Topic: Medical School

Health System Pushes into Northern Virginia

Health System Pushes into Northern Virginia

The $112 million partnership with Inova health systems will introduce a medical school campus in Fairfax County that features a state-of-the-art human genomics program.

Spring 2017

Resident Life

Resident Life

Through thousands of cases, physicians in training learn to be ready for anything

For physicians in training at UVA’s School of Medicine, no two days are the same. Over many years and thousands of cases, they learn to be ready for anything.

Spring 2016

The Pause

The Pause

A UVA trauma care nurse honors the lives of his patients

A UVA trauma nurse discusses the origins and importance of “The Pause,” a ritual practice that honors both a patient’s life and medical workers’ efforts to save it.

Spring 2016

Tibetan Medicine Under the Microscope

Tibetan Medicine Under the Microscope

UVA Medical Center examines efficacy and possibilities of an ancient practice

Doctors at the UVA Medical Center are taking a closer look at whether traditional Tibetan healing techniques can help patient outcomes—and stand up to scientific scrutiny.

Fall 2015

More than a Museum

More than a Museum

Fralin Museum’s collaborations aim for the heart and the mind

Through its various university and community programs, the Fralin Museum of Art curates a spirit of collaboration.

Summer 2015

Room of Errors

Room of Errors

UVA Medical Center works to cut down medical errors by creating them

The "room of errors" is a new training tool a UVA nursing professor uses to get everyone from interns to nurses to therapists thinking more about reducing medical errors.

Spring 2015

Better Living Through Architecture

Better Living Through Architecture

UVA's Center for Design and Health is working to improve environments around the world

The School of Architecture's Center for Design and Health studies ways to improve the design and planning of buildings and environments for human health.

Fall 2014

Nibbled to Death

Nibbled to Death

How an infectious amoeba kills cells by snacking on them

UVA researchers have found a parasitic infection that kills human cells by nibbling them to death.

Fall 2014

Stem Cell Breakthrough

Stem Cell Breakthrough

UVA scientists’ discovery could lead to organ and tissue regeneration

The research is the first to show that a group of embryonic cells can be directed to grow in a particular way by stimulating only two signals that govern cell development.

Summer 2014

R&D: The Brain

R&D: The Brain

Three different research teams at UVA turn their attention to the brain

UVA researchers look at genetic variation among brain cells; top-of-the-tongue phenomena; and a new method for diagnosing traumatic brain injuries.

Spring 2014

World Changers

World Changers

Faculty members receive Commonwealth’s highest honor

Professors Linda Columbus and Dr. William Petri receive the Outstanding Faculty Award.

Spring 2014

A Real Lifesaver

A Real Lifesaver

UVA medical student identifies patient with a deadly condition in training session

During a training session at UVA’s School of Medicine last spring, medical student Ryan Jones (Col ’09, Med ’14) examined Jim Malloy, a “standardized patient.”...

Spring 2014

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Highlights

Sensors & Sensibility

Sensors & Sensibility

At what point do wearable health sensors dehumanize patients? Learn about the abilities and limitations of these advanced detection methods through the eyes of science and sociology.

’Hoo Are You?

’Hoo Are You?

The University of Virginia has more than 230,000 living alumni. Take a look at how alumni demographics have changed over the past six decades, as well as where alumni live and what they do professionally.

Theatre of the Macabre

Theatre of the Macabre

Jefferson’s Anatomical Theatre gave way to grave robbers, the student Cadaver Society and, eventually, the wrecking ball.

Pop-Up Knowledge

Pop-Up Knowledge

Flash seminars are one-time discussion-based lectures, organized by students to engage their peers in discussion on a wide array of topics, from politics to philosophy to scientific findings.