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Treatments in Weeks, Not Months: Scientist Develop Ambitious Pandemic Response Plan

An international team of scientists has created a plan for an accelerated pipeline for developing drug cocktails to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. The pipeline could speed new and better treatments that the newly diagnosed and recently exposed could take at home to prevent serious illness.
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2021 Innovator of the Year Honored for Leading COVID-19 Testing Efforts Across Virginia

The University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group (UVA LVG) has named Amy Mathers, MD, the 2021 Edlich-Henderson Innovator of the Year. Since 1992, this endowed award recognizes University researchers whose work is making a major impact.
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UVA Doctor Receives National Leadership Award From Black Media Group

A Black media group honored Dr. Ebony Hilton-Buchholz, associate professor of anesthesiology, for her passionate advocacy for health equity and her persistent advocacy of COVID vaccination.
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High School Students Look to Soar with Help of New UVA Program

There probably aren’t too many second-graders who could tell you what an OB-GYN is, but KaTia Whindleton was well-versed at the time. Whindleton had her father, in part, to thank for that.

Melina R. Kibbe Named Dean of UVA’s School of Medicine

The University of Virginia has named pioneering physician leader Melina R. Kibbe, MD, as 17th dean of the UVA School of Medicine and chief health affairs officer for UVA Health.…

UVA Discovery Reveals Potential Way To Prevent Heart Attacks, and Strokes

Scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified a potential way to head off heart attacks and strokes by strengthening the fibrous caps overlying atherosclerotic plaques that…

UVA Scientist Developing Gene Therapy to Help Girls with Rett Syndrome

University of Virginia School of Medicine scientist is developing an innovative gene therapy she hopes will slow disease progression and improve movement, coordination and communication in children with Rett syndrome.…

Offering Career-Changers a Different Path to Medical School

Nate French, a 2012 Duke University political science graduate, decided to become a doctor after working as an emergency medical technician in his hometown of Rochester, New York. French is currently in the University of Virginia’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies...

Q&A: What New COVID-19 Variants Mean For Our Vaccine Options

Over nearly a year of life in a global pandemic, words and phrases like “masking,” “social distancing,” “quarantine” and “herd immunity” have jumped into public conversation and stayed there, shorthand…