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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…

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…

Awardees: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. University of Virginia Health System Award

2020 was a year that shone a light on racial inequities ever present in our society, and COVID-19 directed that light more specifically to healthcare disparities. After such a tumultuous…

What we know and don’t know about vaccines at UVA and in Virginia

Amid the global toll of COVID-19, the unprecedented speed of vaccine development has provided a reason for optimism, with the national and local rollout of vaccines a welcome light at…