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Capsule November 2017

Headlines from the UVA Health System

UVA Leads Effort to Slash Unnecessary Medical Testing

CHKD, UVA Form Network to Enhance Pediatric Care in Virginia

UVA School of Medicine Earns National Diversity Award

In the Spotlight: 40th Annual Bowman Award

Each year since 1978, the Bowman Award has been presented to a fourth-year medical student at UVA who demonstrates the spirit and ideals with which Dick Bowman, MD ’74, impressed his fellow students, physicians, family and friends during his relatively short lifetime. Dr. Bowman died tragically in May 1977 as the result of a sailing accident in upstate New York.

The 40th Annual Bowman Dinner was celebrated in the Dome Room of the Rotunda on October 28. Among the attendees were 12 past Bowman Award recipients. The five Bowman Scholars selected for 2017 were honored at the event: Kristina Amelia Burger, Esteban Cubillos-Torres, Emmarie Genevieve Henriette Myers, David Matthew Noble and Walker DeHart Redd, who was chosen as the 2017 Bowman Award recipient. Congratulations to all of this year’s honorees.



Winter Retreat

Book your room now for our 2018 Winter Retreat at Lansdowne Resort and Spa in Leesburg, Va. This event, formerly known as the Annual Meeting, is a new biennial tradition that blends a variety of opportunities to learn, relax and celebrate along with fellow alumni, students, housestaff and faculty of the UVA School of Medicine. Registration opens later this month.


2018 Reunion

The countdown is on for the 2018 Medical School Reunion Weekend. Classes ending in 3 and 8: Make plans now to join us in Charlottesville, April 27-29, for a walk down memory lane with your classmates. Registration begins in January, but you can make your hotel reservations now and have the best choice of accommodations at discounted rates.

In Memoriam

John Risher, MD ’36, passed away November 3 in Lynchburg, Va., at the age of 107. He was the oldest living former football player for the University of Virginia and the oldest living alumnus of the UVA School of Medicine. He practiced medicine in Lynchburg as an ear, nose and throat specialist beginning in 1950, retiring at the age of 74.

Job Opportunities

Alumnus Raymond P. Marotta, MD ’79, shared the following opportunity: “Family Medicine of Albemarle, Va., has a great opportunity for an eager family medicine physician who is looking to practice full spectrum family medicine including obstetrics in a growing practice and neighborhood.” Learn more in our LinkedIn Group.

Ways to Give

Did you know you can use your investments in the financial markets to support the School of Medicine without losing a substantial portion of your earnings to the capital gains tax? You can do so with either an outright gift or a planned gift, with appreciated stock. You can also make a gift with appreciated shares in a mutual fund. Our team can help.