Category: All Releases

Four Free Weekly COVID-19 Testing Events Planned

August 7, 2020
To help keep Charlottesville and the surrounding area safe, UVA Health is teaming up with the Virginia Department of Health, Thomas Jefferson Health District and community partners to offer four free COVID-19 testing events each week.

UVA Named to Newsweek’s Best Maternity Hospitals List

August 6, 2020
For meeting a set of rigorous best practices for maternity care, University of Virginia Medical Center, UVA Women’s Services and UVA Children’s have been named to Newsweek’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2020 list.

Study Finds Barriers to HIV Prevention in the South

August 4, 2020
The South, the U.S. region with the most HIV infections each year, also has the greatest barriers to obtaining drugs that can prevent the disease for people who rely on Affordable Care Act insurance plans.

Why is Stroke So Deadly for People of African Descent?

July 31, 2020
An international team of scientists has completed the largest analysis of stroke-risk genes ever undertaken in people of African descent.

Your Brain Parasite Isn’t Making You Sick – Here’s Why

July 30, 2020
A new discovery explains how the body keeps a common brain parasite in check, shedding light on the brain's relationship with the immune system.

U.S. News & World Report: UVA Again No. 1 Hospital in Virginia

July 28, 2020
It's the fifth consecutive year. The publication also ranks eight UVA specialties among the best in the nation.

Doctors Urge Hospitals to Become ‘Artificial Intelligence Ready’

July 23, 2020
Disorganized efforts to implement artificial intelligence in hospitals could undermine the technology's vast potential to benefit patients, the group warns.

UVA Pioneers Study of Genetic Diseases With Quantum Computers

July 22, 2020
Scientists are harnessing the mind-bending potential of quantum computers to help us understand genetic diseases – even before quantum computers are a thing.

Quality Heart and Lung Care Earns UVA International Award

July 21, 2020
Fewer than 30 hospitals worldwide have earned the award.

UVA Earns High Marks in National Breastfeeding Care Review

July 16, 2020
UVA received a 91 out of 100 on the Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care survey, far exceeding the Virginia and national averages.