Carrie Cowardin: 30 Under 30 – Healthcare

Carrie Cowardin was earning her doctorate in microbiology and immunology at UVA when she uncovered the true power of the dangerous pathogen C. difficile. Until recently, scientists did not understand what made this particular strain of bacteria so … [Read more...]

Grad Student Receives Congenital Heart Defect Research Award

Congratulations to biomedical engineering graduate student Xiaoying Cai for being selected as one of seven fellows by the American Heart Association and the Children’s Heart Foundation for a joint funding venture in congenital heart defect … [Read more...]

HEED Award: Higher Education Excellence in Diversity

The University of Virginia has received the 2016 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient … [Read more...]

Odysseus 1 Award for Dr. Ravichandran

Congratulations Congratulations to Kodi Ravichandran, PhD, Harrison Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology, on receiving the Odysseus 1 Award, from the Research Foundation Flanders … [Read more...]

Shocking New Role Found for the Immune System: Controlling Social Interactions

In a startling discovery that raises fundamental questions about human behavior, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the immune system directly affects – and even controls – creatures’ social behavior, … [Read more...]