7/28/22 issue

Anja Katrin Bielinsky, PhD, Appointed Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

7/27/2022

Anja Katrin Bielinsky, PhD, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics effective November 15, 2022. Professor Bielinsky’s work in the field of…

Category: Faculty

Jie Sun, PhD, Studies Nasal Sprays to Thwart COVID Variants

7/27/2022

Current COVID-19 mRNA vaccinated people still experience breakthrough infections, and it is unclear why so many breakthrough infections occur. Infectious Diseases Professor Jie Sun and colleagues studied, for the first…

Category: Research

Neonatology Research Team Receives NIH Funding for Sepsis Predictive Analytics

7/27/2022

Pediatrics Professor Karen Fairchild and Cardiology Professor Randall Moorman are co-PIs on a recently re-funded R01 collaboration with 3 other large academic NICUs to develop vital sign analytics as early…

Category: Research

Multidisciplinary Team Receives $5M from NIH to Study Chronic Pain

7/27/2022

A team of researchers, including Neurosurgery Professor Jeff Elias, MD, Neurology Professor Mark Quigg, MD, Anesthesiology's Patrick Finan, PhD, and Neurosurgery Assistant Professor Chang-Chia “Jeff” Liu, PhD, are pioneering a new…

Category: Research

Michael Ryan, MD, Appointed as Associate Dean for Assessment, Evaluation, Research and Innovation

7/27/2022

The School of Medicine Office of Educational Affairs is pleased to welcome Michael Ryan, MD, to the University of Virginia. As of August 1, he will serve as Associate Dean…

Category: Education

Preventative, Acute, Chronic, and Longitudinal Ambulatory Care Seeking Preceptors

7/27/2022

Preventative, Acute, Chronic, and Longitudinal Ambulatory Care (PACLAC) is a 6-week clerkship that provides 3rd-year, Phase 2 medical students in Charlottesville and INOVA with unparalleled clinical experiences in Family Medicine…

Category: Education

Celebrating the Life of Mark Kester, PhD

7/27/2022

Mark Kester, PhD, passed away unexpectedly on July 20, 2022. Dr. Kester was a Professor in the UVA Department of Pharmacology for the past 8 years with secondary appointments in…

Category: Faculty

Michael R. Nelson, MD, PhD, Appointed to ABMS Executive Committee

7/27/2022

Chief of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Michael Nelson, MD, PhD, was appointed to serve on the Executive Committee of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the leading not-for-profit organization…

Category: Honors & Awards

William Petri, MD, PhD, Discussed a Rare Case of Polio in the U.S.

7/27/2022

William Petri, MD, PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine and Pathology and Associate Director of Microbiology, wrote an article discussing a rare case of polio in the U.S. that was picked…

Category: Media Highlights

The Conversation Featured Patrick Jackson, MD

7/27/2022

Infectious Diseases and International Health Assistant Professor Patrick Jackson, MD, wrote an article for The Conversation on the treatment options for President Biden following his COVID diagnosis that ran in…

Category: Media Highlights

UVA Medical Center Remains #2 Best Hospital

7/27/2022

Each year at this time, U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) releases its “Best Hospitals” guide, with national and regional rankings across hospitals, specialties and procedures and conditions. The 2022-2023…

Category: Research