Flight nurse Shawn Reid's nursing career started with a simple question: what happens to patients after they arrive at the hospital? Click the photo to read more about what makes Shawn Reid's job "the best job in the world."
Meet Scamp! He's a hospital therapy dog and a retired grand champion show dog. He weighs 5.25 pounds and loves attention and biscuits. Scamp's handler, Sally Scott, is retired and used to work in our Palliative Care Unit. Scamp and Sally regularly visit the hospital lobby and the Surgical Family Waiting Lounge to bring comfort to visitors and patients.
Just two more weeks to get the "early bird" registration pricing for the largest all women's race in Virginia! Registration fees increase on August 1st.
Visit www.women4miler.org/register to sign up today.
July 18, 2018
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!