Letter From the Chair
Ruth O'Regan

Happy New Year everyone! I hope that you all had a great holiday. For me personally, I took some time to enjoy simply chilling out at home, and played a few rounds of tennis on those days when the weather was quite un-winterlike.

I would love for everyone in the department to really get to know each other. What holiday traditions do you have? Do you have any New Year resolutions? If you have photos or fun stories from the holidays that you're willing to share, please send them in!

With the new year upon us, we can turn our focus to the future. May it bring new experiences, enrich your lives, and see goals accomplished. I’m excited to see what each of you does this year.

Be well,
Ruth O'Regan, M.D.

    Top Stories  
Congratulations! 2022 DOM Promotions

In the last 12 months, 73 of our faculty earned promotions! You can review this list and congratulate your colleagues. Supriya Mohile, MD, MS, is our vice chair for Academic Affairs, and works closely with the DOM Promotions and Tenure Committee. "My personal goal is to ensure that every faculty member has access to the information they need about the promotions process so they can succeed! I am thankful for the mentorship of Steve Hammes, MD, PhD, and the administrative leadership provided by Linda Marchionda and Jen Yaeger." The committee connects early career faculty with mentorship opportunities, led by Catherine (Kit) Gracey, MD, in the DOM, and other institutional career development opportunities.

Laura Calvi Named to Endowed Professorship

Laura Calvi, MD, was named the SKAWA Foundation Professor in Endocrinology and Metabolism. She is a prominent researcher in bone biology and cancer, and is internationally recognized for her research in the tumor microenvironment.

    Special Announcements  

Publication: Fahad Saeed, MB, BS, from Nephrology, is the co-author of "Shared Decision Making for Older Adults: Time to Move Beyond Dialysis as a Default," published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Publication: Jeffrey Alexis, MD, from Cardiology, is a co-author of "Cognitive Change After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation: A Case Series and Systematic Review," published in the Journal of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.

Publication: Suma Prakash, MD, from Nephrology, is the lead author of "Renal Sarcoidosis Presenting as Fanconi Syndrome," published in Annals of Internal Medicine: Clinical Cases.

In the News: Christopher Ritchlin, MD, MPH, from Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology, is featured in this "Best of 2022" article from Rheum Now, "The Contribution of the Gut Microbiome and Diet to Joint Inflammation in PsA."

    Department News  

Informatics: Keeping Up with the Updates

  • New Evaluation and Management Coding guidelines went into effect on January 1. Details and educational materials are available on the intranet.
  • Haiku How-to: Turn off Push Notifications that someone has joined or left a chat conversation. You can turn them off using these steps for iOS and Android.
  • And much more useful information in the full update including the March 5 upgrade, In-Basket updates, and Admission Navigator Changes!

As always, full communications can be found at eRecord Communications Liaison (eCL) Email. (Note: Some pages are on the intranet, VPN connection required.)

If you have questions or comments, the DOM Informatics Team includes Arpan Patel, MD, Sullafa Kadura, MD, MBA, Conrad Gleber, MD, MBA, and Joseph Nicholas, MD, MPH for Highland Hospital.

    Off the Clock  

Ashish Boghani, MBBS, MD, a hospitalist at Highland Hospital, visited Nepal in October/November 2022 with a few family members. He reached an altitude of 16,600 feet during a trek to Gokyo Lake, in close proximity to Mount Everest. In this incredible vista, you can see Gokyo village just above the lake, a large glacier, and in the mountain range, Everest is just visible behind the middle peak. Ashish has done several treks in the Indian Himalayas before, and this was his first trek in Nepal. If you ever want to go trekking in the Himalayas, Ashish is happy to share information with you!

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