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HOTW: our graduating senior residents. @kanthkm, @halley_06, @jcarrera82, @jleecr, Amal Abu-Libdeh, Matt McConnell, and David Lapides. We wish them all the best in their future careers. They will always be a part of the @uvaneurology family. #uvaneurology #chairparty #graduation2017 #bowties #uvaalumni

And they're up and running! Our new Chief Residents begin their final year of training with #TeamOrtho today! https://t.co/aVdkhJYyfP

Congratulations to alumna Sarah Larkin Evans, MD '13 (seen above at right), one of four recipients of this year's Brodie Resident Clinician Award from the UVA School of Medicine. This award recognizes a single resident in each of the primary care disciplines who demonstrates clinical excellence in primary care and serves as a model for peers and medical students at the University of Virginia by taking personal and primary responsibility for all of their patients’ needs. Congratulations also to Drs. Jackie Brown, Stephanie Hodges, and Benjamin Simson on this well-deserved recognition. #uvamed #UVA

Congratulations to the UVA School of Medicine faculty who received a Certificate of Commitment to Faculty Development in Medical Education yesterday! This medical education series is presented in collaboration with the Academy of Distinguished Educators. Faculty who attend 10 workshops over a two-year period will receive a Certificate of Commitment to Faculty Development in Medical Education. The certificate can be included as part of the Teaching Portfolio, which in turn can be used for purposes of application for membership to the Academy of Distinguished Educators and/or as part of the portfolio for promotion and tenure. Learn more here: https://faculty.med.virginia.edu/facultyaffairs/development/education-professional-development/

Great Nursing runs in the family: UVA School of Nursing alums Amy Pelleg (BSN '75) and her son Adam Pelleg (BSN '12) recently received awards for outstanding nursing in the same week! Adam is Lankenau Medical Center's most recent recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing, while Amy, who is Bryn Mawr Hospital's ICU Nurse Manager, received the Medallion for Distinguished Leadership in Nursing Practice from the Villanova University College of Nursing. Please join us in congratulating Amy and Adam!

Happy First Day of Summer! If your vacation plans will bring you through town, don't forget to stop by and say hello. #uvamed

#TeamTuesday: Patient care technician (PCT) Martina Torelli was making a patient's bed when she noticed changes in the patient's speech. Hours earlier, the patient had been very articulate, but now she was slurring her words and misidentifying objects. Martina used to work on our neuroscience unit, so she realized the patient might be having a stroke and notified a nurse. Because of her quick actions, the patient quickly received the clot-busting drug tPA and is doing well. So it doesn't surprise us that Martina's ultimate goal is to get a master's degree in nursing. She's part of UVA School of Nursing's Clinical Nurse Leader program, a 2-year master's program for people with bachelor's degrees in other fields. Before she became a PCT, Martina taught high school Spanish. She enjoyed it, but she'd always wanted to be a nurse and teaching never quite felt right. Now, she's on track to finish her master's in 2019 and plans to stay at UVA afterward.

UVA School of Medicine is intentional in striving to grow as a diverse, welcoming place to learn and work. In the past two years, we have doubled the percentage of our medical residents who are underrepresented minorities - racial and ethnic populations who are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population - from 7-8% to 15%. This is also double the national average. Read more about our efforts: https://news.med.virginia.edu/deans-office-blog/how-we-increased-inclusion-among-residents/

Catch up on @MedicineUVA faculty news, from grants to awards to promotions, for the week ending June 16:… https://t.co/q6wLbLFBWB