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Virginia Medicine November 2020

In the News: Wilkes Elected to NAM

Congratulations to Dean David S. Wilkes, MD, on his recent election to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). In October, Wilkes was one of 90 new regular members and 10 international members elected during NAM’s annual meeting. Wilkes is the dean of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and James Carroll Flippin Professor of Medical Sciences. He was recognized by the NAM “for leading his institutions to record levels of research funding; guiding the Harold Amos Faculty Development Program to markedly increase minority physician scientist trainees; and creating a paradigm shift and novel drug development when discovering autoimmunity contributes to chronic rejection post-lung transplantation and in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.”


Search for New Dean

Dean David S. Wilkes, MD, announced earlier this year that he will be stepping down in 2021. The search for his replacement is currently underway. “I am pleased to share that we already have over 50 highly qualified applicants from around the nation,” says K. Craig Kent, MD, executive vice president for health affairs at UVA. “This is a testament to the strength of our nationally recognized school of medicine as well as its current and prior leadership. The interest and enthusiasm about this role is tremendous.” Don’t miss our Q&A with Dr. Kent in the Fall 2020 issue of Virginia Medicine magazine. MORE

Virginia Medicine Magazine

In our companion magazine Virginia Medicine’s Fall 2020 issue, read about UVA investigators and clinicians who are collaborating on COVID-19. Also, our Doctor Hoo feature spotlights Lilian Peake, MD ’99, MPH, state epidemiologist in Virginia. MORE

2020 Bowman Scholars

Congratulations to the 2020 Bowman Scholars: Daniel Kofi Akyeampong, Gabrielle Katherine Smith, Margot Jamieson Mellette, Steven David Young and Sabrina Rachele Swoger from the Class of 2021. Young was selected as the 2020 Bowman Award recipient. MORE


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