Faculty News Weekly Round-Up: February 2

February 2, 2018 by   |   Leave a Comment


UVA SOM Faculty News Weekly Round-Up
February 2

• Jeff Elias Named 2018 Edlich-Henderson Innovator of the Year

The UVA Licensing & Ventures Group has named W. Jeffrey Elias, MD, Professor of Neurological Surgery, the 2018 Edlich-Henderson Innovator of the Year, an award given to university faculty members whose research is making a major impact on society. Elias is recognized for pioneering the use of focused ultrasound to treat essential tremor, and for leading the clinical trial that resulted in Food and Drug Administration approval of the approach to treat the condition.

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• 195 UVA Physicians Chosen for ‘Best Doctors in America’ List

“I am pleased to see such a large group of our dedicated physicians honored for the excellent, specialized care they provide in collaboration with their colleagues from across UVA Health System,” said David Wilkes, MD, dean of the UVA School of Medicine.

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• Anemia Discovery Offers New Targets to Treat Fatigue in Millions

A new discovery from the UVA School of Medicine revealed a previously unknown clockwork mechanism within the body that controls the creation of oxygen-carrying red blood cells. The finding sheds light on iron-restricted anemias that leave millions of people weak, tired and unable to concentrate – and it may point the way to better treatments as well.

Adam Goldfarb, MD, Professor of Pathology, and his colleagues made the discovery while seeking to better understand why iron-restricted anemias cause the body to create insufficient numbers of vital red blood cells.

The findings have been published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.

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