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UVA’s 1st Research Achievement Awards
February 4, 2020

School of Medicine faculty members were among those recognized as "leaders in their fields [who] are impacting the world in positive ways.”

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One of 2017’s Top 10 Clinical Research Achievements!
April 18, 2018

Here's a well-earned recognition: Our Daniel "Trey" Lee's pioneering work in battling pediatric leukemia has been honored as one of 2017’s top 10 Clinical Research Achievements by the Clinical Research Forum. Dr. Lee’s research weaponizes immune cells, known as T cells, in pediatric and young adult clinical trial participants to…

video post Ziv Haskal, MD, views the radiology procedure in virtual reality.
Virtual Reality Radiology (with VIDEO)
March 13, 2018

Want to see what it's like to do a radiology procedure with our Ziv Haskal, MD? Now you can, thanks to virtual reality. Dr. Haskal has created a VR experience demonstrating a complex procedure from beginning to end. He plans to use it as a teaching tool, so that colleagues…

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…

Is money compromising cancer care?
Is Money Compromising Cancer Care?
December 12, 2017

A troubling new study from our Timothy Showalter, MD, points out that providing brachytherapy for advanced cervical cancer actually costs hospital money. And that may explain the declining use of it at many facilities, even though it's the gold-standard treatment. “Studies have time and time again shown that brachytherapy is…

A new study from the UVA School of Medicine suggests breastfeeding for at least two months cuts the risk of SIDS almost in half.
How to Cut the Risk of SIDS by Half
November 1, 2017

What's the answer? Breastfeed for at least two months. That's according to an important new international study from our Dr. Fern Hauck, Dr. Rachel Moon and Kawai Tanabe, MPH (and their colleagues). Prior studies suggested that breastfeeding was associated with a decreased risk of SIDS, but this is the first…