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After 100 Cases, Bronchoscopy Robot Leads to Higher Yields with Smaller Lesions
Michael Nead, M.D., Ph.D., from the division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, answers questions about the advantages of the robot, lessons learned after completing over 100 cases, and what the future may hold with interdepartmental collaboration.
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New Artificial Intelligence is Helping Increase Polyp Detection Rate
Truptesh Kothari, M.D., M.S., from the division of Gastroenterology / Hepatology, has begun using a new AI program during colonoscopies that can take millions of images in real-time, leading to a reduction in miss rate and helping in early detection.
Alec O'Connor Honored by ACGME
Alec O'Connor, M.D., M.P.H., from the division of Hospital Medicine, has earned the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award. He is recognized by his peers and our IM Chief Residents for his innovative spirit, and for serving as an incredible role model. (Note: article is on the intranet. VPN connection required.)
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Appointments: Shivangi Kothari, M.D., from the division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, has been appointed associate editor of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy for a five-year term.

Awards: Ronald Schwartz, M.D., M.S., and Maria Mackin, M.S., C.M.N.T., R.T. (N), both from the division of Cardiology, received awards from the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. Schwartz earned the Distinguished Teacher and Clinician Award, and Mackin was honored with the Distinguished Nuclear Cardiology Team Member Award

Research: Michael Keefer, M.D., and Sonal Munsiff, M.D., both from the division of Infectious Diseases, are co-authors of the study "Safety and immunogenicity of an AS03-adjuvanted SARS-CoV-2 recombinant protein vaccine..." published in the Lancet, Infectious Diseases.

Publication: Alok Gupta, M.B.B.S., from Infectious Diseases at Highland Hospital, is the lead author of the clinical guidelines "Prevention and Management of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Adults With HIV," developed for the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute.

    UR CTSI Opportunities  

Register Now for Translational Research Day

Join CTSI on Friday, November 11 to celebrate the innovative research developed through UR CTSI-supported pilot awards, research grants, and training programs. Learn about the work your students and colleagues are doing to facilitate translational research by turning observations in the laboratory, clinic, and community into interventions that improve the health of individuals and communities.

Register here to attend, and submit posters here by Friday, October 21.


UR CTSI EQ-DI Fall Seminar Series

Equity-Focused Dissemination and Implementation (EQ-DI) science examines the process by which scientific evidence is implemented in clinical settings and communities. The first seminar of the fall series will be "Principles, Methods, and Systems for Designing for Dissemination, Sustainability, and Equity," presented by Bethany M. Kwan, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., associate professor and associate vice chair for Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Via Zoom: Monday, October 24, 4 to 5 pm

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From Faculty to Filmmaker: "Aye Zindagi" Premiers in the U.S. Today

Anirban Bose, M.D., from the division of Nephrology, is the writer and director of the feature film Aye Zindagi, Hindi for "Oh life." The film is based on a true story of a young man in need of a liver transplant in India and focuses on the human aspects of transplantation. You can view the trailer for the movie on YouTube.

Bose said "I'm very privileged in my profession as a doctor because patients tell us their intimate stories. Now I can tell this story through film and share the good that comes from organ donation. One person's grief can help relieve someone else from having grief. This crosses the boundaries of cultures, religions, and races. It's a human story."

In Rochester, the film will be shown at Regal Henrietta.


Showing a Little Love on LinkedIn: Women Leaders of the ACG

September was Women in Medicine Month, and the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) shared appreciation of many inspiring women leaders, including our own Shivangi Kothari, M.D. and Mary Vetter, N.P., both from the division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology.

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Debra Ogie, M.D., from the division of Hospital Medicine, and her family are the proud owners of ten chickens! With her husband Sam and their children Abby, Anna, and Tommy, they began raising chicks in 2020, just before the pandemic hit. Since then, the chickens have provided a nice diversion from the stress of the following years. The chickens have it pretty good – they have the run of the back half of their yard, which the family shovels in the winter so the chickens still have grass to run on. (They don't like to walk in the snow!)
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