Saavedra Appointed Chair of the Department of Dermatology

Arturo P. Saavedra, MD, PhD, MBA I am pleased to announce that Arturo P. Saavedra, MD, PhD, MBA, has been appointed as Chair of the Department of Dermatology, effective October 1, 2017. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Harvard College … [Read more...]

A 350-Year-Old Clock Mystery Sheds Light on Human Health

A peculiar phenomenon observed in pendulum clocks in 1665 also explains how the body times the replacement of disease-preventing cells in our guts, researchers have found. The discovery could help doctors determine when to give drugs, cancer … [Read more...]

2017 Diploma Ceremony Live

The Class of 2017 Diploma Ceremony will be available on Facebook Live. Streaming live from the Paramount Theatre in Downtown Charlottesville Virginia. Watch it from anywhere; find it on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Medicine.Virginia/ … [Read more...]

Discovery About the Heart Sheds Light on Deadly Disease

Kidney research at the University of Virginia School of Medicine has unexpectedly led to a discovery about the formation of the heart, including the identification of a gene responsible for a deadly cardiac condition. UVA scientists were surprised … [Read more...]

Reversing Depression Symptoms in Mice Using Probiotics Found in Yogurt

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have reversed depression symptoms in mice by feeding them Lactobacillus, a probiotic bacteria found in live-cultures yogurt. Further, they have discovered a specific mechanism for how the … [Read more...]