Category: Basic Research

The Latest in Nephrology Research Interests

Rahul Sharma, MS, PhD, Associate Professor The long-term goal of Dr Sharma’s research is to identify and produce novel therapeutic agents that have the potential of translation from bench to…

New Research Laboratory Space Planned for the Division of Nephrology

The Division of Nephrology/CIIR will inaugurate a new research laboratory in early 2020. 9,000 square feet of modern laboratory research space in Pinn Hall is being renovated to accommodate the…

Message from the Chair – September 2019 Medicine Matters Newsletter

Welcome back from summer! As the new academic year gets going in full swing, this month’s Medicine Matters highlights the Division of Nephrology. Of course, I must admit a certain…

The NASA Twins Study

Dr Francine Garrett-Bakelman (a.k.a. Fran), a physician scientist in the Departments of Medicine and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, was one of the first co-authors on a Science paper published on…

Stem Cell Transplant Team Initiates Photopheresis at UVA

Photopheresis is a modified apheresis procedure where lymphocytes in the buffy coat are treated with a photosensitizer, called methoxypsoralen, and exposed to ultraviolet light. Methoxypsoralen when exposed to ultraviolet light…

DoM Notes and Updates For June 2019

Congratulations to Dr Mitch Rosner who is the recipient of the 2019 Robert G. Narins Award. This award honors individuals who have made meritorious contributions in education and teaching. Congratulations…

DoM Medicine Matters Newsletter – May 2019

  The May 2019 Medicine Matters Newsletter features the Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. We welcome your feedback and continued updates, which can be sent to: RDOMWebNewsletter@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu

New Clinical Trials Opening in Hematology/Oncology

Genitourinary Oncology Primary Dreicer, Robert CRC: Drake, Jennifer 19-20484 PHAR B-701_U22 Stages: Any/all CT.GOV ID: NCT03123055   A Multi-Center, Single-Arm, Open-Label Phase 1b/2 Study of a Novel FGFR3 Inhibitor (B-701)…

Charting the Rhythm of a Beating Heart

Virtual Software Offers Life-Changing Option for Heart Failure Patients From UVA PULSE (Fall 2017) MOST OF US TAKE the beating of our hearts for granted. For many heart failure patients,…

Discovery May Help Patients Beat Deadly Pneumonia

By Josh Barney Researchers have found that a hormone responsible for controlling iron metabolism helps fight off a severe form of bacterial pneumonia, and that discovery may offer a simple…