Capsule July 2019
Headlines from the UVA Health System
In the Spotlight: Class of 2019
Congratulations to all of the 2019 University of Virginia School of Medicine graduates who received their degrees on May 20. Following are links to photos and videos of this momentous day:
Medical School Reunion Weekend
Save the date and make plans now for the 2020 Medical School Reunion Weekend, April 24-26. We look forward to welcoming MD alumni from classes ending in 5 and 0 for a fun-filled event in Charlottesville. Reunions only come around every five years, so don’t miss out! Registration will open in January 2020.
Black Medical Alumni Weekend
The first-ever University of Virginia School of Medicine Black Medical Alumni Weekend will take place May 1-3, 2020. The event is open to black MD alumni from all classes of the UVA School of Medicine. Registration will open in February 2020. Additional details will be forthcoming but save the date now!
Reid B. Adams, MD ’87, Res ’94, Claude A. Jessup Professor of Surgery, is the new chair of the UVA Department of Surgery. During his tenure with the UVA Health System, Adams has served as chief medical officer for the UVA Regional Network and chief of hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery in the Department of Surgery. Find more alumni updates or share your personal or professional news in Class Notes.
Moving the Needle
Despite effective screening tools and the HPV vaccine, the incidence and mortality rates for cervical cancer have remained largely unchanged over the last 15 years. Read about how UVA physicians and scientists like Susan Modesitt, MD ’95, Anindya Dutta, MD, PhD, and Timothy Showalter, MD ’04, are working hard to move the needle on this disease in our latest issue of Vitals, along with more news from the School of Medicine.
A Lasting Legacy
The University of Virginia Medical Alumni Association and Medical School Foundation relies on support from alumni and friends to maintain and renovate our historic headquarters on West Main Street. You can support this effort and remember or honor a friend, family member or mentor by purchasing an inscribed brick that will be displayed on our patio. Standard red bricks and larger bricks made of Indiana Limestone are available.