Message from the Chair

A High Calling

As we come to the end of another year, my thanks go out to each of you for your contributions to the mission of the Department of Medicine. In order to get our jobs done, we tend to be focused on what is right in front of us. But every so often it’s good to step back and remember the big picture, and the amazing enterprise of which we are all a part. The Department of Medicine is … [Read More...]

Top News

Improving the Care Experience for Cystic Fibrosis Patients

UVA's CF Center Awarded Second QI Collaborative Learning Grant by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and The Dartmouth Institute The UVA Adult Cystic Fibrosis … [Read More...]

Matt Wolf Elected to American Society of Clinical Investigation

Matthew Wolf, MD, PhD, an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, was elected a fellow of the prestigious American … [Read More...]

GI’s Dan Strand To Head UVA’s new National Pancreas Foundation Center

UVA is one of nine new centers designated by the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) for advanced treatment of pancreatitis and related disorders. These … [Read More...]

Notable Achievements

ID’s Shannon Moonah Earns Prestigious Amos Faculty Development Award from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Shannon Moonah, MD, ScM, assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, was awarded a Harold Amos Medical Faculty … [Read More...]

Cardiology Fellows Compete at MACCS

UVA Cardiology fellow Eliany Mejia Lopez, MD, right, was one of the finalists for a Young Investigator Award, and Travis Moss, MD, below, received a "Best … [Read More...]

DOM Education

It’s A Match: 2017 IM Residents Accepted at Top Fellowship Programs Around the Country

The 2017 class of internal medicine residents learned their fellowship match results this month, and the results were impressive. According to DOM Education's Terry Bennett, most of the residents were accepted at their first-choice programs. Of the … [Read More...]

DOM Division Fellowship Programs Fill Rosters for 2017-2018

Below are the 31 matches announced by Department of Medicine fellowship programs for 2017-2018 incoming fellows. Of the 31 incoming fellows, 12 are from UVA residency programs. Congratulations to all! Division Incoming … [Read More...]

Faculty Profile

Endocrinology’s Jennifer Kirby, MD, PhD

I was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico, but moved to suburban Maryland when I was five. I am an only child, so a lot of our family life revolved around … Read more...

Fellow Profile

Profile: Endocrinology Postdoc Zhuo Fu

Zhuo Fu, PhD, spent four years as a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Endocrinology division chief Zhenqi Liu. In January, she was awarded a three-year grant from the American Diabetes Association to … [Read More...]

Research News

Pneumonia Discovery May Offer Way to Boost Body’s Defenses

By Josh Barney // A molecule being targeted in cancer is also critical for the immune system’s ability to battle pneumonia, researchers in the at the University of Virginia School of Medicine … [Read More...]

‘Bad Guy’ Cells Prove Vital for Stopping Deadly Bug

By Josh Barney* // Researchers in ID chief Bill Petri's lab have identified immune cells vital for protecting us from potentially fatal C. difficile bacterial infections. Surprisingly, those … [Read More...]

Endocrinology’s Shetal Padia Awarded NIH R01 Grant to Study Hunger Hormone

Shetal Padia, MD, an assistant professor of medicine in the UVA Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, was awarded a five-year NIH R01 grant for her research on "Intrarenal Mechanisms of Ghrelin … [Read More...]

News & Notes

Geriatrician Laurie Archbald-Pannone Discusses Polypharmacy on WINA’s “Live Well”

Laurie Archbald-Pannone, MD, a geriatrician in the Division of General, Geriatric, Palliative and Hospital Medicine, was interviewed in June about "polypharmacy" for the "Live Well" program on local radio station … [Read More...]

2016 Carey-Marshall-Thorner Research & Scholars Day

With a Grand Rounds presentation by Dean Kedes, PhD, MD (director, UVA Medical Scientist Training Program), ten other oral presentations by Department of Medicine residents, fellows, and graduate students, and 95 … [Read More...]

Publications

CV’s Travis Moss Investigates New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation in ICU

In a big-data analysis of 74 patient-years of continuous electrocardiography (ECG) from over 8,000 admissions to the adult medical and surgical ICUs, Cardiovascular Medicine fellow … [Read More...]