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Laura Calvi Takes on Presidency of ASBMR
Our vice-chair for Basic & Translational Science, Laura Calvi, MD, has taken office as the new president of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research for a one-year term. Her goals include expanding the ASBMR's diverse membership and fostering relationships with other scientific societies.
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Pulmonary Division Heads to Hawaii for CHEST Conference
The annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians was held in early October, with several DOM members showcasing their work in presentations and posters. (Pictured: Internal Medicine resident Fernando Camacho, MD, MS, from his tweet)
Patrick Reagan Named Director
of Wilmot's BMT and Cellular
Therapies Programs
Patrick Reagan, MD, from Hematology/Oncology, was appointed director of the Blood & Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapies programs at Wilmot Cancer Institute. With a background in groundbreaking CAR T-cell therapy research and a vision to integrate cutting-edge cellular therapies into patient care, he is set to lead Wilmot's already renowned program to new heights in stem cell transplantation and immune therapies.
Thomas Caprio Honored in Geriatrics Field with Award and New Role
Thomas Caprio, MD, from Geriatrics & Aging, recently achieved two milestones in his career: he received a distinguished award from the State Society on Aging (SSA) of New York, and was named Director at Large for the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board. (Pictured: Caprio receiving the award from SSA past-president
Beverly Horowitz.)
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Podcast: Chin-Lin Ching, MD, and Rashmi Khadilkar, MD, both from Palliative Care at Highland Hospital, produce a podcast, "Medical Timeout." The first two episodes are available online at Spotify. Episode 1: Introduction to Palliative Care and Hospice. Episode 2: Opioids 101: Basic Approaches to the Inpatient with Pain.

Awards: Brendan Guercio, MD, from Hematology/Oncology, received the Interdisciplinary RCC Focus Award from the Kidney Cancer Association for his project "Associations of diet with the gut microbiome among patients with advanced/metastatic RCC receiving immune checkpoint inhibition."

Publication: Daniel Croft, MD, MPH, and division chief M. Patricia Rivera, MD, from Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, are co-authors of "Are Black and Latino adolescents being asked if they use electronic cigarettes and advised not to use them? Results from a community-based survey," published in Frontiers in Public Health.

Publication: Ann Falsey, MD, Angela Branche, MD, Edward Walsh, MD, all from Infectious Diseases, and Daniel Croft, MD, MPH, from Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, are co-authors of "Real-life Assessment of BioFire FilmArray Pneumonia Panel in Adults Hospitalized With Respiratory Illness," published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.

Publication: Ghinwa Dumyati, MD, from Infectious Diseases, is co-author of "Effectiveness of a Messenger RNA Vaccine Booster Dose Against Coronavirus Disease 2019 Among US Healthcare Personnel, October 2021–July 2022," published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases.

In the News: Thu Le, MD, division chief of Nephrology, offers expert insight in the article "The Most Common Signs of Kidney Cancer Doctors Want Everyone To Know About," published in Parade.

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Learn about the unique DEI initiatives from each of our divisions!

Division: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Spotlight: When you want to teach patients about healthy lifestyles, the best thing to do is to lead by example! Here's how Susanne Miedlich, MD, cares for (and inspires!) patients living with diabetes.

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Interested in the Dean's Teaching Fellowship? Join the Info Session!

The Dean's Teaching Fellowship is a two-year program where participants develop skills in medical education scholarship and educational leadership. An information session, led by co-director of the program Rita Dadiz, DO, will be held via Zoom on Thursday, November 16, 5 – 6 p.m. To register for the information session, please contact Rita Dadiz, DO, directly. Interested faculty are encouraged to schedule a medical education scholarship consult to discuss their project prior to applying.


Elevate Your Insights in Aerodigestive Cancers: Special Guest Grand Rounds

Join us for the Grand Rounds presentation, "A Global Perspective on Aerodigestive Cancers," featuring a special guest pioneer in lung cancer research. Gain unique insights into the molecular intricacies of lung and aerodigestive cancers, and witness the evolution of drug discovery and development over the decades. Presented by Fadlo Khuri, MD, president of the American University of Beirut, whose career has focused on the development of molecular, prognostic, therapeutic, and chemopreventive approaches to improve the standard of care for patients. Khuri will also address global disparities in drug and vaccine availability.

Tuesday, November 7, 12 – 1 p.m.
Class of '62 Auditorium or via Zoom
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UR CTSI Equity-Focused Seminar Series

The first two sessions are coming up soon! Register now for "Collaborating on Planning Equity-Focused Research to Advance Young Adolescents' Sexual Health Development Support in Rochester, NY," on Tuesday, October 31. Next up is "Setting the Stage for Success: Essential Contributions of Pre-Implementation," on Tuesday, November 7. Visit the Equity-Focused Dissemination and Implantation website for more details and registration.

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October 31 is Around the Corner! Let's See Your Halloween Spirit

Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? Will your kids look adorable (or spooky?) in their costumes? Everyone LOVES a pet cat or dog in costume too! We would love to see how everyone celebrates this year. Submit your photos to share in the next newsletter. Happy Halloween everyone!

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Nick Kurek, MD, Lefan He, MD, both Cardiovascular Disease fellows, along with Lefan's wife, spent five days hiking the Salkantay Trek in Peru. This is the more rugged and remote trail to reach the grand destination, Machu Picchu. The trek is roughly 45 miles long, and reaches an elevation of over 15,000 feet. Check out their amazing photos!
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