Year: 2022

Greene Honored With Mid-Career Award From the American Urological Association

Each year, the American Urological Association (AUA) honors the contributions of physician researchers and educators to the field of medicine, the specialty of urology, and the AUA. For years, the association has…

Should Alcohol Have Warning Labels  About Cancer Risk? Most Americans Say Yes

Less than half of Americans understand that alcohol consumption increases cancer risk, and a majority of people surveyed say they would support warning labels and drinking guidelines to increase awareness.…

Research Boosts Case for New Gene Therapy  to Treat Severe Form of Epilepsy

Research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests how a newly developed gene therapy can treat Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy, and potentially prolong survival for…

Welcome New Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Tracy M. Downs, MD, FACS, joins the School of Medicine leadership team as the inaugural Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) effective Jan. 15, 2022. Dr. Downs…

Powerful Computer Models ID Weaknesses in Deadly C. difficile

University of Virginia researchers have used advanced computer modeling to better understand potentially deadly C. difficile infections that often plague hospitalized patients. The researchers say their new work represents a significant step…

Blood Pressure Drugs May Cause Kidney Damage, Study Suggests

New kidney research from the School of Medicine is raising concerns that long-term use of drugs commonly prescribed to treat high-blood pressure and heart failure could be contributing to kidney…

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…