University of Virginia Historical Collections at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library

2010s

University of Virginia Health System Scrapbook: The 2010s

2010

  • Library Print Volumes: 110,885
  • Current Library Print Serial Subscriptions: 1,007
  • Electronic Journals: 2,782
  • Number of Medical Students: 582
  • Numbers of Nursing Students: Undergraduate 353, Graduate 332
  • Health System doctors perform 1,000th liver transplant, the first hospital in the Virginias and Carolinas to reach this milestone.
  • America’s Top Doctors names 47 University of Virginia doctors as best in their fields.
  • The University of Virginia Health System launches EpicCare, an electronic medical records system, for all 140 outpatient clinics. Patients can access their own information through MyChart.
  • The Department of Radiology will now be known as the Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging to more accurately reflect the variety of devices, some of which generate images without producing radiation.
  • “The Cavalier Daily” announces the end of publishing the University’s yearbook, Corks and Curls.
  • Northridge, now named Northridge Medical Park, expands to include the Transitional Care Hospital which will serve patients anticipated to require long hospitalizations with an average expected stay of 25 days.
  • Dr. Richard L. Guerrant, director of the Center for Global Health, is the recipient of the University of Virginia 2010 Thomas Jefferson Award recognizing excellence in scholarship, the highest honor the University community bestows upon its faculty. Watch a video of the presentation of his award.
  • Edward Botchwey, professor of biomedical engineering and orthopaedic surgery, was named by President Obama as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers for his work in tissue engineering.
  • The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library celebrates its 35th year!
  • The University of Virginia offers the most advanced technology in stereotactic radiosurgery with the Gamma Knife eXtend. The eXtend relocatable frame allows for more accuracy and precision over multiple sessions than were previously possible. The University of Virginia is the first in the United States and the second in the world to offer access to this system.
  • Fourth floor renovations of McLeod Hall are underway.
  • U.S. News and World Report ranks seven University of Virginia specialties in its “Best Hospitals” report. Only three percent of medical centers nationwide are ranked in one or more of the 16 specialties that the survey includes.
  • Robert P. Wilder, M.D., is appointed to the position of Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
  • James P. Nataro, M.D., PhD, is named Chair of the Department of Pediatrics.
  • Kodi S. Ravichandran, PhD, becomes Chair of the Department of Microbiology.
  • See also the University of Virginia School of Medicine homepage, University of Virginia Medical Alumni Association homepage, and University of Virginia School of Nursing homepage. For additional news from the University of Virginia Health System for the year 2010, see the archives.
  • Find the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, Historical Collections and the Medical Alumni Association on Facebook.
SOM Class of 2010

School of Medicine Class of 2010. Photo by Jim Carpenter.

Claude Moore Medical Education Building

The $40 million, five-story, 58,000 square foot Claude Moore Medical Education Building opens. Watch the ribbon cutting video from the dedication. Photo courtesy of Facilities Planning & Construction.

New learning center in the Claude Moore Medical Education Building

The new medical education building with its innovative “learning studio,” makes possible the “Next Generation” curriculum. The room includes groundbreaking educational technology and a configuration that invites interactive, small group learning. The Next Generation curriculum provides system-based learning rather than the traditional split of basic and clinical sciences. The new building also includes centers for clinical skills and medical simulation.

The new medical education building auditorium. Photo courtesy of Facilities Planning & Construction.

The largest incoming class of 155 medical students is divided into four colleges. John Densmore, M.D., Ph.D., is named Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs and serves as dean for one of the colleges. The other three colleges are served by Rasheed Balogun, M.B.B.S., Meg Keeley, M.D., and Christine Peterson, M.D., all Assistant Deans for Student Affairs. Richard Pearson, M.D., continues to serve as Associate Dean for the 2nd through 4th year medical students.

Teresa Sullivan

Teresa A. Sullivan becomes the University’s 8th president.

Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry

The renovation of the first floor of the Nursing School’s McLeod Hall is complete and includes a new home for the Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry. One of only two nursing history centers in the U.S, it is dedicated to the preservation and study of nursing history. The Center acquires and preserves personal papers, letters, photos, artifacts, and nursing textbooks as well as institutional records and photos.

talent show

The VMed 2010 Talent Show is on YouTube!! Photo by Heather McCoy, Medical Alumni Association.

Emily Couric Clincal Cancer Center

The Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center nears completion. Photo courtesy of Facilities Planning & Construction.

UVa Hospital Bed Expansion project

The Hospital Bed Expansion project is projected to open in the fourth quarter of 2011. Photo courtesy of Facilities Planning and Construction.

Delos Cosgrove, M.D.

Delos Cosgrove III, a 1966 University of Virginia School of Medicine graduate, signs the official Alpha Omega Alpha ledger at the induction dinner at the Rotunda. Dr. Cosgrove, the CEO of the Cleveland Clinic and the 2010 Honorary Alumnus Inductee, gave the Byrd S. Leavell lecture for the dinner. Photo by Heather McCoy, Medical Alumni Association.

Cancer Book Jacket

Historical Collections staff members are working on the history of cancer care at the University of Virginia and have conducted 25 oral history interviews with key individuals, written a book, and are in the process of creating a Web exhibit and a physical exhibit that will coincide with the opening of the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. Book jacket designed by Sonya Coleman, Historical Collections.

Blue Sulphur Springs

The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library Historical Collections is proud to announce a new Web exhibit: Taking the Waters: 19th C. Medicinal Springs of Virginia.

2011

  • Library Print Volumes: 77,401
  • Current Library Print Serial Subscriptions: 1,011
  • Medical School Tuition & Fees for 2011-1012: Virginia $41,489, Other $51,161
  • Number of Medical Students: 602
  • Number of Nursing Students: Undergraduate 360, Graduate 351
  • Dr. Robert Strieter is succeeded by Dr. Mitchell Rosner as Chair of the Department of Medicine.
  • Dr. M. Norman Oliver agrees to serve as Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, replacing Dr. Sim Galazka.
  • Ruth Gaare Bernheim, JD, MPH, chairs the Department of Public Health Sciences.
  • The Department of Microbiology changes its name to the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology.
  • Kodi Ravichandran, PhD, is named one of four Virginia Outstanding Scientists of 2011.
  • Dr. Marcus Martin, former Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, is named Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity for the University.
  • Professor Joyce Hamlin steps down as Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics. Anindya Dutta is appointed the new Chair.
  • A new online exhibit, History of Cancer Care, based on the book A History of Cancer Care at the University of Virginia 1901-2011 by Morton C. Wilhelm and Henry K. Sharp, opens.
  • Dr. Jeffrey Elias, a University of Virginia neurosurgeon, performs the first scalpel-free brain surgery using focused sound waves to relieve symptoms of an essential tremor.
  • Drs. James Stone and Greg Helm are leading the research to develop better imaging techniques to diagnose traumatic brain injury in soldiers, including a hand-held ultrasound device for battlefield use.
  • The U.S. News & World Report ranking for the School of Nursing rose to No. 15 from No. 19 in 2007, the last time the graduate program was ranked. U.S. News also names 67 University of Virginia physicians as “Top Doctors.”
  • National Volunteer Week (April 10-16, 2011) celebrates 981 Auxiliary volunteers who have given nearly 75,000 hours of service to the Medical Center.
  • The School of Medicine and the School of Nursing work together through workshops, simulated clinical settings, and community service projects to provide interprofessional educational experiences for medical and nursing students.
  • The School of Nursing’s Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry is given the papers of Nancy Milio, a pioneer in nurse-managed inner city health centers.
  • UVA Care Connection lets University of Virginia employees and family members make medical appointments within two days for primary care and five days for specialty care. More than 9000 appointments have been scheduled for employees since the beginning of 2009.
  • “Witnessing Suffering” and “Difficult Discussions” are two innovative, interdisciplinary programs that expose medical and nursing students to end-of-life issues.
  • Medical Center Hour, a public forum on medicine and society celebrates 40 years. Weekly programs are video-recorded and posted on a dedicated YouTube channel, UVA Medical Center Hour.
  • The incoming Class of 2015 is the largest School of Medicine class ever – 156, and the Class of 2014 completes the first year of the Next Gen curriculum with its Team-Based Learning approach.
  • A $2 million cyclotron, approximately eight feet in diameter, will allow University of Virginia scientists to make radioactive elements that will help imaging agents pinpoint disease in PET scans.
  • August 23rd, the first day of classes for undergraduates, is memorable as a 5.8 earthquake centered about 30 miles east of Charlottesville shakes the area.
  • Ann Duesing, on the staff of the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library and based at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, is awarded the Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award for 2011 to acknowledge her exceptional work to support the improvement of health in Southwest Virginia.
  • The School of Medicine humanities journal, Hospital Drive, publishes its sixth issue.
  • See also homepages for the School of Medicine, Medical Alumni Association, and School of Nursing. For additional news from the University of Virginia Health System for 2011, see the archives.
  • Find the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, Historical Collections and the Medical Alumni Association on Facebook.
President Sullivan

Teresa A. Sullivan is sworn in as the eighth President of the University of Virginia. Photo: Dan Addison.

Emily Couric Clincal Cancer Center

The Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center is dedicated. The facility is approximately 150,000 square feet and cost $74 million. Photo: Coe Sweet.

Agreed Rate of Medical Charges

A new online exhibit, Physician Price Fixing in the 19th Century by the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, is inspired by a 1848 document housed in Historical Collections in which 12 Charlottesville physicians – most with strong ties to the University of Virginia – post charges for medical services with an agreed-upon minimum.

Match Day

Match Day lands on St. Patrick’s Day. Photo: Medical Alumni Association.

Battle building

Officials break ground for the newest addition to the Health System: the Barry and Bill Battle Building at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital. Photo: Dan Addison.

Talent show

The School of Medicine talent show. Photo: Joceline Vu.

2012

  • Medical School Tuition & Fees for 2012-1013: Virginia $43,218, Other $53,322
  • Number of Medical Students: 614
  • Graduate Nursing School Tuition & Fees for 2012-1013: Virginia $15680, Other $25,686
  • Number of Nursing Students: Undergraduate 367, Graduate 341
  • Watch the School of Medicine Graduation Video.
  • Visit the University of Virginia School of Medicine YouTube channel: uvasom.
  • The Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program performs its first two stem cell transplants, using umbilical cord blood.
  • The University of Virginia is among the first in the U.S. to open a comprehensive High-Risk Pancreatic Cancer Clinic. It will seek to identify patients at high risk, detect cancer earlier, and provide tailored treatment sooner.
  • The University of Virginia Medical Center is one of the “100 Great Hospitals of 2012” and also makes the list of “100 Hospitals with Great Women’s Health Programs” in Becker’s Hospital Review. U.S. News & World Report recognizes the University of Virginia as one of America’s “Best Hospitals” by placing it in the top half percent of almost 5,000 hospitals.
  • The helipad on top of the east tower of the hospital is completed.
  • The Brain Immunology & Glia center, housed in the Department of Neuroscience, is a new center of neuroimmunology. Researchers will study the immune system as it relates to the brain and nervous system.
  • Dr. Richard L. Guerrant, founder of the University of Virginia’s Center for Global Health, is one of three honored as a Virginia Outstanding Scientist for 2012. Dr. Guerrant and Dr. William Petri, Jr., are the lead investigators on a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant to study how malnutrition and intestinal infections have lifelong physical and mental repercussions in children living in developing countries.
  • Sarah Farrell, an associate professor in the School of Nursing, receives the Elsevier Exceptional Nursing Educator Award in January. Associate professor Dr. Catherine Kane receives the American Nurses Association’s 2012 Hildegard Peplau Award.
  • The University of Virginia Cancer Center is one of 66 National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Centers in the U.S.
  • The University of Virginia Health System wins a 2012 “Most Wired” award from Hospital & Health Networks magazine.
  • The Charlottesville Free Clinic celebrates 20 years of serving area residents.
  • Dr. John L. Guerrant, professor emeritus, dies in February at age 101. He served in WWII with the University’s 8th Evacuation Hospital in Africa and Italy. Read his Recollections in the Library’s 8th Evac website.
  • A new Recollections page about nurse Dorothy Sandridge Gloor is added to the library’s WWII 8th Evac website. See a portrait of her below by Eugenio Amadori.
  • Dr. Frank McCue, III, the athletic department’s physician for more than 40 years, dies in July.
  • Dr. Randy A. Jones, associate professor in the School of Nursing; Dr. Don Detmer, former Health System VP and professor emeritus of surgery; and Dr. Ken White, a post-graduate nursing student and professor at VCU; are selected into the American Academy of Nursing.
  • Dr. Steven T. DeKosky, VP and Dean of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, announces that he will complete his five year term at the end of July 2013 and return to patient care and research.
  • Fourth-year medical student Justin Mutter is selected as one of five 2012 Pisacano Scholars named by the philanthropic arm of the American Board of Family Medicine.
  • Dr. Michael Thorner is selected for the 2013 Fred Conrad Koch Award, the highest honor given by the Endocrine Society.
  • A new benefit for many employees reduces co-pays by half for most office visits when employees use a University of Virginia provider. Another benefit, UVA Care Connection, in three years has scheduled almost 20,000 rapid appointments for faculty, staff, and family members since its introduction in January 2010.
  • The Hospital Bed Expansion adds 72 private patient beds. Modular operating rooms are added to the Outpatient Surgery Center.
  • The American Journal of Nursing names Rooted in the Mountains, Reaching to the World: Stories of Nursing and Midwifery at Kentucky’s Frontier School, 1939-1989 by Drs. Arlene Keeling and Ann Cockerham its Book of the Year in the public interest and creative works category.
  • PureMadi, an interdisciplinary (engineering, architecture, medicine, nursing, business, commerce, economics, anthropology, and foreign affairs) collaboration of University of Virginia students and faculty in partnership with groups in South Africa, celebrates its first year by introducing a simple ceramic water purification tablet.
  • Dr. Christopher Moskaluk is appointed Chair of the Department of Pathology.
  • The World Academy of Neurological Surgery awards Dr. John A. Jane, Sr., the Golden Neuron Award.
  • The BioConnector is a hub that unites informational sciences, bioinformatics, and clinical informatics. It can be utilized by biomedical researchers both online and in the Health Sciences Library.
  • Two School of Medicine professors, Drs. Judith White and Michael Scheld, each receive a University of Virginia Distinguished Scientist Award.
  • Kluge Children’s Rehabilitation Center no longer offers inpatient rehabilitation for patients under 15.
  • Hurricane Sandy shuts down classes for two days in October.
  • President Theresa Sullivan resigns in June after pressure is applied from the Board of Visitors. Two weeks later, following protests by faculty, students, and friends of the University, she is reinstated.
  • The School of Medicine humanities journal, Hospital Drive, publishes three issues in one year.
  • See also homepages for the School of Medicine, Medical Alumni Association, and School of Nursing. For additional news from the University of Virginia Health System for 2012, see the archives.
  • Find the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, Historical Collections and the Medical Alumni Association on Facebook.
School of Medicine Class of 2012. Photo by Jim Carpenter.

University of Virginia School of Medicine Class of 2012. Photo by Jim Carpenter.

Med School Talent Show. Photo courtesy of the U.Va. Medical Alumni Association.

Med School Talent Show. Photo courtesy of the University of Virginia Medical Alumni Association.

Digital Notebook for SMD16 in the auditorium at the Claude Moore Medical Education Building. Photo courtesy of the U.Va. Medical Alumni Association.

Digital Notebook for SMD16 in the auditorium at the Claude Moore Medical Education Building. Photo courtesy of the University of Virginia Medical Alumni Association.

Dr. Randy Canterbury, Senior Associate Dean for Education, at the White Coat Ceremony. Photo courtesy of the U.Va. Medical Alumni Association.

Dr. Randy Canterbury, Senior Associate Dean for Education, at the White Coat Ceremony. Photo courtesy of the University of Virginia Medical Alumni Association.

Support for President Sullivan at one of the many rallies on the lawn. Photo by Susan Yowell, Historical Collections & Services, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.

Support for President Sullivan at one of the many rallies on the lawn. Photo by Susan Yowell, Historical Collections & Services, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.

Bowman Scholars: Drew Saylor, Era Kryzhanovskaya, Brandon Dickinson, Emily Kinsey, and Christina Portal. Photo courtesy of the U.Va. Medical Alumni Association.

Bowman Scholars: Drew Saylor, Era Kryzhanovskaya, Brandon Dickinson, Emily Kinsey, and Christina Portal. Photo courtesy of the University of Virginia Medical Alumni Association.

A Recollections page about nurse Dorothy Sandridge Gloor is added to the library’s WWII 8th Evacuation Hospital website. The painting is by Eugenio Amadori.urse Dorothy Sandridge Gloor is added to the library’s WWII 8th Evacuation Hospital website. The painting is by Eugenio Amadori.urse Dorothy Sandridge Gloor is added to the library’sWWII 8th Evacuation Hospital website. The painting is by Eugenio Amadori.

A Recollections page about nurse Dorothy Sandridge Gloor is added to the library’s WWII 8th Evacuation Hospital website. The painting is by Eugenio Amadori.

Dr. M.C. Wilhelm with Historical Collections Curator Joan Klein. Dr. Wilhelm was honored with the first Lifelong Commitment Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer for his early work emphasizing the importance of support for cancer patients. Closer to home, he was honored as the 2011 Friend of the Library. Photo by Dan Wilson, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.

Dr. M.C. Wilhelm with Historical Collections Curator Joan Klein. Dr. Wilhelm was honored with the first Lifelong Commitment Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer for his early work emphasizing the importance of support for cancer patients. Closer to home, he was honored as the 2011 Friend of the Library. Photo by Dan Wilson, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.

Work continues on the seven-story Barry and Bill Battle Building which will centralize health care for children, May 8, 2012. Photo courtesy of Facilities Planning & Construction.

Work continues on the seven-story Barry and Bill Battle Building which will centralize health care for children, May 8, 2012. Photo courtesy of Facilities Planning & Construction.

The library adds six new study rooms, to be open 24/7 to Health System affiliates, on the second floor of the library. All print books are moved downstairs to the Cabell Room to provide the space.  Photo by Dan Wilson, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.

The library adds six new study rooms, to be open 24/7 to Health System affiliates, on the second floor of the library. All print books are moved downstairs to the Cabell Room to provide the space. Photos by Dan Wilson, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.

2013

  • Medical School Tuition & Fees for 2013-1014: Virginia $44,826, Other $55,236
  • Number of Medical Students: 621
  • Graduate Nursing School Tuition & Fees for 2013-1014: Virginia $16,260, Other $26,266
  • Number of Nursing Students: Undergraduate 396, Graduate 350
  • Visit the School of Medicine YouTube channel: uvasom where you can watch the 2013 Graduation Video.
  • Culpeper Medical Associates (CMA), a network of six primary-care practices serving patients in Central Virginia, officially joins the Health System on April 1, 2013. The acquisition expands the University of Virginia’s network of regional primary care practices from six to 12.
  • Dorrie K. Fontaine, RN, PhD, is appointed to a second five-year term as dean of the University of Virginia School of Nursing.
  • Students approve a change to University of Virginia’s 170-year-old honor system by adding informed retraction which permits students reported for an honor offense to admit to the wrongdoing, make amends, and take two semesters off.
  • Wilma Lynch, administrative manager in the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, is honored with a Leonard W. Sandridge Outstanding Contribution Award.
  • Dr. William Constable, former director of radiation oncology, dies at age 83.
  • Thomas P. Loughran, Jr., MD, becomes director of the University of Virginia Cancer Center in August.
  • The expanded hospital lobby opens after three years of renovation.
  • U.S. News & World Report recognizes 10 medical specialties at the University of Virginia in its annual “Best Hospitals” publication.
  • Want to see inside the vault of Historical Collections at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library? Here is your chance: Inside the Vault: Rare Books and Treasures at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.
  • University of Virginia Medical Park Zion Crossroads opens in August.
  • Historical Collections in the Health Sciences Library adds another web exhibit: “Ready to Do My Bit”: The Personal Diary of Dr. Henry Hanson and the West Africa Yellow Fever Commission to make 35 online exhibits.
  • Arlene Keeling, PhD, RN, receives the Distinguished Nurse Award from the Beta Kappa nursing honor society.
  • The new Rural & Global Health Care Center at the School of Nursing encourages nurse-driven solutions to help the world’s vulnerable, rural people.
  • The Director of Student Health, Dr. James C. Turner, receives the Edward Hitchcock Award for Outstanding Contributions in College Health from the American College Health Association.
  • The Verizon Foundation, Swinfen Charitable Trust, and the University of Virginia Health System expand their telemedicine program into rural communities in India and the Philippines.
  • Renovation of the Rotunda is underway.
  • About 25,000 people pass all the tests in the first semester of six online courses at the University of Virginia.
  • Pegasus, the medical air and ground transport service, earns national accreditation for the first time.
  • The hospital adds eight additional beds to its highest-level-designated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
  • A $5 million gift doubles the Clinical Nurse Leader master’s degree program at the School of Nursing.
  • Engineering News Record (ENR) names the Medical Center Hospital Bed Expansion and Helipad Project as the Best of the Best 2013: Best Health Care Project.
  • The School of Medicine literature and humanities journal, Hospital Drive, includes words, sounds, and images.
  • See also homepages for the School of Medicine, Medical Alumni Association, and School of Nursing. For additional news from the University of Virginia Health System for 2013, see the archives.
  • Find the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, Historical Collections and the Medical Alumni Association on Facebook.
Class of 2013

University of Virginia School of Medicine Class of 2013. Photo courtesy of the University of Virginia Medical Alumni Association.

Front of the Hospital

Using existing structural capacity, the University of Virginia adds 127,000 square feet of new space to the Medical Center. Photo courtesy of University of Virginia Facilities Planning and Construction.

Pegasus emergency medical transport lands on top of the hospital.

Pegasus emergency medical transport lands on top of the hospital. Photo courtesy of University of Virginia Facilities Planning and Construction.

Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center

The Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center meets or exceeds 36 national quality care standards and earns national accreditation. Photo from the University of Virginia Health System Cancer Center.

Dr. Nancy E. Dunlap is appointed Dean of the School of Medicine.

Dr. Nancy E. Dunlap is appointed Dean of the School of Medicine. She follows Dr. Steven T. DeKosky who completed his five year term in July. Photo from UVA Today.

Dr. Richard P. Shannon becomes the new executive vice president for health affairs.

Dr. Richard P. Shannon becomes the new executive vice president for health affairs. Photo from Penn Medicine.

School of Medicine Match Day 2013

School of Medicine Match Day 2013: Keep Calm and Match On. Photo courtesy of the University of Virginia Medical Alumni Association.

Drs. Rasheed Balogun, Kryt Chattrabhuti, and Richard D. Pearson

Drs. Rasheed Balogun and Richard D. Pearson, both from School of Medicine Student Affairs with new graduate, Dr. Kryt Chattrabhuti. Dr. Pearson is awarded the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award for character, integrity, and service at the May Valedictory Exercises and completes 24 years in Student Affairs. Photo courtesy of the University of Virginia Medical Alumni Association.

Nursing students at a site in Honduras.

Nursing students at a site in Honduras. Photo from UVA Today.

From left, R. Edward Howell, Nancy Dunlap, Pat Hogan and Bo Cofield

From left, R. Edward Howell, Nancy Dunlap, Pat Hogan and Bo Cofield lead the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly renovated Medical Center lobby. Photo by Kay Taylor, University of Virginia Health System.

Dr. Jeffrey Elias leads the successful study researching the use of focused ultrasound for essential tremor.

Dr. Jeffrey Elias leads the successful study researching the use of focused ultrasound for essential tremor. Photo from UVA Today.

Dr. Erik L. Hewlett, Professor of Medicine and Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology

Dr. Erik L. Hewlett, Professor of Medicine and Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology receives the 2013 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Photo from UVa Connect.

2014

  • Medical School Tuition & Fees for 2014-1015: Virginia $45,534, Other $56,142
  • Number of Medical Students: 620
  • Graduate Nursing School Tuition & Fees for 2014-1015: Virginia $16,678, Other $26,918
  • Number of Nursing Students: Undergraduate 414, Graduate 373
  • Visit the School of Medicine YouTube channel: uvasom.
  • Dr. Nancy Dunlap steps down as dean of the University of Virginia School of Medicine at the end of her term in November.
  • One of eight babies in the U.S. is born prematurely with some in intensive care for months. For two years Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit nurses have connected babies and parents through Skype.
  • The Medical Center is designated an Ebola treatment center if a patient is unable to be transferred to a national biocontainment facility.
  • University of Virginia researchers contribute to the understanding of the molecular biology of the Ebola virus. All testing involving live virus is done at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases.
  • Dr. Michael A. Williams is named the University of Virginia’s first chief medical information officer.
  • The University of Virginia becomes the sole owner of Culpeper Regional Hospital.
  • Brian E. Gittens, Ed.D, Director of Human Resources in the Department of Medicine, has expanded his role to include serving as the Director of School of Medicine Diversity Initiatives.
  • The University of Virginia joins a short list of universities around the country offering a joint degree program in law and medicine.
  • Gregory C. Townsend, MD, is appointed the Associate Dean for Diversity and Medical Education.
  • Chris A. Ghaemmaghami, MD, has been named chief medical officer for the Medical Center.
  • The Charlottesville Women’s Four Miler raises a record $375,000 for the University of Virginia Cancer Center’s Breast Care Program.
  • The University of Virginia Health System earns another “Most Wired” award from Hospitals & Health Networks magazine for its implementation and effective use of information technology.
  • The University of Virginia Center for Telehealth receives a Governor’s Technology Award for making it easier for patients across Virginia to access high-quality health care and education.
  • The University of Virginia Children’s Hospital opens a pediatric specialty care clinic in Winchester.
  • The University of Virginia Medical Center is the only hospital in Virginia to be named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs.
  • Researchers at the University are hard at work in the lab and with clinical trials and pilot studies. A small sampling of some exciting developments: a promising new antibiotic, a new diagnostic approach to determine the cause of diarrhea in the developing world, a test of focused ultrasound to destroy breast tumors, novel ovarian cancer screening, determining the best drug to stop prolonged seizures, identifying genes related to bone mineral density, determining how bacteria create biofilms to help them thrive where they shouldn’t, and knocking down a barrier to growing organs from stem cells.
  • ‘Be Safe’ launches in the spring. It is the systematic application of the scientific method to improve the safety of patients and employees by real-time problem solving. Dr. Richard Shannon, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, spearheads this initiative.
  • Construction begins on the Education Resource Center which will serve as a connector space between the 11th Street garage and the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Care building.
  • The Health System has 181 physicians honored in the 2014 Best Doctors in America® List by Best Doctors, Inc.
  • Mark Kester, PhD, joins Stu Wolf, PhD at the Institute for Nanoscale and Quantum Scientific and Technological Advanced Research (nanoSTAR).
  • The Health Sciences Library gives a boost to students with the 5Cs Comfort Break featuring canines, cocoa, cookies, cider and contributions to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
  • The library gets new carpet, additional computers, comfortable seating options, sound masking, and extra power outlets.
  • Dr. Kerr White, internationally recognized pioneer in the fields of health services research and primary care medicine, dies at age 97.
  • An exhibit at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, “The Pencil of the Artist: The Medical Illustrations of Frank H. Netter M.D.,” features examples of Netter’s artwork on loan from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • The School of Medicine literature and humanities journal, Hospital Drive, includes words, sounds, and images.
  • See also homepages for the School of Medicine, Medical Alumni Association, and School of Nursing. For additional news from the University of Virginia Health System for 2014, see the archives.
  • Find The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, Historical Collections and the Medical Alumni Association on Facebook.
University of Virginia School of Medicine Class of 2014

University of Virginia School of Medicine Class of 2014

Battle Building

The new Battle Building at the University of Virginia’s Children’s Hospital includes dozens of pediatric specialties and outpatient surgery for both children and adults. Photo courtesy of UVA Health System Marketing.

John Jane

John A. Jane Sr. is honored with a Governor’s Award for Career Achievement for 45 years of innovative work in neurosurgery. Photo from UVA Today.

holiday book tree

Library staff use old print indexes to build a holiday tree and promote the Books for Bricks book drive for construction of classrooms in Tanzania.

Pam Cipriano

Pamela Cipriano, is elected president of the American Nurses Association and will serve through the end of 2016. Photo from UVA Today.

library furniture

New furniture in the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.

nurses white coat

Professor Randy Jones helps a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing student don a white coat during the inaugural White Coat Ceremony. Photo by Coe Sweet in UVA Today.

Bill_Petri

William A. Petri, receives one of Virginia’s highest honors for professors: the Outstanding Faculty Award. Petri, a leader in global health, is chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health. Photo courtesy of UVA Health System Marketing.

Pamela Sutton-Wallace

Pamela Sutton-Wallace is named Medical Center CEO, following the retirement of R. Edward Howell. Photo from UVA Today.

parachute wedding dress

Dick and W. Frazier Bell with the wedding dress of their mother. Hilda Franklin and her future husband, Richard Bell, served with the University of Virginia’s 8th Evacuation Hospital during WWII. The dress, made from a parachute, is a treasured artifact in the Library’s Historical Collections.

Frank Lowther

A new Recollections page about enlisted man, Frank L. Lowther, is added to the library’s WWII 8th Evac website.

Charlottesville Free Clinic

A student-run clinic is added to the Charlottesville Free Clinic through a pilot program provided through iSERVE, an initiative which includes nursing and medical students and preceptors. Left to right: Pranay Sinha, Ana Tucker, Alex Wolf, Dean Dorrie Fontaine, Dean Nancy Dunlap.

2015

  • Medical School Tuition & Fees for 2015-1016: Virginia $46,456, Other $57,262
  • Number of Medical Students: 626
  • Graduate Nursing School Tuition & Fees for 2015-1016: Virginia $17,094, Other $27,574
  • Number of Nursing Students: Undergraduate 407, Graduate 360
  • The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) awards the School of Medicine continued accreditation for the longest term available. The next accreditation survey is slated for the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Becker’s Hospital Review names the University of Virginia Cancer Center to its 2015 list of 100 hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs.
  • Interviews with individual emeritus faculty are now on YouTube. You can hear Drs. Munsey Wheby, John Owen, Michael Rein, Richard Lindsay, Kenneth Greer, Dearing Johns, Charles Gross, Frederic Berry, Robert Chevalier, and Thomas Daniel discuss their time at UVA.
  • UVA acquires high-end bioprinters for tissue and organ fabrication.
  • Top residencies for the School of Medicine Class of 2015 are internal medicine (42), pediatrics (21), and general surgery (15). Twenty-eight members will do some or all of their training at UVA.
  • UVA researchers Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, and Antoine Louveau, PhD, discover that previously unknown vessels connect the brain to the lymphatic system. The journal Science names this discovery to its list of finalists for the Breakthrough of the Year award.
  • First-year medical student, Nona Jiang, wins awards from the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America to support research with children in Bangladesh.
  • The University’s yearbook, Corks and Curls, returns after a several year hiatus.
  • UVA Health System and Bon Secours Health System currently collaborate in a variety of patient care services in Richmond and in medical education. A new agreement will lead to additional partnerships.
  • UVA opens the high-tech Clinical Genomics and Molecular Diagnostics Laboratories to provide the latest technology for DNA sequencing which will aid in diagnosing genetic disorders and the treatment of some cancers.
  • The UVA Cancer Center earns a three-year accreditation in radiation oncology from the American College of Radiology.
  • Dr. Sean Reed is the new School of Medicine Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Dean of Walter Reed College. He joins Drs. John Densmore, Meg Keeley, and Christine Peterson who have been serving as college deans since 2010.
  • UVA earns “Magnet®” recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for quality patient care, excellence in nursing care, and innovative nursing practices.
  • The first edition of The Mirror: A Reflection of Diversity & Inclusion within the UVA School of Medicine makes its online debut.
  • The UVA Primary and Specialty Care Pantops Integrative Medicine Clinic opens and blends traditional and nontraditional care.
  • The Building Goodness Foundation and UVA’s Nursing Students Without Borders finish a 15 year project to build a clinic in El Salvador.
  • Dr. Benjamin Lewis Barnett, the founding chair of the UVA Department of Family Medicine, dies in April. Dr. William D. Steers, chair of the Department of Urology for 20 years, also dies in April. He is succeeded by Dr. Raymond A. Costabile. Dr. John A. Jane, Sr., chair of the Department of Neurosurgery from 1969 to 2006, dies in September.
  • The UVA Health System Marketing Communications collection of photographs can be searched through the Virginia Heritage database. They are housed in Historical Collections at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.
  • A symposium on race, “Doctors in Dialogue,” helps UVA medical students understand issues of race in their community and the medical profession with the hope of helping them provide better care to patients.
  • Wladek Minor, PhD, of the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics is awarded a grant as part of the NIH’s Big Data to Knowledge program to help preserve, manage, and access huge amounts of biomedical data.
  • The Health System establishes a new Post-Acute division which includes UVA Transitional Care Hospital, Health South Rehabilitation Hospital, Hospice Inpatient Services, Continuum Services, and a network of Skilled Nursing Facilities.
  • The Patient & Family Library opens in March just off the main hospital lobby to serve patients and guests who want to find practical and trustworthy information about a medical condition.
  • The School of Medicine literature and humanities journal, Hospital Drive, continues to publish online.
  • See also homepages for the School of Medicine, Medical Alumni Association, and School of Nursing. For additional news from the University of Virginia Health System for 2015, see the archives.
  • Find the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, Historical Collections and the Medical Alumni Association on Facebook.
class of 2015

University of Virginia School of Medicine Class of 2015. Photo courtesy of the University of Virginia Medical Alumni Association.

hospital expansion

Preparation is underway for the renovation and expansion of the Emergency Department, additional procedure and operating rooms, and more private inpatient rooms. Sited on the former ground helipad and the current MRI Pavilion location, its projected completion date is 2019. The rendered view is of the Emergency Department entrance. Watch the webcam here. Image courtesy of University of Virginia Facilities Planning and Construction.

David Wilkes

Dr. David S. Wilkes begins his five year appointment as Dean of UVA School of Medicine on September 15th. He succeeds Dr. Randolph J. Canterbury who served as interim dean since November 2014. Photo from UVA Today.

artifacts

The University of Virginia Medical Artifacts Collection from the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library is now online with more to come. Photos by Emily Bowden, Historical Collections.

baby

UVA is a Baby Friendly® Designated birth facility, one of seven in Virginia. Photo from UVA Connect.

Joan Echtenkamp Klein

Joan Echtenkamp Klein, the curator of Historical Collections at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library for more than 30 years, unexpectedly dies in December. See her give an overview of Historical Collections in this YouTube video from 2013.

Vesalius

The main lobby of the Health Sciences Library hosted two library-created exhibits: The Fabric of the Human Body, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the birth of Andreas Vesalius (seen above) and Base Hospital No. 41, The University of Virginia in World War I. Photo by Dan Wilson, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.

Vivian Pinn and MegKeeley

Drs. Vivian Pinn, 1967 UVA School of Medicine graduate , and Meg Keeley, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and 1992 graduate, enjoy handing out envelopes on Match Day. Photo courtesy of the University of Virginia Medical Alumni Association.

2016

  • Medical School Tuition & Fees for 2016-2017: Virginia $46,534, Other $57,340
  • Number of Medical Students: 621
  • Graduate Nursing School Tuition & Fees for 2016-1017: Virginia $17,680, Other $28,504
  • Number of Nursing Students: Undergraduate 408, Graduate 341
  • More interviews with individual emeritus faculty are now on YouTube. You can hear Drs. George Beller, Richard Pearson, Martha Carpenter, John Hanks, Peyton Taylor, R. Scott Jones, Irving Kron, and Robert Carey discuss their time at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.
  • The University of Virginia and Inova Health System, which serves Northern Virginia and the Washington, DC, metro area, have agreed to form a partnership. The collaboration will focus on research, medical education, and the recruitment of eminent scientists to the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • The School of Medicine launches a new leadership curriculum for all first-year medical and BIMS (Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program) students. To be rolled out over the next four years, it is designed to foster the qualities essential for leaders in biomedical research, clinical medicine, education, and public policy.
  • U.S. News and World Report ranks UVA as the number one hospital in Virginia.
  • The Brain Institute becomes the University’s second cross-Grounds institute dedicated to tackling some of society’s most difficult and pressing challenges. (The first such institute, the Data Science Institute, deals with “big data” management, analytics, research, and education.)
    UVA earns the Consumer Choice Award. It is determined by a survey of more than 300,000 households, judging “the best doctors, best nurses, best image and reputation, and best overall quality in their respective markets.”
  • The Medical Center names William (Bill) Fulkerson as the new Chief Operating Officer.
  • The Health System names its first Chief Innovation Officer, Jeffrey Keller, PhD, who is tasked to help turn scientific discoveries into new and better treatments.
  • The Beirne Carter Center for Immunology Research marks 25 years.
  • UVA is among the first to use the new Gamma Knife Icon. Its built-in CT scanner and infrared motion monitoring increase patient safety and better target treatment areas in the brain and upper spine.
  • UVA receives the 2016 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, a national honor that recognizes schools with an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Associate Dean for Diversity is Greg Townsend.
  • Two new exhibits by library staff are displayed in the lobby of the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library. The Anatomical Theatre at the University of Virginia highlights the only UVA building designed by Thomas Jefferson that was demolished. Fever Charts: Data Visualization and the History of Yellow Fever Research draws on unique historical materials from the Library’s Philip S. Hench Walter Reed Yellow Fever Collection.
  • Other displays include traveling exhibits from the National Library of Medicine: Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War and Every Necessary Care & Attention: George Washington & Medicine.
  • Seventy-six students were selected from among 919 applicants for this year’s first-year Bachelors of Science in nursing class, making the class of 2020 the School’s most competitive in history — and marking a new record of interest in the Commonwealth’s oldest nursing program.
  • Biochemist Dr. Ed Egelman, cardiovascular surgeon and scientist Dr. Irving Kron, and infectious disease investigator Dr. William Petri are recognized by the University as 2016 Distinguished Scientists.
  • The World Health Organization declares a global public health emergency over the Zika virus.
  • Work continues on the Health System Education Resource Center which will serve as a connector space between the 11th Street garage and the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Care building.
  • Federal funding for UVA’s medical research surges from $101.2 million in 2015 to more than $126 million in 2016. In a single year, UVA climbs from 40th to 35th among the nation’s medical schools in total NIH support.
  • See also homepages for the School of Medicine, Medical Alumni Association, and School of Nursing. For additional news from the University of Virginia Health System for 2016, see the archives.
  • Find the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, Historical Collections and the Medical Alumni Association on Facebook.
The UVA Center for Telehealth has been renamed the Karen S. Rheuban Center for Telehealth to honor one of its co-founders. The Center works to expand access to care in Virginia, Washington, D.C., Delaware, Maryland, and North Carolina. Image from UVA Health System Newsroom Archives 2016 Press Releases.

The UVA Center for Telehealth has been renamed the Karen S. Rheuban Center for Telehealth to honor one of its co-founders. The Center works to expand access to care in Virginia, Washington, D.C., Delaware, Maryland, and North Carolina. Image from UVA Health System Newsroom Archives 2016 Press Releases.

In the otolaryngology department, 3-D printed skulls prepare new doctors to perform procedures on patients, providing a training bridge between books and the bedside. Image from News: Latest News from the UVA School of Medicine.

In the otolaryngology department, 3-D printed skulls prepare new doctors to perform procedures on patients, providing a training bridge between books and the bedside. Image from News: Latest News from the UVA School of Medicine.

The foreground shows the area at the beginning of 2016 before ground was broken for the University Hospital Expansion. Image courtesy of UVA Facilities Planning and Construction.

The foreground shows the area at the beginning of 2016 before ground was broken for the University Hospital Expansion. Image courtesy of UVA Facilities Planning and Construction.

This shows the progress made on the University Hospital Expansion by year's end. Image courtesy of UVA Facilities Planning and Construction.

This shows the progress made on the University Hospital Expansion by year’s end. Image courtesy of UVA Facilities Planning and Construction.

Jordan Hall is renamed for alumna Dr. Vivian Pinn, class of 1967. Her many accomplishments include being the first director of the National Institute of Health’s Office of Research on Women’s Health. Image from Virginia Magazine.

Jordan Hall is renamed for alumna Dr. Vivian Pinn, class of 1967. Her many accomplishments include being the first director of the National Institute of Health’s Office of Research on Women’s Health. Image from University of Virginia Magazine.

On Jan. 1st, Novant Health and the University of Virginia Health System close on the formation of a new regional partnership: Novant Health UVA Health System. It includes facilities in Haymarket, Manassas, Gainesville, and Culpeper. Image from UVA Today.

On Jan. 1st, Novant Health and the University of Virginia Health System close on the formation of a new regional partnership: Novant Health UVA Health System. It includes facilities in Haymarket, Manassas, Gainesville, and Culpeper. Image from UVA Today.

Tina Mammone, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, CENP, joins the UVA Health System as the next Chief Nursing Officer beginning February 1st. Image from UVA Health System Connect.

Tina Mammone, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, CENP, joins the UVA Health System as the next Chief Nursing Officer beginning February 1st. Image from UVA Health System Connect.

The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library celebrates 40 years!

The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library celebrates 40 years!

Early images of the Health Sciences Library, clockwise from top left: concept drawing for the new Health Sciences Library, c. 1970; exterior of the HSL, c. 1976; students in the HSL, c. 1980; entrance to the renamed Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, 1981. Images courtesy of Historical Collections & Services, CMHSL, UVA.

Early images of the Health Sciences Library, clockwise from top left: concept drawing for the new Health Sciences Library, c. 1970; exterior of the HSL, c. 1976; students in the HSL, c. 1980; entrance to the renamed Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, 1981. Images courtesy of Historical Collections & Services, CMHSL, UVA.

School of Nursing Dean Dorrie Fontaine (left) with the three professors who have served as directors at the Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry: Arlene Keeling, Barbra Mann Wall, and Barbara Brodie.  A newly established Barbara M. Brodie Endowed Faculty Fund in Nursing History at UVA honors the founder of the Center which was created 25 years ago.

School of Nursing Dean Dorrie Fontaine (left) with the three professors who have served as directors at the Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry: Arlene Keeling, Barbra Mann Wall, and Barbara Brodie. A newly established Barbara M. Brodie Endowed Faculty Fund in Nursing History at UVA honors the founder of the Center which was created 25 years ago. Photo by Coe Sweet in Virginia Nursing Legacy.

Dr. John C. Herr, a champion of translational research, dies. Image by Dan Addison, University Communications in UVA Today.

Dr. John C. Herr, a champion of translational research, dies. Image by Dan Addison, University Communications in UVA Today.

Match Day for the School of Medicine Class of 2016 reveals that 25 graduates will do a residency at the UVA Health System, graduates will go to a total of 31 states, and internal medicine is the most popular residency with 31 pursuing that specialty. Image courtesy of the University of Virginia Medical Alumni Association.

Match Day for the School of Medicine Class of 2016 reveals that 25 graduates will do a residency at the UVA Health System, graduates will go to a total of 31 states, and internal medicine is the most popular residency with 31 pursuing that specialty. Image courtesy of the University of Virginia Medical Alumni Association.

Five fourth-year BSN students (from left: Joshua Moore, Megan Sepanski, Ashley Belfort, Hannah Zachman, and Daniel Poehallos) move into rooms on the Lawn, the most to do so in recent memory.

Five fourth-year BSN students (from left: Joshua Moore, Megan Sepanski, Ashley Belfort, Hannah Zachman, and Daniel Poehallos) move into rooms on the Lawn, the most to do so in recent memory. Photo by Christine Kueter in Virginia Nursing Legacy.

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