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DOM Rises in US News & World Report Rankings
The "Best Hospitals" rankings were released, and Strong Memorial Hospital is #1 in the Rochester region! Of the adult specialties that are considered, the DOM saw improved scores across the board. They are: Cancer, Cardiology, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, and Pulmonary. Let's celebrate and continue our upward momentum! #Meliora
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Gear Up: Team UR DOMinators Seeking Weekend Warriors!
The Wilmot Warrior Weekend competition is already heating up, with lots of URMC teams leading the way in early fundraising! The event takes place September 29 to October 1, and includes cycling, running, and walking. You can register on your own, or you're welcome to join our DOM team here, captained by our determined-to-dominate chair of Medicine, Ruth O'Regan, MD. Let's leave cancer in the dust!
Are Un-Meetings More Productive at Advancing Translational Science?
Conferences and scientific meetings are a central aspect of sharing knowledge, but it's often the unstructured hallway conversations or networking over a cup of coffee that lead to some incredible collaborations. Martin Zand, MD, PhD, from Nephrology, is co-director of the UR CTSI, and a co-author of this paper in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science.
White Coat Couture: Take a Walk Down Memory Lane
Today is the annual White Coat Ceremony, where first-year medical students slide on the sleeves to start their educational journey. Whether you've been wearing yours for a few years or a few decades, we'd love to see your first white coat! Share your photos with the Levy Letter, along with what medical school you attended, to be featured in the next issue.
    Special Announcements  

Awards: Roger Oskvig, MD, from General Medicine, received the Edward Mott Moore Award from the Monroe County Medical Society for demonstrating the qualities of Edward Mott Moore as a physician, teacher, investigator, leader, and contributor to the community.

Publication: Erika Drury, MD, Jing (Jason) Wu, PhD, and division chief Thu Le, MD, all from Nephrology, are co-authors of "Sex Differences in Blood Pressure Regulation and Hypertension: Renal, Hemodynamic, and Hormonal Mechanisms," published in Physiological Reviews.

Publication: Emily Weis, MD, MS, and Theresa Bingemann, MD, both from Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology, are co-authors of "Epinephrine autoinjector prescribing following anaphylaxis presentation to the emergency department," published in Allergy & Asthma Proceedings.

Publication: Mark Sangster, PhD, from Nephrology, Charles Chu, PhD, Jonathan Friedberg, MD, MMSc, and Clive Zent, MD, all from Hematology/Oncology, are co-authors of "Long-term results of vaccination with adjuvanted recombinant varicella zoster glycoprotein E during initial Bruton tyrosine kinase inhibitors therapy for chronic lymphocytic leukemia or lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma," published in the American Journal of Hematology.

In the News: Mehmet Aktas, MD, from Cardiology, shares personal and professional insight in the article "A smartwatch can tell you when it's time to see a cardiologist," published in the Rochester Business Journal.

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

DEI Champion: Melissa Mroz, MD, MPH

Division: General Medicine / Ambulatory

Spotlight: Melissa has experienced both discrimination and the ability to advocate for others. Learn how this unique lens helps her collaborate with DEI colleagues.

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Palliative Care Launches New Research Fellowship

The Palliative Care Research Center is excited to introduce a new two-year research fellowship, welcoming physicians, interdisciplinary care team members, and post-doctoral researchers with a strong interest in palliative care. It is also open to current Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellows who want to initiate projects beyond their clinical year. Mentorship is provided by director of Research, Benzi Kluger, MD, MS, and the faculty of the Research Center. See this brochure for details. Applications are open on a rolling basis. Please reach out if you're interested!


Apply for Pilot Awards from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute

The UR CTSI is accepting applications for three funding programs that support translational science. View the RFA, and learn more about the three pilot award categories: Faculty, Trainee, and UNYTE Translational Research Network. Submit initial abstracts by Monday, September 11, 5 p.m.

    Off the Clock  
Burr Hall, MD, from Cardiology, has been an avid angler since the tender age of five. He does a variety of activities: fly fishing, centerpin fishing, (if you want to know the difference, ask him!) and he especially loves open water fishing in the Finger Lakes. Here is Burr holding a 14 pound wild rainbow trout he caught in Seneca Lake this summer, the biggest one he has ever seen! "I love fishing because of the surrounding nature that you're in. I've seen nesting pairs of Bald Eagles at Hemlock Lake. Sometimes I enjoy the solitude of fishing, but I also really enjoy teaching other people the many things I've learned over nearly 50 years of fishing." (Click the image for full-size.)
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