Author: Dave Hendrick

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Gene Points to Increased Risk of Stroke

New research from the School of Medicine suggests a gene variation may play a key role in risk of stroke.

The gene discovery comes as part of an investigation into how the body converts the enzyme methionine into the amino acid homocysteine. While researchers have previously found evidence to link…

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Lower Infection Rates? Hand it to the Sanitizers

It wasn’t too long ago that Purell and its competitors were curiosities.

An alcohol-rich gel that disappeared just as soon as you rubbed it into your hands, sanitizing gels and foams seemed more novelty than soap substitute.

But now, just a few years after mainstream acceptance, Purell is a ubiquitous and…

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7 Quick Questions: Meet Dr. Pamela Mason

Ever wonder what your doctor or health provider does outside the exam room? Our Quick Questions series gives you a personal glimpse into the people of UVA.

Introduce yourself?

I am a cardiologist who specializes in heart rhythm disorders.


Lima, Ohio


Cardiac electrophysiology

Why medicine?

I knew I wanted to be a doctor after volunteering…

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Anesthesia Online: Inventing a Virtual Medical Community

Dr. Ed Nemergut started OpenAnesthesia with modest goals.

The UVA anesthesiologist figured he and a colleague could start a digital forum to help fellow anesthesiologists learn from each other.

The project was conceived as a virtual textbook that could be edited by anyone, like a wiki. 

Says Nemergut: “The thought process was,…

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Historical Riches at the Library [VIDEO]

Think the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library is just for industrious medical students?

Think again.

The Health Sciences library is also home to a renowned collection of historical medical devices, artifacts and texts, almost all of which are available for public viewing. 

Working on the ground floor below the library’s main entrance, the…

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Food and Housing for Patients in Need

It takes thousands of employees in all manner of positions to keep the UVA Health System humming.

Without a small army of dedicated volunteers, however, the hospital would look like a much different place.

A Century of Care

The UVA Hospital Auxiliary, a 105-year-old, volunteer organization, exists solely to offer aid and…

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7 Quick Questions: Dr. John Jane Jr.

Ever wonder what your doctor or health provider does outside the exam room? Our 7 Quick Questions series gives you a personal glimpse into the people of UVA.

You in one sentence:

My name is John Jane Jr. and I am a neurosurgeon at UVA.


I was born at UVA after my…

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