Message from the Chair

Fall Forward

The catchphrase for this season, when we transition to daylight savings time, is usually “fall back.” In our department, however, we are definitely in “fall forward” mode!

This issue’s focus on the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology illustrates that forward motion. Read more...

A Fresh Perspective

Fall is upon us, with 22 new faculty members who have joined our ranks since July 1 (several came a little earlier). It is an amazingly talented group of people who will, I am sure, make important contributions to their divisions and our department. Read more...

Comings and Goings

This is the time of year when we say goodbye to retiring or departing faculty members, welcome new ones to the department, and honor and celebrate excellence in our current faculty and staff. Read more...

Diversity in DOM Now Has A Strong New Leader: Preston Reynolds

The Department of Medicine has created a new position to lead our efforts to promote diversity and professionalism throughout our clinical, academic and research enterprises. I am pleased to announce that P. Read more...

Call for Nominations – 2017 DOM Faculty and Staff Awards

Award season is upon us – and that includes the annual Department of Medicine awards, which recognize outstanding contributions from DOM faculty and staff members. Consider nominating a deserving colleague or co-worker who has made a significant contribution in one of our mission areas (patient care, teaching, research) — or in providing the administrative leadership and support to make this work possible. Read more...

Welcome Back to Medicine Matters!

After a short hiatus, Medicine Matters returns. Our goal is to share Department-wide programs, celebrate successes and the people who make our Department great.

As we move into the spring, the focus of the central administrative team is the preparation of our FY 2018 budget.  Read more...

A High Calling

As we come to the end of another year, my thanks go out to each of you for your contributions to the mission of the Department of Medicine.

In order to get our jobs done, we tend to be focused on what is right in front of us. Read more...

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, as we pause to think about the many things in our lives that we are grateful for. It is also a time to reconnect with family and share stories and memories. Read more...

Storied Division, Strong Department

Endocrinology & Metabolism‘s remarkable faculty and staff are spotlighted in the most recent edition of Medicine Matters. Five members of the division are featured, all of whom reflect the division’s strength as a whole:

Ayotunde Dokun, MD (recipient of a 5-year R01 research grant from the NIH) Brandon Kemp (honored with a Leonard Sandridge All-University Staff Award) Susan Kirk, MD (appointed to chair the ACGME’s Institutional Review Committee, a prominent national-level position) Jennifer Kirby, MD, PhD and Zhuo Fu, PhD (both are profiled in this edition)

Endocrinology has long been a clinical and research powerhouse at UVA, with many eminent faculty members past and present — including Bob Carey, John Marshall and Michael Thorner, after whom our Carey-Marshall-Thorner Research & Scholars Day is named. Read more...

A Chance to Shine

Award season is upon us – and that includes the annual Department of Medicine awards, which recognize outstanding contributions from DOM faculty and staff members. Consider nominating a deserving colleague or co-worker who has made a significant contribution in one of our mission areas (patient care, teaching, research) — or in providing the administrative leadership and support to make this work possible. Read more...