9/1/22 issue

School of Medicine Faculty Invited to Partner with University of Global Health Equity Teaching Students in Rwanda

8/15/2022

Marcel Durieux, MD, PhD, a professor emeritus in the School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, invites faculty to consider volunteering with the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) to train…

Category: Faculty

iTHRIV Offers Resources to Support DEI in Research Participation

8/15/2022

The integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV) team seeks to facilitate inclusive, collaborative research in partnership with our diverse, often underrepresented communities in Virginia. iTHRIV is committed to…

Category: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Ifrah Zawar, MD Awarded a 2022 Grass Foundation Young Investigator Award

8/26/2022

Zawar, MD, an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology, was awarded a 2022 Grass Foundation Young Investigator Award from the American Epilepsy Society (AES). This award recognizes and honors…

Category: Honors & Awards

Sean Moore, MD and Jason Papin, PhD, Discover How Microbes in Our Guts Regulate the Body’s Biological Clock 

8/30/2022

Gut Check: How Tiny Organisms Could Improve Everything From Sleep to Chemotherapy A new discovery from the University of Virginia School of Medicineabout how the microbes in our guts regulate the…

Category: Research

Loren Erickson, PhD and Coleen McNamara, MD Awarded $4M NIH R01 Grant to Study IgE Sensitivity to Alpha-gal and Cardiovascular Disease

8/30/2022

Loren Erickson, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology and Coleen McNamara, MD, a professor in the Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, both also…

Category: Research

Meghan Puglia, PhD, Uses EEG Receptor Skullcap to Study Electrical Brain Activity in Babies

8/30/2022

Meghan Puglia, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology, is studying the role of touch and stimuli in infant neurological development hoping to learn how genes influence behavior…

Category: Research

Randy K. Ramcharitar, MD, Discusses Vasculitis, An Inflammation of the Blood Vessels Affecting Popular Actor Ashton Kutcher

8/30/2022

Assistant Professor Randy K. Ramcharitar, MD with the School of Medicine's Department of Medicine and UVA Health’s cardiovascular team, answered questions about vasculitis and personal risk for getting the disease…

Category: Community

The Colonnade Club Offering One Year Complimentary Membership to Newly-Hired, Full-Time Faculty

8/30/2022

The UVA Alumni Board of Trustees has granted each 2022 newly-hired, full-time member of the UVA faculty a complimentary one-year membership to the Colonnade Club. Memberships include: Social programming, such…

Category: Faculty

Beware: New Scam Targets Providers

8/30/2022

Please be aware of a phone-call scam where the caller pretends to be an officer from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and requests a physician’s National Provider Identifier (NPI) and…

Category: Faculty

Center for Telehealth Received USDA Rural Healthcare Emergency Grant Program Track 2 Award

8/30/2022

The Center for Telehealth was selected as a recipient of the USDA Rural Healthcare Emergency Grant program Track 2 award. This is a $6,824,213 total project for which we and…

Category: Faculty

James E. (Jef) Ferguson, II, MD, MBA, Received the 2022 Walter Reed Distinguished Achievement Award

8/30/2022

James E. (Jef) Ferguson, II, MD, MBA received the 2022 Walter Reed Distinguished Achievement Award from the School of Medicine Medical Alumni Association and Medical School Foundation. The award recognizes…

Category: Honors & Awards

Terri Babineau, MD, Featured in Gold Humanism Honor Society Newsletter

8/30/2022

Terri Babineau, MD, an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine, was featured in the Gold Humanism Honor Society newsletter for her service as volunteer chief medical officer for…

Category: Faculty

Richard Bonnie, Harrison Foundation Professor of Medicine and Law Interviewed on Podcast With Good Reason

8/30/2022

Richard J. Bonnie, Harrison Foundation Professor of Medicine and Law and director of the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia, was interviewed on Virginia…

Category: Media Highlights

Mary Peace McRae, PharmD, PhD, Appointed as School of Medicine’s Next Assistant Dean for Research

8/31/2022

Mary Peace McRae, PharmD, PhD, has been selected as the School of Medicine’s new Assistant Dean of Research. In that role, she will direct the operations of the Office for…

Category: Faculty