This month we bring in two new Department of Medicine traditions. First, the Department hosted the first retreat focused on mid-to-later-career faculty, where we discussed key issues such as wellness, financial planning, and retirement. A highlight of the retreat was hearing from some recently retired faculty and learning about their journeys and perspectives. Thanks to Taison Bell, Stewart Babbott, and Terri Washington for organizing this special event. In addition, this issue of Medicine Matters features a new section where members of the Department can share a tradition or celebration and offers us a chance to learn more about each other and other cultures. Thanks to Dana Schalk for sharing her special Easter celebration. Lastly, a word of thanks to our Department of Medicine webmaster and newsletter editor, Kim Kelley-Wagner, who compiles the huge amount of material highlighting the events in the DOM month after month. I am sure you will agree that the newsletter is amazing.
Enjoy reading this month’s edition highlighting the Division of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology led by Dr. Michael Nelson. This group of faculty and staff leads impressive developments. Some of these highlights: Dr. Emily McGowan and colleagues were awarded an RO1 grant to study eosinophilic esophagitis, and Dr. Monica Lawrence was selected as a counselor to the executive committee of the Clinical Immunology Society. The list is extensive; please read all about this world-class group.
It is also time to recognize one of our faculty who just received her first RO1 NIH grant, Dr. Kate McManus. Her grant is entitled: “Viral Suppression for People with HIV with Low Incomes: Study of Disparities, Health Equity, and Best Practices.” Congratulations to Kate on this fantastic work!
Lastly, enjoy the beautiful weather. Relax and recharge.
With best wishes,
Mitchell H. Rosner, MD, MACP
Henry B. Mulholland Professor of Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine