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Get to know your doctor; meet a heroic nurse: Go behind the scenes of UVA hospital with up-close portraits of the people who provide patient care, conduct the cutting-edge research, provide the services that keep the medical center running.

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RAM: The First Year, and Definitely Not the Last
People of UVA 8/3/2012

Robyn Reynolds is a director in the Marketing Department at UVA. She recently volunteered at the Remote Area Medical Clinic (RAM), an annual three-day event in Wise, Va., that offers free medical, dental and vision care. [caption id="attachment_4472" align="alignright" width="300"] UVA employee Robyn Reynolds, right, recently volunteered at the Remote…

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UVA Employees: Helping Patients Throughout the World
People of UVA 7/12/2012

UVA’s doctors and nurses care for patients in Charlottesville every day, but their service doesn’t stop in Virginia. Each year, many of our healthcare professionals volunteer to provide free medical care to people in need throughout the world. [caption id="attachment_4331" align="alignright" width="300"] Trena Berg, RN, poses with a 4-year-old Bolivian…

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Medical TV Shows: Do Doogie Howser and Dr. House Work Here?
People of UVA 3/16/2012

Working at a hospital is exciting. [caption id="attachment_3675" align="alignright" width="300"] Is there this much drama and romance in a real hospital, or are medical shows like Grey's Anatomy unrealistic?[/caption] Every week, the doctors face their toughest cases yet. Every patient is a medical mystery. Nurses and residents duck into closets…

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Women in Medicine: A History of Hard Battles and Kind Hearts
People of UVA 3/8/2012

Newark, early 1900s: A woman, just 5’1 with big blue eyes, stood before the board of the home for pregnant, unmarried women to challenge the director’s recommendation to cut the home’s funding – based on the prevalent notion that its residents were immoral and evil. As UVA obstetrician Elisa Trowbridge,…

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UVA Nurse-Turned-Massage-Therapist Offers Patients Relief from Cancer
People of UVA 3/6/2012

In January, we told you about the healing massage services at UVA Hope Cancer Care in Charlottesville. But did you know this service is also available at the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center? [caption id="attachment_3602" align="alignright" width="203"] Dinah Pehrson-Day provides massage therapy for patients at the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer…

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UVA Nurse Falls Short of the Olympic Marathon, Plans to Try Again in 2016
People of UVA 1/17/2012

After a year filled with personal bests, Louise Knudson didn’t have a great race at the Olympic Trials Marathon Saturday. [caption id="attachment_3049" align="alignright" width="300"] Olympic Trials Marathon Runner Louise Knudson[/caption] Knudson, an RN who works with patients recovering from heart and lung surgery, placed 114 out of the 152 runners…

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UVA’s Running Resources Helped Olympic Trials Contender
People of UVA, Videos 1/12/2012

At this point, there’s not much Louise Knudson can do besides stretch and rest. [caption id="attachment_2944" align="alignright" width="300"] Olympic Trials Marathon Runner Louise Knudson[/caption] Knudson, a 26-year-old UVA nurse, is running in the U.S. Olympic Trials marathon Saturday in Houston. We shared her story last year, after she qualified for…

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A Gentle Touch: Massage for Cancer Patients at UVA
People of UVA 1/9/2012

Each Monday this month, we’re looking at the UVA Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine Program. [caption id="attachment_2894" align="alignright" width="300"] Hand massage reduces stress and provides relaxation for cancer patients.[/caption] A soothing touch of the hands or a gentle and comforting foot rub. For a cancer patient going through treatment, massage can…

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Thanksgiving at the Hospital video post
People of UVA, Videos 11/22/2011

Last year, we went around and asked UVA Health System staff how they were spending their Thanksgiving. We thought you might enjoy watching what everyone said. How are you spending your Thanksgiving? What are you serving at your table? Gobble Gobble!

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