UVa study: Health of pregnant mom’s gut can indicate risk of autism
Preventing autism could be as simple as modifying an expectant mom’s diet, according to new research from the University of Virginia. Click the photo to read more.
July 18, 2018
Faculty Profile: UVA Associate Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Amy Mathers, MD.
Amy Mathers, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Division of Infectious Disease and International Health at UVA has been studying molecular epidemiology for more than ten years. Her expertise in tracking bacterial DNA sequences has advanced the understanding of where antibiotic-resistant pathogens originate and how they spread in even the most sterile places like hospitals. Click the photo to read more.
Many of your will recognize our #wcw, Vicky Eicher! She started participating in the 4 Miler in 2003, only missing one race since then, making this her 16th year! She is currently the #1 individual fundraiser for the W4M. She is a double breast cancer survivor, diagnosed in 1987 and again in 2002, when she personally benefitted from the UVA Cancer Center Breast Care Program.
Vicky participates in the 4 Miler Training Program and said, "I couldn't do it without the Pink Lady support. For years, my goal was to finish the race before someone older than me, but I was the penultimate finisher in 2016. I walked the race that year just five months after undergoing a total hip replacement. Then they literally rolled up the finish line after I crossed it in 2017, but, what they hey! I finished!!!" Pink Lady Walking Coach Barbara Crowther walked across the finish line with her.
To share your story or nominate a friend for #womancrushwednesday, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To read more about Vicky's story, visit the Your Stories page at www.womens4miler.org or read this Daily Progress article from last year!
The inaugural class of THRIV - Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia Scholars is entering its second year, and THRIV has announced a new class of Scholars. The new Scholars include the following faculty from the School of Medicine:
- Nicholas Brenton, MD, Assistant Professor Neurology
- Thomas Hartka, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
- Sana Syed, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
And from the School of Nursing:
- Meghan Mattos, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, Acute/Specialty Care
Additionally, NeuroNext Scholar Andrew Schomer, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, will join the group.
Congratulations to the new class of Scholars, and we wish continued success for the Scholars in their second year with the program!
(Image, L-R: Meghan Mattos, Nicholas Brenton, Thomas Hartka, Andrew Schomer, and Sana Syed)
Read more: https://news.med.virginia.edu/deans-office-blog/thriv-welcomes-second-class-of-scholars/
Our C’Ville Walks with Heart walkers celebrated the halfway point of their summer walking series with a healthy smoothie demonstration courtesy of the Brooks Family YMCA. Since June, the group has walked over 700 miles!
Piedmont Family YMCA
July 17, 2018
Wake-Up Call: Medicaid Expansion in Virginia
Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with UVa Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences and Public Policy, Carolyn Engelhard, about Medicaid expansion in Virginia. Click the photo to learn more.
July 17, 2018
Milton Edgerton, trailblazing plastic surgeon for children and transgender patients, dies at 96
When Milton Edgerton began his career as a plastic surgeon, his patients were wounded veterans of World War II, troops scarred by shrapnel or bullets or flames.
Later, as one of the foremost medical practitioners at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Virginia, he treated cancer patients and burn victims. Click the photo to read more.