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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Matherne Named Interim Chief Medical Officer and Interim Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

G. Paul Matherne, MD, MBA We are pleased to announce the appointment of G. Paul Matherne, MD, MBA, J. Francis Dammann Professor of Pediatrics, as Interim Chief Medical Officer (CMO)…

Deadline Soon: SOM Research Retreat

The School of Medicine Research Retreat will be held at the Boar’s Head Inn from the afternoon of February 7 through the evening of February 8. The event will include concurrent…

Four Reasons Why Our Pediatrics Residency Program Is So Successful

(l-r) Pediatric residents Alazar Haregu, MD; Cherise Brackett, MD; Sherilyn Salefsky, MD; and Katherine Turlington UVA Medical Center and the School of Medicine are always looking to attract top-flight talent…

Connecting to the Waiting Patient: SOM Dean’s Office Intranet

The primary goal of the School of Medicine Dean’s Office is to make sure that our efforts enable the School’s tri-partite mission of education, research, and clinical care, and benefit the “waiting”…

How Do We Hire and Retain Faculty?

Dean David Wilkes, MD I’ve always heard that “like attracts like.” At the UVA School of Medicine, we’re seeing this in action with regard to faculty hiring. Faculty at other…
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Public Health Grand Rounds: "Mobile health interventions for smoking cessation: A brief history and future directions"

[UHW/MSB 3181] Public Health Grand Rounds is a series of lunch-and-learn seminars about current research projects in the area of Public Health. The format will be a 30-40 minute presentation…

GEN Program Meeting

[BMG Library, Pinn Hall, 6th Floor, Room 6006] Speaker: Dr. Graham Casey and will be presenting on "A Growing Understanding of the Role of Genes and Environment on Colorectal Cancer…

CIC Seminar Series - Leonid Margolis, PhD, Principal Investigator, NICHD, Title: "Extracellular Vesicles in Immunity to Viral Infection"

[Pinn Hall 1-17] CIC Seminar Series - Leonid Margolis, PhD, Principal Investigator, NICHD, Title: "Extracellular Vesicles in Immunity to Viral Infection"

CIC Research in Progress: Tzu-Yu Feng "Does tissue microenvironment influence early metastatic dissemination for HR+ breast tumor"

[MR6, 3rd Floor, Room 3501] Tzu-Yu Feng, Grad Candidate Title "Does tissue microenvironment influence early metastatic dissemination for HR+ breast tumor" Research-in-Progress (RIP) is a place for graduate students and…

When We Do Harm: Medical Error and the Human Condition

[Pinn Hall Conference Center Auditorium] Jessie Stewart Richardson Memorial Lecture of the School of Medicine Produced by the Center for Health Humanities and Ethics, University of Virginia School of Medicine,…