Capsule July 2018
Headlines from the UVA Health System
Six UVA Children’s Hospital Specialties Nationally Ranked by U.S. News & World Report
UVA Develops Way to Create Safer Drugs Without Side Effects
Tick-Borne Meat Sensitivity Linked to Heart Disease
In the Spotlight: Welcome Class of 2018 Alumni
The newest graduates of the University of Virginia School of Medicine joined the alumni ranks on May 19. This year, the School of Medicine conferred the following degrees: Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences, Master of Public Health, and Master of Science in Clinical Research.
The UVA Medical Alumni Association was pleased to present the following awards during the Diploma Ceremony for MD graduates:
- Class of 1954 Community Service Award, recognizing students who conduct meaningful community service projects in the Charlottesville area: Walker Redd and Sylvia Kaufman
- Outstanding Student Award, presented to a member of the graduating class who has made unique and tangible contributions to the University of Virginia School of Medicine and to the UVA Medical Alumni Association: Eve Privman Champaloux
See photos from Graduation Weekend here.
New Alumni Award
The UVA Medical Alumni Association is pleased to announce the establishment of the Early Achievement Award, which will recognize alumni who have brought honor and distinction to the School of Medicine and the field of medicine early in their careers through teaching, research, clinical care, public or professional service, or civic duties. Nominations are due by August 1, 2018.
Attention UVA School of Medicine MD alumni from classes ending in 4 or 9 and Graduate Biosciences Alumni: You’re having a reunion in April 2019! MD alumni will gather in Charlottesville April 26-28. The BIMS Alumni Reunion will be held April 12-13. Be sure to save the date now and make plans to attend. For more information about these and other events, check out our Events calendar.
W. Shawn Carbonell, MD ’06, PhD ’05, is a founder and CEO of OncoSynergy, which provides solutions for treatment-resistant cancer through the development of a new class of oncology therapeutics. OncoSynergy recently announced that it will be relocating its headquarters from San Francisco incubator to Connecticut and expanding its team in anticipation of its first clinical trial in 2019.
Meet future doctor Asher, son of Meagan McGinley Simpson, MD ’15, and her husband, Cory. Asher looks adorable modeling the bib we sent to his 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 we’ll be happy to send you a “V Medicine” bib, too.
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