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Researchers at UVA are on track to eradicate a disease that plagues nearly 1.5 million Americans, many of whom are children and adolescents. With the help of experts from across disciplines, UVA’s School of Medicine is leading a three-pronged approach to better detect, control and eventually cure Type 1 diabetes.

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When Lauren was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease, her doctor described it as "a tiger living inside you."

Pediatric researchers sharing their work, which tackles topics from asthma to food allergies to the effects of the first bath on newborn skin #UVA #research

UVA's Code ANA Teaches Schools About Food Allergies

Each year in this country, 200,000 people require emergency medical care for an allergic reaction to food, and experts say the problem is growing. Click the photo to learn more.

For the next time you're planning for an appointment. Remember, though, that exams with contrast may take longer so be sure and check!

Clock Mystery from 350 years Ago Sheds Light on Human Health

IN A NUTSHELL: A peculiar phenomenon observed in pendulum clocks in 1665 also explains how the body times the replacement of disease-preventing cells in our guts, researchers have found. The discovery could help doctors determine when to give drugs, cancer treatments, probiotics and vaccines for best effect. Click the photo to read more.

At age 34, Dr. Jay Gillenwater became the youngest chairman of the department in 1967. During his tenure the department acquired the first lithotripter, a device used during cystoscopy to crush and remove bladder, ureteral, and renal stones. The acquisition was a major milestone in the history of the Urology Department and the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia.

#TeamTuesday: If a patient needs a feeding tube at home, Dana Roach, an administrative support team member with Continuum Home Infusion Pharmacy, may be their primary contact. She talks to them over the phone, arranging deliveries and making sure they have the supplies they need. Recently, one patient who Dana had been working with for years drove from Richmond to Charlottesville just to finally meet the voice on the other end of the phone. He surprised Dana during a department meeting, gave her a bear hug and said, “I just had to meet you Dana. Your genuine compassion, respect and service has helped me greatly during my sickness.”

Congratulations again to the Class of 2017! Find photos from the weekend's festivities, including our Graduation Reception, in our online photo album. You can also upload your photos to share with your fellow ALUMNI! Just head over to our website - link in bio. #uvamed #uvagrad