Message from the Chair -October 2020

University of Virginia Dr Mitchell RosnerThis month our focus is on the largest Division in the Department of Medicine. The Division of General Medicine, Geriatrics, Palliative Care and Hospital Medicine is led by Dr. Mo Nadkarni as well as Section Chiefs: Dr. Stewart Babbott (General Medicine), Dr. Justin Mutter (Geriatrics), Dr. Leslie Blackhall (Palliative Care), and Dr. Paul Helgerson (Hospital Medicine). As you will read, this diverse and vibrant Division is involved in nearly every aspect of the Department and is especially critical in our educational and clinical missions. However, over the past few years, the Division has also excelled in scholarly activities as evidenced by their strong publication record. Perhaps, most striking is the dedication and laser focus on the needs of our patients and communities and this Division leads by example. From the work of Dr. Amy Salerno in Wise, Virginia, the work of Dr. Preston Reynolds in the local prison population, the pioneering work of Dr. Laurie Archbald-Pannone in geriatric care during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is clear that this group is the ultimate model of compassion, caring, and dedication. The examples of this are myriad and too numerous to list. I am so proud to work alongside faculty with such dedication to the highest ideals of our profession. I hope you will take some time to read about their contributions and excellence in this edition.

With best wishes,

Mitchell H. Rosner, MD, MACP
Henry B. Mulholland Professor of Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine

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