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School of Health Professions adds new programs

This three-year, distance-learning program prepares students to manage IVF laboratories, as well as obtain certifications as directors of high-complexity embryology and andrology labs. Graduates will be independent researchers who can develop protocols and procedures by working with other clinical team members, contribute to best practices in patient care and manage clinical labs to ensure compliance with all IVF regulatory requirements.

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This three-semester program of 32 credit hours focuses on clinical gross anatomy and embryology, teaching, medical imaging and ultrasound, current techniques in specimen preparation and emerging technologies in anatomy simulation, such as 3-D printing and modeling. Graduates will be prepared for positions in higher education, medical laboratories, biotechnology companies, medical examiner offices, and medical illustration, or to advance to doctoral or professional health-science programs.

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A pathologists' assistant (PathA) work in a wide scope of clinical practices and settings, including private pathology laboratories, forensic pathology laboratories, government health-care systems and medical-teaching facilities. The 78-credit-hour program consists of didactic instruction the first year, clinical rotations the second year and several online courses during both years.

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Ardra Davis-Tolbert, MD
(OB-GYN Residency '01), was named to a three-year term on the governing board of Coastal Carolina Hospital in Hardeeville, S.C.
Gene Green, MD, MBA
(MD '97, Internal Medicine Residency '02), was named President and CEO of South Shore Health and Educational Corporation, the charitable health system that comprises South Shore Hospital, South Shore Physician Ambulatory Enterprise, Health Provider Services Organization and South Shore Hospital Charitable Foundation in Weymouth, Mass.
Marcus Martin, MD
(MD '76), was honored with the Paul Goodloe McIntire Citizenship Award by the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Martin serves as Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity at the University of Virginia.
Elizaveta Ragulin-Coyne, MD
(MD '08), joined Walden Surgical Associates and is providing general surgery services at Emerson Hospital in Westford, Mass.
Troy Shell, MD
(Biomedical Sciences '04, MD '08, Surgery Residency '13), joined the surgery department of Physicians Regional Healthcare System in Naples, Fla.
Alan Wagner, MD
(Ophthalmology Residency '86), was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Medical Society of Virginia.


Drummer beats cancer thanks to EVMS surgeon

Robin and Powell Randolph say that after meeting with Dr. Daniel Karakla of EVMS, they knew they were in the right place.
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