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Virginia Medicine May 2020

In the News: Virginia Medicine, Spring 2020

The Spring 2020 issue of our magazine, Virginia Medicine, is available now. Inside this edition:

  • Match Day for the Class of 2020
  • Special Section: COVID-19 Response
  • A Behind-the-Scenes Look at UVA Health’s New Emergency Department
  • Class Notes
  • Philanthropy in Action

This issue is being distributed in a digital-only format (i.e., you will not receive a copy by mail). Be sure to check it out on your computer or tablet today. You can view this issue online.

Match Day 2020

On March 20, 148 students from the UVA School of Medicine Class of 2020 matched to residency programs across the country, including 26 who will stay in Charlottesville to continue their training. MORE

Share Your COVID-19 Story

In Virginia Medicine’s Spring 2020 issue, we shared stories from alumni about what they’re doing during this global pandemic. We are still collecting these stories and would love to hear from you. MORE

Alumni Award Nominations

Nominations are now open for our 2020 alumni awards: the Walter Reed Distinguished Achievement Award, the Early Achievement Award, and the Distinguished Achievement Award in Biomedical Sciences. MORE

In Memoriam

At, you’ll find tributes to alumni, former trainees and faculty who have passed away, including former Dean Norman J. Knorr, MD, and Richard E. MacKay, MD ’73, whose cancer battle led to a discovery that continues through immunotherapies research. You can read these tributes or share one online. MORE

VMED Strength

Current UVA medical students Brett Whalen, SMD’22, and Zach Wright, SMD’22, developed a series of four videos for alumni to use for at-home workouts. They include variations for fitness level and mobility. MORE

Charitable Giving Incentives

Under the CARES Act, donors claiming the income tax standard deduction in 2020 can reduce taxable income by up to $300 ($600 for couples) for cash contributions, including gifts to the UVA Medical School Foundation. MORE


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