5/12/22 issue

Spark Innovation Winners Announced

5/11/2022

The first Spark Innovation Competition attracted nearly 300 new ideas ranging from exercise and art to supplies and interpreters. Congratulate these first-round winners and read their inspiring submissions that are…

Category: Community

David Shonka, MD, First-Authors Consensus Statement Defining Advanced Thyroid Cancer

5/11/2022

“This may be the first time that an expert group of physicians has attempted to define what advanced thyroid cancer is,” said David C. Shonka, Jr., MD, Associate Professor, Head…

Category: Research

ID Fellow Jackie Hodges, MD, MPH, Designed and Tested a Mobile Health Platform

5/11/2022

Second-year Infectious Diseases Clinical Fellow Jackie Hodges, MD, MPH, was the first author on a study published by BMJ Open. She and her co-authors developed and tested a mobile health-based…

Category: Research

Matthew Wolf, MD, PhD, and a Team of Seven UVA Researchers Identified Potential Route for Heart Attack Recovery

5/11/2022

In a study published by the American Heart Association's Circulation Research, Dr. Wolf collaborated with 7 other UVA researchers to identify a potential way to improve heart function after heart attacks…

Category: Research

Future Surgeon Draws Inspiration from Her Sister

5/11/2022

On May 22, Jaina Lane graduates from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Next, she’s off to Philadelphia as a surgical resident at Temple University. Read this UVA Today…

Category: Education

Research Fellow Ethan Assefa Conducted Health Equity Analysis

5/11/2022

“It’s not something I thought I would be doing at this point” proclaims a smiling Ethan Assefa when asked about his upcoming poster presentation at the 2022 Association of Clinical…

Category: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Two SOM Faculty Receive Jefferson Scholars Foundation Awards

5/11/2022

Fern Hauck, Family Medicine and Julie Huffmyer, Anesthesiology were among eight faculty members from five schools across UVA recognized for exceptional classroom teaching and received awards totaling $40,000. Recipients of…

Category: Honors & Awards

iTHRIV Announces 2022-2024 Scholars Cohort

5/11/2022

The integrated Translational Research Institute of Virginia, or iTHRIV, has announced its sixth class of iTHRIV Scholars. The eight selected researchers from the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Carilion…

Category: Honors & Awards

Maurice Apprey, PhD, Retires After 42 Years

5/11/2022

Dr. Apprey retires as professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, where he's worked to attract and retain minority students. Read the UVA Today article.

Category: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Early-Career Faculty Mentoring Program

5/11/2022

The final meeting of this year’s Early-Career Faculty Mentoring Program is Thursday, May 12. Created in 2020, the Office of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development’s Early-Career Faculty Mentoring Program supports…

Category: Faculty

Min Y. Lee Named Chief Operations Officer of UVA Medical Center

5/11/2022

University of Virginia Medical Center named Min Y. Lee, MBA, MHA, as chief operations officer, on May 4, 2022. She will oversee the medical center’s day-to-day operations beginning June 27.…

Category: Community

UVA Health Town Hall

5/11/2022

K. Craig Kent, MD, CEO of UVA Health, and other UVA Health leaders gathered last week to discuss UVA Community Health; our new mission, vision, and value statements; questions from…

Category: Community

Linda Gonder-Frederick, PhD, Provides Comments for Report from the Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes Conference

5/11/2022

Linda Gonder-Frederick, PhD commented on prevalence of diabetes distress for women in a report from the Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes conference.  

Category: Media Highlights