Faculty News Weekly Round-Up, June 9

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UVA School of Medicine Faculty News Weekly Round-Up
June 9

• UVA Heart Failure Program Earns National Quality Awards

For working to improve patients’ recovery times and reduce readmissions, the heart failure program at the University of Virginia Heart and Vascular Center has received two national quality awards from the American Heart Association.

The Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Center earned the AHA’s 2017 Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award along with being named to the Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll.

“Each day, our multidisciplinary heart failure team is working to provide excellent care that is tailored to the needs of each patient,” said James Bergin, MD, the medical director of UVA’s heart failure/cardiac transplantation program and a professor of Medicine at UVA School of Medicine. “It’s wonderful to see our team’s dedication recognized by the American Heart Association.”

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• Is Plant Milk Good for You? Children Who Drink Cow Dairy Are Taller, Study Shows

Mark DeBoer, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the UVA School of Medicine, was recently quoted in a Newsweek article examining a recent study of the effects of drinking cow milk.

“This study does fit with prior research showing cow’s milk is associated with taller stature over time,” says Mark DeBoer, a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of Virginia, who was not involved with the research. DeBoer also highlights potential limitations of the findings. For example, if the children who drank non-cow’s milk were doing so due to allergies, those allergies could be responsible for growth differences by diminishing the absorption of nutrients.

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• NBC29 UVA House Call: Dr. Sarah Kilbourne on COPD

Sarah Kilbourne, MD, is an assistant professor of Medicine at UVA School of Medicine.

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