Category: Medical Subspecialties

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 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-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.

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.

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.

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.

Quality Heart and Lung Care Earns UVA International Award

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

Exercise Can Slow or Prevent Vision Loss, Study Finds

June 30, 2020
A new study found that exercise reduced the harmful overgrowth of blood vessels in the eyes of lab mice by up to 45%. This tangle of blood vessels is a key contributor to macular degeneration and other eye diseases.

Fire Ants Limiting Spread of Meat Allergy – But Pose Own Danger

June 24, 2020
Invasive fire ants are limiting the spread of a dangerous meat allergy. But it’s not all good news: The ants can also cause severe allergic reactions.