Message from the Chair

Mitchell H. Rosner, MD Chair, Department of Medicine Professor, Nephrology

Summer Successes August 2014

I hope everyone is having a great summer and finding some time to spend with family and friends. Despite the summer vacations, the DOM is busy as ever, and I think you will find evidence of this in this current issue. I would like to highlight some events. Dr. Peggy Plews-Ogan is stepping down as … Read more

Faculty Profiles

Angela Nishio Lucar

Angie Nishio Lucar, MD Nephrology

I’ve been at UVA for a little over 4 years. I joined the faculty soon after finishing my fellowship in transplant nephrology and becoming a first time mom. I was born and raised in Peru; I studied Medicine there, but decided to complete my higher education in the US. I live in Crozet with my … Read more

Staff Profiles

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Anita Jacobson Nephrology

I was born and raised in Chicago and, with my ex-husband, moved to California, Oregon, Nevada, then back to California after my divorce. While in Thousand Oaks, I worked briefly at Amgen, was self-employed as a Notary Public, and worked as a part-time employee of a temporary agency while attending … Read more

News and Notes

John Marshall, MD Endocrinology

PCOS Grant Renewed for its 21st Year Endocrinology

A major award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been made to a consortium of investigators, including The University of Virginia, University of Michigan and Wisconsin National Primate Research Center. The award supports the Center for Research in Reproduction's (CRR) “clinical and … Read more

Mohan Nadkarni

GMGPC Acquires New Leadership Dr. Nadkarni takes the reins as Dr. Plews-Ogan focuses on integrative practice

Peggy Plews-Ogan has decided that after 10 glorious years of leading the Division of General Medicine, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care that she would like to focus her energy on other opportunities. This is a bittersweet decision, since under Peggy’s leadership the Division has thrived and has … Read more

“If the drug works even half as well as what we’ve found to date, there would be nothing like it in the existing antimicrobials,” said Paul S. Hoffman of the U.Va. Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health and the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology.

Promising New Antibiotic Defies Conventional Wisdom on Treating Superbug Infectious Diseases

reprinted from UVA Today July 25, 2014 by Josh Barney A new antibiotic being developed at the University of Virginia School of Medicine to combat the dangerous C. difficile superbug also appears effective against a wide array of other pathogens, including the Helicobacter pylori bacterium, … Read more

July 11 DOM Habitat crew: (l-r) Wei Yue (Endo); Colleen Green (Gastro); Whitney Lightfoot & Sheryl Stoner (Pulmonary); Sherry Wu & Idil Aktan (IM residents); Cathy Bub & Stephen Hess (DOM Billing). [Men in back row are Habitat staff.]

Dom’s Habitat for Humanity Volunteers Help Partner Families Reach Their Dream

A huge thank you, as always, to our DOM volunteers who participated in the July Habitat for Humanity workdays. Our crews did painting prep and spackling work in the future homes of the Anwary and Acheli partner families. The homes are located in Burnet Commons off of Eliot Avenue in Belmont, a mixed … Read more

Kline Bolton, MD Nephrology

W. Kline Bolton, MD Nephrology

Dr. W. Kline Bolton served on the NIAMS AMSC Clinical Trial Review Committee July 8-9, 2014. … Read more

Aditya Sharma

Aditya Sharma, MD Cardiology

The Society for Vascular Medicine is featuring an interview by Dr. Aditya Sharma with Dr. Herbert Aronow about renal denervation and hypertension. You can watch the interview here. … Read more