Message from the Chair

Here and Abroad – October 2015

During the week of October 19-23 I visited Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, together with DOM's vice chair for education, Jerry Donowitz, to meet with colleagues at King Faisal Hospital. King Faisal is one of the premier medical institutions in the Middle East, known especially for its oncology care and … [Read More...]

Top News

A Highly Productive Year for Gastroenterology-Hepatology

The featured division this month -- Gastroenterology & Hepatology -- has been highly productive over the past year. Faculty and fellows have been busy, not just expanding their families (see post on "GI: A Bumper Crop of … [Read More...]

Affordable Care Act Benefited Low-Income HIV Patients in Virginia, Study Finds

In an important examination of the effect of the Affordable Care Act, a team led by Division of Infectious Diseases & International Health fellow Kate McManus, MD, have determined that low-income Virginians with HIV had … [Read More...]

Palliative Care Program Named One of 11 Leadership Centers

The Palliative Care program at UVA, headed by Leslie Blackhall, MD, MTS, and part of the Emily Couric Cancer Center, has been named a Palliative Care Leadership Center by the Center to Advance Palliative Care … [Read More...]

News & Notes

McManus, Houpt In the Spotlight at IDWeek 2015

The Department of Medicine's Eric Houpt, MD, the Jack Gwaltney Professor of Infectious Diseases and International Health, was honored with the Oswald Avery Award at this year's meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), held … [Read More...]

Endocrinology Division News

Here are some recent highlights of faculty activity in the Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism: Grant Leon Farhy, PhD, and Sue Brown, MD, received a $1.4 million, three-year DP3 (Type 1 Diabetes Impact) award from NIH's National Institute of … [Read More...]

Update from Division of General, Geriatric, Palliative Care & Hospital Medicine

Huai Cheng, MD: Dr. Cheng, who is in the Geriatrics section of GGPCHM, was awarded a School of Medicine Academy of Distinguished Educators grant in 2015 to support his proposal of developing an online curriculum focused on the prevention of … [Read More...]

Faculty Profile

Dushant Uppal, MD, MSc, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Although I was born in London, England, a love for tea and cricket was supplanted by a love for Tim Horton’s coffee and curling after moving to Calgary, Canada, where I spent my formative years. … Read more

Fellow Profile

Darius Jahann, MD, Gastroenterology Fellow

I was born in Miami, Florida, and was educated on its mean streets, from preschool all the way through medical school and residency at the University of Miami (and an additional year there as chief … [Read More...]

Resident Profiles

Patty Wang, MD, Internal Medicine Resident (PGY-2)

I was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and lived in five other states prior to college (Arkansas, New York, Alabama, Kentucky and North Carolina). I now call Asheville, NC, home. I attended UNC for … [Read More...]

Staff Profile

Pat Knighton, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

I was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia, and moved to Charlottesville in 1984 to be with my fiancée. My first job at UVA was at the Observatory … Read more

Research News

ID Researchers Create Immunity to E. histolytica by Manipulating Host’s Genes

Breakthrough Offers New Strategy to Protect Humans From Infectious Diseases Source: UVA Health System news release by Josh Barney, 9/15/15 There are two common approaches to protecting humans … [Read More...]

Nephrology’s Heather Perry Receives NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship

Nephrology fellow Heather Perry, PhD, has been awarded a two-year postdoc fellowship (F32) from the National Institutes of Health for her project entitled "Endothelial sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor … [Read More...]

DOM Education

UVA Clerkship Coordinators–All of Them!–Earn “Certified Clerkship Administrator” Credential

Newly minted "Certified Clerkship Administrators," l-r  (names in bold are from UVA): Rebecca Hensley, Melissa Howard (VCU), KarenMarie Smith, Barbara Sisk, Freda McClung, Debbie Perry, DOM's Karen … [Read More...]

Notable Achievements

Newsweek’s ‘Top Cancer Doctors 2015’ List Includes Four From Hem-Onc

Newsweek’s ‘Top Cancer Doctors 2015’ list features 16 UVA physicians — four of them from the Division of Hematology-Oncology, including … [Read More...]

UVA Honored for Participating in Nation’s Largest Kidney Transplant Chain

For being part of the largest kidney transplant chain in the U.S., the University of Virginia Health System’s Transplant Center, in which … [Read More...]

Family Matters

GI: A Bumper Crop of Babies!

Is it something in the water? GI has SEVEN birth announcements this month -- from faculty members Andrew Copland, Jeanetta … [Read More...]

Endocrinology Fellows Su Hee Kim and Silas Culver Welcome Daniel

Second-year Endocrinology fellows (and spouses) Su Hee Kim, MD, and Silas Culver, MD, welcomed a son, Daniel Schaaf Culver, … [Read More...]

Gen Med’s Kim Dowdell, MD, & Allergy’s Tim Kyin, MD, Welcome Baby Harrison

Faculty members Kim Dowdell (GGPCHM) and Tim Kyin (Allergy) welcomed Harrison ThiHa Kyin on September 22, 2015. Harrison … [Read More...]

More Babies! From the Residents…

Not to be outdone by faculty and fellows, the Internal Medicine residents have contributed to the swelling ranks of DOM … [Read More...]

New Faces, New Places

New Faces, New Places

We extend a cordial welcome to faculty, staff and trainees who have recently joined the Department of Medicine and/or UVA. We thank those who are moving on to other places … [Read More...]