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Gender Violence and Social Change

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and a new group of interns at UVA’s Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center is off and running with autumn activities on Grounds. In her article below, Claire Kaplan gives an encouraging nod to the young women who bring awareness to the UVA community and who believe that their work […]

Assistants to Nature: Midwives, Obstetrics, and the Medical Turn

From the 18th through 20th centuries, the birthing process saw a shift from the hands of female midwives to the instruments of male obstetricians. Lara Musser describes this shift in “Assistants to Nature: Midwives, Obstetrics, and the Medical Turn,” a current exhibit in UVA’s Claude Moore Health Sciences Library. Ms. Musser is a lecturer in […]

Health: A Mindful Approach

Melanie Brede, MS, RD, CEDRD, works as a registered dietitian in the Office of Health Promotion with the University of Virginia‘s Department of Student Health. She has adopted the Health At Every Size® (HAES®) philosophy into her work as a dietitian. Beyond assisting with general health and wellness, Melanie Brede specializes in other health related […]

U.S. Health Care: Too Expensive or Priceless?

Most Americans agree that the U.S. spends too much on health care and Carolyn Long Engelhard, MPA, offers commentary on why a fix is so elusive. Ms. Engelhard is an Associate Professor and Health Policy Analyst, Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Lifetime Learning welcomes your comments on […]

Optimizing Athletic Performance

Going the distance to the Final Four takes stamina and optimal performance. In considering training strategies, Arthur Weltman shares his study of elite basketball players: “Noninvasive Assessment of Internal and External Player Load: Implications for Optimizing Athletic Performance.” Mr. Weltman is Professor and Chair, Department of Kinesiology in the Curry School of Education and Human […]

Basketball: Morning vs. Afternoon Training

March Madness has jumped into April for UVA basketball fans! For the science behind stellar athletic performance, Arthur Weltman shares his study: “Comparing Performance During Morning vs. Afternoon Training Sessions in Intercollegiate Basketball Players.” Mr. Weltman is Professor and Chair, Department of Kinesiology in the Curry School of Education and Human Development; Professor, Department of […]

What Matters Most?

Palliative care can help people live better, according to Clareen Wiencek, PhD, RN, ACNP, ACHPN at the University of Virginia. Wiencek is Advanced Practice Program Director for MSN and DNP programs in the School of Nursing and immediate past president of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Lifetime Learning welcomes your thoughts on the growth […]

Babies at the Border: Revisiting the Role of Nurses on Ellis Island

Nursing has historic ties to U.S. immigration policy, and Arlene W. Keeling provides commentary on how nurses should still play a critical role at our southern border. Ms. Keeling, PhD, RN, FAAN is the Centennial Distinguished Professor Emerita in the School of Nursing and former director of the Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical […]

The Gift of Connectedness

  The holiday spirit may have a different feel when a family member is ill. Julie Perry, a staff chaplain at the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center in the University of Virginia Health System, looks at how patients, caregivers, and their families can bring new meaning to old traditions. Lifetime Learning invites you to share […]