9/15/22 issue

Amy Bouton, PhD Welcomes Researchers from Minority-Serving Universities for New Cancer Center Summer Research Program

9/7/2022

The 2022 inaugural session of a UVA Comprehensive Cancer Center program that hosts researchers from minority-serving universities for short-term summer research experiences is drawing praise from participants, and UVACCC hopes…

Category: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Jeffrey Gander, MD and Amy Wrentmore, MD Receive USDA Grant to Study Benefits of Produce Prescription Program

9/8/2022

Jeffrey Gander, MD, an associate professor and pediatric surgeon in the Department of Surgery, Amy Wrentmore, MD, an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, and their collaborators at Local…

Category: Faculty

Catherine Casey, MD, Certified as World Professional Association for Transgender Health Provider

9/8/2022

After three years of effort, Catherine Casey, MD, an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine, has completed certification to become a World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)…

Category: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Leadership in Academic Matters Fall 2022 Program Begins with 34th Faculty Cohort

9/8/2022

On Monday, September 12 the Leadership in Academic Matters (LAM) fall program began with its thirty-fourth faculty cohort. LAM was created in the School of Medicine Office of Faculty Development…

Category: Faculty

Shayn Peirce-Cottler, PhD, Appointed to Chair Biomedical Engineering

9/9/2022

Shayn Peirce-Cottler, PhD, an international leader in biomedical engineering and a University of Virginia faculty member since 2004, has been named chair of UVA’s Department of Biomedical Engineering. She succeeds…

Category: Faculty

Forbes Ranks UVA Health Among Best Employers in Virginia

9/12/2022

Forbes, a national business publication, has ranked UVA Health No. 11 among the best employers in Virginia in its annual Best Employers By State  list. UVA Health is the top…

Category: Community

School of Medicine Faculty and Staff to Complete UVA Health Engagement Survey Starting October 4

9/12/2022

UVA Health will conduct a systemwide engagement survey this fall to give team members an opportunity to share feedback and ideas. The survey will be available October 4 - November…

Category: Community

Celebrating the Life of Frederic “Fritz” Berry, MD, Remarkable Leader, Teacher and Clinician in the Department of Anesthesiology

9/12/2022

Frederic “Fritz” Aroyce Berry, MD, an emeritus faculty member and pediatric anesthesiologist in the Department of Anesthesiology for 40 years, retiring in 2009, passed away at age 87 on September…

Category: Faculty

Jennifer L. Payne, MD, Research Study on Premenstrual Anxiety and Mood Swings Covered in U.S. News and World Report

9/12/2022

Jennifer L. Payne, MD discovers frequency of premenstrual mood swings and anxiety is a global public health issue. Her findings which were published in Archives of Women's Health have received…

Category: Media Highlights

1 Year – Progress and Promise

9/13/2022

It is hard to believe it has been one year since we began this wonderful journey together. On September 15, 2021, I took one of the most momentous steps in…

Category: Dean's Message

Kevin Pelphrey, PhD Awarded $12M NIH R01 Grant, One of Only Nine Grants Given Nationally to an Autism Center of Excellence

9/13/2022

Kevin Pelphrey, PhD, the Harrison-Wood Jefferson Scholars Foundation Professor of Neurology, was awarded a $12M R01 grant from the NIH for the next 5 years for research to identify neurodevelopmental…

Category: Featured

Mete Civelek, PhD and Coleen McNamara MD Receive $15 Million from LeDucq Foundation for Atherosclerosis Research

9/13/2022

The Leducq Foundation has awarded $15 million to researchers at UVA School of Medicine and their collaborators to advance our understanding of atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, and find…

Category: Research

Christopher K. Kramer, MD Discovers New Way to Track Peripheral Artery Disease

9/13/2022

Cardiovascular experts at UVA School of Medicine have found a new way to track peripheral artery disease (PAD), a serious medical condition involving atherosclerosis in the leg arteries that affects…

Category: Faculty

Chia-Yi Kuan, MD, PhD, Awarded Two NIH R01 Grants Totaling $5M to Study Neonatal Acute Brain Injury

9/13/2022

Chia-Yi "Alex" Kuan, MD, PhD, a professor in the Department of Neuroscience, was recently awarded two NIH R01 grants to study the mechanisms and monitoring methods of two types of…

Category: Research

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

9/20/2022

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