Nurse manager Scott Austin (BSN `18), who works on the COVID unit on 3 West

Burnout in the Crosshairs

When Scott Austin (BSN ’18), a nurse manager on UVA Health’s COVID unit, sees his coworkers grimace and senses his unit begin to sink under stress, he fires off a group text. That “Code Orange” brings everyone—from housekeeping to techs, nurses, and physicians—to a screeching (albeit safe) halt.

Pause. Debrief. Redistribute. Reset.

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An animated short of neurons firing in the brain, part of Ishan Williams, Jack Van Horn, and George Bloom's Animating ALzheimer's disease short film.

Animating Alzheimer's

A new short, animated film reveals what happens when Alzheimer’s strikes so people can understand “this is what’s happening in the brain, and this is what’s happening in my everyday life,” explains Professor Ishan Williams, one of three faculty behind the effort who studies ways to support and sustain caregivers of people living with dementia.

“It brings more people into the conversation.”

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