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Congratulations on Your Achievement!
From January to June, 20 of our faculty earned promotions! You can view the entire list and offer congratulations to your colleagues. These dedicated people have achieved a great milestone in their career and are recognized for their commitment to our Meliora values.
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Racial Disparities Discovered in Patients with Implantable Cardiac Devices
Researchers from the Clinical Cardiovascular Research Center just published their study in Circulation, which found that Black patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators have a higher burden of disease and risk of death than white patients with the same device.
    Special Announcements  

Grants: Jing (Jason) Wu, PhD, from Nephrology, received the American Heart Association's Second Century Early Faculty Independence Award for his project "Role of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Hypertension." This $300,000, three-year award resulted from Jason's preliminary data generated from a pilot project supported by the UR Environmental Health Science Center Pilot Award last year.

Grants: David Nagel, MD, PhD, from Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, received a CHEST Foundation Research Grant for his project "Elastin Remodeling Promotes Pulmonary Fibrosis."

Publication: Brian McGarry, PhD, from Geriatrics & Aging, co-authored "Monoclonal Antibody and Oral Antiviral Treatment of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in US Nursing Homes," published in JAMA, covered in the press release "Study Shows Surprisingly Low Use of COVID Antiviral Treatments in Nursing Homes."

Publication: Kaval Chhabra, M.Pharm, PhD, and Steve Wittlin, MD, both from Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, are co-authors of "The acute effects of a DASH diet and whole food, plant-based diet on insulin requirements and related cardiometabolic markers in individuals with insulin-treated type 2 diabetes," published in Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice.

Publication: Alec O’Connor, MD, MPH, from Hospital Medicine, is co-author of "Perception of Mistreatment Among International Medical Graduates in Internal Medicine Residency: Results from A National Survey," published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

In the News: Shivangi Kothari, MD, from Gastroenterology & Hepatology, is featured in the article "Trainee Hub: An Insider Look at the North American Conference for Gastroenterology Fellows," published in ACG Magazine, found on page 21.

    Discover DEI  
Get to know the DOM’s Diversity, Inclusion, Culture & Equity (DICE) Board!

DEI Champion: Jeffrey Alexis, MD

Division: Cardiology

Spotlight: Learn why DEI has been important to Jeffrey throughout his career, and how it can have a positive impact on patient outcomes.

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Fan of the Med Lasso Podcast? Mark Shapiro is Coming to Town!

Mark Shapiro, MD, is a Hospitalist and the producer/host of the Explore the Space podcast, which includes the wildly popular Med Lasso episodes, inviting guests to examine the interface where health care and society meet. Our own Carrie Quill, MD, was the featured guest on the episode "Med Lasso: Ted Lasso S1 E10." Some of our DOM superfans of his podcast, including Erica Miller, MD, and Jennifer Readlynn, MD, brainstormed ideas, and Valerie Lang, MD, MHPE, helped collaborate with him to bring you a special Grand Rounds on Tuesday, August 15, to discuss talking with patients about gun safety. Save the date! Details will come in the next Levy Letter.

    Off the Clock  
It really is a small world! Steve Judge, MD, interim director of Primary Care, recently made a trip to Ireland to visit some friends, who live in the tiny town of Keshcarrigan. It turns out that Ruth O'Regan, MD's parents had a vacation home in the same small town, and know Steve's friends very well! Pictured here is Steve in the middle with Ruth's mother's good friends. We really do live in a global village!
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