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James Ryan Reintroduces Himself to the University Community

From the Rotunda steps, President-Elect James E. Ryan said his belief in the power of the University to improve the world and his love for UVA, his alma mater, drew him home. Click the photo to learn more.

The university is proud to dedicate Pinn Hall in honor of Dr. Vivian Pinn, a 1967 graduate of the School of Medicine

Yesterday marked the dedication of UVA School of Medicine's Pinn Hall, named in honor of Vivian W. Pinn, MD. Dr. Pinn received her MD from UVA in 1967. She was the only woman and the only African-American in her medical class. Dr. Pinn's achievements are many, including serving as the Founding Director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health. Her legacy is one which the School of Medicine is proud to recognize. At the dedication, UVA Board of Visitors member Dr. LD Britt remarked, “[Pinn's] work at the NIH on minority and women’s health, as well as the disparities in health care, has fundamentally changed how we as physicians practice and how we conduct clinical research." Dr. Pinn stated, "I’m proud of what I have been able to accomplish, but what truly excites me now is a chance to look forward to the future – and to what the next generation of physicians, researchers and policymakers will make possible.” Read more about Dr. Pinn and the dedication of Pinn Hall:

We dedicated a medical research building in honor of Vivian Pinn, MD, who was the only minority and only woman in the UVA School of Medicine Class of 1967. She ultimately became the first director of NIH's Office of Research on Woman's Health. More info:

'Hoos on Capitol Hill? UVA Nursing, of course! #DNP student Kimone Reid, who, with American Nurses Association president Pam Cipriano, visited with Mark Warner, Senator and U.S. Senator Tim Kaine to discuss current legislation and health policy. Thanks to ALL for meaningful opportunity to talk on topics from palliative and hospice care misconceptions to the RN Safe Staffing and Home Health Care Planning and Improvement Bill (Title VIII). And fiercely proud of our national connectivity and exceptional student and faculty leaders.

Our International Family Medicine Clinic helps #Charlottesville-area refugees while training future doctors #UVA

Susan Pollart, MD, MS, has been appointed as the Interim Chair of the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Pollart also serves as the Ruth E. Murdaugh Professor of Family Medicine and the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development. Read the full announcement by David Wilkes, MD, Dean of UVA School of Medicine: Read the document, "Responsibilities of Department Chairs in the School of Medicine:"

A teaching & learning moment Our wonderful preceptor-mentor, Patricia Leonard Higgins, took her #communityhealth students to see the #Charlottesville statues and memorials that have captured the nation's attention. Much fodder for classroom discussion, and nurses' roles in emergency preparedness and healing.