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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Just When You Thought Our Medical Students Couldn’t Be More Awesome, They Go and Do This …

The below story was posted to our internal news site, but I was so thrilled that I need to share it here on the Dean’s Office Blog. Our medical students…

Cross Appointed Associate Dean for Graduate and Medical Scientist Programs

Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to announce the appointment of Janet V. Cross, PhD, as the School of Medicine’s new Associate Dean for Graduate and Medical Scientist Programs, effective June…

Moving the School of Medicine Online

  Months ago, when COVID-19 started spreading in earnest, I — like many others — was anticipating what would come next, but also, I was somewhat in denial. Was this…

Recognizing our Doctors on National Doctors’ Day

National Doctors’ Day was established to recognize and celebrate the contributions physicians make to individuals and to communities. Certainly today we recognize the heroic commitment, fortitude, and dedication of you,…

Our Students Had a Great 2020 Match Day (Despite the Coronavirus)

Angela Zeigler, SMD20 To paraphrase Dickens: It is the best of times, it is the worst of times. We’re all pretty much up to speed on the latter, let me…
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Melanoma Translational Research Team Meeting

[Zoom Meeting] Dr. Ale Gru and Dr. Mark Jameson to discuss their IIT idea of intraoperative margin assessment using Melan-A staining

Breastfeeding Class

[University Hospital ] A lactation consultant will help prepare you for breastfeeding. Learn about positioning, helping baby with a correct latch, how your body makes milk and what to expect…