MAY/JUNE 2016

Message from the Chair

Storied Division, Strong Department

Endocrinology & Metabolism‘s remarkable faculty and staff are spotlighted in this month’s edition of Medicine Matters. Five members of the division are featured this month, all of whom reflect the division's strength as a whole: Ayotunde Dokun, MD (recipient of a 5-year R01 research grant from the NIH) Brandon Kemp (honored with a Leonard Sandridge All-University Staff … [Read More...]

Top News

Susan Kirk to Chair the ACGME’s Institutional Review Committee

Susan Kirk, MD, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and the School of Medicine's associate dean for graduate medical education, has been … [Read More...]

An “Extraordinary Citizen” of the University: Endocrinology’s Brandon Kemp Receives UVA’s Top Employee Award

Brandon Kemp spends his days in the lab of Endocrinology professor Robert Carey -- but his professional and volunteer efforts have had an impact far beyond its … [Read More...]

A Passion for Teaching: All-University Teaching Award for GI’s Neeral Shah

Neeral L. Shah, MD, an associate professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, is one of nine University of Virginia faculty members to receive a … [Read More...]

Notable Achievements

“Outstanding Role Models”: CV’s Cornielle-Caamano and Nagarajan Honored With Mulholland Awards

Vertilio ("Vert") Cornielle-Caamano, MD, and Vijai Nagarajan, MD, second- and third-year trainees, respectively, in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine's … [Read More...]

Ayotunde Dokun Receives NIH R01 Award for PAD and Diabetes Research

Ayotunde Dokun, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, was awarded a five-year R01 grant from the National … [Read More...]

Faculty Profile

Endocrinology’s Jennifer Kirby, MD, PhD

I was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico, but moved to suburban Maryland when I was five. I am an only child, so a lot of our family life revolved around … Read more...

Fellow Profile

Profile: Endocrinology Postdoc Zhuo Fu

Zhuo Fu, PhD, spent four years as a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Endocrinology division chief Zhenqi Liu. In January, she was awarded a three-year grant from the American Diabetes Association to … [Read More...]

Publications

CV’s Travis Moss Investigates New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation in ICU

In a big-data analysis of 74 patient-years of continuous electrocardiography (ECG) from over 8,000 admissions to the adult medical and surgical ICUs, Cardiovascular Medicine fellow … [Read More...]

Family Matters

Jeff & Jen Sturek Welcome Baby Hank

Jeff Sturek, one of the 2015-2016 chief residents, and his wife Jen welcomed Henry ("Hank") Michael Sturek on May 24th at 8:00 pm. Hank, who weighed in at 9 lbs., 12 oz., joins siblings Lily (5) and … [Read More...]

Jessica & Michael Srstka Welcome Eliana Marie

Third-year IM resident Jessica Srstka (Class of 2016) and husband Michael welcomed Eliana Marie on May 17th at 3:41 pm. Eliana weighed in at 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Congratulations to the Srstkas! … [Read More...]

News & Notes

WINA’s “Live Well” Features Geriatrician Laurie Archbald-Pannone Discussing Polypharmacy

Laurie Archbald-Pannone, MD, a geriatrician in the Division of General, Geriatric, Palliative and Hospital Medicine, was interviewed in June about "polypharmacy" for the "Live Well" program on local radio station … [Read More...]

2016 Carey-Marshall-Thorner Research & Scholars Day

With a Grand Rounds presentation by Dean Kedes, PhD, MD (director, UVA Medical Scientist Training Program), ten other oral presentations by Department of Medicine residents, fellows, and graduate students, and 95 … [Read More...]

Nephrology’s First Annual Community Health Fair & Kidney Screening Day, A to Z (Alex-Zan to Zumba!)

Brandi Wright (right), a clinical fellow in the Division of Nephrology, promised that the division's first annual Health Fair & Kidney Screening Day would be action-packed -- and it was! With a talk on self-care … [Read More...]

Resident Profile

Amanda Lusa, IM Resident (PGY-2)

I grew up in suburban Connecticut in a family of five, with two amazing parents and two younger brothers. I attended Cornell University, where I majored in genetics and spent many days bike-riding in the hills around Cayuga … [Read More...]

DOM Education

Chief Residents and Fellows for AY 2016-2017 Announced

The chief residents and fellows for the upcoming academic year have been announced: Internal Medicine Chief Residents Ross Buerlein, MD Peter Liu, MD Erin McLoughlin, MD Annie Smith, MD Subspecialty chief fellows (not all … [Read More...]

Research News

ID & Biodefense Research Day 2016

ID & Biodefense Research Day 2016 was held on April 18th at Jordan Hall Conference Center. Organized by the Division of Infectious Diseases & International Health and held each spring in … [Read More...]