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Cardiac Research Team Gets $27 Million for ICD Study
Ilan Goldenberg, MD, director of the Clinical Cardiovascular Research Center, has proposed that implantable devices in patients with heart failure may not be as effective anymore thanks to advances in medicine. This six-year study aims to prove that while on optimal medical therapy, patients without an ICD will have just as good, if not better, outcomes than those with an ICD. If the results demonstrate this, it may help re-write the international guidelines on who is eligible for device therapy.
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Hospital Medicine Steals the Spotlight
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Several faculty and residents from the DOM had a significant impact through presenting workshops and posters at this annual conference. Congratulations to Grace Ng, MD, Med/Peds resident, for her best poster win! (Pictured: Catie Glatz, MD, from her tweet)
DOM Members Impress With Lectures at NY State Thoracic Society Conference
Manoj Mammen, MD, from Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, is vice-president of this local chapter of the American Thoracic Society. Two faculty delivered lectures and an IM resident earned second-place in the poster session.
William Hall Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from American Geriatrics Society
William Hall, MD, professor emeritus from Highland Hospital, will receive the prestigious Nascher/ Manning Award for Lifetime Achievement at the AGS Annual Scientific Meeting in May. He is recognized for his contributions, mentorship, and leadership
in the field.
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Celebration of Life for Neil Lachant, MD, at Interfaith Chapel, May 11

Friends and colleagues are welcome to attend a celebration of Neil's life on Saturday, May 11, at 2 pm at the Interfaith Chapel at the University of Rochester with a reception to follow. His family shared a beautiful reflection on Neil in his obituary. University flags on the Eastman Quadrangle and near the entrance of Strong Memorial Hospital's Emergency Department will be lowered in his honor on Thursday, May 2.

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Publication: Supriya Mohile, MD, MS, from Hematology/Oncology, is an author of "A scoping review of racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic disparities in the outcomes of older adults with cancer," published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Learn more in the URMC news release "Cancer is a Disease of Aging, but Studies of Older Adults Sorely Lacking."

Publication: Ashley Jenkins, MD, MSc, from Hospital Medicine, is an author of "Disparities in pediatric hospital use during transition to adult healthcare for young adults with childhood-onset chronic conditions," published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

Publication: Daniel Lachant, DO, and James White, MD, PhD, from Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, are authors of "Cardiac effort and 6-min walk distance correlate with stroke volume measured by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging," published in Pulmonary Circulation.

Podcast: Thu Le, MD, chief of Nephrology, is the expert guest on "Sex Differences in Blood Pressure Regulation and Hypertension," produced by the Physiological Reviews Podcast.

In the News: Emily Weis, MD, from Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology, has been very active discussing seasonal allergies. She is quoted in "I'm a doctor — here are the best tips for surviving seasonal allergies," in the New York Post, and "Why Seasonal Allergies Are So Miserable," in Scientific American.

In the News: Jing (Jason) Wu, PhD, from Nephrology, is quoted in "Toxic 'forever chemicals' are everywhere. Can you actually avoid PFAS? 4 strategies from experts," published in Today.

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BioRender Survey Due April 30

Do you use BioRender? Or are you considering it? Please complete this quick survey by Tuesday, April 30. We know some faculty and staff in four divisions are using this software with individual licenses to create illustrations and images for clinical and research publications, posters, and more. This survey will help determine its usefulness across the department.

NIH Webinar on Grants Process for Researchers

Are you looking to strengthen your NIH grant proposals? Register for the webinar "NIH Grants Process: A Brief Walk-Through for Beginners," on Wednesday, May 15, from 1 to 2:30 pm. Whether you are considering applying for funding, or assisting with application development, this is for you! Learn more and register.

As you plan and build, be sure to check out the Medicine toolkit and checklist for grant applications. Building a feasible timeline aligned with ORPA's submission dates is the key to strong, successful proposals!

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