Message from the Chair – August 2021

University of Virginia Dr Mitchell RosnerAs we close the books on the past academic year, there are many positive signs for the Department of Medicine.  We just finished welcoming our new residents and fellows and, once again, we are excited by their enthusiasm and excellence.  Our research continues to be ground-breaking and growing stronger.  This year research expenditures out-paced budget, and we have recruited several outstanding clinical and basic science investigators that will soon join the Department.  Clinical activities also continue to grow, and we are approaching nearly a million work RVUs per year, and the quality of care is unparalleled.  Lastly, our financial performance continues to be strong despite the uncertainties of the past year.  So, my thanks to all of you for a strong year and positioning us well for an even stronger future.

This issue of medicine matters features the Division of Rheumatology, and I am sure you will enjoy reading about the activities of the faculty, fellows, and staff in the Division.  In addition, we welcome the first Divisional mascot (that I know of).  Perhaps, this will become a DOM trend!  Under Dr. Lewis’s leadership, the Division has grown, developed key institutional and collaborative programs, and provides outstanding care for complex patients while providing a world-class educational experience.  Please join me in congratulating the Rheumatology Division for an outstanding year and their many contributions.

With best wishes,

Mitchell H. Rosner, MD, MACP
Henry B. Mulholland Professor of Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine

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