Sandy Hausman joined our news team in 2008 after honing her radio skills in Chicago. Since then, she's won several national awards for her reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of Environmental Journalists, the Radio, Television and Digital News Association and the Public Radio News Directors' Association.
Sandy has reported extensively on issues of concern to Virginians, traveling as far afield as Panama, Ecuador, Indonesia and Hong Kong for stories on how expansion of the Panama Canal will effect the Port of Virginia, what Virginians are doing to protect the Galapagos Islands, why a Virginia-based company is destroying the rainforest and how Virginia wines are selling in Asia.
She is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a Masters degree in journalism from the University of Michigan.
Three UVA graduates at the center of the debunked story about rape at the school sued Rolling Stone, its publisher and the reporter for defamation. The magazine's managing editor resigned this week.
Fewer than one in five doctors has a solo practice these days. But one physician in Virginia saw an opportunity to keep his practice and treat an under-served group of patients: long-haul truckers.
The federal government has given its blessing — for now — to powdered alcohol. But even before the product goes to market, some states have banned it.
Obamacare aims to shift how doctors and hospitals are paid — they'll be rewarded for taking care of the whole patient, not just for every test or visit. But this is an idea that some practices have already embraced, with success. Two practices in Virginia and California have been working like this for years, and have seen their overall costs decline and patient health improve.