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Feature Spotlight: Thu Le, M.D.
Get to know Thu Le, M.D., division chief of Nephrology. Learn about her history and her path through medical education, why she was destined to become a doctor, and how she has built upon the division, particularly in research.
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Division of Hematology/Oncology Sees Clinical Trial Success in 2021
Aram Hezel, M.D., division chief of Hem/Onc, is proud of the work his team has done to keep enrollment of participants steady, even in the face of the pandemic.
    Strategic Plan Updates  

Watch Your Inbox: Survey Coming Soon!

We recently announced the DOM initiative to develop a multi-year strategic plan. The first step is to collect input and opinions from a broad array of stakeholders. We value the voices of everyone in the department, and a survey will be going out in February to collect your initial thoughts: what do you believe are the values of the DOM? What's your vision of the future? Where can we improve? Participation is not required, but strongly encouraged. Look for more details on the survey in the next newsletter, as well as email communications from Dr. O'Regan.

    Special Announcements  

Honors: Theresa Bingemann, M.D., from the division of Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology, has been appointed to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's (ACGME) review committee for allergy/immunology training programs.

Research: Robert Block, M.D., M.P.H., from the division of Cardiology, published a study on Integrating Patient-Reported Outcomes Into Clinical Genetic Testing for Familial Hypercholesterolemia in the Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews.

Editorial: Chunkit Fung, M.D., from the division of Hematology/Oncology, published an article on Testicular Cancer Survivorship: Looking Back to Move Forward in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Research: The team of Jenny Shen, M.D., Valerie Lang, M.D., M.H.P.E., both from the division of Hospital Medicine, and Daniel Mendelson, M.S., M.D., from Highland Hospital Geriatrics & Aging, published their work, Transforming an orthopaedic unit into an "Age-Friendly" unit through implementation of the American Geriatrics Society's CoCare® Ortho Program in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.

Podcast: Stephen Hammes, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice-chair of the department, was recently a guest speaker on the ASRM Today podcast where he discussed subclinical hypothyroidism diagnosis and treatments.

    Department News  

Do you want to be a mentor?

The School of Medicine & Dentistry is preparing for its 2022 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), and is looking for faculty members to serve as principal investigators to program participants.

SURF is a 10-week academic program that will be held in person for students from May 29 to August 5. Student participants conduct research in a medical center lab under the mentorship of our faculty. As a mentor, faculty will have regular contact with their student mentee, assist the student in developing a poster and oral presentation, and attend the PI/student lunch at the end of May.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, reach out to the team at URSMDPipeline@urmc.rochester.edu


Applications for Geriatrics Faculty Scholars Program Due February 7

The University of Rochester Aging Institute and division of Geriatrics & Aging are calling for applications for the 2022 Geriatric Faculty Scholars Program. This program is open to early and mid-career academic faculty from the School of Nursing and School of Medicine & Dentistry with an interest in aging who wish to spearhead program development through geriatric education within their school, program, division, or department.

Learn more and apply.

    Off the Clock  
This group from Strong Internal Medicine, including residents, faculty, and staff, participated in the East Avenue Grocery Run this winter to benefit the URMC Food Pantry, which addresses food insecurity. Pictured: Back row - Paul McIntyre, Karen Kruzer, M.D., M.A., Shireen Usman, M.D., Melissa Mroz, M.D., M.P.H., Emilie Liddle, R.D., Kathryn McIntosh, PA-C, Kayla Amster. Front row - Prishanya Pillai, M.D., Jessica Bombard, Bernadette Malaret, N.P., Matthew Lobiondo, Dana Wirojratana.
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