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UVA Earns ‘A’ From National Hospital Safety Rating Group

University of Virginia Medical Center has earned an A on the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national patient safety rating of all general hospitals in the U.S.  The rating is based on 28 publicly available safety measures, which include patient...
15-May-2019 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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iTHRIV Seeks Partners to Improve Public Health, Address Disparities Across Virginia

The Integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV), which aims to improve the health of people across the state and beyond, is seeking nonprofit or government organizations to partner with researchers to address community...
8-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UVA Honored Nationally Among ‘100 Great Hospitals’

University of Virginia Medical Center has been named to the 2019 listing of 100 Great Hospitals in America by Becker’s Hospital Review, a national healthcare publication. According to Becker’s, hospitals named to the list are nationally...
6-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UVA's Edward H. Egelman Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Sciences

Egelman has attracted national and international headlines for discoveries such as how urinary tract infections take hold and how an almost indestructible virus survives and thrives in nearly boiling acid.
2-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Soft Bedding Poses Grave Danger to Sleeping Babies, Study Shows

Almost 70% of babies who died from sleep-related suffocation between 2011 and 2014 did so because of soft bedding, a new study reveals. The finding underscores physicians’ urgent message to new parents that babies should sleep only in cribs or...
23-Apr-2019 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Strange, Electricity-Conducting Bacteria Yield Secret to Tiny Batteries, Big Medical Advances

These strange bacteria conduct electricity through a structure never before seen in nature -- a structure scientists can co-opt to miniaturize electronics, create powerful-yet-tiny batteries, build pacemakers without wires and develop a host of...
4-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Pamela Sutton-Wallace Named to Top 25 Women Leaders List by Modern Healthcare

Modern Healthcare, a leading national healthcare publication, has named Pamela M. Sutton-Wallace, chief executive officer of University of Virginia Medical Center, as one of 2019’s Top 25 Women Leaders.
26-Mar-2019 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Protect Your Prescription’ During National Poison Prevention Week

The Blue Ridge Poison Center (BRPC) at the University of Virginia Health System is commemorating National Poison Prevention Week from March 17-23 by focusing on protecting your prescription medicines from falling into the wrong hands.
20-Mar-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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In-Flight Medical Emergencies: What Doctors and Travelers Need to Know

A new article in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine offers guidance for doctors and other travelers about how to deal with medical emergencies during air travel. It's important advice that could save your life.
24-Sep-2015 12:05 PM EDT

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Scientist Saving Vast Amounts of Vital Knowledge (on a Very Small Budget)

A scientist at the University of Virginia School of Medicine is rescuing vast amounts of humanity’s knowledge of the submicroscopic world from potential oblivion, making it more accessible than ever before and doing so on a budget many thought...
14-Sep-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Cardiologist Available to Comment on Bill Clinton's Heart Condition

Brian H. Annex, M.D., chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Virginia Health System, is available to speak about Clinton’s procedure and the signs and symptoms of heart disease that...
12-Feb-2010 9:00 AM EST

Expert Available to Discuss Pompe Disease, the Focus of New Harrison Ford Film

Based on a true story, the film "Extraordinary Measures" highlights a condition called Pompe disease. Shawn Lipinski, a certified genetic counselor at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital, works with Pompe disease patients and is...
25-Jan-2010 2:00 PM EST

Nurse Heads to the Congo to Help Rape Victims

Sarah Anderson, PhD, forensic nurse in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia Health System, is part of a team that will travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo to educate clinicians on collecting evidence and...
6-Jul-2009 11:30 AM EDT

Expert Available To Discuss New A-Fib Scoring System

A study in the February 28 issue of The Lancet describes a risk scoring process that researchers believe could help prevent atrial fibrillation, the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm in the United States that affects about 2.2 million...
27-Feb-2009 12:00 PM EST

Expert Available to Discuss Atrial Fibrillation

Reporters seeking background information about Vice President Cheney's treatment for atrial fibrillation are welcome to contact the UVA Public Relations office to arrange an interview with J. Michael (Mike) Mangrum, MD, Associate Professor of...
27-Nov-2007 3:20 PM EST

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UVA Health System is an academic health system that includes a 604-bed hospital, the UVA School of Medicine, a level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia. UVA is recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report, Best Doctors in America and America's Top Doctors.

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    Psychologist

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