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Stephen Judge to Lead Primary Care Network
Stephen Judge, MD, has been named director of the Primary Care Network and associate chair of Primary Care Medicine. "I truly believe that we have a world-class group of primary care physicians and APPs in the PCN and across all primary care entities at URMC," Judge said. Congratulations!
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Vote Now in U.S. News Best
Hospitals Rankings
Eligible faculty can now log on to Doximity, to vote in the 2024 rankings. The process is quick and easy, and your support can help URMC continue to achieve rankings that accurately reflect the quality of care that we provide. U.S. News rankings include Cancer, Heart & Heart Surgery, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Geriatric Care, Nephrology, and Pulmonary.
Save the Date: DOM Town Hall
on March 11
Mark your calendars for Monday, March 11 at noon, when DOM leaders continue discussion of the Strategic Plan, which will guide the future of the department. We encourage questions and value your feedback. If you missed the previous Town Hall, presentations are available in the DOM Town Hall Box folder.
    Special Announcements  

Appointment: M. Patricia Rivera, MD, chief of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, was named president of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies.

Publication: Mark Frampton, MD, from Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, is author of "Do Ultrafine Particles Carry Any Weight when It Comes to Progression of Pulmonary Fibrosis?" published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Publication: Conrad Gleber, MD, MBA, from Hospital Medicine, is corresponding author of "Diagnostic reasoning in the age of artificial intelligence: Synergy or opposition?" published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. Gleber dives into AI and machine learning in his Grand Rounds, "The Future of Healthcare's Digital Ecosystem: Automation and Artificial Intelligence."

Publication: Ilan Goldenberg, MD, Scott McNitt, MS, Helmut Klein, MD, and Valentina Kutyifa, MD, PhD, all from the Clinical Cardiovascular Research Center, are authors of "Prior history of atrial fibrillation and arrhythmic outcomes: Data from the WEARIT-II prospective registry," published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology.

In the News: Timothy Holahan, DO, from Highland Hospital, was quoted in this U.S. News & World Report article "Assisted Living vs. Home Care: What's the Difference?"

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Shivangi Kothari, MD, and Vivek Kaul, MD, from Gastroenterology & Hepatology, attended the World Gastroenterology Organization Train the Trainer Workshop in Kolkata, India. This is a unique one-of-a-kind immersion workshop focused on training the next generation of teachers and educators. Kaul served as faculty for the course. Sessions focus on team building, conflict resolution, and study design, along with workshops on teaching endoscopy, providing feedback, and building group dynamics. View this photo album of some of the trip highlights!
A group from Infectious Diseases, led by chief Paul Bohjanen, MD, PhD, visited Lira Univeristy and Lira Regional Referral Hospital in northern Uganda. The team offered guidance to Lira leaders, as Lira University is creating a new medical school. The group included Abigail Link, PhD, Dave Dobrzynski, MD, Angela Branche, MD, Susan Hulse, PAC, and Sonal Munsiff, MD. See the photos full-size!
Angelina Winbush, MD, Internal Medicine resident, Adam Bracken, MD, and Fatima Shahid, MD, from Hospital Medicine, and Christopher Richardson, MD, PhD, from Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology were inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, a lifelong honor recognizing dedication to the medical profession. Resident, faculty, and alumni inductees are elected by fourth year medical students joining the society. View some photos here.
    Research Roundup  

Help the UR CTSI Map Faculty Research Collaborations

UR CTSI Co-Directors Martin Zand, MD, PhD and Karen Wilson, MD, MPH, urge all faculty members to complete a brief survey on their research collaborations by Monday, March 4. This biennial survey will help us focus efforts to foster collaborative science and support emerging investigators and networks. Since the survey deployed in 2011, the University's investigator network has grown from 1,500 to well over 2,000 collaborations each year. Participants can request their results by contacting the Research Help Desk.

    Off the Clock  
Christopher Ritchlin, MD, MPH, from Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology, is quite the skier! Given that the winter of 2023-24 has been virtually without snow, he and his wife Doria headed to Aspen in January for education and fun. The Winter Rheumatology Meeting in Snowmass, Colorado was the perfect backdrop for fabulous skiiing and updates on advances in the field. They are still praying for snow at home and in the Adirondacks before spring sets in. Christopher Palma, MD, ScM, also joined their adventure! Click here for a few pictures!
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