After ten years working in finance, Holly Roach felt something was missing. She went back to school to become a nurse, and is now an assistant nurse manager in the UVA electrophysiology lab. Read about what inspired her to make the change, and what a typical day looks like now.
While pediatric oncologist Daniel “Trey” Lee was working at the NIH, he tested a form of gene therapy as a possible way to save children with leukemia. Now at UVA, Lee just gave the first dose of an experimental immunotherapy to a 14-year-old with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Clinical trials are scientific studies that test the effectiveness of a treatment, device or drug. Although many are hesitant to consider participating, new treatments wouldn't become available to patients without the trial process.
Researchers at UVA have developed a device that may help patients like Lauren who live with Type 1 diabetes. The device known as the Artificial Pancreas helps to monitor and regulate blood sugar in patients.