UVA School of Medicine Faculty News Weekly Round-Up
• Bold UVA Research Could End Lung Shortages, Save Lives of Recipients
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have received more than $8.6 million in federal grants to support efforts that could dramatically increase the number of lungs available for transplant – and then save the lives of the people who receive them.
The research includes work being done by the following investigators and their colleagues at UVA School of Medicine:
– Irving Kron, MD, Chair, Department of Surgery; Professor of Surgery
– Victor Laubach, PhD, Professor of Surgery; Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics
– Christine Lau, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery
– Sasha Krupnick, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery
• “Best Children’s Hospitals” Rankings Feature Four UVA Children’s Hospital Specialties
Four specialties at University of Virginia Children’s Hospital are ranked among the top 50 nationally in the 2017-2018 “Best Children’s Hospitals” guide from U.S. News & World Report.
The four ranked specialties are:
• Neonatology: 30th
• Diabetes and endocrinology: 34th
• Orthopedics: tied for 41st
• Cardiology and heart surgery: 44th
“These national awards reflect how hard the entire team here at UVA Children’s Hospital works to provide the best care for all of our patients and their families,” said James Nataro, MD, Physician-in-Chief at UVA Children’s Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics at UVA School of Medicine.
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