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UVA’s David S. Wilkes Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Medicine

October 21, 2020
David S. Wilkes, MD, dean of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

This Red Means ‘Go’ for Medical Discoveries

October 19, 2020
With a little tweak of the color palette, UVA researchers have made it easier for scientists to unravel the mysteries of disease and develop new treatments.

Researchers Seek to End Unexpected Bills for Screening Colonoscopies

October 14, 2020
Nearly 1 in 8 commercially insured patients nationwide who underwent an elective colonoscopy between 2012 and 2017 performed by an in-network provider received “surprise” bills for out-of-network expenses, often totaling hundreds of dollars or more, a new analysis shows.

UVA Ranks 18th Among ‘Top 50 Teaching Hospitals for America’

October 12, 2020
Washington Monthly Magazine has recognized UVA Medical Center as the 18th best teaching hospital in the country in its 2020 edition of the “Top 50 Teaching Hospitals for America.”

Dr. Taison Bell Honored for Working to Transform Healthcare

October 9, 2020
For his work battling COVID-19 and his efforts to address racial health disparities, Business Insider has named UVA Health’s Taison Bell, MD, MBA, one of “30 Leaders Under 40 Changing Healthcare.”

UVA Tests Drug, Given to Trump, to See If It Can Prevent COVID-19

October 8, 2020
UVA Health is testing the antibody cocktail to determine if it can prevent COVID-19 infection in people who share a household with someone with the illness.

UVA Cancer Center Improves Care for Brain Metastases

October 5, 2020
Ambitious efforts at UVA Cancer Center to improve care for patients with cancer that has spread to the brain have yielded important insights and tools that can benefit other hospitals.

UVA Children’s Opening Pediatric Liver Clinic in Richmond

September 30, 2020
UVA Children’s is opening a pediatric hepatology clinic in Richmond on Oct. 6 that will provide comprehensive care for children with liver disease, including evaluations for liver transplants.

UVA Launching Project to Determine Long-term Brain Effects of Blast Exposures in Military Personnel

September 29, 2020
The effort will help the military determine which service members are at greatest risk and reduce their chances of adverse health effects.

UVA Testing Sound Waves to Address Erectile Dysfunction

September 28, 2020
UVA is exploring the potential of “low-intensity shockwave therapy” to address erectile dysfunction by promoting blood vessel growth and tissue repair.