DOM Updates and Notes – October 2019

Awards, Publications, and New Faces

A division-wide welcome to John Kim, MD who is a new provider in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. You may read more about Dr Kim online here.

Please help the Division of Hematology/Oncology welcome Ellyn Obrochta, who is a lab tech in Dr Lawrence Lum’s lab. She began work September 9th. Welcome Ellyn!

Congratulations to Kathleen Oleson, AG, PCNP, on starting with UVA Community Oncology ( Pantops) on September 10th.

Congratulations to LaToya Wilkerson for her ten years of service in Hematology/Oncology.

Congratulations to Dr Elizabeth Gaughan for her five years of service in Hematology/Oncology.

Congratulations to Dr Trish Millard on receiving the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant for her project titled “A Pilot Study of Neoadjuvant Endocrine Therapy Tolerance to Inform Treatment Decisions for Adjuvant Radiation in Geriatric Early Stage ER+ Breast Cancer.”

A research paper was presented by Brandon Kemp at the AHA Council on Hypertension and AHA Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease and American Society of Hypertension Joint Scientific Sessions, New Orleans, LA , September 5th–8th, 2019. “Ghrelin is Produced by the Kidney and Mediates Distal Tubular Sodium Reabsorption in Rats.” [Kemp BA, Howell NL, Padia SH]

UVA Clerkship Administrator Conference

Karen Ward, Medicine Clerkship Administrator, was on the planning committee for a UVA Clerkship Administrator Conference that took place at The Draftsman Hotel on September 6. All UVA Clerkship Administrators were in attendance, and topics of the day included LCME site visits, Troubleshooting Your Clerkship, and Teambuilding activities.

Pictured left bottom to right: Rebecca Hensley (Psychiatry), Nell Harlow-Brooks (Surgical Subspecialties), KarenMarie Smith (Neurology), Lisa Morton (Peri-op), Karen Ward (Medicine), Marlo Meyers (Pediatrics), Pictured left top to right: Shawnell McCreary (OB/GYN), Heather Trainum (Surgery), Kyle Williams (Emergency Medicine), Brittany Henslee (Family Medicine/AIM)

Recent Publications in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

PI Houpt. Production of customized TAC cards for Antimicrobial and Antimalarial Drug Resistance.USAMRAA (Army).23 September 2019 to 22 February 2020

Saba Rouhani, PhD, Nicholas W Griffin, PhD, Pablo Peñataro Yori, MPH, Jeanette L Gehrig, PhD, Maribel Paredes Olortegui, BS, Mery Siguas Salas, BS, Dixner Rengifo Trigoso, BS, Lawrence H Moulton, PhD, Eric R Houpt, MD, Michael J Barratt, PhD, Margaret N Kosek, MD, Jeffrey I Gordon, MD. Diarrhea as a potential cause and consequence of reduced gut microbial diversity among undernourished children in Peru Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Kemp BA, Howell NL, Gildea JJ, Padia SH. Ghrelin0Induced Sodium Reabsorption is Mediated by PKA and Microtubule-Dependent ENaC Translocation in Female Rats. Journal of the Endocrine Society, September 2, 2019

Studies Opened Since August 1, 2019

Genitourinary Oncology 19-21545 PHAR 64091742PCR0002

Biomarker Study to Determine Frequency of DNA-repair Defects in Men with Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Stages: IV CT.GOV ID: NCT03871816

Primary: Dreicer, Robert, CRC: Torres, Julio

Melanoma 9-21435 Other: National EA6174

A Phase III Randomized Trial Comparing Adjuvant MK- 3475 (Pembrolizumab) to Standard of Care Observation in Completely Resected

Stages: I; II; III CT.GOV ID: NCT03712605, Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Primary: Gaughan, Elizabeth, CRC:Reed, Racheal


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