Notable Achievements – June 2020

UVA doctorsCongratulations to everyone! The Department of Medicine is the recipient of the Mulholland Award from the graduating School of Medicine students for the fifth year running. This award recognizes the Department that provides the best teaching experience for students, for which each of you should be very proud. Thank you for all your hard work and efforts.

We would also like to congratulate all those honored with awards on Scholar’s Research Day and with Excellence Awards. We will be announcing and giving more details about both in our next issue.

Congratulations to Taison Bell, MD who was awarded DOM Inpatient Attending of the Year.

It is with great pleasure that the Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism announces the selection of Kaitlin M. Love, MD, a third-year clinical endocrinology fellow, as 2020 iTHRIV (integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia) scholar. This is a pan-University mentored career development award with the major goal of training small groups of junior faculty seeking a clinical and translational research career. We are all extremely proud of Katie and her accomplishments and the review committee considered her having very high potential for academic success. This year’s award was extremely competitive due to the financial constraint brought upon us by the COVID-19 pandemic. The award begins on July 1, 2020. Details on her publication: Love KM, Liu J, Regensteiner JG, Reusch JEB, Liu Z. GLP-1 and insulin regulation of skeletal and cardiac muscle microvascular perfusion in type 2 diabetes. Journal of Diabetes. 2020 Apr 9. doi: 10.1111/1753-0407.13045. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Robert M. Carey, MD [Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism] presented at the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Gordon Research Conference on Angiotensin in Lucca (Barga), Italy, in the middle of February, following which he and his wife, Theodora, spent a week in Florence. Title of lecture: ‘New Therapeutics Targeting the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System’. In retrospect, they were fortunate to escape Italy only a few days before the total travel shutdown due to COVID-19. Bob then delivered the 8th Ulrich Hopfer Lecture at Case-Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, in early March, again only a few days before the stay-at-home order was issued for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Title of lecture: ‘Defective renal AT2 receptor signaling in hypertension.’

Congratulations to Ebony Hilton-Buchholz, MD and Leigh-Ann Webb, MD along with illustrator Ashleigh Corrin Webb for creating a free book for children that is both a guide for staying healthy and a tool to help them cope with the stress and grief that the coronavirus pandemic may bring. The book, “We’re Going to be O.K,” has been recognized as one of the top 5 – among 256 entries – in the Emory Global Health Institute’s COVID-19 Children’s eBook Competition. The book tells the story of Parker, a young African-American child, as he learns about COVID-19 from his parents and how the pandemic will change his day-to-day routines. You can view and download your copy here.

We will miss Tim Short, MD who will be joining the Hospice of the Piedmont and leaving UVA Medical Center, Tim has been a valued member of our palliative care team for years, and will be greatly missed.

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