1/12/2023 issue

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2023

1/12/2023

In anticipation of the Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) holiday on Monday, January 16, we reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s tireless efforts and courageous actions, which had a…

Category: Community

MLK giving speech

UVA Researchers Solve Mysteries About Leading Biomarker for Alzheimer’s Disease

1/12/2023

Tau protein is notorious for forming tangles in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease and several other neurodegenerative disorders, and for helping to cause cognitive decline associated with those…

Category: Research

George Bloom and Binita Rajbanshi

William Petri, MD, PhD Receives $3 Million R37 NIH MERIT Award to Study the Parasite Causing Amebic Dysentery

1/12/2023

William A. Petri MD, PhD, the Frost Professor of Epidemiology and a clinician-scientist in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, was awarded an R37 MERIT Award for $3…

Category: Research

Steve Rich, Audrey Brown, and Bill Petri

Heather Ferris, MD, PhD Awarded Two Grants for $3 Million to Study How Brain Cholesterol Impacts Risk for Alzheimer’s

1/12/2023

Heather Ferris, MD, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and a member of the Neuroscience Department, was awarded a 5 year, $2.4…

Category: Research

Heather Ferris

UVA, Community Health Centers Expand Cancer Screenings for Underserved

1/12/2023

To expand access to cancer screenings for underserved groups in Central, Southside and Southwest Virginia, UVA Health Cancer Center is establishing partnerships with community health centers serving those regions. One…

Category: Clinical

Mammography Van

BME Professor John A. Hossack, PhD Was Elected to National Academy of Inventors

1/12/2023

John A. Hassack, PhD, a professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been elected to the National Academy of Inventors. Hossack’s…

Category: Honors & Awards

John Hossack

J. Kim Penberthy, MD Elected President of the American Psychological Association’s Society of Clinical Psychology

1/12/2023

Jennifer Kim Penberthy, MD has been elected to serve as president of the American Psychological Association's Division 12 which is the Society of Clinical Psychology. The Society of Clinical Psychology…

Category: Honors & Awards

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Ziv Haskal, MD to Receive 2023 Gold Medal From the Society of Interventional Radiology

1/12/2023

Ziv Haskal, MD, a tenured professor of radiology and medical imaging in the Division of Interventional Radiology, will receive the 2023 Gold Medal from the Society of Interventional Radiology at…

Category: Honors & Awards

Ziv Haskal

Mitchell H. Rosner, MD Appointed Deputy Chair of the International Society of Nephrology Education Working Group

1/12/2023

Mitchell H. Rosner, MD, FACP, the Henry B. Mulholland Professor of Medicine and chair of the Department of Medicine has been appointed as deputy chair of the International Society of…

Category: Honors & Awards

Mitch Rosner

Arturo Saavedra, MD, PhD, MBA Departing UVA to Serve as Dean of VCU SOM and Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs

1/12/2023

Arturo Saavedra, MD, PhD, MBA, chair of the UVA Department of Dermatology and president/interim CEO of the University Physicians Group (UPG) will be departing UVA, given his appointment to the…

Category: Community

Arturo Saavedra

Donna Broshek, PhD to Serve as Faculty Guide for SOM Faculty

1/12/2023

The UVA Provost Office has offered a successful Faculty Guide program to academic faculty for several years. This program is available to faculty and department chairs as an independent resource…

Category: Faculty

Donna Broshek

UVA Children’s Patient Honored as Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals National Champion

1/12/2023

When Alyssa and Jamie Riedl brought their 3-year-old son Kahmari – battling a collection of serious gastrointestinal conditions – home from a Washington, D.C., hospital, they were told to prepare…

Category: Community

Kahmari Riedl

UVA Department of Nephrology Partners with Nigerian Federal Medical Center

1/12/2023

Under the leadership of Rasheed Balogun, MD, a professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine, the UVA Division of Nephrology has developed a strong partnership with the Federal Medical…

Category: Community

Rasheed Balogun and group in Nigeria

Jennifer Kirby, MD, PhD Interviewed by The Free Lance-Star for Article Shared Nationwide, Including in The Washington Post

1/12/2023

Jennifer L. Kirby, MD, PhD, an endocrinologist in the Department of Medicine, was interviewed for an article in the The Free Lance-Star that was picked up by the Associated Press…

Category: Media Highlights

Jennifer Kirby

Debbie-Ann Shirley, MD’s Article in The Conversation Re-Shared by News Outlets Across U.S.

1/12/2023

Debbie-Ann Shirley's article in The Conversation on COVID-19 vaccines for children was re-shared last week and appeared in about 90 news outlets across the U.S. Dr. Shirley's article titled "COVID-19…

Category: Media Highlights

Debbie Ann Shirley, MD

Anthony L. McCall, MD, PhD Updated Clinical Practice Guideline for Treating Hypoglycemia Receives National News Coverage

1/12/2023

Anthony L. McCall, MD, PhD was first author on an article in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism updating the clinical practice guideline for management of patients with diabetes…

Category: Media Highlights

Anthony McCall