Spotlight on Dr. Mark Mulligan
Flashback Photo
Focus on Mentorship and Professional Development
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February 2019

On Mentorship and Paying it Forward

A message from the chair, Dr. Steve Abramson

On January 30 the Department held its Annual Promotions and Appointments Recognition Reception, honoring 42 faculty members on their promotion to associate professor or professor during the past year. This event presents a wonderful opportunity to reflect upon the importance of promotion in one’s professional career. Promotion to associate professor or professor demonstrates years of sustained effort, dedication, and talent. Indeed, the talent evident among our faculty is remarkable, exemplifying diverse pathways as clinicians, educators, and scientists.

While each individual’s journey to success and promotion varies, a vital ingredient for many is mentorship. The department is fortunate to have many faculty members who give their time and expertise to provide mentoring for junior faculty. Our mentoring program is led by David Stern, vice chair for education and faculty affairs, and Lynn Buckvar-Keltz, associate chair for professional development. This issue features an interview with Dr. Buckvar-Keltz, who discusses her role in fostering mentorship and professional development throughout the Department of Medicine, with a particular focus on the career advancement of women. Through our mentoring efforts and the dedication of the division directors, the department has seen a greater than two-fold increase in the number of faculty promoted in FY18 compared to FY16 (67 vs. 27). The increase in the number of women promoted during that time (37 vs. 11) is even greater. A link to Lynn's full promotion data presentation to the Department leadership is below.

It is extremely gratifying to be part of a community of faculty so dedicated not only to their own careers but to those of their colleagues. This is the true community spirit of “One Faculty” paying it forward.

Promotions Data: Slideshow

Spotlight on Mark J. Mulligan, MD

In our latest Spotlight Interview, Dr. Mark Mulligan, director of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, discusses his research interests, what drew him to our institution, and what he hopes to accomplish as the inaugural director of the Vaccine Center at NYU Langone Health.

Watch the video

Flashback Photo

The photo above features the Class of 1993-1994 from our Internal Medicine Residency Program. Do you recognize a colleague? Are you in the photo yourself? We’d love to identify all of the alumni in the photo who are still at NYU Langone.

Click on the image to see the full photo. Send your comments and guesses to

In This Issue

Focus on Mentorship and Professional Development

Lynn Buckvar-Keltz, MD, associate chair for professional development, discusses her role in fostering mentorship and professional development throughout the Department of Medicine, paying special attention to the career advancement of women.

Annual Recognition Reception, Promotions & Appointments

On January 30, 2018, the department held its annual recognition reception for faculty members appointed or promoted during the prior calendar year. A warm welcome to the new members of the faculty, and congratulations to those talented individuals promoted over the last year. View the photo gallery [password: elsa]

Employee Recognition Awards

The Department of Medicine's Employee Recognition Program presents the opportunity for all faculty and staff within Department of Medicine to recognize their staff peers for exceptional job performance. Congratulations to our latest group of winners, who are recognized for their innovation, collaboration, and action-oriented behavior.

History Quiz: From TV Doctors to Cultural Icons

TV doctors are a staple of our popular culture—Ben Casey, Marcus Welby, Hawkeye Pierce, Michaela Quinn, Cliff Huxtable, and Gregory House, to name a few. Some were played by established actors, others by relative newcomers whose names and faces are now quite familiar. Test your knowledge about which characters—and shows—brought them to public attention.

Research Profile: Anna Nolan, MD

Dr. Anna Nolan describes the work her lab is doing to shed light on the mechanisms driving persistent lung injury among World Trade Center-exposed patients.

Student Essay: "The Language of Medicine"

"'He has an ear in his heart?'" Mr. B.’s friend asks me incredulously in English with a thick Polish accent...." Third-year medical student Jayne Caron thoughtfully addresses the challenges of communicating with patients through a medical interpreter.


New Pancreas Transplantation Program Launches at NYU Langone
NYU Langone Transplant Institute has launched a new pancreas transplantation program, completing the health system’s comprehensive offering of solid organ and blood and bone marrow transplants. The new program—co-directed by Nicole M. Ali, MD, clinical assistant professor in the Division of Nephrology—will expand regional access to specialized care for patients with serious health complications from diabetes and other illnesses.
Learn more

CORE IM Podcasts
CORE IM is a consortium of educators aligned to create internal medicine-specific portable learning tools in the form of podcasts, corresponding show notes, and illustrations. Through partnership with Clinical Correlations, the podcast aims to help today’s busy clinician synthesize and consolidate important teaching points. Segments include:

5 PEARLS: High-yield, clinically-relevant teaching points
MIND THE GAP: Bridging the gap between evidence and clinical practice
HOOFBEATS: Dissecting how experienced clinicians think about complex cases
Explore the podcast

History in the Making, as Dr. David Oshinsky Talks to ‘Person Place Thing’ Podcast
What do Roy Cohn, a general store in Philadelphia, Mississippi, and the two types of polio vaccine have in common? They were the topics of a wide-ranging conversation with David Oshinsky, PhD, director of the Division of Medical Humanities, who was interviewed on campus for the podcast Person Place Thing.
Read more in Inside Health News

A Novel Way to Relate to Patients
NYU Langone Health's Patient Experience Book Club, led by Katherine Hochman, MD, is profiled in O, The Oprah Magazine: "Every discussion includes typical book-group preoccupations—plot points and twists, characters loved or loathed—but returns, ultimately, to the book's lessons about how best to care for people."
Continue reading in O, The Oprah Magazine (scroll to #4 in the list)
Read more in Inside Health News

Events & Opportunities


Submit Abstracts for the Department of Medicine's Annual Research Day

Abstract deadline is March 8
Research Day 2019 will be held on April 29

NYU Langone Seminar In Advanced Rheumatology


Department of Medicine Faculty & Staff Meeting

5:00 – 6:00 pm | Schwartz Lecture Hall E
Reception at 4:30pm prior to the meeting

Big Gut Seminars: Focus on Complex Inflammatory Bowel Disease


11th Annual Quality and Safety Day

Submit projects by April 2
Mark your calendars for the event on June 12
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