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Capsule January 2017

Headlines from the UVA Health System

UVA Honored for Bariatric Surgery, Cancer Care

UVA, Virginia Tech Carilion Partner to Fund Brain Research

National ‘100 Great Orthopedics Programs’ List Honors UVA Orthopedics

In the News: Reunion 2017
Classes ending in 2 and 7: Save the date and make plans now to join us, April 28-30, for a fun-filled weekend in Charlottesville. Registration begins soon, but you can make your hotel reservations and take the class directory survey now. Also, most Reunion communications are being sent via email, so please let us know if this is not the address where you prefer to receive updates.

Baby Bibs
Meet Anna, daughter of 2010 UVA School of Medicine alumni Jess and Sean Foster. Anna is modeling the baby bib we sent her parents to congratulate them on their new arrival. If you’re an alumnus/a who is expecting or you’ve recently added to your family, please let us know and request your free bib.

Halsey Scholarship
The J. Kaye Halsey, MD Memorial Scholarship in Obstetrics and Gynecology was established in memory of this 1978 alumna of the School of Medicine. The fund offers assistance to a fourth-year female medical student pursuing Obstetrics and Gynecology who demonstrates respect for diversity.

Alumni News
Alumnus Edward T. Wolanski, MD ’82, was recently featured on CBS Sunday Morning. The Charlottesville-based physician has delivered more than 10,000 babies during his 30-year career and recently retired from obstetrics. You can watch the clip here. For more alumni news, or to share your personal or professional updates, check out Vital Signs.

In Memoriam
We extend our condolences to the family of Peter Ham, MD ’00, Res ’03, who passed away on January 3. He and his wife, Karen L. Maughan, MD, met at UVA and were faculty members in the Department of Family Medicine. Tributes to Dr. Ham and other alumni, housestaff and faculty who have recently passed can be found online.

Match Gifts
Many companies encourage their employees to make charitable contributions by matching their philanthropic support. Donors receive credit for their employers’ matching gifts. You can find out if your employer offers a matching gift program on the Giving page of our website, as well as other ways to support the UVA School of Medicine.