Health and Medicine
Advancing Knowledge to Improve The Human Condition
The study of health and medicine has been central to the University of Virginia since its founding; so much so that Medicine was one of the original disciplines studied at the University. Today, the University continues this commitment in innumerable ways, including through the several Schools and units that make up the University of Virginia Health System. Collectively, the Health System serves a tripartite mission to provide patients in the Commonwealth and the nation with advanced and compassionate care, and expand scientific knowledge through bench and translational research. In addition, the examination of factors that contribute to physical, mental and societal health are threaded through every part of the University. From the study of health policy, to signature programs like Be Safe that work to improved patient safety and patient outcomes, to research findings that have the potential to re-frame our understanding of disease, the University is engaged in meaningful work intended to improve the human condition.
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