11/3/22 issue

Leadership Video: Why You Should Take the Engagement Survey


We have just over one week left for employees to complete the 2022 UVA Health Engagement Survey, and we are making great progress with team member participation to date. This…

Category: Featured

UVA Health 2022 Engagement Survey graphic

$1.2M NIH Grant to Support Cervical Cancer Screening, Treatment, and Follow-up in Nicaragua


A new $1.2 million NIH grant will support Emma Mitchell, PhD, an associate professor of nursing, in expanding and strengthening cervical cancer screening, treatment, and follow-up using an app called…

Category: Research

Emma Mitchell PhD and Rebecca Dillingham MD

Publicly Funded Research Will Soon Be Available to Public Without Charge


In just three years, the White House will require all papers describing federally funded research to be made available to the public without charge. This major shift, decades in the…

Category: Research

UVA Rotunda in summer

UVA Cancer Center and Other Cancer Groups Calling for Increased Access to CT scans for Lung Cancer Screenings


UVA Health Cancer Center is joining more than 50 other top cancer organizations in calling to increase access to and use of low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans for Americans at high risk for lung…

Category: Clinical


UVA Housestaff Council for Diversity and Inclusion Hosts the Boys and Girls Club Surgery and Anesthesia Day Camp


On October 27, 2022, members of the resident-run Housestaff Council for Diversity and Inclusion (HCDI) in the Departments of Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Anesthesiology, and Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, along…

Category: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

HCDI Boys and Girls Club Surgery and Anesthesia Camp Day

School of Medicine Entrustable Professional Activity Program Featured in Academic Medicine


In the November 2022 issue of Academic Medicine, School of Medicine educators, including Meg Keeley, MD as first author, describe the structure and outcomes of the University of Virginia Entrustable…

Category: Education

Screen shot of Journal Academic Medicine

Tracey Hoke, MD Meets with the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology


On Wednesday, October 19, 2022, Tracey Hoke, MD, Chief, Quality and Performance Improvement, participated in a meeting of The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), the sole…

Category: Honors & Awards

Tracey Hoke MD

Faculty and Resident Receive Dr. Henry Harrison Wilson, Jr. Everyday Humanism in Medicine Award


Each year, the Dr. Henry Harrison Wilson, Jr. Everyday Humanism in Medicine Award is given to three deserving residents, fellows or attendings. The nominations submitted by third-year medical students highlight…

Category: Honors & Awards

Abdul, Luna and Trachman

Jennifer Payne, MD, Elected President of the International Marce’ Society for Perinatal Mental Health


Jennifer Payne, MD,  vice chair of research in the Department of Psychiatry, was elected President of the International Marce' Society for Perinatal Mental Health at its recent annual conference in…

Category: Honors & Awards

Jennifer L. Payne, MD

Abbie Salcedo, PhD, MBA Named Director of Faculty Affairs and Claire Reeger, MPA Promoted to Assistant Director


Abbie Salcedo, PhD, MBA, has been selected as the School of Medicine’s new Director of Faculty Affairs. She will provide leadership and day-to-day management of the SOM Office of Faculty…

Category: Faculty

Abbie Salcedo and Claire Reeger

2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., University of Virginia Health System Award Nominations Sought


About the Award Established in 2013, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., University of Virginia Health System Award is presented annually to a student, faculty, or staff member of the…


Martin Luther King Jr

Andrew Southerland, MD Publishes Article in The Conversation About Auditory Processing Challenges Faced by Stroke Patients


Andrew Southerland, MD, a professor in Departments of Neurology and Public Health Sciences discusses, discusses how stroke can lead to auditory processing issues, which fall under group of stroke deficits…

Category: Media Highlights

Andrew Southerland, MD

Ann Kellams, MD Quoted in HuffPost Article About What to Expect When Weaning Your Child from Breastfeeding


Ann Kellams, MD, a professor in the Department of Pediatrics, was quoted in a national publication HuffPost article about what to expect when weaning your child from breastfeeding. The article…

Category: Media Highlights

Ann Kellams, MD head shot