Category: News and Notes

DOM Medicine Matters Newsletter – June 2020

The June 2020 Medicine Matters Newsletter features the Division of  Cardiovascular Medicine. We welcome your feedback and continued updates, which can be sent to: Kim Kelley-Wagner at kak2cj@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu

Notable Achievements – June 2020

Congratulations to everyone! The Department of Medicine is the recipient of the Mulholland Award from the graduating School of Medicine students for the fifth year running. This award recognizes the…

Cardiovascular Clinical Highlights – June 2020

Amyloid/Sarcoid Clinical Program Update Amyloidosis is a condition caused by the deposition of misfolded proteins in tissues including the heart, nerves, and kidneys. Cardiac amyloidosis has been considered a rare…

UVA Advanced Cardiac Valve Program

UVA Valve Program Expansion: The Advanced Cardiac Valve Program at UVA, under the leadership of Drs. Scott Lim and Gorav Ailawadi, has had a dynamic year with significant growth and…

Latino Community Health Initiative During COVID-19

Latinos are among the most vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic for the following reasons: • Language barriers are highly prevalent and limit the effectiveness of communications between the patients,…

Telemedicine Collaboration

Valvular heart diseases related to rheumatic fever is common in sub-Sahara Africa and especially Zambia, a country located in southern Africa. Because of the general lack of local cardiovascular expertise…

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine Chief Message

University of Virginia’s Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, led by Christopher M. Kramer, MD, is nationally recognized for excellence in clinical care, research, and teaching. Faculty members provide expert, comprehensive care…

Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology Faculty Profile – Emily McGowan

Tell us a little bit about yourself. I was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Fairfax, Virginia. I then attended Duke University as an undergraduate, where I majored…

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…

Message from Division Chief Thomas Platts-Mills – May 2020

Our subspecialty has at least three branches which influence our clinics and our research. The primary branch of our practice focuses on traditional allergic diseases, and particularly allergic rhinitis, asthma,…