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CLINICAL HIGHLIGHT: ACUTE CARE SPECIAL PATHOGENS UNIT– A QUICK GLANCE THROUGH THE REARVIEW MIRROR

By Charles Magee, MD Perspective can become distorted or lost if we allow too much time between glances into the rearview mirror. I want to take a moment to share…
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Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement in the Department of Medicine: Our road ahead

The country, the state, and our community in Central Virginia are living unprecedented challenges where a public health crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic and the exacerbation of racial-ethnic tensions are…
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New Director of the Beirne B. Carter Center for Immunology Appointment

By David S. Wilkes, MD Congratulations to Coleen McNamara, MD, on her appointment as Director of the Beirne B. Carter Center for Immunology (“Carter Immunology Center,” or CIC), effective December…
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Please welcome Dr. Nelson to the Department of Medicine

By Mitchell H. Rosner, MD MACP Henry B. Mulholland Professor of Medicine Chair, Department of Medicine Dear Colleagues I would like to formally announce the hiring of Dr. Michael Nelson…

PREEMPT ACTIVITY MONITOR PROJECT

By Christopher M Moore, MD & Ann Tuzson, PT, PhD The PREEMPT project aims to develop and validate an activity monitor that patients can wear continuously in the acute care…

EDUCATION HIGHLIGHT: FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL MEDICINE (FCM) DURING COVID-19

By Andrew Parsons, MD Launched in 2018 by UVA School of Medicine, the Foundations of Clinical Medicine (FCM) program is a novel (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32804347) 4-year long curriculum focused on clinical skill…

DEVELOPING NOVEL PATIENT MONITORING AND EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS

By Shrirang Gadrey, MD We developed a model for the oxygen-hemoglobin dissociation curve, which is more accurate than older models for acutely ill subjects. It was published in the journal…

EDUCATION HIGHLIGHT: ACUTE CARE/INTERNAL MEDICINE INTERNSHIP READINESS COURSE

By Amber Inofuentes, MD Since 2017, Dr. Amber Inofuentes has served as the Co-director for the Acute Care/Internal Medicine section of the Internship Readiness Program for the School of Medicine…

Message from the Chair – November 2020

Wow, what a busy and exciting month for the Department of Medicine. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Nelson as our new Division Chief for Allergy and Immunology. Dr.…