Welcome to Summer! As the academic year ends, it is time to celebrate the multiple achievements in the Department of Medicine across all of our missions. In this edition of Medicine Matters you will see our annual award winners who represent the very best of our efforts in clinical care, research, education, and administration. I especially want to thank our staff who work tirelessly to help us reach new heights of excellence. In addition, this month highlights the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Professor Jim Scheiman joined us to lead the Division just over 18 months ago and during his short time here he has worked to expand clinical services, enhance education and develop new research programs. His progress has been outstanding and our thanks for his leadership.
Additionally, I would encourage you to read about the history of the Division as written by Dr. Stephen Caldwell (who, I think, is the only Division Historian that we have in the Department).
Finally, during June and July, I am meeting with each Division to hear your concerns, questions and ideas on how we can improve. Once these Divisional meetings are completed, I will provide all of you with some summaries and an overview of the past year. As always, please feel free to offer your thoughts on the Department of Medicine.
Mitchell H. Rosner, MD, MACP
Henry B. Mulholland Professor of Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine