DoM Notes and Updates For June 2019

Congratulations to Dr Mitch Rosner who is the recipient of the 2019 Robert G. Narins Award. This award honors individuals who have made meritorious contributions in education and teaching.

Congratulations to UVA Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine’s Dr Taison Bell, who was elected as the Medical Specialties Clinical Staff Executive Committee (CSEC) Representative.

The Division of Nephrology is proud to announce that Anubhav Kumar, MD, will be joining UVA Nephrology as an Assistant Professor of Medicine beginning July 1, 2019. Dr. Kumar is currently an Instructor in Med and Ultrasound Fellow at Pennsylvania. He will expand an Nephrology based US program at UVA.

Congratulations to Dr Saad Ghumman who was awarded second place in the EPIC-SEC case presentation competition.

Congratulations to the UVA Global Infectious Diseases Institute team Martin Wu, Ann Hays, Cirle Warren, and Sook Hoang, on an award from the Commonwealth Health Research Board to study C. difficile persister cells in recurrent C. difficile infections. Global Infectious Diseases Institue is proud to have seeded this great transdisciplinary collaboration.

Congratulations to Endocrinology and Metabolism Division’s Dr Su Hee Kim who will receive a K23 mentored patient-oriented research career development award from NIH/NICHD, starting May 1, 2019. And to Drs Silas Culver and William Ben Horton who have been selected by the integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV) as 2019 iTHRIV scholars, a pan-University mentored career development award, beginning July 1, 2019. The major goal of the program is to train small groups of junior faculty seeking a clinical and translational research career within the University.

Congratulations to Jennifer L. Kirby, M.D., PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, who has been appointed as the Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs for the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Dr Kirby is an outstanding clinician and educator, and has demonstrated a superb leadership ability and commitment to excellence in patient care. She currently serves as medical lead for Fontaine endocrine clinic, division medical quality liaison, and director of the inpatient diabetes program.

Dr Helmy Siragy has accepted an invitation from Nature group to join the Nature editorial board. This is a wonderful testimony to his status as a leading expert in endocrine hypertension in the world.

The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism’s Laboratory Research Specialist Brandon Kemp has been working on the UVA Health System mentor’s project for 5 years and serves as co-director. The program is for High School Students interested in medicine and science. Learn more about the unique program here.

Recent Publications in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Kemp BA, Howell NL, Keller SR, Gildea JJ, Shao W, Navar LG, Carey RM. Defective Renal Angiotensin III and AT2 Receptor Signaling in Prehypertensive Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 May 7;8(9):e012016.

Gildea JJ, Xu P, Kemp BA, Carey RM, Jose PA, Felder RA. The Dopamine D1 Receptor and Angiotensin II Type-2 Receptor are Required for Inhibition of Sodium Transport Through a Protein Phosphatase 2A Pathway. Hypertension. 2019 Apr 29.

Li J, Kemp BA, Howell NL, Massey J, Minczuk K, Huang Q, Chordia MD, Roy RJ, Patrie JT, Davogustto GE, Kramer CM, Epstein FH, Carey RM, Taegtmeyer H, Keller SR, Kundu BK. Metabolic Changes in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rat Hearts Precede Cardiac Dysfunction and Left Ventricular Hypertrophy. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Feb 19;8(4):e010926.

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