The Department of Medicine recognizes that faculty and staff want to serve the greater community and have fun doing it. Over the last several years, we have taken on projects to tackle together and invite the participation of all.
UVA Cystic Fibrosis Team
The UVA Cystic Fibrosis team is a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) accredited program and is participating in multiple charitable activities, QI activities and clinical trials. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. More than 10 million Americans are unknowing, symptomless carriers of the defective CF gene. Cystic Fibrosis requires many people with the disease to spend hours a day on inhaled treatments and take hundreds of pills per week. Nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of the DF Foundations support. We would love for members of the community to participate, just click on the “Join our Team” button, UVA’s Adult Cystic Fibrosis team, “CF Trailblazers”. From there, you can make a donation and start fundraising, be sure to share via Facebook/LinkedIn. Great Strides is a fun event that provides a fantastic opportunity for family, friends, students, and colleagues to come together to make a difference in the lives of people with CF. JOIN OUR TEAM!
United Way Day of Caring
A team from the Department of Medicine’s Human Resources (right) work at Jackson-Via Elementary School for a United Way Day of Caring. Team members Brian Gittens, Kristen Crawford, Christina Hamill, Gail Hundley, A.J. Leo, and Ally Mawyer hauled lumber for the school’s fence and shed, primed its kiosk and cut back weeds.
DOM’S Habitat for Humanity Volunteers Help Partner Families Reach Their Dream – Learn More
DOM sponsors volunteer workdays for the Greater Charlottesville Region Habitat for Humanity organization. DOM work crews spackle and paint, hang drywall and perform a variety of other tasks to help complete the homes of Habitat partner families. A recent project helped to “transform a long-time City dumping ground into a pedestrian-oriented, sustainably built, 46-unit neighborhood in the heart of Charlottesville,” according to Habitat.
DOM & SOM Host Poster Contest, Conference for Charlottesville Middle School and High School Students
The Office for Diversity at the School of Medicine, in partnership with the Department of Medicine, hosts an annual poster symposium for Charlottesville High School students in the spring. UVA med students and SOM faculty provide mentorship and assistance to CHS students as they research and develop their posters
SOM’s Office of Diversity and DOM also team up to host an annual “Inside UVA Medicine” event for Charlottesville middle-schoolers. Seventh graders experience the “in-the-round” classroom where UVA medical students learn, visit the Medical Simulation Center, go up to the hospital’s Pegasus helipad, among other activities.
- Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC)
- Mud Warrior Race
Mud Warriors from the Department of MUDicine participated in this challenging fund-raising event to benefit Charlottesville’s Hope Community Center. A lovely day was shared and money was raised for this worthy cause.