Capsule March 2017
Headlines from the UVA Health System
School of Medicine Sees Huge Increase in Federal Research Funding
UVA Playing Leading Role in Cancer Moonshot Program
Robotic Surgery Pioneer Named Director of UVA Transplant Center
In the News: 2018 Winter Retreat
Mark your calendar now and plan to join us for the 2018 Winter Retreat of the UVA Medical Alumni Association, February 16-17. This event, formerly known as the Annual Meeting, is a new biennial tradition that blends the best of the former format with new opportunities to learn, relax and celebrate along with fellow alumni, students, housestaff and faculty of the UVA School of Medicine. The retreat will take place at Lansdowne Resort and Spa in Leesburg, Virginia.
Nearly 325 people have already registered for Medical School Reunion Weekend 2017, April 28-30. We have a fun weekend planned in Charlottesville for alumni and their guests. If your class is celebrating a reunion, you won’t want to miss it! You can find a list of ‘Hoos Attending, class-specific agendas and more online.
Many thanks to our alumni volunteers who provided lodging and support to fourth-year students traveling for residency interviews this winter. More than 186 requests were received from students to be matched with an alumni host, and the UVA Medical Alumni Association was able to fulfill 83 matches. It’s not too early to volunteer for 2017-18!
William A. Petri Jr., MD ’82, PhD, has been named one of Virginia’s Outstanding Scientists. The award, recognizing scientists who have made globally significant contributions to their field, was announced in February. Petri is the chief of UVA’s Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health. For more alumni news, check out Vital Signs.
We extend our condolences to the family of Barry M. Farr, MD, an emeritus professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University of Virginia who made profound contributions to the field of infection control and hospital safety. Dr. Farr died on Feb. 15 at the age of 65. Tributes to Dr. Farr and others who have recently passed can be found online.
A growing number of alumni choose to support the University of Virginia through financial or estate planning. This includes: bequests you establish through your estate plans; plans that pay you income (e.g., Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Remainder Trusts), and plans that help the University now and your family later.