UVA Researchers Discover a New Target for “Triple-Negative” Breast Cancer

So-called “triple-negative” breast cancer is a particularly aggressive and difficult-to-treat form. It accounts for only about 10 percent of breast cancer cases, but is responsible for about 25 percent of breast cancer fatalities. Triple-negative … [Read more...]

Popular Pooches Come Out to De-Stress Medical Students

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V4dMfG-3Mw On Nov. 17, University of Virginia Health System’s popular therapy dogs — friendly canines who visit with hospital patients — came out to de-stress UVA medical students at a study break dubbed the “5 Cs … [Read more...]

Susan G. Komen Awards UVA $450,000 for Innovative Breast Cancer Research

Scientist Seeks to Harness Gut Bacteria to Battle Tumors and Stop Their Spread CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 23, 2017 – Researcher Melanie Rutkowski, PhD, can envision a day when doctors prescribe a specific diet to prevent the spread of breast cancer. … [Read more...]

UVA School of Medicine Earns National Diversity Award

Sixth Year In a Row UVA Has Won Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine For the sixth consecutive year, the University of Virginia School of Medicine has received a national award for its commitment to diversity and inclusion. UVA is one … [Read more...]

Pinn Hall Dedication: What a Great Day!

Before I arrived at UVA, a colleague of mine at the National Institutes of Health told me, “When you get to Virginia, you have to meet Vivian Pinn.” It was great advice. I’ve become friends with Dr. Pinn over the past two years and I’ll repeat that … [Read more...]