4/28/22 issue

Healthcare Celebrations May 6-12, 2022

4/27/2022

CELEBRATING UVA HEALTH WEEK Together, we celebrate our team members with multiple events throughout the week. Sunday, May 8 | Medical Center Weekend Meals (University Hospital Cafeteria) – 11:00 am -…

Category: Community

Rupa Valdez’s Research Helps People Living with Disabilities

4/27/2022

Rupa Valdez, PhD, is an associate professor in the SOM Department of Public Health Sciences with a joint appointment in the Department of Engineering Systems and Environment. Her research focuses…

Category: Research

CPHG’S Charles Farber Receives Multi-PI R01 Grant

4/27/2022

Charles Farber, PhD, director of the UVA Center for Public Health Genomics, received a new multi-PI R01 grant with Dr. Rick Sumner at Rush University. The $3.8 M grant (total…

Category: Research

Senior Author Rajesh Balkrishnan, PhD Article Receives Widespread News Coverage

4/27/2022

Senior Author Rajesh Balkrishnan, PhD, gets widespread coverage of his article on the lack of awareness of a preventative cancer vaccine. Read more in the UVA Health Newsroom.

Category: Research

Kirsten Greene, MD on podcast Operate with Zen Discussing Mentorship in the Surgical Community

4/27/2022

Kirsten Greene, MD, chair of Department of Urology, discusses surgical community through mentorship in the Operate with Zen podcast. She discusses her experiences with mentoring from her time as an…

Category: Clinical

SOM Fellow Delivers Trauma Kits for Ukraine

4/27/2022

Maria Geba, a first-year infectious diseases fellow, traveled to Eastern Europe with trauma kits for rescuers serving on the front lines. Read more in UVA Today. 

Category: Clinical

iTHRIV Assists with Manuscript Writing

4/27/2022

Struggling to find time to write? Can’t finish that manuscript? iTHRIV* can help! Writing Accountability Groups A Writing Accountability Group (WAG) is a peer-facilitated, active writing group that meets once…

Category: Education

Faculty Graduate from Leadership in Academic Matters Program

4/27/2022

Congratulations to this semester's LAM cohort, comprised of 22 individuals from 8 units/schools across UVA, including the SOM. Read more:  

Category: Faculty

Bart Ragon, EdD, MLIS, Appointed Director of the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library

4/27/2022

Following a national search, Interim Director Bart Ragon was appointed as the Health Sciences Library’s new director on April 14, 2022. Read the announcement.

Category: Honors & Awards

Marianne Baernholdt, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Returns to UVA as Dean

4/27/2022

Marianne Baernholdt, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, was named as 7th dean of the UVA School of Nursing on April 20, 2022. Dr. Baernholdt is an experienced educator who has devoted…

Category: Honors & Awards

William Petri, MD, Honored at MS Society Dinner of Champions

4/27/2022

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society recently honored Petri at their Dinner of Champions, a fundraising event for MS research. Read about how Dr. Petri became a champion during the pandemic…

Category: Honors & Awards

Call for Nominations: Become a Staff Senator

4/27/2022

Represent staff interests to university leadership and ensure staff are an integral part of key decision-making. Read more.

Category: Calls to Action

Call for Nominations: Hartwell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

4/27/2022

For any biomedical science topic that will benefit children and is appropriate to the Foundation’s interests. Applications due May 2nd 2022. The VPR’s Office wishes to announce an internal process…

Category: Calls to Action

Call for Nominations: Annette Lightner Research Award

4/27/2022

In rheumatology, autoimmune diseases, and rheumatoid arthritis. [ Proposals due 5/13.] The Annette Lightner Fund is an endowment, the income from which supports medical research in rheumatology, autoimmune diseases, and…

Category: Calls to Action