Prescription opioid abuse is a serious problem in Southwest Virginia, but so is mortality from advanced cancer. Nursing professor Virginia LeBaron is seeking to help health care providers and policymakers better understand who can access pain relief – and who cannot. more >
With millions watching live, the father of Capt. Humayun Khan, class of 2000, said his son dedicated his life to defending the security of the United States. more >
With helpful information at a patient’s fingertips, complication rates have dropped by around 50 percent and patient satisfaction scores improved. Soon the app and its associated program will go to other surgery units. more >
Also in this roundup: recognition for the Health System’s maternity care and wound care transition hospital, professional awards for two professors and selection of two English department faculty members for prestigious teaching professorships. more >
UVA researchers have identified a molecule that plays an important role in battling pneumonia. It might offer a new venue for treating antibiotic-resistant pneumonia infections. more >
Four students working this summer in South Africa on the construction of a water filter factory are sharing their experiences in a series of essays for UVA Today readers. Here is the first of their stories. more >
Styling himself as the jive-talking “Professor Bebop,” retired middle school principal and UVA alum Dave Rogers has been spinning records at UVA’s WTJU since 1973. more >
Photo Essay
The statue of Thomas Jefferson returned to the Rotunda Tuesday as the building’s two-year renovation process draws near its end. more >