• Pinn Scholars Named

      Pinn Scholars Named

      Please join us in congratulating the new class of 4 Pinn Scholars of the School of Medicine. The Pinn Scholars program was designed to support and recognize our mid-level faculty and is named in honor of Dr. Vivian Pinn, a graduate of the UVA School of Medicine Class on 1967, founding director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the NIH and a tireless advocate for open access to health care and for…
    • Researcher Lands $450K Grant to Study Gut Bacteria’s Role in Breast Cancer

      Researcher Lands $450K Grant to Study Gut Bacteria’s Role in Breast Cancer

      UVA Today, October 23, 2017 University of Virginia researcher Melanie Rutkowski can envision a day when doctors prescribe a specific diet to prevent the spread of breast cancer. A day when doctors could identify women at high risk for breast tumors just by examining the bacteria in their guts. And now the Susan G. Komen organization has awarded her $450,000 to fund pioneering research that could make that happen. Over the next three years, the…
    • Mindful Meals for Mothers-to-Be

      Mindful Meals for Mothers-to-Be

      Nursing researchers Anna Maria Siega-Riz, left, and Jeanne Alhusen say they are seeking to “break that cycle obesity exerts on moms and babies.” (Photos by Dan Addison, University Communications)    October 16, 2017 Christine Phelan Kueter, kueter@virginia.edu    UVA Today If pregnancy is a moment of joy and wonder, for women already struggling with weight issues, it can also be a period of profound uncertainty. At a time when women are encouraged to eat healthfully and…
    • THRIV Hits Milestone with Inaugural Class of Scholars

      THRIV Hits Milestone with Inaugural Class of Scholars

      In January 2018, the University of Virginia will be applying for a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), which will allow us to join a national network of 60+ medical research institutions working together to improve the translational research process to get more treatments to more patients more quickly. The network collaborates locally and regionally to catalyze innovation in training, research tools, and processes. (We wrote about it last February, which you can read here.)…
    • THRIV Scholars Named

      THRIV Scholars Named

      We are pleased to announce the selection of the inaugural class of Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (THRIV) Scholars! We received 14 excellent applications from three different schools at UVA for this mentored career development award (internally funded by the School of Medicine).  Five Scholars have been named: Jessica Keim-Malpass, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, Department of Acute and Specialty Care, School of Nursing (Elizabeth Epstein, PhD, RN, Chair) Research Proposal:  A pragmatic clinical trial evaluating…

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