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Six Residents Receive Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation recently awarded its Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award to six of our residents. This award recognizes outstanding humanistic teaching residents, as identified by students…

Q&A: What’s Next for Coronavirus, How to Avoid it, and Will There Be a Vaccine?

As the new coronavirus, known in shorthand as COVID-19, continues to spread around the world, researchers, including those at the University of Virginia, are turning their attention to developing vaccines…

Michaels Honored With Outstanding Resident Teacher Award

Congratulations to Alex Michaels, MD, Chief Resident in General Surgery, who was recently received the Outstanding Resident Teacher Award from the Association of Surgical Education (ASE). The ASE’s mission is…

Childhood Brain Tumor Discovery May Unlock New Treatments for Many Cancers

A surprising discovery about a rare form of childhood brain cancer suggests a new treatment approach for that cancer and, potentially, many others. Researchers at the University of Virginia School…

Medicaid Expansion Slashed Uninsured Rates In Diabetes Belt, Study Finds

Medicaid expansion dramatically reduced the numbers of low-income residents without insurance in the Diabetes Belt, a swath of 644 counties across 15 southeastern states (including Virginia) that are stricken with…

HIV Outcomes Improved by State-Purchased Insurance Plans, Study Finds

Health insurance purchased by state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs for people living with HIV in states that did not expand Medicaid are improving outcomes and have the potential to save…