News and Notes – September 2020

UVA doctorsPlease join in welcoming Dr Kaitlin M. Love to the faculty of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism as an Assistant Professor of Medicine, effective September 1, 2020. Katie received her Medical Degree from Florida State University College of Medicine and completed both her Internal Medicine residency (2017) and clinical endocrinology fellowship (June 2020) at UVA. During her fellowship training, she developed a strong interest in clinical research and proved herself as a rising star by successfully obtaining an NRSA and the highly competitive integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV) scholar award. Katie will focus her effort on developing an independent clinical research program on insulin action and diabetes complications.

Congratulations to Leon Farhi, PhD whose project “Machine Learning Technology for Prediction of Future Glucose Fluctuations to Enable a New Generation of Adaptive Glucose Control in Diabetes” was selected for funding as part of $2.48 million set to support new research commercialization in emerging technology sectors announced by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam recently.

Congratulations to Dr Christopher McCartney on his promotion to Professor of Medicine and on being appointed Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs (July 1, 2020).

Congratulations to Dr Gregory Hong on his promotion to Professor of Medicine and on being appointed the new Endocrine Fellowship Program Director (July 1, 2020).

Congratulations to Dr Coleen McNamara for being funded as part of the LeDucq Foundation Translational Networks of Excellence, along with investigators from University of Vienna, MGH, and the Karolinska Institute. The project is entitled B Cells in Cardiovascular Disease.

Congratulations to Dr Robert M. Carey who received an outstanding score for his R01 competitive renewal titled “Renal AT2 receptors in hypertension”. It received an Impact Score of 20 and Percentile Score of 2.0. When Bob submitted this grant he [*mentioned] this was the best grant he ever wrote and clearly our study section colleagues agreed! We are confident that this grant will be funded after the council meet in a few months. This outstanding score clearly reflects the continued leadership position of Bob in endocrine hypertension research.

Congratulations to Dr Patrick Dillon on his 10 years of service with the Division of Hematology/Oncology.

Congratulations to Dr Hui Zong on receiving funding for a grant which Dr Dillion is co-investigator, Mary Kay foundation entitled, “Optimization of dosing regimen of PARP inhibitor for BRCA1 related breast cancer prevention.”

Welcome to the new Hematology/Oncology faculty Dr Emily Ayers, an Assistant Professor of Medicine joined the Malignant Hematology team. Dr John Manavalan, an Assistant Professor of Medicine joined Dr Marchi’s lab specializing in T-cell lymphoma. Dr Enrica Marchi, an Assistant Professor of Medicine joined the Malignant Hematology team, and Dr Owen O’Connor, an American Cancer Society Research Professor collaborating with Drs Loughran and Marchi.

The Division of Hematology/Oncology graduated three fellows in July 2020.
Daniel Reed, MD – Wake Forest, Winston-Salem, NC
Erin McLoughlin, MD – Sentara Martha Jefferson Hematology and Medical Oncology Associates, Charlottesville, VA
Victor Orellana-Noia, MD – Emory, Atlanta, GA

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