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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The Surgery That Gave A Boy Thumbs

Although Connor Woodle has a genetic disorder that resulted in him being born without thumbs, he now has all the dexterity he needs thanks to Dr. Bobby Chhabra, co-founder of the UVA Hand Center, who created thumbs for Connor over the course of two operations.
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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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Stop By and Take a Look: Pinn Hall Receives Beautiful Renovation

I am happy to announce that the renovation projects on the second and third floors of Pinn Hall have been completed. The second floor houses our new Good Manufacturing Practice…

Adams Appointed New Chair of the Department of Surgery

Reid B. Adams, MD I am pleased to announce the appointment of Reid B. Adams, MD, Claude A. Jessup Professor of Surgery, who will succeed Martha Zeiger, MD, as Chair…

Highlights: May MAC Meeting

The School of Medicine’s Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) met on May 14, 2019, 4-5 p.m., in the Biomedical Sciences classroom. Here are highlights from that meeting: David S. Wilkes, MD | Dean…

First-Year Students Experience Service from Community-Oriented Course

There are no tests. There are no traditional letter grades. Rather, there are content sessions on topics such as poverty, housing, and health; child welfare and abuse; LGBTQ health; mental…

Relive Graduation Weekend With Two New Videos

The School of Medicine students’ Final Exercises took place the weekend of May 15. You may have already seen the photos on social media or here on the Dean’s Office…
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Go Girls! Fitness Support Group

[Zion Crossroads] Come groove with us tonight!

Preparing for Birth and Baby Series

[8th Floor, Main UVA Hospital ] This 5 session class will prepare you for birth and caring for your baby. We will cover typical labor patterns, comfort measures and position…