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Virginia Medicine March 2020

In the News: Coronavirus Reponse

Like you, the UVA Medical Alumni Association is closely monitoring the emerging impact of COVID-19 is having nationwide. We realize that, as medical professionals, many of you are on the front lines of this pandemic, and we salute your dedication to the patients you serve and for being the epitome of President Ryan’s charge to be both “great and good.”

As you may know, the University of Virginia has made operational and academic changes in response to this rapidly-evolving situation. In accordance with these changes, we have made the difficult decision to cancel or postpone all of our upcoming spring events through May 2020. These include:

  • Match Day Celebration
  • Medical School Reunion Weekend
  • Black Medical Alumni Weekend

Please refer to our Events calendar for updates on these and other planned events.

Also, as of March 17, staff at the UVA Medical Alumni Association and Medical School Foundation are working remotely until further notice. You can find their contact information here.

Thank you in advance for your understanding during these trying times. If we can of any assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Barry J. Collins
Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs
UVA School of Medicine
Executive Director
UVA Medical Alumni Association and Medical School Foundation


Coronavirus Q&A

William A. Petri, Jr., PhD ’80, MD ’82, Fel ’88, is a professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health at the University of Virginia. In this Q&A dated February 26, he discussed concerns about COVID-19 and how his own research might apply to the new virus. MORE

Well Wishes for SMD’20

As a result of operational changes at UVA, the Match Day Celebration for the Class of 2020 was canceled. Students received their Match results via email on March 20. We invite alumni, current/former housestaff and faculty, and friends of the School of Medicine to share their well wishes with the class on our message board. [This message board is now closed.]

Alumni News

Pranay Sinha, MD ’14, was recently awarded the Edward Kass Award for Clinical Excellence by the Massachusetts Infectious Diseases Society (MIDS). He is also the recipient of the Maxwell Finland Award for Excellence in Research from the MIDS. Learn more and share your news online. MORE


Recent research headlines from the UVA School of Medicine include: