Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Opportunities at UVA

Mixed Drinks, Mixed Emotions: Alcohol Abuse and Mental Health
Date: Tuesday, November 17th

Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Newcomb Hall Ballroom

This program addresses the ties between substance abuse and mental health. The goals are to break down the stereotypes surrounding expression of emotion in order to help young people function at their highest level and teach students effective coping mechanisms. Sponsored by the Women’s Center Counseling Program, Gordy CASE, U.Va. Athletics, and the Office of the Dean of Students 

Biology Department Seminar
Date: Friday, November 20th

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Gilmer 190

Julie Brill, PhD, professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto will present her research on how PIP signaling drives cell morphogenesis during animal development. 

Psychology Department Colloquium Series
Date: Friday, November 20th

Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Gilmer 190

Abigail Marsh of Georgetown University  will present her research: “Empathy on a Sliding Scale:  Is Extraordinary Altruism the Inverse of Psychopathy?" 

More Than the Score - First Do No Harm: UVA’s Focus on the Patient
Date: Saturday, November 21st

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Alumni Hall Ballroom

Dr. Richard Shannon, Executive Vice President for Health affairs, will share UVA’s efforts to improve the safety and quality of its patient care—procedures and new ways to review and improve its practices. Dr. Shannon will explain the Situation Room, and he will provide real-life examples of how UVA’s care teams are addressing ways to reduce the risk of harm and improve patient safety and satisfaction. The University of Virginia Health System provides care to some of the region’s sickest patients. With so many ill patients receiving care to treat complex medical conditions in its clinics and hospital, disciplined real-time problem solving is crucial to ensure that errors are avoided and patient harm does not occur.