8/25/22 issue

Statement on Representativeness in Clinical Trials

8/25/2022

I write to share the School of Medicine’s Statement on Representativeness in Clinical Trials that was so thoughtfully written by the Clinical Research Advisory Committee led by James P. Nataro,…

Category: Dean's Message

Chongzhi Zang, PhD, Discovery on How Digestive Tract, Lungs and Liver Form Improves Understanding of Cancer

8/25/2022

A new discovery from the University of Virginia School of Medicine has shed light on how our digestive tract, lungs and liver form, and that finding could have important implications…

Category: Faculty

Cancer Training T32 Awarded, Marking the Fifth T32 with Greater than 44 Years of Continuous Funding

8/25/2022

The Cancer Training T32 was recently awarded $1,577, 285 by the National Cancer Institute in support of years 46-50 of the training program. This marks the fifth T32 in the…

Category: Faculty

BME Fellow Dan Abebayehu, PhD, Studies Tissue Regeneration with Support from NIH Mosaic Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)

8/25/2022

Dan Abebayehu, PhD, a post-doctoral fellow in Professor Thomas H. Barker, PhD's lab in the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), is studying fibrosis and how different types of fibroblasts could…

Category: Education

Class of 2026 School of Medicine Students Serve Charlottesville Community

8/25/2022

School of Medicine Class of 2026 Orientation Day of Service On Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 152 first-year School of Medicine students in the Class of 2026 gathered with their Colleges…

Category: Community

JoAnn Pinkerton, MD, Writes About Hormone Therapy in Menopause

8/25/2022

JoAnn V. Pinkerton, MD, a School of Medicine professor of obstetrics and gynecology, wrote an editorial for the journal Menopause entitled "Reassuring data regarding the use of hormone therapy at…

Category: Research

Firas El Chaer, MD, Publishes on Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19 in Patients with Hematologic Malignancies and Recipients of Cellular Therapies

8/25/2022

Firas El Chaer, MD, an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, published an article in the American Society of Hematology's Blood on August 18,…

Category: Clinical

SOM Committee on Women in Medicine and Science Thanks Carol Manning, PhD for Eight Years of Service

8/25/2022

After eight years of service to the School of Medicine Committee on Women in Medicine and Science (CoWIMS) and, in the past year, leadership of the strategic planning process for…

Category: Faculty

In Memorarium: Gratitude for Two Pioneering Cardiologists, Carlos R. Ayers, MD and Lawrence R. Burwell, MD

8/25/2022

Carlos R. Ayers, MD, an early proponent of preventive measures to avoid heart disease, died July 26; and Lawrence R. Burwell, MD, who pioneered the use of coronary balloon angioplasty…

Category: Community

Shannon Moonah, MD, Awarded an R01 Grant from the NIH for Wound Healing Research

8/25/2022

Shannon Moonah, MD, ScM, an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, was awarded an R01 grant from the NIH to study mucosal wound healing. The mucosal epithelial barrier becomes…

Category: Research

Joanna Yost, PhD, Receives Excellence in Clinical Health Psychology by an Early Career Professional Award

8/25/2022

Joanna Yost, PhD was awarded a 2022 Society for Health Psychology's (Division 38 of the American Psychological Association) Excellence in Clinical Health Psychology by an Early Career Professional Award. She…

Category: Honors & Awards

BIG Scholars Symposium to Showcase PhD Research in Neuroimmunology

8/25/2022

The Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG) is sponsoring the 2022 BIG Scholars Symposium October 23-25 at the University of Virginia to showcase PhD research in neuroimmunology. Events will…

Category: Calls to Action

iPRIME Seeks Grant Proposals for Research in Immunomedicine in Cardiovascular Diseases

8/25/2022

The Prominence-to-Preeminence (P2PE) STEM Targeted Initiative, Immunology, Imaging, and Informatics for Precision ImmunoMedicine (iPRIME) in Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) announces a call for collaborative seed grant proposals to support innovative projects…

Category: Faculty

Ann L. Kellams, MD, Quoted in Medscape Medical News about Physician Mothers and the Breastfeeding Challenge

8/25/2022

Ann L. Kellams, MD, a professor in the Department of Pediatrics, was quoted in Medscape Medical News article "Physician Mothers and the Breastfeeding Challenge." The article highlights the challenges physicians…

Category: Media Highlights

Jennifer Sasson, MD, Receives National News Coverage for Clinical Trial Using Asthma and Eczema Treatment to Improve Survival of COVID-19

8/25/2022

Jennifer Sasson, MD's clinical trial indicating a treatment for asthma and eczema may improve survival rate for patients hospitalized with moderate to severe COVID-19 has received widespread national news coverage.…

Category: Media Highlights

Fern Hauck, MD, Interviewed on Podcast With Good Reason about New Safe Sleep Guidelines

8/25/2022

Fern Hauck, MD discussed new safe sleep guidelines for infants from the American Academy of Pediatrics on Virginia Humanities' podcast With Good Reason. The American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendations, updated…

Category: Media Highlights