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Each year since 1978, the Bowman Award has been presented to a fourth-year medical student at UVA who demonstrates the spirit and ideals with which Dick Bowman, MD '74, impressed his fellow students, physicians, family and friends during his relatively short lifetime. Dr. Bowman died tragically in May 1977 as the result of a sailing accident in upstate New York. ... The 40th Annual Bowman Dinner was celebrated in the Dome Room of the Rotunda on October 28. Among the attendees were 12 past Bowman Award recipients. The five Bowman Scholars selected for 2017 were honored at the event: Kristina Amelia Burger, Esteban Cubillos-Torres, Emmarie Genevieve Henriette Myers, David Matthew Noble and Walker DeHart Redd, who was chosen as the 2017 Bowman Award recipient. Congratulations to all of this year's honorees! #uvamed

Did you know that the UVA Medical Alumni Association provides current UVA medical students with need-based reimbursement of medical conference expenses? These funds help students participate in exciting career opportunities. Recently, we were able to help Michaela Banks, SMD'19, attend ObesityWeek2017 to present a poster on obesity in a pediatric population. ... Learn more about our programs for students at UVAMedAlum.org/students. #uvamed

In Memoriam: Dr. John Risher, UVA’s Oldest Living Football Player. https://t.co/Z1I18XZtcQ

Congratulations UVA SoM on 2017 Excellence in Diversity HEED Award (6 years in a row!) https://t.co/Uq2FEv2hAn @uvasomfacdev @uvahealthnews

More than 20 University of Virginia medical students joined us today for the annual Reed Lecture and Luncheon and a presentation on frontotemporal dementia. ** Ramona Reed, MD '68, a psychiatrist, and her husband, Larry, established the Reed Fund to make confidential outpatient psychiatric care available at no cost to medical students at UVA. Learn more on our website. #uvamed

Behind the Badge: Vic Laubach, Lung Transplant Researcher

What does it take to become a lung transplant researcher? Vic Laubach explains his journey to become a researcher at UVA School of Medicine. Click the photo for more.

People suffering from severe trauma or sepsis often develop multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). It’s as though the immune system turns against the patient, attacking the vital organs instead of the infection.

Last night, the UVA Medical Alumni Association sponsored a reception in San Diego honoring Barbara Bass, MD ’79, the newly installed president of the American College of Surgeons. Thanks to all who joined us for this celebration. ** L-R: Margaret Tracci, JD, MD, president of UVA's Muller-Jones Surgical Society; Barbara Bass, MD '79; Martha A. Zeiger, MD, S. Hurt Watts Professor and Chair of the UVA Department of Surgery #uvamed #UVA #ACSCC17

"The goal of our research is to try to understand how the organisms that inhabit our body - how they influence the metastatic side of breast cancer," says Melanie Rutkowski , Assistant Professor of Microbiology at UVA School of Medicine, referring to research funded by a $450,000 grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation. http://www.nbc29.com/story/36661592/susan-g-komen-awards-grant-to-uva-for-breast-cancer-research