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Dr. Nancy Dunlap To Become Dean

Dr. Nancy Dunlap To Become Dean

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.

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Smart Phones Become Weapon Against HIV

Smart Phones Become Weapon Against HIV

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.

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Biomedical Innovation Fund Awards $200,000

Biomedical Innovation Fund Awards $200,000

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.

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Camp Holiday Trails 5K

Camp Holiday Trails 5K

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.

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Match Day 2013

Match Day 2013

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.

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Best Doctors in America 2013

Best Doctors in America 2013

189 Doctors Named to National ‘Best Doctors in America®’ List Honor Highlights Best 5 Percent of U.S. Physicians

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Reducing Hospital Stay After Surgery

Reducing Hospital Stay After Surgery

Innovative Approach to Care After Surgery, Reduces Hospital Stay, Costs, Study Finds. Research Examines Outcomes Following Complex Cancer Procedure at UVA

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Medical Simulation Video

Medical Simulation Video

In this video from Virginia Magazine Online, Keith Littlewood discusses the importance of simulation in the education of residents.

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Erik Hewlett, MD, Outstanding Faculty Award

Erik Hewlett, MD, Outstanding Faculty Award

Professor Erik Hewlett, MD, Receives State’s Outstanding Faculty Award Recognized for Many Accomplishments in Teaching, Research, Public Service

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Bladder Cancer Discovery

Bladder Cancer Discovery

Bladder Cancer Discovery Opens Door to New and Better Treatments. Lack of Protein Found to Speed Progression, Spread of Disease

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New Look at Gene Expression Regulation

New Look at Gene Expression Regulation

Discovery at UVA Offers Unprecedented Look at Regulation of Gene Expression -- New Method Developed for Studying Epigenetics in Single Cells

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Alzheimer’s Disease: New Strategy

Alzheimer’s Disease: New Strategy

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.

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Battle Building at UVA Children’s Hospital

Battle Building at UVA Children’s Hospital

Construction workers have been at it for months. You’ve heard the sounds of hammers and saws. The end is in sight!

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South African Student’s Important HIV Work

South African Student’s Important HIV Work

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.

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Award Winning Play about Health Care

Award Winning Play about Health Care

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.

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New Benefit of Exercise

New Benefit of Exercise

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.

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Pioneering HIV Work Produces A ‘Big Surprise’

Pioneering HIV Work Produces A ‘Big Surprise’

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.

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$14.4M from NIH to Battle Deadly Heart Condition

$14.4M from NIH to Battle Deadly Heart Condition

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.

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Chhabra Appointed Chair of Orthopaedics

Chhabra Appointed Chair of Orthopaedics

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.

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Video Winner - Tracy Kovach

Video Winner - Tracy Kovach

Third-Year Medical Student Tracy Kovach Wins MCAT Video Competition

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Needlestick Law Saving Up to $415 Million Yearly

Needlestick Law Saving Up to $415 Million Yearly

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.

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NFL Thigh Pad Testing Led by UVA Researcher

NFL Thigh Pad Testing Led by UVA Researcher

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.

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U.S. Department of Defense Honors Jeffery Barth, PhD

U.S. Department of Defense Honors Jeffery Barth, PhD

Neuropsychologist honored for treating soldiers with traumatic brain injuries.

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Edward H. Egelman: Biophysical Society President-Elect

Edward H. Egelman: Biophysical Society President-Elect

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.

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Dr. Richard Shannon New Executive Vice President for Health Affairs

Dr. Richard Shannon New Executive Vice President for Health Affairs

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.

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Focused Ultrasound Success

Focused Ultrasound Success

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.

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New Use for CMR - Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging

New Use for CMR - Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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.

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Canterbury Tales - Staff Softball Team

Canterbury Tales - Staff Softball Team

Summer Softball Smashes Team-Building Out of the Park

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Erik Williams American Society of Hematology Award

Erik Williams American Society of Hematology Award

Erik Williams, a fourth year medical student at UVA has been chosen to receive the American Society of Hematology HONORS Award.

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Hospital Drive : 10th Edition

Hospital Drive : 10th Edition

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.

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New Cancer Center Director

New Cancer Center Director

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.

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Innovative Care Earns National Award for Transitional Care Hospital

Innovative Care Earns National Award for Transitional Care Hospital

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.

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2013 Endowed Chairs Honorees

2013 Endowed Chairs Honorees

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.

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Diploma Ceremony will have Live Streaming Video

Diploma Ceremony will have Live Streaming Video

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.

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Nurturing 21st-Century Physicians and Nurses

Nurturing 21st-Century Physicians and Nurses

New Center Unites Medical Students and Nursing Students To Provide Seamless Patient Care.

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Hepatology Conference 2013

Hepatology Conference 2013

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.

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A Better Way to Treat Breast Cancer

Protecting the Heart: A Better Way to Treat Breast Cancer. UVA Technique Significantly Reduces Heart’s Exposure to Radiation

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