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At UVA Health System, we are taking a critical look at what has come before to discover, research, teach, and care for patients in an entirely new way. You can help.

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Researchers at UVA are on track to eradicate a disease that plagues nearly 1.5 million Americans, many of whom are children and adolescents. With the help of experts from across disciplines, UVA’s School of Medicine is leading a three-pronged approach to better detect, control and eventually cure Type 1 diabetes.

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Information Literacy: How Can You Advocate for Your Own Health?

Information literacy is the knowledge and ability to find and evaluate health info. Click the photo to listen to a podcast about how to become a more informed patient.

UVA, @InovaHealth award research seed funding grants to joint research teams

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

Researchers are now able to view genes inside living cells #UVA #research

Can't thank our nurses enough!

Class of 2017: Daughter of Undocumented Immigrants Made UVA a Better Place

Erika Fernandez overcame financial hardship to transfer into the School of Nursing. Once there, she made her impact felt throughout the community. Click the photo to learn more.

After her stroke scare, Deb Owens, director of UVA Children’s Hospital and Women’s Services, turned her love for spin classes into a spin-a-thon to raise awareness and money for UVA stroke research. This weekend, another stroke survivor, Skylar Doerwaldt, joined her. Thank you to all who came out to this weekend's fundraiser, and thank you, Justin Ide, for taking the photos!

Congratulations to all our fellows and medical students for a great job presenting their research at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Society's annual meeting in San Francisco this weekend. Super proud!

#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:

"I love what I'm doing," says Tanita Woodson Adu (BSN '97). "You might see a patient who's homeless, dealing with schizophrenia, alienated by family and friends, and I'm the only one who's asked them how their day is, who lets them cry, who lets them get things out, who really listens." Adu has been a lot of things: A military brat. A critical care nurse. After an eye opening trip to Africa, she is now a nurse practitioner, researcher, and substance abuse coordinator at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Adu studies effective elements of communication between HIV patients and clinicians - because when patients trust their providers, "they'll be more likely to make their visits and take their meds," she says. And that makes the job more gratifying for Adu, who has seen many of her current patients for years, thanks to improvements in drug therapy. "It makes me feel good that I'm really helping," she adds. "It's work I was meant to do." #NationalNursesWeek #UVANursing