuries by more than 100,000 annually and is producing a yearly cost savings of up to $415 million, a new study from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests.
After implementing a new rule for 2013 mandating thigh pads for all National Football League players, the league asked University of Virginia biomechanical researchers to test how well available thigh pads protected players against injuries.
Neuropsychologist honored for treating soldiers with traumatic brain injuries.
Biophysical Society to announces the result of its 2013 elections, including President-elect Edward Egelman, PhD, Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at UVA School of Medicine.
Dr. Richard Patrick Shannon is joining the University of Virginia as our Executive Vice President for Health Affairs. Dr. Shannon is nationally recognized for patient-care innovation, research, and educational and clinical experience. He has a strong track record of success within a complex, academic health center.
The pioneering findings of the University of Virginia Health System’s trial of a scalpel-free form of brain surgery for reducing the hand shaking associated with essential tremor have been published by the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.
Coronary artery disease is the most common form of heart disease and a leading cause of death worldwide. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CMR) is often used to diagnose the condition, but new UVA research shows that CMR stress testing has an underappreciated predictive power -- one that may help doctors determine the best course of treatment and potentially save patients' lives.
Summer Softball Smashes Team-Building Out of the Park
Erik Williams, a fourth year medical student at UVA has been chosen to receive the American Society of Hematology HONORS Award.
Hospital Drive, the School of Medicine’s online literature and humanities journal that examines themes of health, illness, and healing, has released its 10th edition and is enjoying a completely redesigned and beautiful site.
Thomas P. Loughran, Jr., MD will replace Michael Weber, PhD, who is stepping down from the post after 12 years to focus on his research. Weber will continue as a UVA faculty member.
For chronically critically ill patients, accurately measuring fluid balance – the amount of fluid received by a patient and their urinary output – is a key piece of information in providing the best care.
On May 15, we honored our faculty who were elected to endowed chairs during this academic year with a ceremony in the Medical Education Building’s Learning Studio.
With the help of the Paramount Theater, the Office of Student Affairs and the School's Webmaster, the Diploma Ceremony, Sunday, May 19th, 3pm will feature a live video stream.
New Center Unites Medical Students and Nursing Students To Provide Seamless Patient Care.
The 8th UVA Annual Conference of Liver Disease and Transplantation, Hepatology 2013: Management of Cirrhotic Patients, will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the Omni Hotel.
Protecting the Heart: A Better Way to Treat Breast Cancer. UVA Technique Significantly Reduces Heart’s Exposure to Radiation