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Dave Hendrick

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Finding a Kidney Donor Faster: Paired Donor Exchange
General Health 4/8/2014

UVA has a new way to help people who need a kidney transplant find an organ donor. UVA has started participating in "paired donor exchanges," where a friend or family member who wants to donate a kidney to a loved one but isn't a match for the recipient can instead…

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Gene Points to Increased Risk of Stroke
News & Events 3/27/2014

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
Prevention 11/14/2013

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…

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7 Quick Questions: Meet Dr. Pamela Mason
People of UVA 10/9/2013

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. Hometown?
 Lima, Ohio Specialty? 
Cardiac electrophysiology Why medicine? I knew I wanted to…

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Anesthesia Online: Inventing a Virtual Medical Community
News & Events 9/26/2013

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…

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Historical Riches at the Library [VIDEO]
News & Events, Videos 9/24/2013

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…

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Food and Housing for Patients in Need
People of UVA 6/25/2013

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…

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New Menus Mean Healthy but Tasty Cafeteria Food
Nutrition, Prevention 5/22/2013

The folks responsible for the food served at UVA always have their work cut out for them. The food service operations at UVA must please a long list of clients, including: Patients Staff Families and friends And since it’s in a hospital, the cafeteria also increasingly tries to keep its…

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7 Quick Questions: Dr. John Jane Jr.
People of UVA 5/16/2013

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. Hometown? I was born at…

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