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Feature Spotlight: Marc Berliant
Get to know our division chief of General Medicine, Marc Berliant, M.D. His childhood had a strong impact on his career in medicine, as well as his being a champion for civil rights. Learn about the unique medical education opportunities he either experienced or has created for residents.
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Welcome New DOM Faculty
This summer was a busy time for bringing on new team members. Between July 1 and September 1, the DOM welcomed 37 faculty. We look forward to getting to know you all!
New Division of Clinical Genetics Brings Together Four Services
As our genetics programs grow, UR Medicine's ability to offer both genetic testing and genetic counseling is expanding. Alex Levin, M.D., M.H.Sc., has been named the division chief, and will oversee the coming together of pediatric genetics, metabolic genetics, adult/medical genetics, and the Wilmot Hereditary Cancer Screening program. (Note: article is on the intranet, VPN connection required.)
Shivangi Kothari Appointed to Board of Governors of the ACG
Shivangi Kothari, M.D., from the division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, will take on this new role with the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) in October for a three-year term, representing the Northern New York region.
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Appointments: Brea Lipe, M.D., and Peter Van Veldhuizen, M.D., both from the division of Hematology/Oncology, have been named co-medical directors for Wilmot’s Clinical Trials Office. (Note: article is on the intranet, VPN connection required.)

Grants: Conrad Gleber, M.D., M.B.A., from the division of Hospital Medicine, has earned an Accelerating Change in Medical Education Innovation Grant from the American Medical Association. The one-year grant will fund his project "Development of Digital Educational Ecosystem for Graduate Medical Education in Internal Medicine."

Appointments: Darakhshan Shamsie, M.D., from the division of Geriatrics & Aging, has been named to the Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators. Her work will help establish standards for examination, licensure, and registration of nursing home administrators, and ensuring they are thoroughly educated and trained before being granted a license.

Research: Joseph DiTursi, M.D., a Hematology/Oncology fellow, Richard Rambuss, M.D., M.S. an Internal Medicine resident, Elizabeth Pope-Collins, M.D., and Meghan Train, D.O. both from the division of Hospital Medicine, published their original article "Implementing a Process for Screening Hospitalized Adults for Food Insecurity at a Tertiary Care Center" in the Journal for Healthcare Quality. They collaborated with SMD alum, Emily Gore, M.D., who tweeted a shout-out to the DOM.

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UR Aging Institute and Division of Geriatrics & Aging Had a Busy Summer

In July, faculty and nurses from the Age-Friendly Health System (AFHS) Workgroup delivered the Quality and Safety Hospital Wide Grands. The discussion focused on how the AFHS 4M's framework is being deployed within UR Medicine. In August, the division collaborated with SON and Neurology to host an interactive education event the Ibero's Centro de Oro. They gave presentations on dementia and memory loss.

The division is always striving toward improving how we care for older patients. "It has been incredibly rewarding to collaborate with our interdisciplinary and subspecialty colleagues to improve care and engage with Rochester's community of older adults," said Annie Medina-Walpole, M.D., division chief. "We welcome other divisions to join our efforts!"


Preparing for NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy

The NIH recently released a new policy that requires all NIH funding applications that are submitted on or after January 25, 2023 to have a data management and sharing plan. Visit the Miner Library updates page for detailed information on the new policy, including some steps you can start taking now, before the new policy goes into effect.

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Parag Patel, M.D., from the division of Cardiology, is a Big Ten alum and loyal fan of Penn State. Just how loyal? He met his wife, Neesha, there, and both their sons (Aanjay, 19, and Jaaden, 15) were born at Penn State Hospital. This photo is from their last game pre-COVID in 2019. The family has many fond memories of whiteout football games, a night game where the whole crowd of 110,000 fans all wear white. A top highlight was the championship game in 2016 when the Nittany Lions came back and beat the Wisconsin Badgers. (Sorry, not sorry to Ruth O'Regan!)
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