Capsule May 2018
Headlines from the UVA Health System
In the Spotlight: 2018 Walter Reed Award
Congratulations to the co-recipients of the 2018 Walter Reed Distinguished Achievement Award: Richard G. Azizkhan, MD, Res ’83, and Joachim J. Tenuta, MD ’87. This award recognizes professional accomplishments, outstanding innovation, and exemplary leadership in the field of medicine.
Dr. Azizkhan is the president and CEO of Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska. He is also a professor of surgery and pediatrics at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He has published extensively and authored more than 200 papers and chapters, as well as five books.
After serving as an orthopaedic surgeon for the U.S. Army’s elite Special Forces Operational Detachment, Dr. Tenuta was instrumental in the development of the critical role of orthopaedics at Landstuhl Medical Center. He retired at the rank of Colonel and began practice with Capital Region Orthopaedics, where he has remained involved in resident education at Albany Medical College.
More than 450 alumni and their guests participated in the 2018 Medical School Reunion Weekend, April 27-29. Throughout the weekend, nearly 50 events took place, including a School of Medicine update by Dean David S. Wilkes, MD and the induction of the Class of 1968 into the Robley Dunglison Society.
George Craddock, MD ’68, is the most recent faculty member to be interviewed by Rick Greene, MD ’70, in our video series. This series now includes interviews with 21 faculty of the UVA School of Medicine about topics ranging from what brought them to UVA to what they’re doing now. You can find the videos on our YouTube channel.
Vitals Spring 2018
Our Spring issue of Vitals features the work of Fern Hauck, MD, and Rachel Moon, MD to reduce SIDS risk through education and outreach to new parents. Also, learn how researchers are working to combat the opioid epidemic through the science of addiction. Plus, alumni news, student events and more.
Another successful Match Day at UVA is in the books! Sixteen members of the Class of 2018 will do their residency at the UVA Health System. Graduates will continue their training in 30 states plus Washington, DC. Check out the match list to see if any soon-to-be alums will be doing their residencies near you.
Making a Difference
SMD’21 student J.T. Morgan recently told us how grateful he was for “all the UVA School of Medicine alumni who have enhanced my medical education through gifts of stethoscopes, white coats, and donations to scholarships at the school.” Your gifts DO make a difference. Will you make a gift to our Annual Fund today?