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Read the Fall 2018 Issue of Vitals

Our latest issue of Vitals is available now. In this issue:

  • Navigating the Complexities – Kari Wright was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2014. Her medical needs are complex. That’s why she comes to UVA’s James Q. Miller Multiple Sclerosis Clinic, a place where adults and children with the chronic autoimmune disease are supported and treated like family by a caring team that includes Myla Goldman, MD, Res ’03, and J. Nicholas Brenton, MD, Res ’11 and ’13.
  • From Ticks to Heart Disease – Fifteen years ago, when allergist Thomas Platts-Mills, MD, saw a patient in his allergy clinic who insisted she got hives from eating red meat, he didn’t believe her. That was before he became sensitized to galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose—commonly known as alpha-gal.
  • Doctor Hoo – Read about Laura Carr, MD, who is currently in the first year of a three-year pediatric critical care fellowship at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. A 2011 alumna of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, her career path has included working for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
  • Student Perspective – Ricky Bayliss is in his sixth year of the MD/PhD program at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. In the summer of 2018, he participated in the prestigious Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting. Read his essay to learn more about what this transformative experience.
  • Grand Rounds – Highlights from the UVA Health System and School of Medicine.
  • News from the UVA Medical Alumni Association – Includes photos from Medical School Reunion Weekend, Graduation and the White Coat Ceremony, endowed by the Class of 1965.

The Fall 2018 issue is available online now. Read it on your computer or tablet today. You can opt-in to the printed version of future issues or view past issues of Vitals here.