Message from the Chair


Endings and Beginnings December 2014

As I read this month’s profiles, highlighting the faculty, staff, and trainees of the Division of General Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, I’m reminded once again of what an extraordinary collection of people we have in the Department of Medicine. General Medicine is one of our largest … Read more

Faculty Profiles


Mark Newbrough, MD General Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Care

 I did my undergraduate degree at UVA (Class of ’81), so when I was hired onto the faculty here in fall 2012, it was a welcome return to my old stomping grounds. Before that, I spent 21 years on the faculty of West Virginia University at Charleston. My wife, Jennifer, and I are excited to be a part … Read more

Staff Profiles


Terry Ludovissy General Medicine, Geriatrics & Palliative Care

I was born and grew up in Crozet, and have worked in the accounting field since graduating from college in 1991. I started working at UVA in April 2012 as a fiscal technician, and was promoted to finance manager for the Division of General Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Care this past April. I … Read more

News and Notes


Research on Polio Vaccine Receives $1.5 million Gates Foundation Grant Infectious Diseases' Mami Taniuchi, Eric Houpt and Bill Petri All Receive Gates Awards

Thanks to the Gates Foundation, October and November were a season of plenty for the Division of Infectious Diseases & International Health. Mami Taniuchi, PhD, a senior scientist in Eric Houpt’s lab, managed to put together, with Bill Petri's help, a $1.5 million grant application to the … Read more


Seki Balogun Appointed Fellow of American Geriatrics Society

Congratulations to Seki Balogun, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, for her appointment as a fellow of the American Geriatrics Society. … Read more


Leslie Blackhall Receives Lane Adams Award from American Cancer Society

Congratulations to Leslie Blackhall, MD, medical director of  UVA’s Palliative Care Outpatient Services, for her selection as one of the 2014 Lane Adams Quality of Life Award recipients, given by the American Cancer Society. Seven individuals nationwide are selected for this award, which honors the … Read more


Endocrinology Faculty Provide Leadership in National Societies

Alan Dalkin, MD, and Anthony McCall, MD, both faculty members in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, have been appointed to new leadership roles in the Endocrine Society, the premier professional organization for this specialty. Dr. Dalkin, who serves as Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs … Read more


Cheng and Nadkarni Receive Education Fellowship Awards from SOM Inaugural Awards Support Development of Undergraduate Curricula

Congratulations to Huai Cheng, MD, and Mohan Nadkarni, MD, of the Division of General Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, for receiving inaugural Education Fellowship awards from the School of Medicine. … Read more