Capsule March 2018
Headlines from the UVA Health System
In the Spotlight: Outstanding Medical Alumnus Award
E. Thomas Newbill, MD ’79, is the 2017 Outstanding Medical Alumnus Award recipient in recognition of his loyalty to and leadership of the UVA Medical Alumni Association and Medical School Foundation.
Dr. Newbill has been a loyal alumnus of the UVA School of Medicine for nearly four decades. He has served as the class representative for the Class of 1979 since 2008. Since graduating, he has served on reunion committees, overseen a successful fundraising campaign to establish a scholarship, and more. He has also been a member of the UVA Medical Alumni Association Board of Directors since 2013 and is the immediate past president having served as president in 2016-2017. Dr. Newbill is a passionate supporter of medical students, volunteering his counsel and network to them for many years and serving as a MedConnect volunteer.
The UVA Medical Alumni Association is a stronger organization because of his contributions, and we are pleased to honor him with this award.
More than 100 alumni, students, housestaff and faculty of the UVA School of Medicine gathered recently for the UVA Medical Alumni Association’s 2018 Winter Retreat in Leesburg, Va. Attendees celebrated the School of Medicine’s many accomplishments throughout the weekend, while enjoying time for networking, socializing and relaxing.
The University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group (LVG) has named W. Jeffrey Elias, MD ’94, the 2018 Edlich-Henderson Innovator of the Year. Elias is recognized for pioneering the use of focused ultrasound to treat essential tremor, and for leading the clinical trial that resulted in FDA approval of the approach to treat the condition.
More than 260 people are already registered to join us for Medical School Reunion Weekend, April 27-29! We are looking forward to welcoming alumni from classes ending in 3 and 8 for a great time in Charlottesville. Now is the time to register and book your hotel, so don’t delay! You can find all the details, including ‘Hoos Attending, online.
The 50th anniversary of the Mulholland Society was celebrated March 2 by current student leaders and a number of past presidents. The society serves as the School of Medicine’s student voice and is named in honor of the late faculty leader Dr. Henry B. Mulholland. The event focused on the society’s history and where it is today.
GivingToHoosDay is UVA’s fun, 24-hour online day of giving, and it’s coming up April 10. For every gift made to the School of Medicine, the UVA Medical School Foundation will make a matching gift to the general scholarship fund to support current UVA medical students, up to $25,000. Will you make a gift now to help us get started?