Message from Dr Zhenqi Liu – Division Chief, Endocrinology & Metabolism
As one of the finest endocrinology divisions in the country, the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism boasts many outstanding academic and clinical leaders in endocrinology and metabolism. Its faculty members strive to provide exceptional patient care and training to the next generation of physicians and scientists in addition to making cutting-edge scientific discoveries in basic, translational, and clinical endocrine research. The year 2020 has proved to be one of the most challenging and unsettling years, but our faculty and staff continue to excel in our tripartite missions. The Division currently has thirty-six faculty members (twelve full professors, nine associate professors, eleven assistant professors, and four NPs), and welcomed in 2020 one new member to its faculty: Kaitlin M. Love, MD. As Division Chief, I feel privileged and honored to work with so many talented, kind, and generous people.
Zhang Liu, MD
Mary Voelmle, Elyse Marriner, Demetris Louderback, and Donna Bryant at the Pantops practice site were selected as UPG Uteam Members of the Month (November 2020).
Robert M. Carey, MD successfully renewed his NIH R01 grant titled “Renal AT2 Receptors in Hypertension”
Heather Ferris, MD, PhD received a NIH R03 award titled “The Brain Cholesterol Interactome”
We welcome Christina Hamill as our new division administrator, effective January 11, 2021. Over the past four years, she has been serving as Senior Operations Manager for the Sections of Geriatrics, Hospital, and Palliative Medicine. She earned her MBA (with healthcare management concentration) from Liberty University and brings a wealth of administrative experience in business and finances, clinical operations, human resources, and graduate education.
Congratulations to the following groups and individual providers for winning the FY2020 University of Virginia Experience in Patient Experience Awards. The top performance criteria is a percentile ranking of equal to or greater than 90 in FY20 patient surveys used to measure patient perception:
• Endocrinology Pantops Clinic (score 96.35, percentile 96) – Top Performer and Most Improved
• Pituitary Clinic (score 96.2, percentile 95%ile) – Top Performer
• Dr. Alan C. Dalkin (score 95.5, percentile 99)
• Dr. Jennifer L. Kirby (score 96.7, percentile 99)
• Dr. Meaghan M. Stumpf (score 97.7, percentile 99)
• Dr. Mary Lee Vance (score 93.1, percentile 95
Community Children Learn, Write, and Draw in celebration of World Diabetes Day:
World Diabetes Day (WDD), November 14, 2020, Rita Basu, MD, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Clinical Education Director of the Center for Diabetes Technology, reached out to our community to educate elementary-, middle-, and high-school students and to provide virtual lessons on healthy living. News Link
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