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9/28/23 issue

State of the School Address to Highlight Inspiring Growth in the 2022-23 Academic Year

9/27/2023

The 2022-23 academic year has been an extraordinary time at the School of Medicine, marked by inspiring growth and many shared accomplishments across all four mission areas. I am tremendously…

Category: Dean's Message

Melina Kibbe

Research in Motion: George Christ, PhD

9/27/2023

We're a diverse group of interdisciplinary researchers dedicated to developing regenerative medicine and tissue engineering technologies to treat craniofacial and extremity trauma... primarily for wounded warriors. —George Christ, PhD, Professor,…

Category: Faculty

George Christ

Beirne B. Carter Immunology Center Researchers Expand Studies About Link Between IgE Sensitization to Alpha-gal, Cardiovascular Disease and Alzheimer’s

9/27/2023

The National Institute of Health (NIH) has awarded two new research supplements to an existing $4 million award to investigate the role of IgE antibodies to alpha-gal in driving vascular…

Category: Research

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Swapnil Sonkusare, PhD, Awarded $2.1 Million to Study How Signaling Centers in Smooth Muscle Cells Contribute to Elevated Blood Pressure

9/27/2023

Swapnil Sonkusare, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics and UVA’s Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center, was awarded a $2.1 million grant to…

Category: Faculty

Swapnil Sonkusare, PhD

Center for Public Health Genomics Held Fourth Annual Emerging Scholars in Genome Sciences Symposium

9/27/2023

The Center for Public Health Genomics (CPHG) held its fourth annual Emerging Scholars in Genome Sciences Symposium September 21 - 22 in Pinn Hall Conference Center. Dean Melina Kibbe opened…

Category: Research

Nicolas Barbera in center with parents

UVA Cancer Center to Host Commonwealth of Virginia Cancer Research Conference Dec. 1-2

9/27/2023

Members of UVA’s cancer research community are invited to join other researchers in the field from across the state on Dec. 1-2 for the Commonwealth of Virginia Cancer Research Conference…

Category: Research

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William Petri, MD, PhD, Gives Expert Advice on ‘Revolutionary’ New COVID-19 and RSV Vaccines and the Updated Flu Vaccine

9/27/2023

William Petri, MD, PhD, sat down with UVA Today to discuss the “revolutionary” new vaccines to protect against the evolving COVID-19 virus and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. In the…

Category: Clinical

William Petri

Second-Year Resident Harika Rayala, MD, Awarded American Academy of Neurology Education Research Grant

9/27/2023

Harika Rayala, MD, a second-year resident in the UVA Department of Neurology, was awarded a $10,000 Education Research Grant from the American Academy of Neurology to analyze bias in neurology…

Category: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Harika Ralaya

UVA Health Celebrates Hispanic National Heritage Month — Highlighting Visionary Leaders and Events

9/27/2023

Every year from September 15 to October 15, UVA Health unites with people across the country to mark National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of people…

Category: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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American Academy of Arts and Sciences to Induct Mariano A. Garcia-Blanco, MD, PhD

9/27/2023

The University of Virginia School of Medicine’s Mariano A. Garcia-Blanco, MD, PhD, will be inducted this weekend into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the country’s oldest…

Category: Faculty

Mariano Garcia-Blanco

BIMS PhD Student Synphane Gibbs-Shelton and Mentor Ukpong Eyo, PhD, Awarded the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Gilliam Fellowship

9/27/2023

Doctoral candidate Synphane Gibbs-Shelton and mentor, Ukpong Eyo, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience, are this year’s UVA recipients of the Gilliam Fellowship through the Howard Hughes…

Category: Education

Synphane Gibbs and Upkong Eyo

Department of Anesthesiology Faculty Attend the World Congress of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

9/27/2023

The School of Medicine's Department of Anesthesiology attended the 6th World Congress for Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine in Paris, France September 6-9. The program is delivered through collaboration between…

Category: Faculty

Nabil Elkassabany, Lynn Kohan and Pryia Singla Anesthesiology Meeting