Inova recognizes and supports local nonprofit partners

Fairfax, VA — June 11, 2024 — Each year Inova provides over $1 million to nonprofit organizations working to address health equity and social drivers of health in Northern Virginia. In June, Inova’s Division of Community Health and Health Equity celebrated twenty-three (23) community partners who received Inova’s Health Equity Opportunities funding. Selected from more than…

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What you need to know about DNA tests

Kylie Whalen, MS, LCGC CG(ASCP)CM, is a Senior Pediatric Genetic Counselor in Inova’s Genetics Department. Kylie received her bachelor’s in diagnostic genetic sciences with a concentration in cytogenetics at the University of Connecticut, and she maintains a current certification as a cytogenetic technologist. Kylie received her master’s in genetic counseling from Long Island University. DNA…

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U.S. News & World Report Names Inova Fairfax Hospital as a “Best Regional Hospital for Equitable Access”

Fairfax, VA – June 6, 2024 – Inova Fairfax Hospital has been recognized as a “Best Regional Hospital for Equitable Access” by U.S. News & World Report for the hospital’s success in providing excellent care to patients in underserved communities. Only 53 hospitals in the country received this designation. “From a foundational level equity is…

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Dr. Garima Sharma receives supplemental AHA grant to study social determinants of the risk of high blood pressure in women of reproductive age

Garima Sharma, MD, Director of Inova’s Cardio-Obstetrics and Cardiovascular Women’s Health program, was recently awarded a supplemental grant from the American Heart Association (AHA) to continue work on the project, The Social Determinants of the Risk of Hypertension in Women of Reproductive Age (SAFE HEART). Dr. Sharma is a co-principal investigator of the study along…

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Inova introduces a groundbreaking procedure to control resistant high blood pressure

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 50% of adults in America suffer from high blood pressure. Uncontrolled, this condition can lead to severe health complications such as heart disease, stroke, heart failure, kidney disease and dementia. On April 25, Inova Schar Heart and Vascular unveiled a revolutionary, minimally invasive procedure…

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Giving the gift of life: Demystifying the process of becoming a living kidney donor

Heather Perez Saiz, MA, LCSW, CCTSW, is the Independent Living Donor Advocate at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. Kirsten Curtis is the Transplant Coordinator at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. Currently there are almost 90,000 people on the kidney transplant list in the United States and the need is greater than ever. In 2023, there were approximately…

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Inova Schar Heart and Vascular receives $1.4 million pediatric heart transplant research grant

Fairfax, VA — A research team at Inova Schar Heart and Vascular recently received nearly $1.4 million to develop a new blood test that doctors can use to optimize the immunosuppression medications needed after pediatric heart transplant. The team will be led by Palak Shah, MD, MS, Director of the Inova Cardiovascular Genomics Center and…

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