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Robert Carey, MD, tried to retire but found he wasn't very good at it.
The Most Meaningful Accomplishment
March 9, 2018

I told you previously about how our Robert Carey, MD, played a key role in establishing new blood pressure guidelines, guidelines that classify millions more people as having high blood pressure. Now Wes Hester over at UVA Today has done a nice, in-depth piece on him in which he reflects…

Nurse practitioner Elizabeth Conde Alvarez is interviewed by Victoria Wreslio of NBC 29.
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 recalled how one person graciously offered her juice even though…

An Insider’s View of the Probiotics and Depression Project
March 8, 2017

Ioana Marin is a graduate student in neuroscience here at UVA. She's pictured at far left, along with researchers Jennifer Goertz and Alban Gaultier, PhD. They made the very cool discovery that it’s possible to reverse the symptoms of depression in mice just by feeding them Lactobacillus, the probiotic bacteria…

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We’re Out to Save Boys From Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
February 28, 2017

I want to share a video with you. It's about our new effort to figure out how to beat Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Duchenne robs boys of their ability to move and ultimately kills them at a young age. We know what causes the condition, but, frustratingly, promising treatments consistently fail.…

Bill Petri: Virginia Outstanding Scientist
February 13, 2017

Bill Petri, MD, PhD, has earned a well-deserved recognition from Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe. The governor and the Science Museum of Virginia have named Dr. Petri one of Virginia's Outstanding Scientists for 2017. That's quite an honor. The chief of our Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, Dr. Petri…

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Aaron Yao’s Crusade Against Cancer
October 26, 2016

This is Nengliang "Aaron" Yao, PhD. He's from China, originally, and is the first in his family to go to college. He's been researching cancer disparities in Appalachia, and he's come to the alarming conclusion that when it comes to cancer, the people in rural China have it better than…