Spotlight on Life Support Learning Center

In fiscal year 2018, Life Support Learning Center (LSLC) provided education to over 8,500 staff from the Medical Center, School of Medicine, University Physicians Group, and community care providers. As a result, class participants have heightened knowledge and...

Dummy at Life Support Learning Center supports emergency medical education

Spotlight on Schuyler Wong, EMT

Schuyler Wong is a busy guy, doing everything he can to support the Charlottesville community and combat the opioid crisis. He’s an EMS provider, serves on the training committee for the local rescue squad, works...

Schuyler Wong, EMS at the UVA Health System and local hero against the opioid crisis

Spotlight on Dr. Christopher Holstege

Current data demonstrates a marked rise in deaths related to poisoning within the Commonwealth of Virginia. This rise is attributed, in part, to both prescription opioid drugs and to a recent marked increase in heroin...

Doctor Holstege UVAHS

The Epitome of Heroin’s Addictive Power

Dr. Christopher Holstege,  Chief of the Division of Medical Toxicology, shares: There are numerous stories associated with heroin and many blur together. However, one that haunts me was a 17-year-old girl who presented to the ED...

addicts face the consequences