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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Greene Honored With Mid-Career Award From the American Urological Association

Kirsten Greene, MD Each year, the American Urological Association (AUA) honors the contributions of physician researchers and educators to the field of medicine, the specialty of urology, and the AUA. For years,…

Should Alcohol Have Warning Labels  About Cancer Risk? Most Americans Say Yes

Less than half of Americans understand that alcohol consumption increases cancer risk, and a majority of people surveyed say they would support warning labels and drinking guidelines to increase awareness.…

Research Boosts Case for New Gene Therapy  to Treat Severe Form of Epilepsy

School of Medicine researchers Eric Wengert (from left), Manoj Patel, and Ian Wenker Research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests how a newly developed gene therapy can…

Welcome New Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Tracy M. Downs, MD, FACS, joins the School of Medicine leadership team as the inaugural Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) effective Jan. 15, 2022. Dr. Downs…

Powerful Computer Models ID Weaknesses in Deadly C. difficile

Jason Papin, PhD, is part of UVA’s Department of Biomedical Engineering. University of Virginia researchers have used advanced computer modeling to better understand potentially deadly C. difficile infections that often plague hospitalized…

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Anesthesiology Grand Rounds - Hands-on Workshops w/Drs. Abatzis, Valdelievre, Bogdonoff & E. Thiele

[Meeting Room 1 & G1/2] Learners will rotate through 4 hands-on workshops. 1. Aline- learners will learn how to set up, how alines work, how to trouble shoot, what happens…

Pharm Faculty Candidate Seminar by Chris Mazzone, PhD

[Zoom] The Pharmacology Faculty Search Committee Presents: Chris Mazzone, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurobiology Laboratory, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) & National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney…

Pain Management Lectures

[Pain Management Clinic] Pain Management Lectures

(ANES) Critical Care Lectures: Seizure Disorders w/Dr. Schomer

[Zoom] Seizure Disorders with Dr. Schomer

GI Translational Research Team Meeting

[Zoom] GI Translational Research Team Meeting

(ANES) Regional Lecture: Continuous Catheter Risks w/Dr. Ken Mullen

[Zoom] Regional Lecture: Continuous Catheter Risks w/Dr. Ken Mullen