Category: Basic Research

Nephrology Divisional Spotlight – September 2020

This year has changed and challenged us in ways that none of us could have ever imagined. So what did we do? We rose to the challenge, and we adapted…

Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology Clinical Updates – May 2020

Food allergy We are establishing an extensive network for the diagnosis and management of food allergies including protocols for advanced diagnostic testing and challenges. Patients are also invited as appropriate…

Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology Research Update – May 2020

Platts-Mills Lab Platts-Mills LabCore team members in Dr. Thomas A.E. Platts-Mills’ lab include Jeffrey Wilson, MD, PhD, Behnam Keshavarz, PhD and Lisa Workman, BA. Working as a team, a major…

Hematology/Oncology Updates – April 2020

Recent Hematology/Oncology Division Faculty on National & International Committees & Boards Dr. Kelly Davidson – Member, American Board of Internal Medicine Hematology Exam Committee Dr. Laahn Foster – Member, ASH…

General, Geriatric, Palliative Medicine Education Highlight – PATIENT STUDENT PARTNERSHIP

By Rachel Kon To expose medical students to longitudinal care of chronic illness patients and have a context to mentor students’ professional identity formation, the UVA School of Medicine launched…

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…