At the University of Virginia School of Medicine, every discovery we make, every student we teach, and each step we take has the same goal providing better care for patients. We are innovators in offering new treatments to our patients, bringing research breakthroughs to patient care, harnessing new technologies to reach out to underserved populations, and restructuring our clinical approach and facilities to better meet our patients’ needs.

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A Map to Victory Over Viruses

Our Wladek Minor, PhD, has been calling for better preparation for the next pandemic. Now he's created something powerful for just that purpose.

HHMI Honors Our Jochen Zimmer With $9 Million

This is one of the highest honors a biomedical scientist can receive, and it's a vote of confidence that Dr. Zimmer's work could change the world.

The Latest on Treatments for COVID-19

Here's a great roundup on where we stand with COVID treatments, written by our Patrick E. Jackson, MD.

Can We Deactivate the Genes That Cause Obesity?

We've identified 14 genes that cause obesity, and that discovery could one day uncouple overeating from its harmful health effects.

Quantifying the Antibody Response to the Moderna, Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine generates a slightly higher antibody response in recipients than does the Pfizer vaccine, a new study finds. But don't jump to conclusions.

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Clinician Wellbeing, Efficiency of Practice, Ambulatory Optimization and the Be Wise Approach

Stewart Babbott, MD a UVA Professor in the Department of Medicine researches and writes on clinician well-being.  He is one of the authors in a recent article on physician wellbeing…

Epic Training is Happening Now

Dear Colleagues, Epic Training is Happening Now When you think of Epic Phase 2, are you wondering: Will I be impacted? What’s changing as a result of Epic Phase 2?…

Relationships: Interactions Lead to Better Outcomes

Health care is provided through relationships—one on one interactions between the caregiver and the patient. Our nursing colleagues are focusing on evidence based practices that are known to improve the…

Did you ever wonder why the residents order so many labs?

In a 2016 article in the Journal of Hospital Medicine, Sedrak et al. explore why residents order unnecessary labs in inpatient settings. The study is below. We would love to know your thoughts. Tell us what…