10/13/22 issue

Swapnil Sonkusare, PhD and Colleagues Discover the Key Driver of High Blood Pressure

10/11/2022

University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have identified a key contributor to high blood pressure that could lead to new treatments for a condition that affects almost half of…

Category: Faculty

Wendy Lynch, PhD Receives $2.5M NIH Grant to Study Substance Use Disorder and Its Impact on Women

10/11/2022

Wendy Lynch, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, was awarded a $2.5 million R01 grant from the NIH to study substance use disorder (SUD)…

Category: Research

Nathan Sheffield, PhD Awarded $1.5M NIH Grant to Improve Methods for Analyzing Genome Locations

10/11/2022

Nathan Sheffield, PhD, an associate professor in the Departments of Public Health Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, and in the School of Data Science, was recently awarded…

Category: Faculty

Roger Abounader, MD, PhD, Awarded a $2.4M NIH R01 Grant

10/11/2022

Roger Abounader, MD, PhD, a professor of microbiology, immunology & cancer biology and neurology, the Arthur and Margaret Ebbert Endowed Chair of Medical Science, and associate director of basic science…

Category: Research

Irène Mathieu, MD Published a Poem in The Best American Poetry 2022

10/11/2022

Irène Mathieu, MD, the assistant director of the Program in Health Humanities, Center for Health Humanities and Ethics and an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, had a poem…

Category: Honors & Awards

School of Medicine Brings Virtual Reality Training to the Classroom for Medical Students

10/11/2022

By David Moody, Director, Health Sciences Library IT Originally published by the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library Thanks to $54,973 in seed funding awarded by the Jefferson Trust, an inspiring…

Category: Education

SOM Faculty and Staff: Complete Your 2022 UVA Health Engagement Survey

10/11/2022

The 2022 UVA Health Engagement Survey is an important opportunity for every team member to reflect and provide direct feedback about how we are succeeding and where we have opportunities…

Category: Calls to Action

Time to Choose: 2023 UVA Benefits Open Enrollment

10/11/2022

Choosing the right health plan option and benefit savings accounts is important for you and your family’s healthcare spending and financial well-being for the coming year. View plan changes and…

Category: Calls to Action

The Early-Career Faculty Mentoring Program begins October 20

10/11/2022

This fall will be the third offering of the Early-Career Faculty Mentoring Program. Program details and the list of participants for the 2022-2023 cohort are available here.  Created in 2020,…

Category: Faculty

Faculty Development Learning Opportunities

10/11/2022

Faculty professional development learning opportunities for October - December 2022 are listed on the Faculty Affairs and Development website here: For virtual classes, Zoom links will be emailed after…

Category: Faculty

Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign Launches

10/11/2022

The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign, an opportunity for UVA employees to support nonprofits doing important work in the Charlottesville area and across the state, launched on October 5, 2022. In…

Category: Community

Michael Ayers, MD Contributes to HuffPost Article About the Health Benefits of Adding Fast Intervals to Walks

10/11/2022

Michael Ayers, MD, an assistant professor and sports cardiologist in the Department of Medicine, was quoted in an article in HuffPost about the benefits of adding fast intervals to your…

Category: Media Highlights

Patrick Jackson, MD Interviewed for article in Medical News Today about Monkeypox

10/11/2022

Patrick Jackson, MD, an assistant professor of medicine in infectious diseases and international health, was interviewed for an article in Medical News Today about Monkeypox in the U.S. The article…

Category: Media Highlights