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Match Made! Meet the Incoming DOM Residents
Match Day 2024 was a huge success, and the DOM will welcome 48 new residents later this year across our two programs: Internal Medicine, and Medicine/Pediatrics. Erica Miller, MD, from Cardiology, was recently named program director of the Med/Peds residency. Miller herself is a graduate of this program, and she looks forward to mentoring the next generation of physicians.
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Geriatrics & Aging Division Present at AMDA PALTC Conference
Several faculty members from the division were featured speakers during sessions at the American Medical Director's Association Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care annual meeting. A highlight of the event was Dallas Nelson, MD, earning the Medical Director of the Year award for her leadership as director of the UR Medicine Geriatrics Group. Pictured: Nelson (on left) receiving her award.
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Grant: Thu Le, MD, division chief of Nephrology, and colleagues received a $3.2 million R01 grant from the NIH and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) for her project "GSTM1-Transsulfuration Metabolic Axis In Kidney Disease: Therapeutic Target In Precision Medicine." Le's research has shown that the absence of GSTM1 heightens vulnerability to kidney injury in mice and accelerates kidney disease in humans. Their initial findings indicate alterations in the transsulfuration metabolic pathway in GSTM1-deficient conditions. The grant will fund further exploration of this pathway's role in both mice and humans, with potential therapeutic applications in personalized medicine.

Appointment: Diane Morse, MD, from General Medicine, was named associate director of the Office of Health Equity Research (OHER), now part of the Center for Community Health & Prevention. Read about her work and goals for this new role.

Book Publication: Robert Fortuna, MD, MPH, from Primary Care, is an author/editor of the new book "Leading an Academic Medical Practice," published by Springer Cham. The book offers practical guidance for medical directors and education leaders on topics like system-based practice, quality-improvement, resident education, accreditation, diversity, and crisis management.

Publication: Vivek Kaul, MD, from Gastroenterology/Hepatology, is the author of "Green Endoscopy," published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Publication: Fellow Felicia Canaday, MD, Steve Georas, MD, and Daniel Croft, MD, MPH, all from Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, are authors of "Examining The Impact Of Air Pollution, Climate Change, And Social Determinants Of Health On Asthma And Environmental Justice," published in Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine.

Podcast: Ann Falsey, MD, from Infectious Diseases, is an expert guest speaker in "Need for Quality Evidence for Decision-Making on Seasonal Influenza Vaccines," produced by Infectious Diseases and Therapy.

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Laura Stamm Selected as an RWJF Scholar

Laura Stamm, PhD, the director of DEI for DOM, was selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to serve as a Health Equity Scholars for Action (HES4A) program scholar. The program aims to create actionable evidence that addresses the root causes of health inequities in the United States, and Stamm's research will focus on factors that influence the equitable delivery of transgender care. Stamm's work is highlighted by the Center for Community Health & Prevention's "Local Women Making a Difference in Community Health," celebrating Women's History Month.

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

Division: Hematology/Oncology

Spotlight: Enhancing diversity in clinical trials is a complex initiative, so the DEI Council members of Hem/Onc developed an educational series on inclusive clinical trial design.

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Doing Work on Your Personal Device? URMC Updates Policies

Using your own device for work has become an increasing trend with remote flexibility. In order to maintain the standards of security for these situations, the URMC IT, Security & Privacy Program has updated policies on Personally Managed Computing Devices. For more information, visit the FAQs page.

    Off the Clock  
Call for submissions! Do you have a cool hobby, enjoy a fun activity, or have cute pets? Your colleagues want to know! Let's celebrate the diverse interests and experiences of our DOM members beyond work hours. Share your photos and stories!
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