Message from the Chair – September 2022

University of Virginia Dr Mitchell RosnerThe summer has seemed to fly by, and, amazingly, we will be entering September. I hope everyone had some time off during the summer and enjoyed time with family and friends. There is no doubt that the past few years have taught me the value of time away and the importance of finding ways to relax and recharge. As we gear up for this academic year, we are busy defining the priorities for the Department of Medicine in our clinical, research, and education missions. This year, these will be developed in conjunction with the Health System. There will be a focus on growth in research (with the opportunity to recruit new faculty), improvement in clinical outcomes, and continued development of our educational offerings as expansion into Northern Virginia. The specifics of the plan and how they will intersect with the larger institutional strategic plan are in development, and I will share them with you as they evolve.

In this edition of Medicine Matters, we focus on the best Nephrology Division in the country, our own! I am proud to be a member of this Division, which includes national and international leaders in the field. The Division is led by Dr. Mark Okusa, who has discovered ground-breaking mechanisms in the pathogenesis of acute kidney injury, leading to the development of novel therapeutics. Other leaders in the Division are highlighted in the newsletter as well as their recent publications. In addition, the Division is the home of a leading transplant program (led by Dr. Alden Doyle) that has seen amazing growth over the past years. Please congratulate the Division members on their remarkable achievements.

With best wishes,

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

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