Faculty and Staff Employees

Dan Cavanaugh


Areas of Interest:

History of the University of Virginia Health System, History of the Health Sciences, Digital Preservation, Archives Management, Historical Research Methods


MS, Library and Information Science, Drexel University, 2012

MA, History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2005

BA, Archaeology and History, University of Evansville, 2003​


Curator, "The UVA Health System: 200 Years of Learning, Research, and Care," 2018, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

Curator, "The Fabric of the Human Body," 2015, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.

Curator, "Breathing a Vein: A History of Bloodletting in American Medicine," 2014, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.

Recent Presentations:

"Building a New Institutional Archive for the University of Virginia Health System." Cavanaugh, D. National Association of Government Archivists and Records and Administrators, Annual Meeting, 2019.

"Segregated Memories: Learning How to Retell the History of the UVA Medical Center." Cavanaugh, D. UVA Center for Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities Fusion Seminar, 2019.

"Archivists and Algorithmic Science." Cavanaugh, D. Sage Assembly, 2018.

"Building a Digital Collection to Stand the Test of Time: Issues Surrounding the Long-Term Curation of Digitized Manuscript and Archive Collections." Cavanaugh, D. Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference Meeting, Spring 2016.





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