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I'll Take "DOM End of Year Awards" for $1,000, Please
On June 20, the DOM hosted the final Grand Rounds of the academic year, and celebrated with a Jeopardy-style trivia show-down between faculty vs. residents, then concluded with an awards ceremony. Faculty and residents dressed in Runway PPE Fashion for the Jeopardy theme. After a long run of faculty wins, the residents pulled out a stunning victory! View the presentation for a collection of candid photos and a list of award winners!
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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Presents at Endo 2023 as Hammes Takes on the Presidency
Faculty and fellows showcased their research with a strong presence of posters and sessions during the annual conference. Several faculty also served as committee members. A prominent highlight of the event was division chief and DOM executive vice chair Stephen Hammes, MD, PhD, taking on his term as president of the Endo Society.
Division of Hematology/Oncology Showcase Their Work at ASCO 2023
Division members, along with colleagues from Wilmot Cancer Institute, shared their work at the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference through posters, panels, and plenary sessions. One session featured work on a groundbreaking trial on Hodgkin lymphoma, for which Jonathan Friedberg, MD, MMSc was senior investigator.
Thu Le Named Director of UR CTSI KL2 Career Development Program
Thu Le, MD, division chief of Nephrology, has taken on this new role as of July 1. She brings over a decade of experience in building up the education of clinician researchers. "Dr. Le has a wonderful reputation as a mentor and leader. She is perfectly positioned to oversee the continued growth of the program and we are very fortunate to have her," said Martin Zand, MD, PhD, co-director of the UR CTSI.
    Special Announcements  

Grants: Mary Bonnet, MD, from Geriatrics & Aging, received the Geriatric Academic Career Award. This four-year award is highly selective, with only 26 recipients nationwide. Her project will bring dementia-focused, Age-Friendly Health System curriculum to training venues throughout our regional and rural health care systems.

Grants: Jennifer Barnas, MD, PhD, from Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology, received a K08: Clinical Investigator Award for her five-year research project “Autoimmunity-Associated B Cells in Lupus Nephritis.”

Grants: Maria De La Luz Garcia-Hernandez, PhD, from Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology, received the Translational Science Award from the National Psoriasis Foundation. She developed a humanized mouse model of psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis, and this award will further fund her work in developing novel disease pathways in autoimmune disorders.

Honors: Thomas Caprio, MD, from Geriatrics & Aging, was named a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, the most elite level of membership.

Publication: Patricia Rivera, MD, chief of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, co-authored "Communication of Positive Lung Cancer Screening Findings and Receipt of Recommended Follow-up Care," published in JAMA Network Open.

Publication: Eric Small, PhD, from the Aab CVRI, and Maria De La Luz Garcia-Hernandez, PhD, from Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology, are co-authors of "Cardiac pericytes mediate the remodeling response to myocardial infarction," published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. (The study was led by Pearl Quijada, PhD, former postdoc member of the Small Lab.)

In the News: Chair of Medicine Ruth O’Regan, MD, recently traveled to China to give two talks on breast cancer. She attended the International Breast Cancer Summit in Guangzhou, and the International Surgical Oncology Symposium in Macau. The Breast Cancer Summit was covered in the China Daily Global.

In the News: Brea Lipe, MD, from Hematology/Oncology, is a featured speaker in the roundtable discussion, "CAR-T Bests Standard Options in Lenalidomide-Refractory Multiple Myeloma," hosted by MedPage Today.

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Call for Abstracts! DOM Research in DEI & Health Care Equity Symposium

The symposium will take place in September and the DOM is calling for abstract submissions from faculty, trainees, nurses, and APPs who are advancing equity in our communities. This year will emphasize research addressing workplace climate and culture, and include research in health disparities, anti-racist clinical care, social determinants of health, LGBTQ+ care, and workforce diversity. Get all the details here, and submit your proposal via this RedCap survey by Saturday, July 15. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Stamm, PhD.

    Off the Clock  
Joel Shamaskin, MD, professor emeritus from Primary Care, was recently honored with the 2023 ALS Hero Award! Joel, with the support of his wife, Ann Shamaskin, MD, has been a committed advocate since his diagnosis in 2016, engaging with the local and national ALS community in events like the Walk to Defeat ALS. He was a speaker at the 2022 CDC National ALS Registry Research Symposium and the 2022 ALS Association National Advocacy Conference. You can view the ALS Hero Award Ceremony here, with an introduction from Joel's nominators starting at 30 minutes, and hear from Joel himself at 46 minutes. He was previously featured on PBS NewsHour in the segment "A Physician's Brief but Spectacular Take on Living with ALS." Thank you, Joel, for your continued resilience and inspiration!
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