April 2021 Awards and Achievements

April 2021 Awards and Achievements

Congratulations to Karen Ward on being elected as the new Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM) for Clerkship Administrators Advisory Council Council (CAAC) for 2022 beginning July 1, 2021.

Congratulations to Dr Cynthia Yoshida, Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, who has been recognized by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, founded by the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, as one of the winners of the 2021 “80% In Every Community” National Achievement Award. Dr Yoshida was the only individual winner among several institutions selected for this honor. She was chosen based on her incredible efforts to establish a comprehensive colorectal cancer screening program at UVA that has provided screenings for hundreds of patients, including 400+ free screenings for uninsured patients in rural Virginia.

Congratulations to Dr Patrick Northup on his groundbreaking article on vascular liver disorders: “Vascular Liver Disorders, Portal Vein Thrombosis, and Procedural Bleeding in Patients With Liver Disease: 2020 Practice Guidance by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases” for the Hepatology Journal of the American Association of the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD). Dr Northup, Associate Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, is the lead author of this important document, which sets new guidelines for studying and evaluating liver diseases. AASLD is the premier organization for hepatology professionals working to prevent and cure liver disease.

Congratulations to Dr Brendan Bowman, Associate Professor of Nephrology, who has worked tirelessly advocating on behalf of our dialysis patients, who are at a higher risk of a serious reaction to the disease. Working with Debbie Cote, Administrator of the UVA Health Dialysis program, and the Virginia Department of Health, Bowman and his team vaccinated 85% of UVA Health dialysis patients, a vulnerable patient population, at 12 centers. Bowman also established Transitional Start Units, a vanguard clinical program designed to improve the care of 900 dialysis patients locally as well as impact the care of 700,000 dialysis patients nationally. This program improves quality of life by helping patients live as independently as possible with home dialysis and therapy.

Congratulations to Drs Andrew Barros, Costi Sifri, and Taison Bell, on having their article “Effectiveness of Elastomeric Half-Mask Respirators vs N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators During Simulated Resuscitation: A Nonrandomized Controlled Trial” published by JAMA Network.

Congratulations to Dr Zhen Yan, whose paper “UVA Research: Exercise During Pregnancy Can Prevent Non-communicable Diseases in Offspring” was highlighted in the Daily Progress as well as the American Physiologic Society select paper of the month.

Congratulations to Dr Max Luna, named Vice Chair of the UVA Department of Medicine for Diversity and Inclusion.

Congratulations to Dr Michael Williams who will be awarded the inaugural Mantle Cell Lymphoma Leadership Award from the Lymphoma Research Foundation.

Congratulations to Dr Karen Warburton who has been selected by the Alpha Omega Alpha chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society at the University of Virginia for her dedication to high-quality patient care, service, leadership, and scholarship, which serve as foundational values to the organization to be a faculty inductee for 2021. Dr Warburton will be inducted at a Virtual Induction Ceremony which will take place via Zoom on Saturday, April 17th, 2021.

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