Capsule September 2019
Headlines from the UVA Health System
In the Spotlight: Welcome, Class of 2023
On August 16, the School of Medicine welcomed the 156 students of the Class of 2023 to the University of Virginia at the 2019 White Coat Ceremony and Convocation, endowed by the Class of 1965. This annual event, held at Old Cabell Hall, is presented by the UVA Medical Alumni Association and Medical School Foundation and was attended this year by nearly 900 people. The ceremony was followed by a reception at Newcomb Hall where about 500 students and their guests gathered to celebrate the occasion.
To view photos of this event, click here.
To view a video with ceremony highlights, click here.
In August, the UVA Medical Alumni Association presented each incoming medical student with a new stethoscope, a gift made possible in part by support from the Class of 1963 which has providing funding for the past two years. This is the fifth consecutive year students have received their stethoscopes from the MAA during orientation week at the Brodie Gateway Dinner.
Meet future doctor Alexander, son of alumni Diana Brill Sunday, MD ’12, and husband Daniel Sunday, PhD ’11. He thinks the bib we sent to his parents is the perfect accessory to go with his UVA-inspired bow tie. If you’re an alumnus/a who is expecting or you’ve recently added to your family, please let us know and we’ll be happy to send you a free “V Medicine” bib, too.
Robert (Bob) S. Brown, Sr., MD ’67, has published a new book titled Healing Depression by Degrees of Fitness: the Brain Health Guidebook. The book discusses how mild to moderate exercise improves the brain. Brown was the 2017 co-recipient of the MAA’s Walter Reed Distinguished Achievement Award. Find more alumni updates or share your personal or professional news in Class Notes.
Do you live near an academic medical center? We have a great volunteer opportunity for you: hosting a fourth-year student traveling for a residency interview. It’s a meaningful way for alumni and former housestaff to engage with current UVA students and share insight about the local community and medical center. Volunteers are needed October through January. Volunteer today!
Fund a Scholarship
Time is running out to make a gift and have it matched through the University of Virginia’s Bicentennial Scholars Fund, giving your support even greater impact. Contributions of $100,000 or more that are fully paid within five years will be matched $1 for each $2 in gift funding for new endowments supporting need- and merit-based scholarships, including those designated for students at the School of Medicine.