Previous General Faculty Members in the Spotlight

Aaron Hill


General Faculty Member: Aaron Hill


Aaron Hill serves on the music faculty at the University of Virginia, plays principal oboe in the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra and English horn in the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra. He spends summers performing as principal oboe with the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra, where he has recently been appointed as co-director of the Wintergreen Oboe Seminar. Mr. Hill holds Master of Music and Artist Diploma degrees from the Yale School of Music, where he received the Thomas Nyfenger Memorial Prize and a Bachelor of Music degree with Highest Honors from the University of Michigan, where he played principal oboe on William Bolcom's Songs of Innocence and Experience with Leonard Slatkin, a project that won the Grammy Award for Best Classical Album. In addition to his professional activities, he is enrolled full-time in the Doctor of Musical Arts program at James Madison University. From 2002 to 2008, Mr. Hill played principal oboe in the Flint Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed as principal oboe with the Rochester Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Richmond Symphony, and Ann Arbor Symphony. Mr. Hill was awarded the Grand Prize in the Mu Phi Epsilon Society for Musical Arts Competition and the Leche Trust Prize at the Barbirolli International Oboe Competition. He travels around North America as an active recitalist and masterclass clinician, and has been a featured speaker at the TEDxSkidRow and Tom Tom Founders Festival conferences. 

Bob Gibson


General Faculty Member: Bob Gibson


Before coming to Sorensen in March of 2008, Bob Gibson was a political writer, columnist and editor at the Charlottesville Daily Progress for 30 years, where he specialized in covering local, state, and national politics. He is the winner of several Virginia Press Association awards, the 1993 Virginia Bar Association Award in the Field of Law and Justice and the 1993 Southern Journalism Award for investigative reporting about racial disparities in sentencing. He is also familiar to many Virginians as a guest on public radio WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi Show in Washington and as a host of Evening Edition on public radio WVTF. 

Dr. Valentina Brashers


General Faculty Member: Valentina Brashers, MD


Valentina Brashers, MD is a Professor of Nursing and Attending Physician in Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia Health System. After completing her residency in internal medicine and fellowship in pulmonary disease, she practiced in a rural general medical clinic and in the UVA emergency room. Dr. Brashers has been teaching pathophysiology, immunology, pulmonary assessment, and chest x-ray interpretation to graduate and undergraduate nursing students and healthcare professionals since 1987. At the University of Virginia, she has received the Excellence in Teaching Awards from both the nursing and medical schools, the Harrison Teaching Award for exceptional teaching and leadership, the All University Teacher Award twice, was selected to deliver a UVA "Last Lecture", and is a Founding Member of the School of Medicine Academy of Distinguished Educators. She is recognized nationally for her scholarship in the area of interprofessional education and practice and is Vice President of the National Academies of Practice, an interdisciplinary health organization focused on interprofessional collaboration in health care. She conducts workshops and lectures on nurse-physician collaboration throughout the U.S. The third edition of her book entitled Clinical Applications of Pathophysiology: An Evidence-Based Approach was published in 2006.

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