10/20/22 issue

Brain Discovery Could Help Doctors Boost Body’s Ability to Fight Alzheimer’s and Multiple Sclerosis

10/18/2022

UVA School of Medicine researchers have discovered a molecule in the brain responsible for orchestrating the immune system’s responses to Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), potentially allowing doctors to…

Category: Research

UVA Joins $15M NSF-Funded ‘Innovation Hub’

10/18/2022

The University of Virginia has joined the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) new Mid-South Innovation Corps Hub, a consortium whose aim is to enhance innovation capacity, support promising research, generate…

Category: Research

Huiwang Ai, PhD Awarded Two Grants From the NIH for $5.3 Million

10/18/2022

Huiwang Ai, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics and the Center for Membrane and Cell Physiology, received two R01 grants from the NIH…

Category: Research

Ammasi Periasamy, PhD and Researchers Acquire Funding for a $1.25 Million Microscope

10/18/2022

UVA researchers have acquired a Leica Microsystems Stellaris 8 STED (Stimulated Emission Depletion) super-resolution microscope through a $1.25 million grant from the NIH and $150,000 in matching funds from the…

Category: Research

UVA Grad Student’s Concussion Assessment Uses Digital Tool to Provide Immediate Results of Injured athlete

10/18/2022

A UVA grad student's innovative tool using digital QR codes to conduct pre-season concussion assessments, after injury, and during recovery has reduced the amount of time spent on assessments. This…

Category: Clinical

Minorities Face Longer Waits for Vital Lung Cancer Treatment, Study Finds

10/18/2022

A new study has revealed significant racial disparities in how quickly minorities with the most common form of lung cancer receive potentially lifesaving radiation therapy compared with their white counterparts.…

Category: Community

Janet V. Cross, PhD Awarded the Clifford J. Vogt, MD Service Award by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

10/18/2022

Janet V. Cross, PhD, Associate Dean for Graduate and Medical Scientist Programs and the Harrison Distinguished Associate Professor of Pathology and Medical Education, was recognized for contributions by the Medical…

Category: Honors & Awards

Amit Shahane, PhD Participated in Congressional Briefing Advocating for Better Integrated Behavioral Health

10/18/2022

On Oct. 11, the Association of American Medical Colleges hosted a virtual congressional briefing, “Confronting the Mental Health Crisis: The Value of a Team-Based Approach” (audio recording.) The briefing outlined…

Category: Honors & Awards

Robert R. Fuller, MD, PHD Expert Panelist at Screening of Virginia Film Festival’s Dani’s Twins

10/18/2022

Dani’s Twins follows the pregnancy and early parenting life of Dani Izzie, a Virginia resident who became one of the first quadriplegics to give birth to twins in 2020. Robert…

Category: Faculty

Early-Career Faculty Mentoring Program Kicked Off Today

10/18/2022

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development is excited to begin its third iteration of the Early-Career Faculty Mentoring Program. Program details and the list of faculty participants for…

Category: Faculty

SOM Faculty and Staff: Complete the 2022 UVA Health Engagement Survey by November 11

10/18/2022

Thank you to the 40% of staff and 50% of faculty who have already completed their 2022 UVA Health Engagement Survey.  The survey is open through November 11, so employees…

Category: Community

UVA Edge Offers Part-Time Online Program to Earn 20 Undergraduate Credits

10/18/2022

UVA Edge is a part-time, online program for working adults. Students earn 20 undergraduate credits while building career and digital skills. UVA Edge is covered by the UVA education benefit…

Category: Community

Jennifer L. Payne, MD Interviewed by Le Monde

10/18/2022

Jennifer L. Payne, MD was interviewed by Le Monde, a French newspaper among the largest in the world, with 95 million visitors in September and 300,000+ print subscribers. In the…

Category: Media Highlights