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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:

Vivian Pinn, MD, eventually became the first director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health at @NIH #UVA

Vivian Pinn, MD, was the sole minority and female member of the #UVA School of Medicine's class of 1967. We were honored to have her here today for our dedication of Pinn Hall @uva

Honored to be in the presence of Dr Vivian Pinn. I can because she already did! Walking in the path of her legacy…

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The UVA Medical Alumni Association was pleased to sponsor a reception yesterday for underrepresented students, housestaff and faculty of the UVA School of Medicine. Student members of SNMA, LMSA, and qMD were in attendance, along with Dean David S. Wilkes (seen here with SNMA president Jewel Llamas). Thanks to everyone who joined us! To learn about upcoming events, visit #uvamed #SNMA

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:"

Have you seen the name Claude Moore and wondered who he was? Here's your answer! #uvamed