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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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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Powered by Connections Older Adults Resource Fair

Inova celebrates Older Americans Month Fairfax, VA, May 13, 2024 — Inova is dedicated to supporting programs and opportunities that make a difference in the quality of life, health and welfare of our community’s older adults. As part of Inova’s recognition of Older Adults Month, a free resource fair is being held at the Inova…

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Inova partners with transplant patients to improve patient care experience

In 2020, the transplant team at Inova established a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) to enhance healthcare delivery for transplant patients and improve their overall experience. The PFAC serves as a platform for patients and caregivers to share valuable feedback and insights with the transplant team on better meeting patient needs during the various…

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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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