The University of Virginia School of Medicine has a long tradition of excellence in a highly collaborative atmosphere. We find innovative ways to improve health by resting on the firmest of foundations: the pyramid of education, research, patient care, and service to the community. The structure is so strong because each part of the pyramid contributes to the other: we teach students in the health professions at all levels—including our colleagues—and at the same time learn from all of them, making patient care better; we advance knowledge through research at the fundamental level and translate that research for the benefit of our patients; we treat each of our patients with compassion and respect; and not only make the community healthier, we also serve as volunteers and advisers to the Commonwealth and the nation.

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Extra Shut-Eye: 2019 Innovator of the Year Aims to Cure Insomnia

Our Lee Ritterband, who created the anti-insomnia program SHUTi, has been named 2019’s Innovator of the Year by UVA’s Licensing & Ventures Group.
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School of Medicine: 2018-19 Promotion & Tenure

Please join us in celebrating the newly promoted/tenured faculty in the UVA School of Medicine. Congratulations on their hard work and excellence!
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Dr. Thomas L’Ecuyer (left) and Dr. James Gangemi. Photo by Jackson Smith.

For This Pediatric Duo, It’s All About the Team

At the core of this team is an immense feeling of ownership and responsibility, an understanding that, in a sense, the young people they’re caring for are their own. And the elation they experience when the child pulls through—Gangemi and L’Ecuyer say that language simply doesn’t do it justice.
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It’s Time to Speak Up Because Reputation Matters

Boosting our U.S. News and World Report rankings is an important priority, and we are calling on physicians to speak up on our behalf. Growing up, we’re told that we…

Our Anatomy Lab is Awesome, and We Are Grateful for the Donors Who Make It Possible

Everywhere we turn it seems as if the pandemic is changing our world. Medical education is no exception. Last spring, our anatomy classes moved online, and students learned about the…

Med Students Address Burden of Healthcare Costs With New Speaker Series

(l-r) Second-year medical student Varun Jain and Dr. Andrew Parsons, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences The cost of healthcare and the downstream effects it can have on…

McNamara Named Director of the Beirne B. Carter Center for Immunology

Coleen McNamara, MD I am pleased to announce the appointment of Coleen McNamara, MD, as Director of the Beirne B. Carter Center for Immunology (“Carter Immunology Center,” or CIC), effective…

SOM Launching New Mentoring Program for Early-Career Faculty

Last fall, the Office of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development piloted a mentoring program for newly hired, early-career faculty that was embraced by both faculty mentors and mentees and will…
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CIC Research in Progress: Ashley Bolte "Meningeal lymphatic dysfunction exacerbates traumatic brain injury pathogenesis"

[via Zoom] Ashley Bolte, Grad Candidate Lukens Lab Title "Meningeal lymphatic dysfunction exacerbates traumatic brain injury pathogenesis" Research-in-Progress (RIP) is a place for graduate students and postdocs to present their…


[Zoom] Medical Center Hour/John F. Anderson Memorial Lecture Co-presented with the Compassionate Care Initiative, School of Nursing Zoom Link Passcode: 439854 Watch recordings of Medical Center Hour at

GI Translational Research Meeting

[Zoom Meeting] Presenter: Rusty Elliott; Presentation

Frank Winkler, MD PhD

[Zoom] "Malignant Networks in the Brain: A new View on Brain Tumors"