9/22/22 issue

Mariano Garcia-Blanco, MD, PhD, Appointed to Chair UVA Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology

9/22/2022

The School of Medicine has recruited Mariano A. Garcia-Blanco, MD, PhD, an internationally recognized expert in virology and RNA biology, to lead its Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology.…

Category: Faculty

UVA Researchers Awarded $12M for Establishment of New Center for Systems Analysis of Stress-Adapted Cancer Organelles.

9/22/2022

With a 12M grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute, the School of Engineering and Applied Science in collaboration with UVA Health Cancer Center and the School…

Category: Research

Melanie R. Rutkowski, PhD Research Reveals How Unhealthy Gut Helps Breast Cancer Spread

9/22/2022

An unhealthy gut triggers changes in normal breast tissue that help breast cancer spread to other parts of the body, new research from UVA Cancer Center reveals. The gut microbiome…

Category: Research

Jayakrishna Ambati, MD and Bradley Gelfand, PhD Receive $3.1M R01 Grant from NIH

9/22/2022

The NIH has awarded a $3.1M grant to Jayakrishna Ambati, MD and Bradley Gelfand, PhD to research their exciting discovery that "jumping genes" called SINE elements have increased activity in…

Category: Research

Adam N. Goldfarb, MD Discovery Could Power Up Platelet Production On Demand

9/22/2022

Discovery Could Power Up Platelet Production to Battle Blood Shortages A new discovery from the University of Virginia School of Medicine could let doctors ramp up production of blood-clotting platelets…

Category: Research

New Faculty Retreat Welcomes New School of Medicine Faculty

9/22/2022

On Thursday morning, September 15, the School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development held their annual New Faculty Retreat at the Colonnade Club. The retreat was attended…

Category: Faculty

2022 Junior Faculty Development Program Kicks Off on September 28

9/22/2022

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development is excited to kick off the seventh iteration of the Junior Faculty Development Program. This year’s cohort includes junior faculty from eight…

Category: Faculty

Nominations Sought for Chair of Committee on Women in Medicine and Science

9/22/2022

The School of Medicine is currently accepting nominations for Chair of the Committee on Women in Medicine and Science (COWIMS). Self-nominations are encouraged. Please submit names of potential candidates (or…

Category: Calls to Action

Alexandra Kadl, MD and SOM Researchers’ Find Genomic Test Can ID Patients at High Risk for Severe COVID-19

9/22/2022

A genomic test being developed by a Charlottesville company can predict a patient’s risk of developing severe COVID-19, new research from UVA Health suggests. That information could help doctors identify…

Category: Clinical

Clinical Research Teams Asked to Complete Survey about Telehealth Services

9/22/2022

The UVA Center for Telehealth and the integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV) are collaborating to provide research teams with resources and support designed to enhance your ability…

Category: Clinical

Melissa Little, PhD, MPH Leading UVA Partnership with Community Pharmacies to Help Appalachia Residents Quit Smoking

9/22/2022

Fourteen independent community pharmacies will team with UVA Health to help residents of rural Appalachia quit smoking and test the effectiveness of multiple smoking cessation programs, including one based on…

Category: Community

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

9/22/2022

Each year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, our country observes National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the achievements, histories, traditions, and cultural diversity of Hispanic, Latino, and Latinx…

Category: Community

Ariel Gomez, MD and Maria Luisa Sequeira Lopez, MD, Leaders at the American Heart Association Hypertension Scientific Sessions 2022

9/22/2022

The Gomez and Sequeira Lopez labs in the Department of Pediatrics Child Health Research Center attended the American Heart Association Hypertension Scientific Sessions in San Diego, California September 7-10, 2022.…

Category: Honors & Awards

Bradford Worrall, MD Interviewed on Radio IQ

9/22/2022

Bradford Worrall, MD, professor of Neurogy, was recently interviewed by Sandy Hausman on Radio IQ to discuss how blood type may correlate with a patient's risk of stroke. After reviewing…

Category: Media Highlights