Capsule November 2018
Headlines from the UVA Health System
In the Spotlight: 2018 Bowman Scholars
The 41st Annual Bowman Dinner was celebrated in the Dome Room of the Rotunda on October 6. The five Bowman Scholars selected for 2018 were honored at the event: Amy Rose Law, Teresa Grace Martz, Ryan Thomas Sica, Anthony Jason Wiggins and Ellen Catherine Shaffrey, who was chosen as the 2018 Bowman Award recipient. Congratulations to all of this year’s honorees!
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 countdown is on for the 2019 Medical School Reunion Weekend. MD alumni from classes ending in 4 and 9: Make plans now to join us in Charlottesville, April 26-28, 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.
Vitals Fall 2018
The Fall 2018 issue of Vitals is out now! Our cover story features UVA’s James Q. Miller Multiple Sclerosis Clinic, a place where adults and children with the chronic autoimmune disease are supported by a caring team that includes Myla Goldman, MD, Res ’03, and J. Nicholas Brenton, MD, Res ’11 and ’13. You’ll also find our feature on Alpha-gal research at UVA, alumni news, and more.
Rachel C. Toney, MD ’03, a gastroenterology specialist in Pittsburgh, received the 2018 Rising Star award from Gateway Medical Society. The award recognizes health care professionals early in their careers who have demonstrated leadership in community health as well as clinical excellence. Do you have professional or personal news to share? Send us a Class Note!
2019 Walter Reed Award
Nominations for the 2019 Walter Reed Distinguished Achievement Award will now be accepted May 1 – June 30, 2019. This is a change from the timeline followed in previous years. The award will be presented at our Fall 2019 board meeting. You can learn more about this award, including eligibility criteria and a list of previous winners, on the Awards page of our website.
‘Tis the Season
As 2018 starts to wind down, you may be asked to support your favorite causes with a year-end gift. We hope you will consider a gift to the UVA Medical School Foundation to support our programs for current students, housestaff, and faculty. You can make a one-time gift, a recurring gift, a gift of securities or even make a pledge to fund a scholarship. Learn about ways to give online.