5/19/22 issue

Refreshing Our Mission/Vision/Values

5/18/2022

Dr. Neeral Shah, Associate Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Hepatology, led a Mission Refresh Initiative with significant involvement from across the health system. The culmination of many months of hard…

Category: Community

Neeral Shah, MD

Statement Regarding the Racially Motivated Shooting in Buffalo

5/18/2022

The multiple hate crimes of this past weekend were horrific. The racist attack at a supermarket in Buffalo, NY on Saturday, killing ten people and injuring three others — 11…

Category: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Tracy Downs, MD

Senior Author Jennifer Payne Studied COVID’s Effect on Postpartum Depression

5/18/2022

Dr. Payne and her co-authors published in an article in the Journal of Psychiatric Research titled "Rates of self-reported postpartum depressive symptoms in the United States before and after the…

Category: Research

Jennifer Payne, MD

Jeff Saucerman, PhD, and Other BME Researchers Transform Beating Heart Stem Cells into Brain Cells

5/18/2022

The scientists published their article in the journal Nature. Read the UVAToday story here.

Category: Research

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Medical Student Aamir Javaid Leads Collaboration with Johns Hopkins to Publish Study on Coronary Artery Calcium in Young Adults

5/18/2022

Aamir Javaid, a fourth year medical student, created the first coronary artery calcium (CAC) age-sex-race percentile calculator (www.cac-tools.com) for US young adults aged 30-45. This multi-site collaboration with Johns Hopkins…

Category: Research

Aamir Javaid

Taison Bell, MD, to Speak at 2022 Final Exercises

5/18/2022

Dr. Taison Bell, an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine divisions of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and Infectious Diseases and International Health, will be the featured speaker at…

Category: Education

Taison Bell, MD

World’s First Focused Ultrasound Cancer Immunotherapy Center

5/18/2022

UVA Health and the Charlottesville-based Focused Ultrasound Foundation announced the launch of the Focused Ultrasound Cancer Immunotherapy Center, the world's first center dedicated specifically to advancing a focused ultrasound and cancer…

Category: Clinical

Academy for Excellence in Education Inducted New Members

5/18/2022

The Academy for Excellence in Education just accepted its newest members. The AEE aims to build an inclusive learning community of educators across the biomedical sciences and UVA Health to…

Category: Honors & Awards

Rachel Stadler and Will Guilford

Mohan Nadkarni, MD, Elected President of the Association of Chiefs and Leaders in General Internal Medicine

5/18/2022

Congrats to our chief of the Division of General, Geriatric, Palliative and Hospital Medicine.

Category: Honors & Awards

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Amal Abu Libdeh, MD, Appeared in Major News Outlets Meeting with the King of Jordan

5/18/2022

Amal Abu Libdeh, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Neurology, and other Jordanian American physicians were recently extended the great honor to meet with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan.…

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John Mugler, PhD, Won the ISMRM Gold Medal

5/18/2022

John P. Mugler, III, PhD, Professor of Radiology and Medical Imaging, with a second appointment in Biomedical Engineering, was awarded the Gold Medal from the International Society of Magnetic Resonance…

Category: Honors & Awards

John Mugler, PhD

COO Sibiski Recertifies as ACHE Fellow

5/18/2022

Jeremy Sibiski, SOM Chief Operating Officer, received the American College of Healthcare Executives recertification as a Fellow.

Category: Honors & Awards

Jeremy Sibiski

Pulmonologist Katarine Egressy, MD, MPH, Discusses Her Upbringing in Ukraine

5/18/2022

Episode 1 of the podcast This Medicine Life highlights Dr. Kat Egressy, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care. In "A Conversation with a Ukrainian-American UVA…

Category: Community

Katarine Egressy

Michael Nelson, MD, Tells You What You Need to Know About Pollen Allergies

5/18/2022

Spring-time advice from the head of Allergy and Immunology. Read the UVAToday story.

Category: Community

Michael Nelson, MD

Nominations Welcome for the AAMC Council on Faculty and Academic Societies

5/18/2022

The Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) identifies critical issues facing medical school faculty and academic societies and serves as a…

Category: Calls to Action

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Thomas Platts-Mills, MD, featured in The Daily Mail

5/18/2022

The Daily Mail – one of the world’s most-read publications – highlighted the work of Dr. Platts-Mills and his discovery of a meat allergy caused by a tick bite in…

Category: Media Highlights

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Patrick Jackson, MD, Discusses Paxlovid in The Conversation

5/18/2022

Patrick Jackson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine's division of  Infectious Diseases and International Health, has helped care for hundreds of COVID-19 patients and assisted in Paxlovid clinical trials.…

Category: Media Highlights

Patrick Jackson, MD

Dr. Nishant Patel featured in The Daily Progress

5/18/2022

Urology's Nishant Patel, MD, was featured in The Daily Progress with his article "Ask the Expert: Fighting kidney stones with research, treatment." The article appears below: Our state is a…

Category: Media Highlights

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