A Little-Appreciated Risk for Heart Attacks and Stroke

January 30, 2018

Fascinating article in the New York Times today about a significant risk factor for heart attacks and strokes that doctors are only now beginning to appreciate.

For a long time, doctors have been baffled by the large number of apparently… Read More

Brain Institute Backs Big Ideas

January 29, 2018

The latest projects funded by UVA’s Brain Institute are tackling some tremendously important topics, from brain cancer to sports concussions to dyslexia. The institute just awarded its second round of grants, totalling $880,000, to interdisciplinary teams of researchers across… Read More

Helping Heal Puerto Rico

January 11, 2018

One of our nurse practitioners, Elizabeth Conde Alvarez, can tell you about both the tremendous devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the tremendous kindness of people there, even as they try to survive amid terrible conditions.

She… Read More

Meet Victor Laubach, Lung Transplant Researcher

January 5, 2018

My colleagues over at Healthy Balance, the UVA Health System’s blog, have done a nice interview with our Victor Laubach, PhD. Dr. Laubach is doing some tremendously cool work that could one day let us rehabilitate unusable lungs… Read More