10/27/22 issue

School of Medicine and Biocomplexity Institute Join U.S. Network Preparing for Infectious Disease Threats


Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the UVA Biocomplexity Institute have been selected to help establish a national pathogen genomics surveillance network working to better identify,…

Category: Featured

Amy Mathers MD

State of the School of Medicine Address Rescheduled to November 10 at 5 p.m.


The State of the School of Medicine Address by Dean Melina Kibbe has been rescheduled to November 10, 2022, 5-6 p.m. The event is in person at the Claude Moore…

Category: Faculty

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Kristen Naegle, PhD and Colleagues Develop Shining ‘KSTAR’ to Guide Cancer Treatments


UVA Cancer Center researchers have developed an algorithm that will improve cancer care by quickly and easily identifying patients who will benefit from powerful cancer drugs called kinase inhibitors. The…

Category: Research

Kristen M. Naegle, PhD

Joshua Li, MD, PhD and Li Jin, PhD Study Funded by $2.3M NIH Grant Targets Therapies for Back and Leg Pain


Joshua Li, MD, PhD, an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery in the Division of Spine Surgery, and Li Jin, PhD, an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery, received a five-year NIH…

Category: Research

Joshua Li, MD, PhD and Li Jin, PhD

Antonio Abbate, MD, PhD Brings Clinical Trial for STEMI patients to UVA


Antonio Abbate, MD, PhD, the Ruth C. Heede Professor of Cardiology, recently joined the faculty in the Department of Medicine's Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. He is conducting a clinical trial…

Category: Clinical

Antonio Abbate, MD PhD

Student Researchers Study Cancer with Top SOM Faculty Through Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards


Two UVA fourth-year undergraduate students, Emma Imbarlina and Priya Katyal, are contributing to discoveries in cancer immunotherapy thanks to Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards, which are funded through the generosity of…

Category: Philanthropy

Dr. Ileana Mauldin and Priya Katyal

Black Students, Faculty and Housestaff Networking Reception Held by UVA Medical Alumni Association


The UVA Medical Alumni Association hosted a networking reception for Black students, faculty, and housestaff on Monday, October 17, 2022. Over 30 people attended the event, including Tracy Downs, MD,…

Category: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Department of OBGYN Book Club Discusses Take My Hand


Dolen Perkins-Valdez, PhD, an educator and New York Times Bestselling author of Take My Hand joined UVA’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology faculty, residents, fellows and learners in a discussion…

Category: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Dolen Perkins-Valdez, PhD and graphic of Take My Hand

Bobby Chhabra, MD Receives Prestigious American Society for Surgery of the Hand Green’s Mentorship Award


Bobby Chhabra, MD, the Lillian T. Pratt Distinguished Professor and chair of the School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and David A. Harrison Distinguished Educator, was awarded the American…

Category: Faculty

Bobby Chhabra MD

Fourth-Year Medical Students Named 45th Annual Bowman Scholars


The 45th Annual Bowman Dinner was held October 15, 2022 to honor the 2022 Bowman Scholars, Ashley Bolte, Anthony DeNovio, Rohan Karanth, Emily Larkin and Maggie Selesky. These five, fourth-year…

Category: Education

2022 Bowman Scholars - all five winners

Department of Family Medicine Celebrates 50 Years


The UVA School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine celebrated its 50th anniversary the weekend of October 1, 2022, one year late due to COVID. The department began as a…

Category: Honors & Awards

Dept of Family Medicine 50th anniversary

Faculty and Trainees Encouraged to Apply for Membership to Academy for Excellence in Education, application due October 30


Dear Colleagues: By way of reminder, the Academy for Excellence in Education (AEE) is pleased to announce the Fall Call for membership applications for the 2022-2023 academic year. The AEE…


Virginia Andersen and Tajie Harris

Let Your Voice be Heard: Complete Your 2022 UVA Health Engagement Survey Today


Participation numbers are steadily increasing for the Press Ganey 2022 UVA Health Engagement Survey and AAMC StandPoint Survey. The surveys offer team members an opportunity to provide direct feedback about how we are…


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NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Program: Application Deadline November 17


The NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP) application deadline is in one month - November 17, 2022.  More than 1,300 researchers across the nation benefit from the more than $90 million…


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Bradley Kesser, MD Article in The Conversation about Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Receives National News Coverage


Professor of Otology-Neurotology Bradley Kesser, MD published an article in The Conversation about the drawbacks of over-the-counter hearing aids that received widespread national news coverage in more than 150 media…

Category: Media Highlights

Bradley Kesser, MD

CDC Director Speaks at UVA Medical Center Hour


Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discussed this winter’s COVID-19 forecast on October 26 during Medical Center Hour at the University…

Category: Community

Rachel Walensky