Category: Dean’s Message

Join the School of Medicine in Celebrating Juneteenth

On Monday, June 20, the UVA School of Medicine will close to observe Juneteenth. This is the second year that the University has officially recognized the holiday. And this year,…

Gun Violence: A Public Health Issue

A letter to UVA School of Medicine, originally distributed June 3, 2022. As healthcare workers, our job is to heal and maintain health. And that's why our hearts ache for…

Transforming Health, Inspiring Hope

Knowing your destination is the first step in any journey. I am excited to share UVA Health’s recently revamped mission, vision, and values statements and their associated guiding principles. Every…

Biomedical Engineering Chair Search

I write to share information regarding the recently launched national search for a new Chair of the UVA Department of Biomedical Engineering. As you may know, this department lives in…

How Does Our Garden Grow? Through All of You, Of Course!

Spring is the perfect metaphor for all the good that is blossoming in our future. With this inaugural edition of the SOM weekly newsletter, Medicine in Motion, many of the…

First 100 Days as Dean: Pride, Progress and Pizza

It just so happens that Christmas Eve marked my 100th day as dean of this great school. My husband Marco, who is Sicilian, and I share in his annual tradition…

Month One as Dean: Updates, Kudos, Stinkbugs

I have had the distinct pleasure of serving as dean of this great school for a month now. All of my experiences in that short time — minus the stink…

My First Day at the School of Medicine

Today is my first day at the School of Medicine. And like any new student at a new school — you'll soon learn that, even as I step into the…