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DOM Shines as Patricia Rivera Reflects on 20 Years
of ATS Research
Patricia Rivera, MD, division chief of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, had the honor of serving as the president of the American Thoracic Society for the past year. Many DOM members recently presented abstracts, case reports, and facilitated sessions at the annual ATS conference. Watch the opening ceremony video which features Rivera highlighting the importance of supporting early-career researchers, and keep your eyes open for appearances from Sandy Khurana, MD, Anthony Pietropaoli, MD, Dominick Roto, DO, and Stella Savarimuthu, MD. See the article for a full list of presenters and their works. (Pictured: Rivera in the ATS video, and Rodolfo Alpizar-Rivas, MD, presenting his DEI poster.)
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Highland Honors Physician and APP
of the Year
Congratulations to Chin-Lin Ching, MD, and Rachel James, NP, for this outstanding recognition. Ching is medical director of the Palliative Care division at Highland, and James practices in Inpatient Nephrology Care and Adult Health. They each received glowing nominations from their colleagues.
Global Impact: URMC's International Research
Meet three physician-scientists and learn about their international work, including Paul Bohjanen, MD, PhD, chief of Infectious Diseases. He's been studying HIV in Uganda for over 20 years and shares his insights about the effects of research on global health.
Wilmot Warrior Weekend: Registration Now Open
Gear up for an exciting weekend with Wilmot's walk, run, and bike events on Saturday and Sunday, September 21 – 22. On top of these fun challenges you can enjoy live music, food trucks, and bounce houses. Join our team, the UR DOMinators so we can all ride together!
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Publication: Thomas Caprio, MD, and division chief Annie Medina-Walpole, MD, from Geriatrics & Aging, are co-authors of "Implementation of a 4Ms approach in age-friendly oral health care at an Academic Specialty Care Dental Clinic," published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Publication: Stephen Hammes, MD, PhD, chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, is an author of "Lymphangioleiomyomatosis: where endocrinology, immunology and tumor biology meet," published in Endocrine-Related Cancer.

In the News: Susan Friedman, MD, MPH, from Highland Hospital, is quoted in "Retirement Communities in the DC Area That Are Not for Retiring Types," published in the Washingtonian.

Podcast: Brian McGarry, PhD, from Geriatrics & Aging, offers his expertise in "Shortage at nursing homes have left an increasing number of patients in hospitals," on National Public Radio (NPR).

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