8/4/22 issue

Julia Scialla, MD, Links Chronic Kidney Disease to Eating Fewer Fruits and Vegetables

7/27/2022

Julia J. Scialla, MD, a UVA School of Medicine Division of Nephrology kidney specialist and her research team found that adults with chronic kidney disease generally ate fewer fruits and…

Category: Research

Jie Sun, PhD Featured in U.S. News & World Report for COVID intranasal vaccine-boosting research

7/27/2022

Ji Sun, PhD was featured in U.S. News & World Report and other national headlines for research on intranasal vaccine to boost the leading mRNA vaccines currently in widespread use.…

Category: Media Highlights

Jefferson Trust Seeking Grant Proposals for Innovative Ideas or Program Expansion Projects

7/27/2022

The Jefferson Trust annual grant cycle is open for the 2022-23 academic year to any UVA student, faculty, or staff with an innovative idea or idea to radically expand an…

Category: Calls to Action

UVA Cancer Center Announces New Administrator to Oversee Patient Care

7/27/2022

Welcome Blake Herring, MSN, RN, OCN, NE-BC, as administrator of UVA Cancer Center, starting October 3, 2022.  Blake joins UVA from Stanford Health Care in Stanford, California where he is…

Category: Clinical

Celebrating the Life of Hans Olav Riddervold, MD

7/27/2022

Dr. Hans Olav Riddervold, a faculty member in the UVA Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging for fifty years who retired in 2008, passed away on July 14, 2022 in…

Category: Faculty

Hui Li, PhD, Discovers Gene Responsible for Deadliest Brain Tumor Also Causes Childhood Cancer

7/28/2022

Hui Li, PhD, a Department of Pathology researcher, along with his team discovered that a gene responsible for the deadliest type of brain tumor is also found to be responsible…

Category: Research

Min Park, MD, and Sherita Chapman, MD, Lead UVA Health’s Comprehensive Stroke Center Recertification

7/28/2022

UVA Health’s stroke program was recently recertified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC), the highest level of certification available from The Joint Commission and American Heart  Association/American Stroke Association. Just…

Category: Clinical

Egelman Team Discovery Leads to Breakthrough in Materials Science

7/29/2022

Edward H. Egelman, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics and his team used DNA to overcome a nearly insurmountable obstacle to engineer materials that could revolutionize electronics. One possible outcome…

Category: Research

UVA BIMS Student-Adviser Pair Wins Gilliam Fellowship to Advance Diversity and Inclusion in Science

7/29/2022

Nadia Holness, a biomedical sciences graduate student, and her adviser Sarah Ewald, PhD, were awarded a 2022 Gilliam Fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The program provides awards to…

Category: Honors & Awards

Christopher Holstege, MD, Elected Member of Board of Directors for American Association of Poison Control Centers

7/29/2022

Christopher P. Holstege, MD, a professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics and director of Blue Ridge Poison Center, was elected a member of the board of directors for the American…

Category: Honors & Awards

School of Medicine Faculty Contribute to AAMC Special Report

7/29/2022

School of Medicine faculty Margaret L. Plews-Ogan, MD, Susan M. Pollart, MD, Anneke T. Schroen, MD, MPH, Gregory Townsend, MD and UVA Human Resources consultant Carol Caesar contributed to the…

Category: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Thoracic Surgery Earns Highest Honors for Lobectomy for Lung Cancer From The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

7/29/2022

The University of Virginia's Division of Thoracic Surgery earned a three-star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for Lobectomy for Lung Cancer. Only the top 5% or so of…

Category: Honors & Awards

RAMP UP UVA Request for Mentee Applications

8/1/2022

The integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV), the School of Medicine Office of Grants and Contracts, and the Office of Sponsored Programs at UVA are pleased to announce…

Category: Calls to Action

JoAnn Pinkerton, MD, Featured Nationally in HealthDay Interview

8/3/2022

OB/GYN Professor JoAnn Pinkerton, MD, received national attention after an interview with HealthDay, a leading producer of health news for consumers and physicians. Dr. Pinkerton offered commentary on a recent…

Category: Media Highlights