8/18/22 issue

Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery Chair Announced

8/18/2022

Top Breast Reconstruction Expert to Chair UVA’s Department of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery:  Renowned Clinician, Researcher and Educator Dr. Scott Hollenbeck to Join School of Medicine The University of Virginia…

Category: Faculty

UVA White Coat Ceremony Welcomes Class of 2026

8/18/2022

On August 12, the UVA School of Medicine MD Class of 2026 and their families gathered in Old Cabell Hall for the White Coat Ceremony and Convocation, which was endowed…

Category: Education

School of Medicine Researchers Create Important New Tool to Advance Biomedical Research

8/18/2022

School of Medicine researchers and their collaborators have created a powerful new tool they say will benefit essentially every area of biomedical research, from understanding how healthy cells function to…

Category: Research

Upkong Eyo, PhD, Mentors Undergraduate Student Researcher, Through an Award from American Epilepsy Society

8/18/2022

University of Virginia School of Medicine was one of six research institutions awarded an American Epilepsy Society (AES) grant to support summer research for an undergraduate student who identifies as…

Category: Research

School of Medicine Researchers Work with UVA Engineer to Advance Robotic Surgery, Making Procedures Better and Safer

8/18/2022

  School of Medicine researchers Noah Schenkman, MD, John Kluge Professor of Urology who performs robotic surgeries for urology patients, Leigh Cantrell, MD, an associate professor of gynecologic oncology, and…

Category: Research

SNMA Held Annual Unity Photo Campaign, Week of Reflection, in Remembrance of August 2017 Events

8/18/2022

School of Medicine's Student National Medical Association (SNMA) held its annual Unity Photo Campaign/Week of Reflection last week in remembrance of the events that took place during the Charlottesville Unite…

Category: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Jamie Zoellner, PhD, Working with Cancer Centers on Partnership to Boost Colorectal Cancer Screenings in Southwest Virginia

8/18/2022

UVA Cancer Center and Community Health Center of the New River Valley are expanding their partnership to boost colorectal cancer screening rates to 80% of eligible patients. The two centers…

Category: Clinical

SOAR Program Receives 2022 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from Insight Into Diversity Magazine

8/18/2022

The School of Medicine's Summer Opportunities in Academic Research (SOAR), co-directed by Assistant Professor Brynne Sullivan, MD and Associate Professor Sana Syed, MD in the Department of Pediatrics, received a…

Category: Honors & Awards

Corey Cavanaugh, MD, Appointed to Kidney Week 2023 Education Committee

8/18/2022

Corey Cavanaugh, MD, an assistant professor in School of Medicine's Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine was appointed to serve on the 2023 American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week…

Category: Honors & Awards

A Record 100 School of Medicine Faculty Were Promoted or Tenured in 2022, including 48% Women

8/18/2022

On August 4, 2022, the School of Medicine Dean’s Office and Office of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development hosted an event at the Colonnade Club celebrating the accomplishments of recently…

Category: Faculty

Emily Hillaker, DO, Worked with Local Organization to Install Communication Board, Enabling Non-Verbal Users to Better Communicate

8/18/2022

Emily Hillaker, DO, a chief resident in the School of Medicine's Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department, received a $1500 Rob Gotlin Community Leadership Grant from the American Osteopathic College of…

Category: Community

Doctor with ALS Fighting for a Cure, Creates Hummingbird Fund to Promote Awareness

8/18/2022

James Plews-Ogan, MD, a retired faculty in the School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, cared for children with rare diseases throughout a career as a pediatrician that spans 40 years.…

Category: Community

Becca Krukowski, PhD, Quoted in Washington Post Article About Relationship-Related Weight Gain

8/18/2022

Becca Krukowski, PhD contributed to The Washington Post article "Relationship weight gain is real — and can be a sign of happiness" in the August 9, 2022 issue. She recommends…

Category: Media Highlights

Taison D. Bell, MD, Discusses the Four Main COVID-19 Treatments on Podcast

8/18/2022

Assistant Professor Taison D. Bell, MD discussed the four main treatments for COVID-19 on the podcast In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt. Dr. Bell, an associate professor in the divisions…

Category: Media Highlights