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Class of 2017: Student-Athlete Committed to Health Care for Underserved
Micah Brickhill, who grew up in a rural area, is heading to UVA’s School of Medicine with plans to practice rural family medicine. Click the photo to read more.
Vivian Pinn, MD '67, with her former lab partners, classmates Kenny Greer, MD '67, and Bruce Birch, MD '67, at their recent 50th class reunion. #uvamed #UVA
Congratulations to Claire DeBolt, a fourth-year student at the UVA School of Medicine and the recipient of the 2017 Gratton Alexander Litz, III Award for outstanding performance during the Internal Medicine clerkship. This award recognizes a fourth-year student with the ability to apply medical knowledge clinically, while demonstrating compassion for patients. Claire is seen here at the award presentation on April 28 with Margaret R. Douglas, MD '83, and Capt. Charles Litz. #UVA #uvamed
#TeamTuesday: Congratulations are in order for medical student Michael Dong! He’s one of only 79 students nationwide selected for the Medical Research Fellows Program through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The fellowship gives him a stipend that will let him take a year off from medical school for in-depth, mentored biomedical research.
Michael, who is from McLean, will be doing that research with Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, who discovered the vessels connecting the brain and the immune system. Kipnis has worked with Michael before and says he has “the bug of science. … he got really excited about it. He’s passionate.”
Read more about Michael’s fellowship and research: http://newsroom.uvahealth.com/about/news-room/archives/pioneering-research-earns-med-student-prestigious-howard-hughes-fellowship
UVA School of Medicine kidney research has unexpectedly led to a discovery about the formation of the heart, including the identification of a gene responsible for a deadly cardiac condition.
The UVA Medical Alumni Association recognized Sherita Hill Golden, MD ’94, as co-recipient of its 2017 Walter Reed Distinguished Achievement Award during a presentation on April 29 in Charlottesville. Dr. Golden received the award along with Robert S. Brown, Sr., MD 67. Dr. Golden is the Hugh P. McCormick Family Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She also holds joint appointments in the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research and in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Congratulations to Dr. Golden on her distinguished career and on this well-deserved recognition. You can learn more about her career, as well as a list of past recipients of the Walter Reed Award, at UVAMedAlum.org/alumni/awards.
The UVA Medical Alumni Association recognized Robert S. Brown, Sr., MD '67 as co-recipient of its 2017 Walter Reed Distinguished Achievement Award during a presentation on April 29. A psychiatrist, Dr. Brown closed his private practice of 40 years in 2005 and, at the age of 74, embarked on a new career as staff psychiatrist for the Department of Defense's Kenner Army Health Clinic - Department of Behavioral Health at Fort Lee, Virginia. His mission there was to counsel soldiers with combat-induced Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and to provide individual and group therapy for those soldiers. Dr. Brown is seen here (center) with Dean David S. Wilkes, MD (left) and Executive Director Barry Collins (right), You can learn more about Dr. Brown's career, as well as a list of past recipients of the Walter Reed Award, at UVAMedAlum.org/alumni/awards.
Congratulations to Elizabeth A. Carr, MD '88, recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Medical Alumnus Award. Dr. Carr has served in many volunteer roles, including president of the UVA Medical Alumni Association's Board of Directors. Dean David S. Wilkes, MD, (left) presented the award on April 29 and is seen here with Dr. Carr and Executive Director Barry Collins. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the noble profession of medicine and exceptional service and dedication to the University of Virginia Medical Alumni Association and Medical School Foundation. #uvamed #UVA