Capsule January 2019
Headlines from the UVA Health System
UVA Recognized Among Top 100 Orthopedics and Heart Programs
Gene Discovery Reveals New Targets for Treating Atherosclerosis, Inflammation
HPV Discovery Raises Hope for New Cervical Cancer Treatments
In the Spotlight: Fall Alumni Awards
Congratulations to the winners of our 2018 Early Achievement Award: Joel Baumgart, PhD (Scientific Award) and Scott Beach, MD (Medical Award). This new award recognizes alumni who have brought honor and distinction to the UVA School of Medicine by demonstrating outstanding leadership in and making significant contributions to the field of medicine early in their careers through teaching, research, clinical care, public or professional service, or civic duties.
Congratulations also to Bonnie Offit, MD ’87, recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Medical Alumnus Award. Dr. Offit, a long-time volunteer and past president of the Medical Alumni Association’s Board of Directors, was recognized for her outstanding contributions to the profession of medicine and exceptional service and dedication to the University of Virginia Medical Alumni Association and Medical School Foundation.
Registration begins soon for the 2019 Medical School Reunion Weekend. MD alumni from classes ending in 4 and 9: You won’t want to miss the chance to see your classmates during this fun-filled weekend. Make your hotel reservations now to have the best choice of accommodations at discounted rates.
Thank You, Hosts
We are so grateful to our alumni hosts who have been giving fourth-year students traveling on residency interviews a “home away from home” these past few months. Hosting a student is a great way to give back. If you’re an alumnus who lives near an academic medical center, check out this great opportunity.
Mark B. Constantian, MD ’72, FACS has published his third textbook, Childhood Abuse, Body Shame, and Addictive Plastic Surgery: The Face of Trauma. Dr. Constantian has lived and practiced in the Nashua, NH area as a plastic surgeon since 1978. Send us your news, or read updates from fellow alumni, in the Class Notes section of UVAMedAlum.org.
The UVA Medical Alumni Association has produced a series of 25 videos featuring UVA School of Medicine faculty. Hosted by Rick Greene, MD ’70, the interviews cover topics including reasons for coming to UVA and what these faculty are doing today. New interviews include: Dick Guerrant, MD ’68, Nancy McDaniel, MD ’83, Bill Petri, MD ’82, and Daniel Becker, MD.
Invest in the Future
Did you know that your investments in the financial markets can be used to make charitable contributions to support the School of Medicine, either as outright gifts or planned gifts, with appreciated stock? You can also make a gift with appreciated shares in a mutual fund. You will find more information and instructions for making gifts of securities on our website.