Robert M. Carey, MD, MACP, FRCPI, FAHA, Dean, Emeritus, and Professor of Medicine, served as Co-chair of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Writing Committee on the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults, which in 2018 reported the first comprehensive clinical practice guideline for hypertension since 2003. Read more...

Endocrinology and Metabolism Research

2018 was prosperous for the Division’s research program. In FY2018, our investigators received an excess of $10M in external awards. We have internationally recognized research programs in the areas of diabetes pathogenesis and complications, diabetes technology and artificial pancreas, endocrine hypertension, and neuroendocrinology/polycystic ovary disease. Read more...

UVA Expands Type 1 Diabetes Technology Clinic

Goal: Easier, Faster Access to the Best Diabetes Management and Technology

University of Virginia Health System has opened an expanded outpatient clinic to help patients with type 1 diabetes and insulin-dependent patients with type 2 diabetes more easily obtain appropriate technology to effectively manage their condition. Read more...

January 2019 Announcements

New Grant Awarded

Congratulations to Drs. Patrick Dillon and Christian Brenin who have been awarded a grant funded by the Cancer Center and the Women’s 4-miler Breast Cancer Research Fund.

“Study of COX1 Inhibition and Biomarkers of Response During Neoadjuvant Chemoendocrine Therapy for Estrogen Receptor Positive Early Breast Cancer. Read more...

Exercise Discovery Could Save Lives of Sickest, Most Gravely Injured

Zhen Yan, PhDCardiology

From UVA Today

By Josh Barney (10/24/17)

A new discovery about how exercise helps protect us from disease could one day dramatically reduce the death rate among the sickest and most gravely injured. Read more...

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 way to help vulnerable patients. Read more...

Mapping the Heart

UVA Atrial Fibrillation Center director Mike Mangrum, MD

Unique “Vests” Offer New Promise for Treating A-Fib

The routine beat of the human heart is easy to take for granted—unless you are one of the seven million patients in the U.S. Read more...

Celebrating Life: Grateful Patient Leaves a Legacy for Cancer and Cardiovascular Research

Brian Annex and Tom Loughran

Bob Tanner kept a handwritten note in his wallet that read, “I would like my legacy to be a celebration of life by helping to alleviate the pain and suffering of people in general!”

Tanner, who survived several heart issues before succumbing to pancreatic cancer in May, made his life’s goal a reality through his estate, leaving more than $6 million in his portfolio to establish the Robert Edison and Hermie Tillman Tanner Medical Research Fund to support general cancer and cardiovascular research at the UVA School of Medicine. Read more...

‘Bad Guy’ Cells Prove Vital for Stopping Deadly Bug

By Josh Barney* //

Dr. Bill Petri, left, credits postdoc Erica L. Buonomo with bringing a new mindset to the lab, which led to the discovery.

Researchers in ID chief Bill Petri’s lab have identified immune cells vital for protecting us from potentially fatal C. Read more...

Pneumonia Discovery May Offer Way to Boost Body’s Defenses

By Josh Barney //

Research by doctoral student Alexandra Bettina, right, caused Borna Mehrad, faculty member in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine, to rethink his hypothesis on the role of an important molecule in inhibiting pneumonia infections. Read more...