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UVA Health Independently Develops New COVID-19 Tests

3/20/2020

Thanks to a determined, whirlwind effort on the part of a team of physicians and collaboration and support from across the University of Virginia community, UVA Health now is now…

Six Residents Receive Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award

3/19/2020

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation recently awarded its Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award to six of our residents. This award recognizes outstanding humanistic teaching residents, as identified by students…

Q&A: What’s Next for Coronavirus, How to Avoid it, and Will There Be a Vaccine?

3/7/2020

As the new coronavirus, known in shorthand as COVID-19, continues to spread around the world, researchers, including those at the University of Virginia, are turning their attention to developing vaccines…

Michaels Honored With Outstanding Resident Teacher Award

3/7/2020

Congratulations to Alex Michaels, MD, Chief Resident in General Surgery, who was recently received the Outstanding Resident Teacher Award from the Association of Surgical Education (ASE). The ASE’s mission is…

Childhood Brain Tumor Discovery May Unlock New Treatments for Many Cancers

2/21/2020

A surprising discovery about a rare form of childhood brain cancer suggests a new treatment approach for that cancer and, potentially, many others. Researchers at the University of Virginia School…

Medicaid Expansion Slashed Uninsured Rates In Diabetes Belt, Study Finds

2/6/2020

Medicaid expansion dramatically reduced the numbers of low-income residents without insurance in the Diabetes Belt, a swath of 644 counties across 15 southeastern states (including Virginia) that are stricken with…

HIV Outcomes Improved by State-Purchased Insurance Plans, Study Finds

2/3/2020

Health insurance purchased by state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs for people living with HIV in states that did not expand Medicaid are improving outcomes and have the potential to save…

Everything We Think We Know About Drinking Water May Be Wrong

1/28/2020

Do you get up from your desk at work to refill your water bottle every time it runs out – even if you’re not thirsty? For years, people have lived…