9/22/22 issue

2022 Junior Faculty Development Program Kicks Off on September 28

9/9/2022

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development is excited to kick off the seventh iteration of the Junior Faculty Development Program. This year’s cohort includes junior faculty from eight…

Category: Faculty

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

9/16/2022

Each year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, our country observes National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the achievements, histories, traditions, and cultural diversity of Hispanic, Latino, and Latinx…

Category: Community

Melissa Little, PhD, MPH Leading UVA Partnership with Community Pharmacies to Help Appalachia Residents Quit Smoking

9/19/2022

UVA Health, Community Pharmacies Partner to Help Appalachia Residents Quit Smoking  Collaboration Tests Effectiveness of Several Smoking Cessation Approaches Fourteen independent community pharmacies will team with UVA Health to help…

Category: Community

Bradford Worrall, MD Interviewed on Radio IQ

9/19/2022

Bradford Worrall, MD, professor of Neurogy, was recently interviewed by Sandy Hausman on Radio IQ to discuss how blood type may correlate with a patient's risk of stroke. After reviewing…

Category: Media Highlights

New Faculty Retreat Welcomes New School of Medicine Faculty

9/19/2022

On Thursday morning, September 15, the School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development held their annual New Faculty Retreat at the Colonnade Club. The retreat was attended…

Category: Faculty

Ariel Gomez, MD and Maria Luisa Sequeira Lopez, MD, Leaders at the American Heart Association Hypertension Scientific Sessions 2022

9/20/2022

The Gomez and Sequeira Lopez labs in the Department of Pediatrics Child Health Research Center attended the American Heart Association Hypertension Scientific Sessions in San Diego, California September 7-10, 2022.…

Category: Honors & Awards

UVA Researchers Awarded $12M for Establishment of New Center for Systems Analysis of Stress-Adapted Cancer Organelles.

9/20/2022

With a 12M grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute, the School of Engineering and Applied Science in collaboration with UVA Health Cancer Center and the School…

Category: Research

Jayakrishna Ambati, MD and Bradley Gelfand, PhD Receive $3.1M R01 Grant from NIH

9/20/2022

The NIH has awarded a $3.1M grant to Jayakrishna Ambati, MD and Bradley Gelfand, PhD to research their exciting discovery that "jumping genes" called SINE elements have increased activity in…

Category: Research

Adam N. Goldfarb, MD Discovery Could Power Up Platelet Production On Demand

9/20/2022

Discovery Could Power Up Platelet Production to Battle Blood Shortages A new discovery from the University of Virginia School of Medicine could let doctors ramp up production of blood-clotting platelets…

Category: Research

Alexandra Kadl, MD and SOM Researchers’ Find Genomic Test Can ID Patients at High Risk for Severe COVID-19

9/20/2022

A genomic test being developed by a Charlottesville company can predict a patient’s risk of developing severe COVID-19, new research from UVA Health suggests. That information could help doctors identify…

Category: Clinical

Alexandra Kadl, MD and Jeffrey M. Sturek, MD, PhD Wrote Article for The Conversation About Three Long-Term Effects of COVID on the Lungs

9/23/2022

Alexandra Kadl, MD, and Jeffrey M. Sturek, MD, PhD, both assistant professors in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, wrote an article for The Conversation…

Category: Media Highlights