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Wojciech Zareba Named to Endowed Professorship
Wojciech Zareba, M.D., Ph.D., from the division of Cardiology, has been named the inaugural David Mortara Endowed Professor in Cardiology. Zareba is a prominent researcher of electrocardiology, and has authored more than 700 publications in the field.
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Comprehensive Hypertension Center of Excellence Earns AHA Recertification
The Medical Center first earned this designation in 2012 and is the only site in upstate New York to hold the title. The program also earned a Silver Award for Target BP.
Suzanne Gillespie Visits the White House
Suzanne Gillespie, M.D., from the division of Geriatrics & Aging, was recently invited to the White House for a COVID-19 roundtable discussion. Gillespie met with US Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., and leaders from several other societies to discuss the national COVID response for the coming winter season.
Infectious Disease Faculty and Fellows Present at ID Week
Ten faculty (nine from ID and one from AIR) and three fellows (two from Pediatric ID and one from Critical Care) presented posters and live sessions during ID Week. (Pictured: Rodolfo Alpizar-Rivas, M.D., Critical Care fellow)
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Awards: Nancy "Nana" Bennett, M.D., co-director of the UR CTSI, was honored with the Dr. Albert David Kaiser Medal: Physician Lifetime Achievement Award by the Rochester Academy of Medicine.

Awards: Catherine Moore, M.D., from the division of Nephrology, earned the Herbert W. Mapstone Prize for Excellence in Second Year Teaching from the students of the class of ‘25 at SMD.

Honors: Tramanh Phan, M.D., from the division of Nephrology, earned a Gold Star for her research site from the UR Office for Human Subject Protection.

Publications: Co-authors from multiple divisions published "How ‘Age-Friendly’ Are Deprescribing Interventions? A Scoping Review of Deprescribing Trials," in Health Services Research. Authors include Jenny Shen, M.D., from Hospital Medicine, Thomas Caprio, M.D., from Geriatrics & Aging, and Erika Ramsdale, M.D., from Hematology/Oncology.

Publications: Rebecca Levy, M.B.B.Ch., and Thu Le, M.D., both from the division of Nephrology, co-authored the article "Role of GSTM1 in hypertension, chronic kidney disease and related diseases across the lifespan" in Kidney 360.

Awards: SMD recently held its Medical Student Achievement Award Ceremony, and several DOM members were recognized.

Resident Humanism in Medicine Teaching Awards: Calvin Albrecht, M.D., IM PGY-2, Joshua Broden, M.D., IM PGY-2, and Michelle Prong, M.D., Med-Peds PGY-2.

Faculty Teaching and Mentoring Awards: Amit Dhamoon, M.D., Ph.D., and David Staudt, M.D., from Hospital Medicine, Benjamin Gigliotti, M.D., from Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, and Catherine Moore, M.D., from Nephrology.

    What's Happening at Wilmot and CTSI  

Register NOW for the 27th annual Wilmot Symposium on November 3

Wilmot continues its long tradition of bringing scientists working in basic, translational, and clinical cancer research together to share exciting findings, new projects, and fantastic success stories. This year's program will include a keynote presentation from Jeffrey C. Rathmell, Ph.D., Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Immunobiology, from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Register by October 31 for the symposium and come to learn about the exciting and innovative research programs underway at Wilmot.


New Support Group Art Therapy Program Available for Patients with Cancer

Art for Action and Wilmot have partnered to launch an Art Therapy Support Group to improve and enhance the well-being of patients undergoing treatment. Lori Higgins, a board-certified and licensed creative art therapist, leads the sessions.

The free sessions are offered twice each month on the first and third Thursdays. Providers are encouraged to refer their patients to the program. The next session is Thursday, November 3, at 1:30 pm.

Registration is required for each session as space is limited. Register here.


UR CTSI Inaugural Translational Research Day

Join your colleagues on Friday, November 11 as we celebrate the innovative research that has been developed through UR CTSI-supported pilot awards, research grants, and training programs. Learn about the work everyone is doing to facilitate translational research by turning observations in the lab, clinic, and community into interventions that improve the health of individuals and communities. Register now!

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"Old Residents Visit Old Trees." Jane Liesveld, M.D., from the division of Hematology/Oncology, formed lifelong friendships during her Internal Medicine residency. She gathered with long-time friends recently to visit Washington Grove in Cobbs Hill Park, a rare site of old growth forest right in the city of Rochester. Pictured L to R: Jamie Kerr, Jane Liesveld, Timothy Nolan, Carrie Nolan, and Brian Laux. (Fun fact: their first Chief Resident was Marc Berliant!)
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