Skip Navigation

Capsule Archives

Virginia Medicine January 2021

Updates on Reunions

The UVA Medical Alumni Association has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Medical School Reunion Weekend, previously scheduled for April 30 – May 2. This decision was made in order to ensure public health and safety and to comply with University policy regarding COVID-19, the governor’s executive orders, and public health guidelines by the Virginia Department of Health, CDC and others. In the coming days, classes that were scheduled to hold reunions in 2020 and 2021 will receive additional details about rescheduling their reunions.

Plans for Medical School Recent Grads Weekend are still moving forward. This first-time event is scheduled for September 24-26 and is open to MD alumni who graduated between 2005 and 2020.

Please visit our Events Calendar for information and updates on these and other events.

COVID-19 and Systemic Racism: Two Pandemics Ravaging our Nation

Retold and the University’s 2021 Community MLK Celebration on January 26 from 12 – 1 p.m. for a timely discussion on the interwoven impact of COVID-19 and systemic racism on Americans today. Special introduction by Maurice Apprey, PhD, professor of psychiatric medicine at the UVA School of Medicine and dean of the University’s Office of African-American Affairs. Pre-registration is required. MORE

Class Notes

Michael R. Nelson, MD ’93, retired as colonel in the U.S. Army in 2019 after 25 years of active duty service. After concluding his affiliation with Walter Reed, he returned to UVA as Allergy and Immunology Division Chief in November 2020. He is also president of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. MORE

In Memoriam

You can read memorial tributes to alumni, former trainees and faculty of the University of Virginia School of Medicine on our In Memoriam page, as well as share a tribute to someone who made an impact on your time at UVA. MORE

Thank You

To everyone who made a year-end gift to the Annual Fund, thank you. This fund provides programs and events (including virtual offerings) that support students, housestaff and faculty of the UVA School of Medicine. Your generosity is appreciated. Curious to know more about how you can show support? MORE


Recent headlines from the UVA School of Medicine include: