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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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The People Behind Remote Area Medical: Ellen Shields, RN
People of UVA 7/22/2011

240 UVA employees, nursing and medical students are volunteering at the Remote Area Medical clinic in Wise, Va., this week. We're talking to some of them and sharing their stories. Ellen Shields is a registered nurse at UVA. We caught up with her around 1 p.m. today. What is your…

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Why I Go To Remote Area Medical
People of UVA 7/22/2011

Megan Rowe is an administrative programs coordinator at UVA. This is her third year volunteering at RAM. [caption id="attachment_1068" align="alignright" width="298"] Megan (left) with the patient registration team at the 2010 RAM clinic[/caption] Once a year, I get lost for three days. I forget that I have a mortgage payment,…

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UVA Nurse, Marathoner Has a Shot at the Olympics
People of UVA 7/7/2011

[caption id="attachment_878" align="alignright" width="273"] Knudson running in the 2011 Boston Marathon, where she qualified for the Olympic Trials.[/caption] In the final stretch of the 2011 Boston Marathon, Louise Knudson thought she must be reading the clock wrong. She had to run the 26.2 miles in 2 hours and 46 minutes…

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Going the Extra Mile: Our 5 Outstanding Contributors for 2011
People of UVA 6/20/2011

The Leonard W. Sandridge Outstanding Contributor Award is the highest honor for staff at UVA. Each year, employees from the Academic Division, the Medical Center and the College at Wise are honored for showing exemplary service and commitment to the University. We’re proud of the five Medical Center employees who…

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A Mid-Flight Rescue by a UVA Nurse
People of UVA 6/6/2011

[caption id="attachment_555" align="alignright" width="266"] Jacque Griffin, RN[/caption] A 51-year-old man boards a plane with his wife for a well-deserved vacation. One hour later, his wife is yelling for a doctor. Miraculously, a trained nurse comes to the rescue and resuscitates the man to the cheers of passengers. Sounds perfect for…

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