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AHA Honors UVA Endocrinologist for Work on High Blood Pressure

September 7, 2020
The American Heart Association has named Robert M. Carey, MD, a Distinguished Scientist for his lifetime of research into high blood pressure.

UVA Health Enhancing Support for Patients with Disabilities

August 31, 2020
UVA Health is improving its procedures to better meet the needs of patients with disabilities. When individuals visit UVA Health for care, health system team members will ask more questions about patients’ disability status and accommodations.

UVA-Developed Artificial Pancreas Effective for Children Ages 6-13, Study Finds

August 27, 2020
An artificial pancreas originally developed at the University of Virginia Center for Diabetes Technology safely and effectively manages blood sugar levels in children ages 6 to 13 with type 1 diabetes, a national clinical trial has found.

Strokes in Babies: Here’s How the Body Rushes to the Rescue

August 26, 2020
New research is shedding light on the brain’s immune defenses – and how those defenses respond to strokes that strike one in 4,000 babies.

UVA-Designed COVID-19 Swab to Support High-Priority Testing Across Virginia

August 25, 2020
The Commonwealth of Virginia will receive 60,000 nasopharyngeal swabs weekly to support high-priority COVID-19 testing across the state, thanks to a collaboration led by University of Virginia faculty to design this key testing supply.

Women Surgeons Earn Their Cut of NIH Funding – and Then Some

August 20, 2020
Women are underrepresented in the field of academic surgery, but women surgeons are earning a disproportionate share of research grants from the National Institutes of Health.

Top Coma Experts Seek to Improve Patient Outcomes

August 18, 2020
Leading coma experts have created an ambitious plan to help doctors better care for comatose patients and answer that most awful question: “Will my loved one wake up?”

Stroke: Online Calculator Can Predict Your Risk

August 13, 2020
Doctors can predict patients' risk of ischemic stroke by using a tool developed by a UVA pediatrician and his collaborator.

When Can Kids Return to Sports After COVID-19? Doctors Weigh In

August 12, 2020
Pediatric cardiologists are offering important advice on when it is safe for children and teens to return to playing sports after recovering from COVID-19.

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.