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Cardiology Reaches Another Milestone: 300 Heart Transplants
The divisions of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery recently performed their 300th heart transplant, a milestone that couldn't have been reached without support from many teams across the Medical Center.

The transplant program, which was established in 2001, provided a Buffalo single mom a new lease on life. (Pictured: Sabu Thomas, M.D., transplant cardiologist)

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Geria Furtuna Named Associate Medical Director of Monroe Community Hospital
Geria Furtuna, M.D., from the division of Geriatrics & Aging, has taken on the new role as of July 1. She joins MCH leadership with medical director, Ian Deutchki, M.D.
DOM Hosts Annual Fellow Welcome Picnic
Earlier this month, the DOM welcomed new fellows of all specialties with a picnic held at the White House in Webster Park. It was a great opportunity to meet and greet, while enjoying food trucks and ice cream.
Grand Rounds – Transforming Care at URMC: An Age-Friendly Health System's Call to Action
In this special edition Grand Rounds, Annie Medina-Walpole, M.D. division chief of Geriatrics & Aging, will moderate a presentation and discussion for you to learn how UR Medicine is progressively improving care for older patients. Join us at noon on Thursday, July 28. Event is hybrid, in-person in Class of '62 Auditorium and via Zoom.
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Publication: Roger Cass, M.D., from the division of Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology, published a book, "Clinical Skills in Medicine," based on his 50-year career teaching Medicine.

Appointment: Jing (Jason) Wu, Ph.D., from the division of Nephrology, has been elected to serve as a chair to help run the Basic Research Forum for Emerging Kidney Scientists.

Education: Jennifer Muniak, M.D., from the division of Geriatrics & Aging, completed the Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar, hosted by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

In the News: Vivek Kaul, M.D., from the division of Gastroenterology / Hepatology, was featured in a Medscape commentary "8 Must-Read GI Studies for the Primary Care Physician."

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Jennifer Readlyn to Present Virtual Session on Leveraging Social Media

Jennifer Readlyn, M.D., from the division of Hospital Medicine, will be a guest speaker in a virtual session hosted by the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University. She will discuss the use of social media in advancing your medical education career. The event begins at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 26. CME credits are available! Register here for Social Media in Medical Education. Follow along on Twitter using #WSUmedFacDev


Dean’s Lecture Series with Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

Join us on Monday, Aug. 8. Huda Zoghbi, M.D. will present "Molecular and Neurobiological Studies in Rett Syndrome and Other MECP2 Disorders.” SMD Dean Mark Taubman, M.D., and Tufikameni Brima, Ph.D., research assistant professor in Neuroscience, will introduce Zoghbi. The Ralph D. Feigin Professor at Baylor College of Medicine and director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital, Zoghbi received the 2022 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience for the discovery of ATAXIN1, the gene underlying spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 (SCA1).

4 to 5 p.m., Class of '62, with reception afterward on Forbes Mezzanine. Add to Outlook calendar.

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It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Christopher Cotroneo, M.D. Chris was an assistant professor of Medicine and a hospitalist at Highland Hospital.

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Inga Harbuz-Miller, M.D., (top) and Sara Macleod, D.O., M.P.H., (bottom), both from the division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, are avid outdoor hikers and mountain climbers! Inga was inspired by a phrase she found on a cheeseboard in a shop in the mountains: "sometimes one has to go into the forest to lose their mind and find their soul."— John Muir. She dedicates her trips to the mental health of health care workers and her patients who have adrenal cortical carcinoma. They remind her every day that life is precious.
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