Fourth Annual Colton Center Symposium: Advances in Autoimmunity
On Monday, November 5, 2018, Drs. Timothy Niewold, Steven Abramson, Jill Buyon, and Boris Reizis hosted the fourth annual “Advances in Autoimmunity Symposium,” sponsored by The Judith and Stewart Colton Center for Autoimmunity. The event featured an afternoon of enlightening scientific presentations about new discoveries, diagnostics, and treatments for autoimmune diseases by leaders in the field.
Learn more about the event and the presenting scientists
See photos from the event (password: jen)
Obesity Research Summit Hosted by the Comprehensive Program on Obesity
On Thursday, November 1st, the Comprehensive Program on Obesity hosted its inaugural Obesity Research Summit to promote both research and public community engagement. The event drew hundreds of participants, and had a broad array of internal and external experts in basic science, clinical research, population health, and data science. The full-day event featured two keynote addresses and sessions on the mechanisms, treatment, and management, and prevention of obesity, as well as the use of technology and data in predicting and understanding the chronic disease. (Pictured above, center: Dr. Melanie Jay, Co-Director, NYU Langone Comprehensive Program on Obesity)
Read more on Inside Health.
Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care Takes Part in Reimagine End of Life New York
Megan Rau, MD, MPH, (pictured above, right) performed a narrative piece at The Nocturnists—a live storytelling event where doctors and health professionals share stories of joy, sorrow, and self-discovery—on Tuesday, October 30th at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. The event was part of a larger partnership with Reimagine, a week-long, city-wide event series that explores the subject of death and dying through art, performance, and design. The Division also sponsored a film screening and talk with Jessica Zitter, MD, on End of Life issues as part of Reimagine.
The House of God at 40: Healing Then and Now
On Thursday, December 6th, the Division of Medical Humanities, in collaboration with the Master Scholars Program in Humanistic Medicine and Education, Faculty, and Academic Affairs, hosted a symposium to celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of the most influential medical novels of the modern era, The House of God by Samuel Shem, MD (above, center, with the 'characters' from the book). Read more on Inside Health.
Gold Humanism Honor Society Induction Ceremony
Congratulations to the following residents and fellows from the Deparment of Medicine who were inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society on Tuesday, December 11th. These individuals were nominated for their exemplary commitment to humanism in medicine, as embodied by the ideals of the Society: compassion, empathy, integrity, service, and excellence.
Top row, from the Internal Medicine Residency Program, pictured L-R: Kate Otto Chebly, Margot Hedlin, Derek Moriyama, Neha Nagpal, Poy Theprungsirikul
Bottom row: from the Division of Cardiology, Maxine Stachel (left) and from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Maureen Whitsett (right)
Highlights from National Meetings
NYU Rheumatology had a stellar presence at the recent American College of Rheumatology Meeting in Chicago (Oct 19-24, 2018). NYU Rheumatology had 53 Accepted Abstracts, including 37 posters, 14 oral presentations, and 2 plenary sessions. In addition, members of the division received accolades: as noted above, Dr. Paula Marchetta was installed as President of the ACR, and Dr. Jill Buyon was recognized as a Master of the American College of Rheumatology. Michael Pillinger, MD, was recognized with the Rheumatology Research Foundation Fellowship Training Award, and Shudan Wang, MD (fellowship class of 2018) was named as a Rheumatology fellow of the year.
Drs. Adina Kalet, Kinga Eliasz, and Colleen Gillespie attended the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) conference in Austin, Texas. There, Dr. Eliasz showcased results from a qualitative study exploring what makes elements of an immersive simulated 'on call' experience particularly memorable for near-graduating medical students. She also presented a poster on an exciting project that mapped a comprehensive suite of clinical checklists from the Night-on Call event to the 13 core Entrustable Professional Activities - a framework for key behaviors that incoming interns are expected to perform independently on day one of residency.
Nicole Adler, MD, received 3 awards at the High Value Practice Academic Alliance Architecture of High Value Care National Meeting: 1st Place Abstract, Award Category: Information Technology Innovations: Face-to-Face Use of Scheduled Video Visits in Oncology Patients to Reduce Emergency Department Utilization and Improve Patient Engagement; 2nd Place Abstract, Award Category: Provider Behavior Modification: Would you be Surprised? The use of a simple question to identify and improve care for our end-of-life population; and 3rd Place Abstract, Award Category: Improving Appropriateness of Treatment/Interventional Services: Vascular Access Stewardship: Enhancing Patient Safety One (Less) Line at a Time .
The annual IDWeek meeting took place October 3-7, 2018, in San Francisco, CA, featuring the latest scientific findings and approaches to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and epidemiology of infectious diseases, including HIV infection. The Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology was well-represented: Drs. Scott Weisenberg and Robert Ulrich presented an abstract entitled Understanding Travel Medicine Provider's Risk Assessment of Travel-associated Diseases; Dr. Robert Pitts presented a poster entitled: Potential Use of Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing for Expanding HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) at an Urban Hospital Center; Dr. Angelica Kottkamp presented two abstracts: Implementation of Universal Screening for Strongyloidiasis Among Solid Organ and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Candidates in a Non-endemic Area and The Anti-Parasitic Drug Atovaquone Inhibits Arbovirus Replication; Shin-Pung "Polly" Jen presented an abstract entitled: Streamlining to oral beta-lactam versus fluoroquinolone as definitive therapy for Enterobacteriaceae bacteremia; and Dr. Jesica Hayon, an NYU-Brooklyn PGY2, submitted a tricky rash diagnosis for presentation in the Challenging Cases in Infectious Diseases session.
Peter S. Liang, MD, MPH, and members of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology were awarded an ACG SCOPY award for "Best in Blue" in honor of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
NYU has been activated to enroll patients in the NIAID U01 funded study “Prospective Multicenter, Clinical Trial of HIV+ Deceased Donor Kidney Transplants for HIV+ Recipients”. Dr. Sapna Mehta is the Site Principal Investigator and interested patients can be referred to the Transplant Institute by calling 212-263-8134. The Transplant Institute also continues to enroll patients for HIV-HIV liver transplantation through the HOPE in Action parent pilot study and U01 funding is anticipated for early 2019.
Drs. Caroline Blaum and Josh Chodosh, and a team of collaborators, were awarded a grant from the NIH/NIA to develop and evaluate a quality improvement program for older adult patients at NYU Langone Health who have both diabetes and dementia. There is very little care guidance for providers about this large group of older adult patients who are at risk of hypoglycemia, worsening function and increased healthcare utilization, and whose families and caregivers often experience stress. The program will provide care resources and educational materials to primary care doctors in the FGP.
Josh Chodosh, MD. was awarded a supplement from NIH/NIA for his SLUMBER grant. SLUMBER investigates whether an educational program that teaches nursing facility staff strategies for improving common sleep-related symptoms among residents improves nighttime sleep quality or resident-reported symptoms of poor sleep, depressed mood, anxiety, pain, and cognitive and physical function; the supplement supports the study in dementia units within nursing homes.
Jennifer Scherer, MD, won the highly competitive Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists (FRCS) award. The FRCS supports a 5-year program (1/1/16–12/31/20) funded by equal contributions from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the NYUSOM Office of Science and Research. The program seeks to support outstanding junior physician-scientists for whom a relatively small investment over a 2-year period promises to substantially minimize the likelihood that they will change their career path owing to the demands of extraprofessional caregiving obligations. The award will assist with funding a full time research assistant for Dr. Scherer's National Kidney Foundation study.
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