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Health System pursues environmental sustainability

Recent University initiatives to increase environmentally-friendly practices have led to changes in campus operations, construction and even the University Health System. The Health System has adopted a telemedicine program, which allows patients to virtually visit clinicians without adding to their commute.


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Psychiatry professor finds bias in courtroom

The lawyers and character witnesses might not be the only biased ones in the courtroom according to research by Assoc. Psychiatry Prof. Dr. Daniel Murrie, who worked alongside a colleague at Sam Houston State University to gauge the objectivity of expert testimony.


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Researchers map enzyme's structure

Medical School researchers published the results of an enzyme study last month which may eventually lead to a better understanding of the processes behind early-aging diseases and to redesigned AIDS medications with fewer negative side effects.


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Science cafés come to Charlottesville

Just a speaker and a microphone — and maybe some drinks for the audience, too. The setup is simple for “Science Straight Up,” a new University-sponsored event series that launched this February.


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U.Va. researchers explore Affordable Care Act's implications

Dr. Linda Duska of University Hospital and Public Health Prof. Carolyn Engelhard co-authored a paper entitled “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: What every provider of Gynecologic Oncology care should know.” Dr. Duska was inspired by experiences with patients to educate gynecologic oncology providers about the Affordable Care Act and its implications for health providers.


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CAPS hosts mental wellness screenings

Counseling and Psychological Services hosted free mental wellness screenings in Newcomb Hall Tuesday afternoon to assess students for various psychological issues and traumas. CAPS partners with Peer Health Educators and the Office of Health Promotion to host the outreach event once each semester. “I think this program is always pertinent,” CAPS assistant director Dr. Leonard Carter said.


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University researchers find anesthesiology potentially harmful

A group of researchers led by Dr. Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic and Dr. Desa Milanovic from the University Hospital’s anesthesiology department conducted a study last year that sheds light on a potential link between general anesthesia use in infants and neurodegenerative diseases later in life.


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New smartphone app enables more effective HIV treatment

The University Health System’s Ryan White Clinic, the largest provider of HIV care in western Virginia, was awarded last month a $525,000 grant from the AIDS United Foundation to develop a smartphone application to help improve treatment for people diagnosed with HIV who are living in rural areas.


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Bloomfield invents 'Vistik'

University Physics Prof. Lou Bloomfield may be best known for creating “Lou’s List,” an easily navigable database of course offerings at the University.


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Local research committee hosts cancer event

The Patient & Friends Research Committee of the University’s Cancer Center hosted their annual “Hot Topics in Cancer Event” Thursday in Alumni Hall, showcasing the groundbreaking blood cancer research being conducted at the University.