Student-run free clinic adds to breadth of community care

(6-4-14) When the Charlottesville Free Clinic opened its doors two decades ago, it focused largely on urgent care services, but since then its service has shifted to deal with long-term chronic illnesses, like diabetes and heart disease.

Later this week, however - thanks to the work of a core group of advanced practice nursing and medical students, including nurses Jessica Sherman, Alex Wolf and 4th year med student Pranay Sinha, among others - evening urgent care will once again be offered through the summer as part of a new student-initiated pilot. And if all goes well, the free urgent care clinic -- which will offer evening hours to complement the Free Clinic's daytime hours -- will solidify into a permanent practice. >>

June, 2014

  • Kathryn Laughon feted by Int'l Assn. of Forensic Nurses. >>
  • UVA nursing prof Karen Rose named Fellow in the Gerontological Society of America. >>
  • UVA's Pam Cipriano - a research associate professor - elected to lead the ANA through 2016. >>
  • UVA nursing student visits White House, Pres. Obama, to talk about student loans. >>
  • The newest FAANs: Profs Drake, Phillips named Academy Fellows of the AAN. >>
  • The 'Mayo way' - UVA prof pens 150-year history of nursing in the esteemed clinic. >>
  • NPR feature highlights UVA Medical Center's new "situation room," UVAMC's all-hands-on-deck approach. >>
  • NBC 29 - "Room of Errors" puts focus on patient safety. >>
  • "Room of Errors" plants mistakes to drive home interprofessional learning among UVA clinicians - an NPR feature. >>
  • Dean Fontaine, Susan Bauer-Wu's Richmond Times Dispatch essay on "Conversations about a good death." >>

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