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Faculty Recognitions Week – Emory School of Medicine

In order to recognize faculty accomplishments and excellence in patient care, research, and education, the week of November 28-December 2 was declared Emory University School of Medicine’s “2016 Faculty Recognitions Week.” So many of your efforts—taking…


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Faculty and staff: One week left to get your flu shot

Emory’s 2016 Influenza Vaccination Campaign closes at 4 p.m. next Monday, December 5, 2016. Compliance with the mandate is a condition of employment. If you have not met your annual obligation in one of the…


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Featured Researcher: Kusuma Pokala

Kusuma Pokala is a student at Emory University School of Medicine with an expected graduation date of May 2017. Her interest in the field of gastroenterology began during her first year of medical school and…


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Clinical volunteers needed: community health screenings

Help us save the lives of thousands of local women. Emory’s “10,000 Women Project,” which aims to screen 10,000 at-risk women for heart disease, is looking for clinical volunteers to assist with community health screenings, including: Blood pressure Cholesterol Height/Weight/Body…


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Call for applications: EM-ProLEAD

Emory Medicine is pleased to announce the opening for applications to the 2017 Cohort of EM-ProLEAD: the Emory Medicine Professional Leadership Enrichment and Development Program. EM-ProLEAD is designed to foster and develop professionals across the…


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Department of Medicine receives record-breaking research funding

More than 190 Emory University Department of Medicine investigators brought in a record $104.7 million in sponsored research funding in Fiscal Year 16, an increase of 12.8 percent over FY15 ($92.8 million). Investigators received an additional…


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Apply now: Junior faculty development course

Sent on behalf of Kathy Griendling, PhD, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development The Emory University School of Medicine is pleased to again offer a five-month career development course designed especially for junior…


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Nominate a colleague for Atlanta’s 2017 “Top Doctors”

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America’s trusted source for identifying top doctors, invites ALL licensed physicians to nominate colleagues for its 2017 “Top Doctors” list, which will help Castle Connolly identify regionally and nationally outstanding top doctors. Castle…



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2016 Emory Holiday Toy Drive: Volunteers and donations needed

The Division of Cardiology is raising money for Emory’s annual holiday toy drive. Last year, we were able to support 89 children with $9,000+ in generous donations from the Emory community. This year, we have pledged to raise…



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Stacy Higgins appointed to Emory’s Dean Faculty Advisory Committee

Congratulations to Stacy Higgins, MD (Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics), who was recently appointed to the Emory University’s Dean Faculty Advisory Committee. The committee serves as a liaison between the Emory University faculty-at-large and the…


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Featured Researcher: Robert Hoover (Renal Medicine)

Meet Featured Researcher Robert Hoover, Jr., MD. Dr. Hoover is an associate professor of medicine in the Emory Division of Renal Medicine (Nephrology) who studies the regulation of thiazide-sensitive sodium chloride (rNCC) co-transporters in various models of…


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Nutrition seminar: “Intact Phospholipids as New Signaling Hormones”

Eric A. Ortlund, PhD (Associate Professor, Biochemistry, Emory University School of Medicine) will present a seminar sponsored by the Emory Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition, HERCULES, and the graduate program in Nutrition and Health Sciences. Snacks and coffee will be provided….


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Nathan Spell takes new role at Emory School of Medicine

Please join us in congratulating Nathan Spell, MD (associate professor of medicine, Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics) as he takes on the role of associate dean for education and professional development at the Emory University…


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Team Type 1 Foundation Gala: September 30

Emory Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipids faculty member and Team Type 1 (TT1) Foundation board member Darin Olson, MD, PhD, MS cordially invites all Department of Medicine faculty to attend the Team Type 1 Foundation’s third annual…


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Emory Interventional Endoscopy Unit wins ACG Governor’s Award

A team of Department of Medicine gastroenterologists recently received two awards from the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), which they will present at the ACG’s annual meeting in Las Vegas in October. The papers are:…


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Bringing Diversity to Clinical Research

Madeleine Hackney, PhD’s DREAMS (Developing a Research Participation Enhancement and Advocacy Training Program for Diverse Seniors) project grew out of an ongoing problem in clinical research. Older adults with low socioeconomic status and/or from racial or ethnic minority…


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Welcome our new Geriatrics faculty

The Emory Section of Geriatrics and Gerontology is excited to introduce new faculty members. Meet the newest members of our team: Sivan Ben-Moshe, MD is an assistant professor of medicine (Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics). She practices…


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Improve your clinical skills on November 4

The Department of Medicine’s Clinical Excellence Community is offering a series of mini-workshops aimed at improving clinical examination skills of faculty and the teaching of those clinical skills to trainees. Registration is required, and space…


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Kara Loren Raphael is making waves

Kara Loren Raphael, MD is making waves in the health care world. A third-year resident in the J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Raphael has already published two articles (click here to see…



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Griffiths and Hepburn awarded NIH funding

Congratulations to Patricia Griffiths, PhD and Kenneth Hepburn, PhD who have been awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health to test Tele-Savvy, an on-line psychoeducational program for informal Alzheimer’s caregivers. This trial, built on…


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Emory Kidney MAPS team participates in free clinic

The Emory Kidney MAPS team recently participated  in a free clinic sponsored by the Ray of Hope Church of Decatur, GA in Edison, GA. The Emory Nephrology team staffed the internal medicine rooms with other doctors…


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Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) at Grady

In September of 2015, the 10-bed Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) service opened at Grady Memorial Hospital. Under the direction of geriatrician Ugochi Ohuabunwa, MD, a care team of nursing, pharmacy, nutrition, rehabilitation, community health…


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Resident Spotlight: Gretchen Snoeyenbos Newman

Gretchen Snoeyenbos Newman, MD is a third-year resident in Emory’s J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program. Gretchen is originally from a small town in southeastern Massachusetts. In fact, the town is so small, it didn’t get its…



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Tech Tip: Emory University’s mobile app policy

Though there is a rising interest in developing applications (“apps”) for mobile devices, Emory University advises against creating apps without first consulting the Office of Libraries and Information Technology (LITS). Apps are significantly more expensive…


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Fighting heart disease through Emory crowdfunding

The Emory Women’s Heart Center’s “10,000 Women” Project successfully ended its month-long crowdfunding campaign after surpassing its $2,000 goal in donations to support local women at risk of heart disease. Heart disease is the No. 1…


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Resident Spotlight: Eva Simanyi Clay

Eva Simanyi Clay, MD (PGY-2) was born and raised in Hungary. After immigrating to the United States, she completed her undergraduate studies at Auburn University and medical school at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Eva comes…


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2016 Researcher Appreciation Day

In recognition of Researcher Appreciation Day, the Emory Medicine Recognitions Committee requested nominations for researchers across the School of Medicine who are making a difference in their field. More than 50 Emory researchers were nominated by their…


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Focus on Research: Ion transporters in the kidney (Part 2)

Part 2 of 2 Robert Hoover, MD, an associate professor of medicine in the Emory Division of Renal Medicine, studies the regulation of thiazide-sensitive sodium chloride (rNCC) cotransporters in various models of hypertension. rNCC is…


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Molly Perkins named Fellow of Gerontological Society of America

Congratulations to Molly M. Perkins, PhD, MA, who was named a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the organization’s highest class of membership, in May of 2016. GSA Fellows are recognized for their outstanding and…


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Self-care is the caregiver’s most critical task

“Research integrity and fun are not mutually exclusive.” – Dr. Patricia Griffiths Emory Geriatrics researcher Patricia Griffiths, PhD, MS, has always been interested in working with older adults, but it was her experience caring for her…


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Emory Geriatric Medicine Clinic’s Domiciliary Care Program

Although the “house call” approach might seem old-fashioned at first glance, Khurram Khan, MD says it’s actually right in line with Emory’s 21st century medical goals – to provide high quality, high value, team-based patient…


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Important news from the Office of Education

The Department of Medicine’s Office of Education is excited to announce a restructuring of our education leadership, effective September 1. We are naming three Associate Vice Chairs of Education, Drs. Lorenzo DiFrancesco, Doug Morris, and…


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Emory University Hospital’s new “J-Wing”

Emory’s Clifton campus is preparing for the arrival of a new hospital tower (Emory University Hospital’s J-Wing) that will provide additional beds and clinical space. The project coincides with Clifton Streetscape, a project to improve access,…


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Focus on Research: Ion transporters in the kidney (Part 1)

Part 1 of 2 Dr. Hui Cai, an assistant professor of medicine in the Emory Division of Renal Medicine, studies the regulation of sodium potassium 2 chloride (NKCC) cotransporters in various models of hypertension. Dr….


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Featured Clinician: Michael Connor

Meet Featured Clinician Michael Connor, Jr., MD (Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine/Renal Medicine). Tell us about yourself. I was actually born and raised here in Atlanta. After graduating Marist School, I…


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Educator Spotlight: Alex Truong

  Alex Truong, MD is an assistant professor of medicine in the Emory Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. After completing training at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Truong joined the Emory team…


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Resident Spotlight: Dhruv Amratia

Dhruv Amratia, MD (PGY-1) completed his undergraduate and medical school training at the University of Cincinnati before coming to Emory for his internal medicine residency. Dr. Amratia was born and raised in Kenya, where he grew up…


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Meet our 2017 Geriatrics and Gerontology fellows

 (From left to right: Drs. Collins, Bader, and Blanquicett) We are thrilled to introduce the 2016 – 2017 Emory University Section of Geriatrics and Gerontology fellows. Donell Collins, MD is a native of Alabama and…


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A Tale of Two Brains: How to Rekindle the Artist Within (Oct. 25)

Save the date for this year’s Paul W. Seavey Distinguished Lecture, featuring Salvatore Mangione, MD, an associate professor at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University; director of the second-year physical diagnosis course; and coordinator…


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Emory’s “Adopt-a-Resident” program

Are you looking for a way to help cultivate future health care leaders? If so, learn more about the Emory University’s School of Medicine‘s “Adopt-a-Resident” program. The program–funded by donations from individuals who support the Department of Medicine’s tripartite…


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U.S. Paralympic National Soccer Team visits Emory Travel Well Center

The United States Men’s Paralympic National Soccer Team recently visited the Emory Travel Well Center in preparation for the Paralympic games later this summer. The Travel Well team made sure that everyone was up-to-date with the appropriate vaccines. In…


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Resident Spotlight: Richa Panara

Richa Panara, MD (PGY-1) joins the #EmoryIMResidency team from the University of Miami, where she completed a seven-year joint MD program. She is originally from Orlando, Florida and has a younger brother who just began…


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Check out the #EmoryIMResidency July #RealResidentHeroes

The #EmoryIMResidents have started the academic year off with a bang! We want to thank the following residents for going above and beyond this summer: Charles Terry was lauded by the chief anesthesiologist for his…


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Undergraduates in Emory Renal Research attend NIDDK KUH conference

Summer Undergraduate Program in Emory Renal Research (SUPERR) students recently attended the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Division of Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases (NIDDK KUH) Research Symposium at Mayo Clinic…


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Featured Researcher: Salim Thabet

Salim Thabet, MD is a clinical fellow in the Emory University Division of Cardiology working with Dr. Hanjoong Jo, whose lab investigates vascular flow and endothelial function. Over the past two years, Dr. Thabet has…


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2016 Cardiology in Primary Care Conference: October 13-15

Please join us at this year’s Cardiology in Primary Care Conference, sponsored by the Emory Heart & Vascular Center and the Emory University Division of Cardiology. Nationally renowned speakers will discuss a variety of topics, including stress testing,…


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Emory Department of Medicine specialties rank nationally

This year, six Emory specialties ranked nationally in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals Guide,” including three Department of Medicine specialties: Cardiology & Heart Surgery – No. 16 (2-way tie) Diabetes & Endocrinology –…


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Featured Researcher: Matthew Topel

Matthew Topel, MD, MSc is a clinical research fellow in the Division of Cardiology. He is primarily based in the Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute (ECCRI) under the mentorship of Dr. Arshed Quyyumi, and he…


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Want to start a clinical trial at Emory?

Did you know? Dr. Jennifer Christie and Latoya Carter in the Emory Department of Medicine have developed a guide to starting a clinical trial at Emory. The guide includes a detailed list of initial steps and contact…


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Emory Medical Student Teaching Competition

Students of the Emory University School of Medicine and the Department of Medicine’s Academy of Medical Educators proudly present the third annual Emory Medical Student Teaching Competition. Our medical students are tech-savvy, innovative, gifted speakers. Get ready to be inspired, impressed, and to…


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Billing and Patient Tech Systems Interactive Forum

The Emory University Department of Medicine’s Clinical Excellence Community is pleased to host a billing and patient tech systems interactive forum. Our community of clinicians and subject-matter experts will provide answers to posted questions as well…



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Emory Kidney MAPS team participates in health fair

The Emory University School of Medicine chapter of Kidney MAPS, sponsored by the Division of Renal Medicine, held their first health fair of the year on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the Carrie Steele-Pitts Home….


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Kari Esbensen’s FAME Grant research

Kari Esbensen, MD (Emory Division of Hospital Medicine) was recently awarded a Fostering the Academic Mission in the Emory Department of Medicine (FAME) Grant for her application, “Deepening the Interview with Seriously Ill Patients: Implementing and…


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University video conferencing update (Vidyo)

Vidyo, Emory University’s preferred video conferencing platform, offers a number of features to faculty and staff, including: High-definition (HD) support to display rich content and multiple full-HD participants Multiple user-selectable layouts for continuous presence, active speaker,…


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Researchers: Want med student assistance on your project?

  The five-month Discovery Phase of the Emory University School of Medicine curriculum provides medical students with the opportunity to conduct hypothesis-driven research projects while working closely with a faculty mentor. If you have a…


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Christopher O’Donnell’s FAME Grant research

Christopher O’Donnell, MD (Emory Division of Hospital Medicine) was recently awarded a Fostering the Academic Mission in the Emory Department of Medicine (FAME) Grant for his application, “Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of Hospitalists’, Primary Care Providers’,…


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Join us for a Resident Networking event

Residents interested in a career at Emory Healthcare are invited to an evening of bowling, networking and inspiring talks with our clinical leaders about how our clinical teams are redefining care. Emory’s residents are part…


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Featured Researcher: Eduardo Egea

Eduardo Egea, MD is a clinical fellow in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine in Dr. David Guidot’s lab. The lab’s main focus is on the effects of alcohol and HIV infection…


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Highlighted Endocrinology Fellow: Farah Khan

Farah Khan, MD ultimately chose to pursue a fellowship in endocrinology for several reasons. She grew up watching her father, who had a normal BMI, suffer from the many complications of diabetes, despite his dedicated…


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#DidYouKnow? We’ve added a searchable research funding database

The Emory Department of Medicine’s Office of Research has developed a searchable database of funding opportunities specifically selected for their relevance to internal medicine researchers. The database of external grant funding opportunities includes archives from the…


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Electrocardiogram Interactive Training Website

The Emory Division of Cardiology has introduced an interactive educational tool for clinicians, house staff, and medical students to ensure that they have the required  skill sets to understand and interpret electrocardiograms (ECG). Emory Cardiology’s ECG Interactive Training Website was…


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Featured Clinician: Priya Kohli

Meet the Emory University Department of Medicine’s Featured Clinician, Priya Kohli, MD (Division of Cardiology). Dr. Kohli is originally from the Midwest. After completing her cardiology training at Northwestern University in Chicago, she moved with her…


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We need your help: Emory’s “10,000 Women” Project

Your donation could help save the lives of thousands of local women. Emory’s “10,000 Women Project,” which aims to screen 10,000 at-risk women for heart disease, needs your help. As women increasingly die of heart disease, this initiative is more important…



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“Mitch Lecture” in Nephrology on September 13, 2016

Please join us for the Emory University Department of Medicine’s annual “Mitch Lecture” in Nephrology (Division of Renal Medicine), presented by Susan Quaggin, MD (Director, Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute; Chief, Division of Medicine – Nephrology; Charles…


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Human physiology laboratory seeking postdoctoral researchers

Emory University School of Medicine is seeking postdoctoral researchers (Renal Medicine) Two postdoctoral research positions are available in the human physiology laboratory of Dr. Jeanie Park at Emory University School of Medicine. The laboratory is…


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2016 Golden Apple Teaching Award winners

Department of Medicine Golden Apple Teaching Award recipients are faculty recognized by our internal medicine residents for excellence in teaching at each of our respective hospitals. All internal medicine residents are eligible to vote, and…


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2016 Department of Medicine Distinction Award winners

Each distinction program is a voluntary educational program that enables residents to gain experience/expertise in a number of areas of their chosen interest. The distinction programs have been crafted and developed by key Department of…


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2016 Resident Achievement and Citizenship Awards

The Emory University Department of Medicine Resident Achievement Award was developed to acknowledge overall excellence in doctoring. It is based on an anonymous peer vote by approximately 200 residents and input from the J. Willis…


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2016 Nanette K. Wenger Service Award winners

Emory Department of Medicine faculty members Wendy S. Armstrong, MD, FIDSA, FACP (Infectious Diseases); Octavian Ioachimescu, MD, PhD (Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine); and Maura George, MD (General Medicine and Geriatrics) were awarded the prestigious Nanette…


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Emory endocrinology fellows visit Ethiopia

Since 2013, the Emory University Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipids has participated in teaching and training fellows in the Addis Ababa University (AAU) Endocrine Fellowship Program through Emory’s Global Health Residency Scholars Program (GHRSP)….


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Focus on Research: Pulmonary hypertension studies

A team of investigators at the Atlanta VA Medical Center led by Mike Hart, MD and Roy Sutliff, PhD (Emory Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) is researching multi-dimensional strategies to address pulmonary hypertension…


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Arshed Quyyumi awarded for excellence in research

Arshed Quyyumi, MD, FRCP, FACC (Cardiology) was selected for this year’s R. Wayne Alexander Excellence in Research Accomplishment Award at the Emory University Department of Medicine’s 2016 Celebratory Grand Rounds ceremony. The R. Wayne Alexander Excellence in Research Accomplishment…


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2016 Sitaraman Silver Pear Mentoring Awards

Drs. Mark Mulligan (Infectious Diseases) and Robin E. Rutherford (Digestive Diseases) received this year’s Shanthi V. Sitaraman Silver Pear Mentoring Awards at the Emory University Department of Medicine’s 2016 Celebratory Grand Rounds ceremony. The Shanthi V. Sitaraman…


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Dustin Smith receives 2016 Educator Impact Award

Dustin Smith, MD (Division of Hospital Medicine) was awarded the Emory University Department of Medicine’s 2016 Educator Impact Award at Celebratory Grand Rounds. The Educator Impact Award recognizes a Department of Medicine faculty member who has made outstanding contributions as…


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Educator Spotlight: Girish L. Kalra, MD

Girish L. Kalra, MD is an assistant professor of medicine in the Emory Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics. He completed his undergraduate training in biology and his medical training at University of Miami Miller…


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#EmoryIMResidents match to fellowships across the country

Congratulations to the following residents and former chief residents for an exceptional fellowship match for the 2016-2017 academic year. We are very proud of your accomplishments! 2016-2017 Fellowship Match Results: Rachel Bean – Allergy and Immunology, National…


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Congratulations to our 2016 “Top Doctors”

Congratulations to the 32 Emory University Department of Medicine faculty members who were named among Atlanta magazine’s 2016 “Top Doctors.”* More than half of the physicians recognized in this year’s “Top Doctors” issue of Atlanta magazine…


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Celebratory Grand Rounds: Outstanding Quality Achievement Award

Jesse Jacob, MD (Infectious Diseases) was awarded the Emory University Department of Medicine’s Outstanding Quality Achievement Award at the 2016 Celebratory Grand Rounds. The Outstanding Quality Achievement Award is presented to a departmental faculty member who has…


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Celebratory Grand Rounds: Outstanding Clinician Award

Dhaval Desai, MD (Assistant Professor, Hospital Medicine) was awarded the Emory University Department of Medicine’s Outstanding Clinician Award at the 2016 Celebratory Grand Rounds ceremony in June. Comments from Dr. Desai’s nominator(s): “Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital was in…


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Congratulations to our 2016 Faculty Award winners

Please join the Emory University Department of Medicine in congratulating the 2016 Faculty Award winners. Photos from this year’s Celebratory Grand Rounds are available on the Department of Medicine’s Facebook page. Academy of Medical Educators’ “Teach…


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Featured Researcher: Jamal Hajjari, MD (Resident)

Jamal Hajjari, MD is a rising 2nd year resident in the J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program. He is currently working on a project to determine whether a diagnosis of depression is predictive of…



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Anju Oommen recently certified as “Specialist in Clinical Hypertension”

Emory Division of Renal Medicine faculty member Anju Oommen, MD was recently certified as an American Society of Hypertension (ASH) Specialist in Clinical Hypertension. The Specialist in Clinical Hypertension certification (ASH-SCH) identifies and recognizes physicians with expert skills…


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Carlos del Rio addresses “90-90-90” meeting of UNAIDS

Carlos del Rio, MD, professor of medicine in the Emory Division of Infectious Diseases and Hubert Professor and Chair of the Hubert Department of Global Health at Rollins School of Public Health, recently spoke at the…


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Vin Tangpricha to receive Outstanding Service Award

Congratulations to Vin Tangpricha, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine and director of the Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipids Fellowship Program at Emory University School of Medicine.  Tangpricha is being honored by the American Association of…


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Diet Quality and Health Aging: Learn more

Author: Amy Goss, PhD, RD (“Diet Quality and Health Aging: the Effects of Macronutrient Manipulation on Metabolic Health and Physical Function in Older Adults with Obesity”): Aging is associated with an elevated risk of metabolic diseases such…


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Highlighted Rheumatology Fellow: Jennifer Brandt, MD, MPH

Jennifer Brandt, MD, MPH is a second-year fellow in the Emory University Division of Rheumatology. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in biology at Harvard College, Dr. Brandt completed her MD at Emory University School of Medicine….


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Check out the Department of Medicine’s new website

Check out the Department of Medicine’s new and improved home page at www.medicine.emory.edu. The home page, which has been redesigned for increased functionality, includes rotating images of Department of Medicine faculty and staff, our Twitter feed, a departmental news…



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Featured Clinician: Carolina Gongora-Nieto, MD

Meet the Emory University Department of Medicine’s Featured Clinician, Carolina Gongora-Nieto, MD (Division of Cardiology). Dr. Gongora-Nieto is originally from Bogota, Colombia and moved to Atlanta after finishing medical school. She completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in…



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“An honor and a privilege”: Emory doctor serves patients in Haiti

David Markham, MD, MSc—an associate professor of medicine in the Emory University Division of Cardiology—has worked at Hôpital Albert Schweitzer (HAS) in Deschapelles, Haiti for the past 13 years, helping to research and treat patients affected by peripartum…


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Emory nephrology team raises more than $5,000 for Kidney Walk

Emory’s dialysis team recently participated in the National Kidney Foundation’s annual Kidney Walk at Turner Field. The team raised more than $5,000 to help fund life-saving programs that educate and support patients, their families, and those at risk of kidney disease….


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Support your local primary care physician

Deep Shah, MD, MSc discusses the importance of fostering “a more primary care-centric, physician-friendly environment” in his recent Global Health News article, “Support your local quarterback – the primary care physician.” “A good PCP (primary care…


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Radical Approaches to Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance

Join the Emory Antibiotic Resistance Center team for a seminar entitled “Radical Approaches to Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance,” presented by James J. Collins, PhD (Termeer Professor of Medical Engineering & Science Professor, Department of Biological Engineering, Massachusetts…


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Grady welcomes three new clinical business managers

**The following message is sent on behalf of Steven R. Doney (Clinical Administrator – Grady Operations and Education)** With the purpose of providing superior service and management of our Grady Operations, we have restructured our…


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Did you know? Internal Visiting Professorship Program

Did You Know? The Internal Visiting Professorship Program offers Department of Medicine faculty the opportunity to spend a day in another division, exchanging ideas and building both collaboration and collegiality. Visiting Department of Medicine faculty…


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Emory researchers awarded $20,000 by the National Parkinson Foundation

Madeleine E. Hackney, PhD (principal investigator), co-investigators Molly Perkins, PhD, MA and Rebecca Dillard, MA (Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics), and patient stakeholder advisors Ron Wincek and Dave Jones were awarded $20,000 by the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) for their project,…


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2016 Fostering the Academic Mission (FAME) Grant awardees

Congratulations to Emory Department of Medicine faculty members Kari Esbensen and Christopher O’Donnell. Esbensen and O’Donnell received this year’s Fostering the Academic Mission in the Emory Department of Medicine (FAME) Grant. The FAME Grant program enables Emory Department of Medicine…




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World Congress on Prevention of Diabetes and its Complications

Register now for the 9th annual World Congress on Prevention of Diabetes and its Complications conference, which will take place December 2–4 at Georgia World Congress Center. The World Congress on Prevention of Diabetes and its Complications will…


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Join us for Celebratory Grand Rounds on June 21

Please join the Emory University Department of Medicine for Celebratory Grand Rounds, where we will announce our 2016 Faculty Award winners. Each year, faculty are nominated for Department of Medicine Faculty Awards in recognition of their outstanding contributions. Nominations…


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Emory’s Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship program

Emory’s Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship program focuses on research and clinical care. The program, which lasts for three years, recruits six fellows each year. Led by associate professor of medicine and pulmonary and critical…


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Educator Spotlight: Kari Esbensen, MD

Meet Division of Hospital Medicine clinician-educator Kari Esbensen, MD. Esbensen is the mother of two daughters, an internist, a bioethicist, and a hospice and palliative medicine physician. She completed her MD, PhD (philosophy and bioethics), and…



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Emory Global Health Residency Scholars Program finale

The Global Health Residency Scholars Program (GHRSP), (co-sponsored by the Emory University School of Health and Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health), was established in 2012 and includes a year-long curriculum (consisting of monthly lectures, seminars, and…



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Clifton Streetscape will improve access, enhance aesthetics

Clifton Streetscape, a project to improve access, safety, and aesthetics along Clifton Road, is slated to begin next month (exact start date to be announced). Starting at Haygood Drive/Eagle Row and extending to North Decatur…


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Educator Spotlight: Ram Subramanian, MD

Ram Subramanian, MD (Division of Digestive Diseases) immigrated to the United States from New Delhi as a teenager and completed his undergraduate education, medical education, and residency training at the University of Chicago. He completed a hepatology fellowship at…


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Congratulations to our #QualityResearch16 winners

Last week, Emory University Department of Medicine members met for the third annual quality research symposium to discuss and learn more about the breadth of quality, effectiveness, and value-based research activities at Emory University. Top…


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Learn about our regenerative medicine program

Researchers in Emory University School of Medicine’s regenerative medicine program are working to develop new therapies for cardiovascular disease. Emory Department of Medicine Vice Chair and Cardiology Division Director W. Robert Taylor, MD, PhD; Rebecca…




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New Emory research study is enrolling people with depression

The Emory University Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program is currently seeking people with depression for a research study. The purpose of this research study is to evaluate an omega-3 fatty acid supplement, in comparison to…


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Congrats to our 2016 Faculty Award nominees

Please join us in congratulating our 2016 Department of Medicine Faculty Award nominees. Winners will be announced at Celebratory Grand Rounds on Tuesday, June 21 at noon in the Emory University Hospital auditorium (2E). Academy…


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Stacy Higgins receives prestigious 2016 Papageorge Teaching Award

Stacy Higgins, MD (Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics) was awarded the Evangeline T. Papageorge Distinguished Teaching Award at Emory University School of Medicine‘s commencement ceremony earlier this week. The Papageorge Award is one of…



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Diet quality and healthy aging: older adults with obesity

Join Amy Goss, PhD, RD (Postdoctoral Fellow, Nutrition Obesity Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham) for “Diet Quality and Healthy Aging: the Effects of Macronutrient Manipulation on Metabolic Health and Physical Function in Older…


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Welcome Mary Pierre as clerkship coordinator

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Pierre as clerkship coordinator of the Department of Medicine’s Division of Education and Residency, effective Monday, May 16. She has replaced Pam Cohen in this role. Mary…


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“Become a Better Biller”: Inpatient and outpatient billing workshops

The Department of Medicine Clinical Excellence Community is pleased to host separate inpatient and outpatient billing workshops with Victoria Smith, Senior Manager, Revenue Cycle Operations, TEC and Jodi Herring, Reimbursement Analyst, Grady. Each workshop will include an…


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Focus on Research: Saving lives with fecal microbiota transplants

Over the past decade, the United States has experienced a drastic rise in life-threatening antibiotic resistance and hospital-acquired infections. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 4 percent of the 336,000 Clostridium…


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Educator Spotlight: Chris Knudson, MD

The Emory University Department of Medicine faculty and development  team recently interviewed Chris Knudson, MD (Hospital Medicine) to learn more about him. Tell us about yourself I’m originally from northern Wisconsin, and I had a…


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Volunteer to screen women for heart disease

The Emory Women’s Heart Center‘s “10,000 Women” project is in need of clinical and non-clinical volunteers for upcoming heart screenings. The 10,000 Women project, an initiative of the Emory Women’s Heart Center, provides free cardiovascular risk…


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“How to Talk to Strangers”: Emory’s senior mentor program

  “For people to trust each other and be able to hear each other won’t happen after just one meeting. This is about relationship-building.”    – Jessica Wilson, MSW Jessica Wilson, MSW encourages Emory’s medical students…


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Emory staff members publish article in The Gerontologist

Emory Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics staff members Sean Halpin, MA (research projects manager) and Rebecca Dillard, MA (assistant program director, Emory Center for Health and Aging) recently published an article in The Gerontologist…



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Bettye Rose Connell Memorial Lecture

The Emory Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, along with Atlanta VA Center for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation and the Birmingham/Atlanta Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), hosted the sixth annual Bettye Rose Connell Memorial Lecture on…


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Chief residents present at 2016 APDIM conference

Emory’s internal medicine chief residents (Lucas Golub, Andrew Ip, Joseph Knapper, Paul McClung, Jennifer Spicer, and Geoff Southmayd) recently presented “#BestConferenceEver: Developing an Innovative Panel of Conferences for Today’s Resident Learner” at the 2016 Association of…



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Emory medical students named Fulton Co. Elder Cares Scholars

In 2015, Fulton County, Georgia awarded four inaugural Elder Cares Scholarships to Emory University School of Medicine students. These renewable scholarships offer medical students the opportunity to pursue critical training opportunities that will equip them to…


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APOL1-associated kidney disease: Juha P. Kokko Lecture

Katalin Susztak, MD, PhD (University of Pennsylvania) will present a talk entitled “APOL1-associated kidney disease” at the 2016 Juha P. Kokko Lecture in Nephrology. The Juha P. Kokko Lecture in Nephrology is presented annually to…


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Aaron Lee named new HR administrator

Aaron Lee joined the Emory Department of Medicine team as human resources administrator as of Monday, April 18. In his new role, Aaron will serve as the Department of Medicine’s strategic leader for all HR-related…


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Register for our Experiential Teaching Simulation: May 25

Wednesday, May 25 1:30-4 p.m. Grady Woodruff Memorial Building, G02 The Department of Medicine’s Education Community is pleased to offer an experiential teaching simulation focused on providing effective, real-time feedback to learners on Wednesday, May…


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Proposal and grant-writing support in the Department of Medicine

Did you know? The Department of Medicine offers proposal development and grant-writing support to its full-time faculty. This includes: Preparing applications for NIH K or similar career development awards Grant-writing assistance and application feedback Critical feedback…







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Remembering Ken Leeper

Ken Leeper, MD was renowned and beloved for his dedication to patient care and tireless devotion to teaching the next generation of clinicians. In this short video, Denise Cardo (his wife); Alvaro Velasquez, MD; and…


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Join Project M-PACT for the Run for Mercy 5K on 6/12

Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital will host the inaugural Run for Mercy 5K on Sunday, June 12, and Project M-PACT invites you to join us! All proceeds from the event will support the Mercy Care team and their work…



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Emory internal medicine residents present at national conferences

Emory internal medicine residents have presented at conferences across the country. Conference Posters and Presentations: Jesse Chai – 2016 Society of Critical Care Medicine National Meeting Jeff Hedley – 2015 American Heart Association National Meeting…


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Nanette Wenger: History of Cardiology at Emory and Grady

Nanette Wenger calls the early years of her time at Emory and Grady the “Golden Years of Cardiology.” So much was happening, she describes it as “an explosion of information and an explosion of patient care.”…


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Call for nominations: 2016 Faculty Awards

We are now accepting nominations for Department of Medicine Faculty Awards for the 2015-2016 academic year. The categories are as follows: Academy of Medical Educators “Teach 12” Award Educator Impact Award Nanette K. Wenger Distinguished…


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Message from Dr. Jon Lewin: Join me at a CEO forum

This message is sent on behalf of Jonathan Lewin, MD, FACR, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Emory University; Executive Director, Woodruff Health Sciences Center; and President, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Emory Healthcare…


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Focus on Research: Metabolomics

  Dean P. Jones, PhD is a professor of medicine in the Emory University Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. His central research focus is on redox mechanisms of oxidative stress. He currently directs the…


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“Defining Inflammation in Human Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes”

Please join us for “Defining Inflammation in Human Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes” by Barbara Nikolajczyk, PhD (Boston University School of Medicine, Departments of Medicine and Microbiology) today at 4 p.m. in the James B. Williams Medical Education…


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Congratulations to our featured Doctors’ Day clinicians

In honor of National Doctors’ Day, the Emory Medicine Recognitions Committee of the School of Medicine sent out a call for nominations to recognize School of Medicine doctors who go above and beyond. More than…


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Inaugural Kenneth Leeper Memorial Lecture: April 7

Please join the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine on Thursday, April 7 for the inaugural Kenneth Leeper, MD Memorial Lecture. Reception: 5:30 p.m., Lecture: 6 p.m. Location: Emory University Hospital Midtown –…


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Meet our incoming 2016 Pulmonary fellows

Please join the Emory Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine in welcoming our six incoming fellows, who will be joining us on July 1, 2016. 2016 Incoming Fellows Medical School Most Recent…


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Highlighted Fellow: Sara Auld, MD

Sara Auld, MD is a third-year fellow in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in history from Stanford University, Dr. Auld attended Columbia University College of…


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Sonia Bell wins an Emory University Award of Distinction

As the senior administrator for the Serious Communicable Diseases Program, Bell establishes policies and procedures and organizes the recruitment and training of health care personnel working in the unit. In 2014, when Emory University was…


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We celebrate our Infectious Diseases clinicians

In honor of National Doctor’s Day (March 30), please join the Emory University Department of Medicine and the Emory University School of Medicine Recognitions Committee in congratulating this year’s nominees* in the Division of Infectious…


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Educator Spotlight: Ali Kashkouli, MD (Renal Medicine)

Ali Kashkouli, MD is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Renal Medicine and has recently been named assistant chief of nephrology at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. He completed his undergraduate work…


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Thank you, Cardiology clinicians, for all you do

In honor of National Doctors’ Day (March 30), we thank all of our Emory Division of Cardiology clinicians. The Emory Department of Medicine and the Emory University School of Medicine Recognitions Committee would like to acknowledge our Doctors’ Day…


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Please welcome our 2016 incoming residents

Emory’s J. Willis Hurst Medicine Residency Program proudly introduces our 2016 incoming resident class. Our incoming class has 47 categorical residents, seven primary care residents, one research track resident, seven preliminary track residents, and two…


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Teaching Tip: Math in Medicine

Math and science education in the United States and the application of math and science skills in the workplace have come a long way since we used multi-volume printed encyclopedias, searched the card catalog for…


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Department thanks General Medicine/Primary Care physicians

In honor of National Doctor’s Day (March 30), please join the Emory University Department of Medicine and the Emory University School of Medicine Recognitions Committee in congratulating this year’s nominees* in the Division of General…


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Emory Office 365 migration

Office 365 Migration Information: Emory Healthcare and Emory University accounts Background Email hosting for all members of the Department of Medicine is being migrated to the Office 365 cloud-based email system from Emory’s servers. For…


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Call for proposals: AME Teaching Innovations Grant

Background The Emory University Department of Medicine’s Academy of Medical Educators (AME) was developed in 2011 to identify, recognize, and honor master teachers, to develop and implement innovative education tools/programs, and to mentor and train aspiring…



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We thank our Division of Rheumatology doctors

In honor of National Doctor’s Day (March 30), please join the Emory University Department of Medicine and the Emory University School of Medicine Recognitions Committee in congratulating this year’s nominee* in the Division of Rheumatology….


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Emory mourns the loss of Dr. Herb Karp

We are sad to announce the passing of Emory Professor Emeritus of Neurology Herbert Karp, MD on Friday, March 11. He was 94. A native of Atlanta, Dr. Karp was a 1951 graduate of Emory University School…


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We honor our Emory Division of Endocrinology faculty

In honor of National Doctors’ Day (March 30), the Emory Department of Medicine and the Emory University School of Medicine Recognitions Committee would like to acknowledge our Doctors’ Day nominees* in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism…



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Emory Department of Medicine Hunger Walk team raises $3,500

Thank you to all who supported the Atlanta Hunger Walk/Run 5K 2016. The Emory Department of Medicine team raised approximately $3,500. Proceeds from the Hunger Walk will go to six local hunger relief organizations that operate and…


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Thank you to our Division of Renal Medicine clinicians

In honor of National Doctor’s Day (March 30), please join the Emory University Department of Medicine and the Emory University School of Medicine Recognitions Committee in congratulating this year’s nominees* in the Division of Renal…


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Featured Clinician: Bryan Wells, MD (Cardiology)

Bryan Wells, MD (Cardiology) is this week’s Featured Clinician. Bryan gives us some insight into his background and what motivated him to become a physician. Tell us about yourself. I grew up in Augusta, Georgia….


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TLC in the ATL: Focus on Geriatrics Research

Molly Perkins, PhD, MA has been thinking about how to take good care of older adults for a long time, and that’s a good thing. Perkins, a social gerontologist and medical sociologist who joined the…


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American College of Cardiology alumni reception

The Emory Division of Cardiology is hosting an alumni reception at the American College of Cardiology Conference.  All faculty, staff, alumni and friends are welcome and encouraged to join us! Details Date: Sunday, April 3,…


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SHM Atlanta

Thank you to everyone who joined us for another great SHM Atlanta chapter meeting. Our own Bruce Mitchell gave a riveting talk on the legal risks we face as hospitalists last week at the Fish Market…



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We celebrate Emory Division of Digestive Diseases faculty

In honor of National Doctors’ Day, the Emory Department of Medicine and the Emory University School of Medicine Recognitions Committee would like to acknowledge this year’s nominees* in the Division of Digestive Diseases (Gastroenterology). While…


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Thank you, Hospital Medicine doctors, for all you do

National Doctors’ Day is Wednesday, March 30. The Emory Medicine Recognitions Committee is creating a special acknowledgement to honor the Emory doctors who were nominated by internal faculty and/or staff for their dedication to improving the…


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Focus on Research: Using DNA to “decode” lupus

People with systemic lupus erythematosus can experience several symptoms, including fatigue, joint pain, skin rashes, and kidney problems. Often, these symptoms come in attacks called “flares.” In patients with lupus, the immune system becomes confused…



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Division of Hospital Medicine site updates

Atlanta VA Medical Center Scott Steinbach, MD At the Atlanta VAMC, inpatient quality improvement (QI) really came into existence with the birth of the VA Hospital Medicine (VA HM) Section back in 2008. Before that…


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2015 Emory Division of Hospital Medicine Award Winners

Thank you to all of you who joined us for a wonderful time of recognition and socializing on Saturday, January 23 as we celebrated our 16th annual Emory Division of Hospital Medicine Awards Banquet and…


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Featured Fellow: Shani Woolard (Digestive Diseases)

Shani Woolard, MD is a first-year fellow in the Emory University Division of Digestive Diseases. Woolard has been quite busy in her first year working on a variety of projects including: Working with Digestive Diseases…




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Sagar R. Shroff recognized at 2015 ACG conference

Sagar R. Shroff, MD (Digestive Diseases third-year fellow) was recently recognized with two awards at the 2015 meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). Dr. Shroff received both the Presidential Poster Award and the ACG Fellows-In-Training Award (Functional Bowel Disorders category) for his project “A Randomized,…


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Giving for our future

When asked why he chose to make a donation at the Hurst, Logue, Wenger Cardiovascular Dinner, Emory alumnus (cardiology fellowship, 1977) James T. Cook III, MD—a cardiologist in Panama City, Florida—stated that his time at…


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Join us for the 2016 Southeastern Critical Care Summit

The Southeastern Critical Care Summit provides targeted education for common critical care conditions and procedures to multi-professional healthcare stakeholders. This program uses interactive and case-based lectures from content experts across all disciplines (physicians, nurses, NP and PA…


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Town Hall Meeting with Dr. Jon Lewin

Please save the date for a town hall meeting with Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, FACR, executive vice president for health affairs, Emory University; executive director, Woodruff Health Sciences Center; and president, CEO, and chairman of…


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Join us for the 2016 Hunger Walk/Run

Join the Department of Medicine’s Hunger Walk/Run team as we support efforts to eliminate hunger and poverty in the Atlanta area. This year’s event, which will be held Sunday, March 13 on the Turner Field…


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Join Team Emory for the 2016 “Walk to End Lupus Now”

We hope you’ll consider joining Team Emory Lupus Research for the 2016 “Walk to End Lupus Now,” hosted by the Lupus Foundation of America. In both 2014 and 2015, our team raised more than $7,000 for the…


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Skin Outcomes Uncovered in Lupus (SOUL) Study

The Emory Division of Rheumatology is leading the Skin Outcomes Uncovered in Lupus (SOUL) Study to better understand important outcomes in individuals with certain types of skin lupus. Our team is looking for participants with discoid lupus, lupus…


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South Georgia Farmworker Health Project

Every year, the South Georgia Farmworker Health Project provides primary medical and dental care to approximately 1,500 farmworkers and their families through our collaboration with community partners including the Georgia Department of Public Health, State…


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“What goes where” in EUH expansion

After consideration of input from various teams representing physicians, nurses, direct support care providers, administrators, and patient and family advisers, the final recommendation for assignment of patient care units to specific levels of the Emory…



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Educator Spotlight: Theresa Vettese

Theresa Vettese, MD is an associate professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine’s Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics and a member of the Emory Palliative Care Center. She spent 10 years at Wayne State University School of…



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Fellows Teaching Competition: March 16

Join us  for the 2016 J.Willis Hurst Demonstration of Teaching Excellence: A Teaching Competition Between Fellows.” A fellow from each of the Department of Medicine’s subspecialty area will compete in the competition.   Each fellow will…


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Support the Paul Hammonds Endowment Fund

Over the course of more than 20 years at Emory, Paul Hammonds has been an exemplary leader—devoting much of his time to the personal and professional development of new leaders within the Emory system. He was…



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Digestive Diseases alumni reception at AGA conference

Catch up with old friends and network with new ones at the Emory Division of Digestive Diseases alumni reception at the American Gastroenterology Association meeting. All former Emory fellows, friends of Emory, and current faculty…



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Hurst-Logue-Wenger Cardiovascular Society Dinner

Faculty and graduates of the cardiology fellowship program at Emory are invited to join us on Saturday, April 16, for the  Hurst-Logue-Wenger Cardiovascular Society Dinner. Details Date: Saturday, April 16 Time: 6 p.m. Location: Miller-Ward…


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Check out the new Emory clinical trials website

Emory is proud to launch a new clinical trials website, which includes easy-to-access information on nearly 1,000 clinical trials that are seeking volunteers. At clinicaltrials.emory.edu, potential participants can easily search for trials related to specific health conditions;…


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Join us for #ProudtobeGIM event

Join us on Tuesday, February 16 to learn more about what there is to love about primary care at our first #ProudtobeGIM event! Details Date: Tuesday, February 16 Time 5:30 p.m. Location:  Emory University School of…


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What I love about practicing primary care medicine

When I started my clinical rotations as a third-year medical student, upperclassmen told me that I should do Primary Care if I found myself liking all of the rotations. Nine months into my rotations, I…


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Community medical oncology and cardiology open house

Emory Johns Creek Hospital is holding an open house on Thursday, January 21, to showcase Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University’s new community Medical Oncology and Hematology Department. Attendees will have an opportunity to tour…


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Focus on Research: Understanding Urea Transporters

Emory Division of Renal Medicine (Nephrology) Director Jeff Sands, MD investigates mechanisms for concentrating urine in the inner medulla of the kidney. Current Emory research projects focus on defining the molecular physiology of urea transporters,…


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Anania, Karpen awarded research training grant (T32)

Emory Division of Digestive Diseases Division Director, Frank Anania, MD partnered with Emory Department of Pediatric’s  Saul Karpen, MD, PhD to receive a “Ruth L. Kirschenstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant” (Parent T32)….


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Principles and Practice of Molecular Biology in Medicine

The goal of the Principles and Practice of Molecular Biology in Medicine course is to acquaint postdoctoral research fellows with most common molecular biology techniques that are available for biomedical research and to bring all…



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Join us Jan. 14 for the Antibiotic Resistance Symposium

Join us for the Emory Antibiotic Resistance Center  symposium on Thursday, January 14 (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.) at the Emory Conference Center Hotel. Agenda 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. – Light breakfast 8:30 – 8:40…




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Emory Practical Intervention Course (EPIC SEC)

Join us at the Emory Conference Center Hotel for the 2017 Emory Practical Intervention Course (EPIC-SEC) on April 20-22, 2017. The Emory Practical Intervention Course was founded in 1981, based on the teachings of Dr. Andreas…


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Learn about kidney function in five minutes

Want a fun way to learn more about kidney function in less than five minutes? Several of the undergraduate students actively conducting research in the Department of Medicine have filmed this short lesson in nephrology to…



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Governor Deal declares November “Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month”

Governor Nathan Deal named November “Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Awareness Month” in Georgia. Micah Fisher, MD (program director for the Emory Pulmonary Hypertension Program) recently accompanied Emory patient and leader of the Savannah Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group Linda…


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Educator Spotlight: Eva Rimler, MD

Eva Rimler, MD is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics and clerkship director of the ambulatory care block at the Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Rimler completed…


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Teaching Tip: The importance of feedback

What makes a good teacher? Many investigators have looked at the attributes that learners have identified in their best teachers and have concluded that while being a great clinical teacher is multifactorial, such educators share…


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Welcome Mark J. Czaja to the Division of Digestive Diseases

The Division of Digestive Diseases welcomes Mark J. Czaja, MD, FAASLD to the Emory University Department of Medicine. Dr. Czaja joined the team in October 2015 as a professor of medicine. His NIH-funded research attempts to…


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Anjana Pillai elected to AASLD Program Evaluation Committee

Anjana Pillai, MD was recently elected to the American Association for Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Program Evaluation Committee. The focus of the program evaluation committee is to evaluate the content of the annual scientific…



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Sam Lim (Rheumatology) awarded Distinguished Service Award

Sam Lim, MD, MPH was awarded the American College of Rheumatology’s (ACR) Distinguished Service Award at the November scientific conference. The Distinguished Service Award is awarded to an ACR member for outstanding and sustained service to the…


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New EVP for Health Affairs

To the Emory Community: It is with great excitement that I inform you that Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, will be Emory’s next executive vice president for health affairs. Following a thorough search, Jon stood out…


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Featured Clinician: Stephen Pastan

Stephen Pastan, MD attended Amherst College and Harvard Medical School. He completed his internal medicine and nephrology training at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital. Dr. Pastan joined the nephrology faculty at Indiana University in 1988, moving…


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Emory Clinic Rheumatology at Midtown has moved

The Emory Rheumatology Clinic at Emory University Hospital Midtown has moved to Emory Clinic at Clifton Road. Emory physicians, Karen Law, MD; Aliza Lipson, MD; Frehiywot Ayele, MD; and Katina Tsagaris, DO, MPH will now see…


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2016 Junior Faculty Development Course faculty

Congratulations to the Department of Medicine faculty selected to participate in the 2016 Junior Faculty Development Course: Kari Esbensen, MD (Hospital Medicine) J. Sonya Haw, MD (Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipids) Alicia Lyle, PhD (Cardiology) J.P….


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Hope Clinic volunteer appeciation event

The Hope Clinic of the Emory Vaccine Center (Division of Infectious Diseases) hosted a volunteer appreciation event at the Fernbank Science Museum on November 21. Former and current volunteers who participated in Hope Clinic research studies…


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Diversity in the Emory internal medicine residency program

Emory aims to decrease disparities in health care by fostering diversity in the physician workforce. The Emory University Department of Medicine leadership team is committed to recruiting, retaining, and supporting outstanding residents with diverse racial and cultural identities and…


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Internal medicine residency program at Emory University

Emory University’s J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program is nationally ranked. The program, led by Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, offers several residency training pathways, including: Categorical and primary care pathways American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) research pathway Medicine/psychiatry pathway…


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Greg Martin appointed to international advisory committee

Greg Martin, MD, MSc (Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) was appointed to an international advisory committee to provide guidance and input for a new critical care clinical trials network, PETAL (prevention and early…



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Congratulations to the 2016 Emory 1% honorees

Introduced in 2012, the Emory 1% identifies the faculty principal investigators (from any school) whose grant applications have been ranked by the NIH in the top 1%: Emory University School Medicine: Kathy Griendling (Department of Medicine, Division of…


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2016 MilliPub Club awardees announced

Emory’s MilliPub Club honors and recognizes current faculty who have published one or more individual papers throughout their careers that have each garnered more than 1,000 citations. Such a paper is commonly considered a “citation…


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Heart disease is No. 1 killer of women

Are you interested in improving community health? Help us prevent heart disease by volunteering for one of Emory Women’s Heart Center’s free health screenings. Emory Women’s Heart Center’s “10,000 Women” project is a comprehensive program pledged…



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Residents present at conferences across the country

Emory University Department of Medicine residents dominated the 2015 Georgia American College of Physicians (ACP) meeting.   Seven of our residents presented posters or oral presentations including: Stef Alexopoulos, MD, 1st place Rachel Bean, MD Lorraine…


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Educator Spotlight: James Bailey, MD

James Bailey, MD (Emory Division of Renal Medicine) was born in Pittsburgh. He graduated from St. Francis College and received his MD from Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Bailey completed his residency in internal medicine at Mercy…


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New research on how excess parathyroid hormone affects immune cells

New research on how excess parathyroid hormone affects immune cells suggests that doctors could repurpose existing drugs to treat hyperparathyroidism without surgery. Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipids Division Director, Roberto Pacifici, MD, teamed up with doctors from…


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Why should you join Doximity?

Doximity is the leading virtual medical professional network, with half of U.S. physicians as members–and it’s free. On Doximity, physicians can use their iPhones, iPads, Android devices, or computers to securely collaborate with other physicians and…



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2015 World Stem Cell Summit & RegMed Capital Conference

Register now for the 2015 World Stem Cell Summit & RegMed Capital Conference. Discounted registration is now available. The World Stem Cell Summit (WSCS15) is the flagship meeting of the international stem cell community. The…


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2016 Committee Call

As you know, the Department of Medicine’s Office of Faculty Development provides support programs and developmental opportunities to ensure the success of our faculty. This is a challenging, yet exciting, task, as we currently have…


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Dean’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture and Award

The School of Medicine is soliciting nominations for the 2016 Dean’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture and Award to be bestowed upon a faculty member in the School of Medicine. This lectureship and award recognizes the scholarly…



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Madeleine Hackney receives 2015 Selma Jeanne Cohen Lecture Award

Madeleine Hackney, MD (General Medicine & Geriatrics) was recently awarded the 2015 Selma Jeanne Cohen Lecture Award by the Fulbright Association Board of Directors, and the Selma Jeanne Cohen Selection Committee (SJCSC).  Her research focuses on the…



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Miss Medicine Grand Rounds? View presentations online

Emory faculty, fellows, residents, and students can view archived Emory University Department of Medicine Grand Rounds on Emory University Blackboard. Go to https://classes.emory.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp Authenticate with your EMORY NETID and password Click login Click Courses Click…


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2015 Department of Medicine Research Day award winners

Congratulations to this year’s Emory Univerisity Department of Medicine Research Day award winners: Clinical, Quality, and Health Services Research Posters 1st Place: Ho Lim Lee (Renal Medicine) 2nd Place: Salim Hayek, MD (Cardiology) 3rd Place: Carlos del…


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Save the Date: “Microbiota and Liver Disease” on Nov. 20

The Division of Digestive Diseases and Emory Epithelial Pathobiology Research Development Center (Emory  University School of Medicine) are co-sponsoring a basic research seminar on Friday, November 20 from 12-1 p.m. Lunch will be provided.  Topic: Microbiota…


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A Day in the Life of an Emory Internal Medicine Resident

Emory residents Deep Shah, MD; Cameron Body, MD; Richard Ramonell, MD; and Jancy Mathew, MD describe their day-to-day lives as residents in Emory’s internal medicine residency program. “There are a few things I feel make a good, effective…


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5 Steps to Claiming and Completing your Doximity Profile

Most U.S. physicians already have a Doximity profile that’s been generated from public records. Doximity has a public-facing directory, which U.S. News & World Report uses in its online physician locator and to help determine its…


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Donate to the 2015 Holiday Toy Drive

The Division of Cardiology is raising money for its annual holiday toy drive. Last year, we were able to surpass our initial goal and supported more than 80 children with $10,000+ in generous donations from the…


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Medicine Grand Rounds: “ID for the Internist” on Oct. 27

Please join the Department of Medicine for ID for the Internist: A 2015 Update. Date: Tuesday, 10/27 Time: Noon Location: Emory University Hospital, Auditorium (2nd floor) Moderator Jay Varkey, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, (Infectious Diseases) Speakers…


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Woodruff Leadership Academy Class of 2016

Thanks to all of you who either nominated or supported nominations for the Woodruff Leadership Academy (WLA) Class of 2016. As has been the case with each year since the WLA began in 2003, we…


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Emory Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition Seminar: Nov. 3

Raymond F. Burk, MD (Professor Emeritus, Vanderbilt University) will present a seminar sponsored by the Emory Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition, HERCULES, and the graduate program in Nutrition and Health Sciences entitled: “Selenium–Metabolism and…


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2016 EM-ProLEAD Cohort

Emory Medicine is pleased to announce the 2016 cohort of EM-ProLEAD: Emory Medicine Professional Leadership Enrichment and Development Program. EM-ProLEAD focuses on enriching leadership skills, enhancing business knowledge, and promoting collaborative efforts across Emory Medicine….


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2015 Annual Provider Patient Safety Module

Reminder: All providers at EHC must complete the 2015 Annual Provider Patient Safety Module by noon, Monday, December 7, 2015, to retain their privileges. Click here to get started and learn the details about this…


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2015 Celebration of Faculty Excellence

On October 14, 44 Department of Medicine faculty members were honored at the School of Medicine’s 2015 Celebration of Faculty Excellence for receiving senior promotions; Dean’s Teaching Awards; regional, national, and international awards; and other special…


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del Rio becomes HIVMA chair; Armstrong named chair-elect

On October 9, at the Infectious Diseases Society of America‘s IDWeek2015 in San Diego, Carlos del Rio, MD (Division of Infectious Diseases) was named chair of the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA), and Wendy Armstrong, MD, FIDSA, FACP (Division of…



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Please evaluate Medicine Grand Rounds

Eliminated: paper sign-in There will no longer be paper sign-in sheets at Medicine Grand Rounds. To sign in/receive CME credit, you will need to take the online survey at www.bitly.com/past-grand-rounds (see below). The survey link will…



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Featured ID Fellow Research: Varun Phadke

Varun Kishor Phadke, MD is a third-year infectious diseases fellow in the Emory T32 Vaccinology Training Program (VTP). Dr. Phadke works in the areas of vaccine clinical trials and maternal immunization, with a focus on pertussis. Pertussis…


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Paul W. Seavey Distinguished Lecture Series inaugural lecture

William A. Gahl, MD, PhD, director of the NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program, will present the inaugural Paul W. Seavey Distinguished Lecture, “The NIH: Undiagnosed Diseases Program & Network,” Tuesday, October 20 at noon in the…


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James P. Steinberg receives 2015 Beeson Award

The Paul B. Beeson, MD Faculty Recognition Award was established in honor of Dr. Paul Beeson’s outstanding contributions to the developing field of infectious diseases and as chair of the Emory University Department of Medicine from 1946 to 1952. Each year,…


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Residency training at the Atlanta VA Medical Center

Emory University Department of Medicine internal medicine residents have the opportunity to train at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. The Atlanta VA Medical Center (VAMC) serves the health-care needs of more than 100,000 enrolled veterans living…



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Spotlight: Research Resources 101

The Research Resources Workshop is a monthly educational series designed to help researchers learn about a single valuable, and in some cases underutilized, research resource and walk away feeling that you know how to use it and…


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Learn about patent law on Nov. 4

Speaker: Adam Raymond, PhD (Patent Agent, Pabst Patent Group, LLP) Date: Wednesday, Nov. 4 Time: 12-1 p.m. Location: Hurst Conference  Room – Emory University Hospital, Room E 450     Upcoming workshop Dec. 2: Pearls from successful…



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Primary care residency track

The primary care residency track, within the J. Willis Hurst Residency program at Emory University, is designed to produce outstanding general internists who are preparing for a professional career in primary care clinical practice, as clinician-educators, or…


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“Metabolomics in Tuberculosis”: Oct. 15

Please join us Thursday, October 15 at 4 p.m. for “Metabolomics in Tuberculosis: Potential Utility in Pathophysiology and Biomarker Development,” presented by Professor of Medicine Thomas R. Ziegler, MD. The lecture will be held in…


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2015 Clinical Skills Workshop

The Department of Medicine’s Clinical Excellence Community hosted its annual Clinical Skills Workshop on October 1. The courses offered this year included: “Bringing it Bedside: Pearls for Teaching Bedside Physical Examination,” “Diagnosing Basic Cardiac Murmurs,”…


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David Rimland’s retirement celebration

Infectious diseases master clinician, outstanding teacher, and mentor David Rimland, MD retired in June 2015 after 38 years of dedicated service to Emory University. Dr. Rimland served as chief of infectious diseases at the Atlanta VA Medical Center from…


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Celebrating our UHC accomplishments

This message is sent on behalf of Michael M.E. Johns, MD, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs; President; CEO; and Chair of the Board, EHC; and William Bornstein, MD, PhD, CMO & CQO, EHC Dear…



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Internal medicine residency training at Emory University Hospital

Emory University Hospital is a major tertiary/quaternary care center in Georgia and the southeastern United States. It features more than 100 ICU beds, a large transplant center, world-renowned cardiovascular care, close proximity to the CDC,…



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Arezou Khosroshahi featured in The Rheumatologist for IgG4 study

“IgG4-related disease is an emerging systemic condition linking many disorders once regarded as isolated, single-organ conditions that were managed by different subspecialties,” says Arezou Khosroshahi, MD, assistant professor of medicine (Division of Rheumatology) and lead author…



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Dean’s 2015 Emory Medicine Annual Address: Oct. 28

  Related Links • 2015 Residency and Fellowship Education Awards • Emory University Department of Medicine • Emory University School of Medicine • Emory Department of Medicine Faculty Development • Emory Department of Medicine Office…


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Food = Medicine Conference: Nov. 13-15

The Food = Medicine Conference highlights the benefits that nutritional choices can have on our health. The conference will educate the public and provide continuing education for medical professionals about the ways in which food choices can…


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2015 Influenza Vaccination Campaign kicks off Oct. 1

This email is sent on behalf of the Influenza Committee Dear Staff, The 2015 Influenza Vaccination Campaign kicks off Thursday, October 1, and runs through noon, Monday, December 7. As we enter flu season, we…


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2016 Junior Faculty Development Course: Nominations due Nov. 6

**Sent on behalf of Kathy Griendling, PhD, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development** 2016 JUNIOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT COURSE The School of Medicine is pleased to again offer a five-month career development course designed…


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Speed networking session on obesity and diabetes: Nov. 12

Join faculty from across Emory Medicine* to discuss obesity and diabetes. This event will feature a special presentation from Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA, Ruth and O.C. Hubert Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology, followed…


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Follow the Department of Medicine on social media

Want to stay connected to the Emory University Department of Medicine? Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, and please send any updates and/or photos to DeptofMed@emory.edu.


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Internal medicine residency training at Emory University Hospital Midtown

Internal medicine residency training at Emory University Hospital Midtown exposes residents to both an academic hospital and a community-based hospital environment. While in rotation at Emory University Hospital Midtown, residents work with Emory University School of…


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Emory doctors voted among Press Ganey’s top care providers

Overview The following physicians placed in or above the 90th percentile in their respective specialties’ “Care Provider” sections in Press Ganey’s All Facilities for each quarter of fiscal year 2015. Each physician listed received more than…


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Title IX training for staff: mandatory and time-sensitive

Dear Emory Staff Members:   Prevention of sexual assault at Emory University is a top priority and incredibly important.  I invite you to join us as we implement the university wide Title IX Training for…


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Winship Win the Fight 5K: Oct. 3

The Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University will host its fifth annual Win the Fight 5K on Saturday, 10/3. Emory University’s McDonough Field Bib/timing chip pick-up at 7 a.m. 5K walk/run at 8:30 a.m. Registration…


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The Atlanta VA Medical Center: HIV and aging veterans

The Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), which serves 1,600 HIV-positive patients, has the largest HIV patient population of any VAMC in the country. The median age of these patients is 52. …”[W]e have this…


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The Ponce Center: HIV and diseases of aging

Until about five years ago, much of HIV/AIDS research focused solely on treatment. Now, patients have access to a combination of easily tolerated, convenient medications that promise to keep viral loads suppressed for decades. In…



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Internal medicine residency training at Grady Memorial Hospital

What is unique about residency training at Grady Memorial Hospital? Grady Memorial Hospital is a unique training institution that attracts many residents to Emory. Medicine residents choose to train at Emory for the opportunity to provide…


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Teaching Tip: Cultivate a library of learner evaluations

When the time comes to apply for an academic promotion, learner evaluations will be a critical component of your teaching portfolio. Learner evaluations are more heavily weighted for faculty on the MEST and clinical tracks, but they are also…


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“Immunity to Tuberculosis: Of Microbes, Mice, and Men”: Sept. 24

Date: Thursday, September 24 Time: 8 a.m. Location: Whitehead Biomedical Research Building, 2nd floor, Conference Room 200 Speaker: Jyothi Rengarajan, PhD (Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases and Emory Vaccine Center) Presentation: “Immunity to Tuberculosis:…



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Find out how to protect your intellectual property on Oct. 7

“Intellectual Property: What it is and How to Protect it” Michael Wach (CEO, Microbial Medical) is a repeat entrepreneur and licensed patent agent with expertise in the optics and biomedical fields. Date: Wednesday, October 7 Time:…


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Winship Cancer Institute Melanoma Conference: Feb. 27, 2016

This meeting will serve as a valuable forum for the presentation and discussion of newly available data. Participants will be provided with an update on practice-changing data in a practical and interactive format, fostering discussion…





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The Legacy of Emory at Grady: “Why I Love Working at Grady”

Working at Grady Memorial Hospital enables Assistant Professor of Medicine Maura George, MD (Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics) to pursue two passions–caring for the underserved and teaching. Dr. George helped develop the Social Medicine program at Emory University…


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Support our programs

The Emory University Department of Medicine relies on gifts and partnerships to support clinical, research, and educational goals within the divisions of: Cardiology Digestive Diseases Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipids General Medicine Geriatrics and Gerontology Hospital Medicine…


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Spotlight: Office of Education

The Emory University Department of Medicine is nationally known for its exceptional residency and fellowship programs in Internal Medicine and the Medicine sub-specialty areas. Emory University’s J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program is both rigorous…



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Emory Saint Joseph’s in the news

Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital was recently featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for its use of Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds (SIBR), which the hospital instituted in a number of units earlier this year. In addition, the…



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Medicine Grand Rounds – Endocrinology: Sept. 15

Tuesday, September 15 at noon. Emory University Hospital auditorium (2nd floor). Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis: News and Controversies Roberto Pacifici, MD Garland Herndon Professor of Medicine Director, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipids Emory…


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Kidney MAPS team helps patients in underserved communities

The Emory University School of Medicine chapter of Kidney MAPS, sponsored by the Division of Renal Medicine, held its third health fair of the year on Friday, August 28 in Edison, Georgia. Students assisted health care providers in a…


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Spotlight: Office of Research

  The Emory University Department of Medicine places strong emphasis on its broad and innovative research programs. The department’s nine divisions perform basic, translational, and clinical research related to physiology, therapeutics, and disease pathogenesis. Basic…


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Clinical care expansion at Emory Saint Joseph’s

Emory has expanded clinical service offerings to the Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital campus. Several Department of Medicine faculty members now see patients at Emory Saint Joseph’s, including: Heart and Vascular Center at Saint Joseph’s 5671…


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The Legacy of Emory at Grady: Leon Haley

For 16 years, Leon L. Haley, Jr., MD, MHSA – an associate professor of emergency medicine at Emory University School of Medicine – served as chief of emergency medicine and deputy senior vice president of medical…


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Research Day receives 127 abstract submissions

This year, 127 abstracts were submitted for the 8th annual Department of Medicine Research Day, which will be held on October 30 in the Cox Hall Ballroom. All attendees are required to RSVP by October…



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Dr. Dallas Hall Memorial Details

The following message is from Christian P. Larsen, MD, D.Phil., Dean, Emory University School of Medicine I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the passing of one of our Emory giants, Dallie Hall, on…


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2015 “Mitch Lecture”

Evolutionary Dawn of Collagens and Basement Membranes of Epithelial Tissues Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 5 p.m.* School of Medicine lecture hall Keynote speaker: Billy Gerald Hudson, PhD (Professor, Vanderbilt University Department of Cell and…


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SOM Above and Beyond Staff Award recipient

Congratulations to our SOM Above and Beyond nominees and winner

SOM Above and Beyond Award: This award recognizes and honors an Emory University School of Medicine staff member who–through their exceptional performance–demonstrates outstanding acts of character, including integrity, passion, teamwork, productivity, and cultural diversity. This year,…


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Join a Department of Medicine “Community”

The Emory University Department of Medicine launched Communities in 2014 in an effort to connect departmental faculty with similar interests and help facilitate personal and professional growth. The department has three Communities: Clinical Excellence, Education, and…


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Patrick Conway at Medicine Grand Rounds: Sept. 22

Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, deputy administrator for Innovation & Quality and chief medical officer of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will present at Medicine Grand Rounds (Hospital Medicine) on Tuesday, September 22…


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2014-2015 Department of Medicine faculty recognitions

Please join the Emory University Department of Medicine in congratulating our newly promoted faculty (effective September 1). We appreciate your dedication and service. Mikhael El-Chami, MD: Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology Shelly-Ann Fluker, MD: Associate…


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Clinical Skills Workshop: Register by Sept. 25

The Department of Medicine’s Clinical Excellence Community is offering a series of mini-workshops aimed at improving clinical examination skills of faculty and the teaching of those clinical skills to trainees. Registration is required, and space…


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The Legacy of Emory at Grady: Luella Klein

Luella Klein, MD is credited with bringing maternal-fetal medicine to Emory University School of Medicine and Grady Memorial Hospital. Dr. Klein—who served on the Emory Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics faculty from 1965 to 2013—devoted her…


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M-PACTful Leader: Jada Bussey-Jones

When did you first start volunteering? “I’ve been volunteering since my childhood. One of my first recollections of volunteering was visiting a nearby nursing home with other youth in my church to sing songs and…



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Support the 2015 Metro Atlanta Heart Walk

2015 Metro Atlanta Heart Walk Date: Saturday, September 26 Time: Opening ceremonies begin at 8 a.m.; walk begins at 8:30 a.m. Location: Centennial Olympic Park     This message is sent on behalf of Mike…




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Clinical Skills Workshop: Oct. 1

The Department of Medicine’s Clinical Excellence Community is offering a series of mini-workshops aimed at improving clinical examination skills of faculty and the teaching of those clinical skills to trainees. Save the date for this…


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New faculty orientation: Sept. 10

Orientation for new faculty members (hired after September 2014) will be held Thursday, 9/10, and a dinner will be held Tuesday, 9/15. Invitations were sent last week. Please send any questions to domfacultydev@emory.edu.



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The Legacy of Emory at Grady: When Emory Went to War

In World War I, U.S. Army Surgeon General William Gorgas asked for medical professionals to volunteer for the war effort, and doctors and nurses from Emory University School of Medicine and Grady Memorial Hospital answered…


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The Legacy of Emory at Grady: Notable Firsts

1896 A children’s ward opens at Grady Memorial Hospital—the first in Georgia and reportedly the first in the Southeast. 1920  The first women of color to be certified as nurses by the state of Georgia…


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“Death: The Upside” by Richard Smith, MD: Aug. 11

DEATH: THE UPSIDE Without death, every birth would be a tragedy. We need to learn to see the many positive aspects of death, but the evidence shows both that our society denies death and that…


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The Legacy of Emory at Grady: No Turning Back

While the Emory-Grady partnership provided, in one administrator’s words, “abundant clinical material,” Emory University School of Medicine struggled mightily for decades to overcome economic obstacles—namely, the inability to pay clinical faculty. By 1940, in the wake…


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Aug. 2 marks first anniversary of Ebola care at Emory

Sunday, August 2 marks the one-year anniversary of the arrival of Dr. Kent Brantly–the first Ebola virus disease (EVD) patient to be treated in the United States–at Emory University Hospital. Emory’s decision to treat the…


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Jeff M. Sands selected for ASN lectureship

  The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) has selected Jeff M. Sands, MD, FASN for the Barry Brenner, MD Endowed Lectureship at Kidney Week 2015. This prestigious lectureship recognizes physicians whose efforts to improve the…


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Transitions of Care

Have you ever worried about transitioning patient care after a rotation?  Emory University’s Andrew Ip, MD discusses the challenges of medical transitions of care in a recent Insights on Residency Training blog for the New England…


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Goswami and Parker selected for PCORI advisory panel

  Congratulations to Neela D. Goswami, MD, MPH and Ruth M. Parker, MD, who were selected for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Advisory Panel on Communications and Dissemination of Research earlier this year. Dr….


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6th annual Winship Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium: Nov. 7

  Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute and prIME Oncology will host the 6th annual Winship Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the InterContinental Buckhead in Atlanta. This educational…


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The Legacy of Emory at Grady: Grady Memorial Hospital

Grady Memorial Hospital opened its doors on June 2, 1892. The hospital—named for former Atlanta Constitution managing editor and “New South” proponent Henry W. Grady—comprised 110 beds, an operating room, and an amphitheater for students…


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Paula Frew recognized by Society for Prevention Research

Emory Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases faculty member Paula Frew, PhD, MPH, MA was recently awarded the Society for Prevention Research John B. Reid Early Career Award. This award is presented to individuals who…


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8th annual Research Day: Oct. 30

The annual Department of Medicine Research Day has celebrated research efforts across the Department of Medicine since 2008. The event brings together researchers from all divisions and provides an opportunity to share exciting new findings,…


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Women and Heart Disease Conference: Aug. 15

Date:   Saturday, August 15 Time:   7 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Location:   Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort** Register now   **More information to come




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Promotion Readiness Session: Sept. 1

The Emory School of Medicine Faculty Development Advisory Committee (FDAC) is pleased to announce a new program to provide one-on-one promotion advice. Participants will have a 20-minute advisory meeting with former members of the Faculty…


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Congratulations to our 2015 Atlanta magazine “Top Doctors”

Please join us in congratulating the Emory Department of Medicine faculty members recognized by Atlanta magazine in its annual Top Doctors issue: Vasilis Babaliaros, MD (Cardiology) Stephen Clements, Jr., MD (Cardiology) David DeLurgio, MD (Cardiology)…


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Hitchhiker’s Guide

Looking for a better way to navigate the mandatory compliances and approvals to conduct your research at Emory? The Department of Medicine Research Support Subcommittee has developed a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help quickly and…


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The Legacy of Emory at Grady: Emory University Hospital

Wesley Memorial Hospital was established by the United Methodist Church in 1904. Chartered with 50 beds and a staff of only 34 doctors, the hospital operated out of a renovated antebellum mansion at the intersection…


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2015 Residency and Fellowship Education Awards

Congratulations to this year’s Department of Medicine residency and fellowship Education Award recipients! Check out photos from 2015 Celebratory Grand Rounds on Facebook.   Outstanding Fellow Award • Stephen Berger, MD – Digestive Diseases • Frank…


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Emory Momentum: Crowdfunding that Matters

  Momentum is the official crowdfunding platform of Emory University, featuring opportunities to support a range of Emory’s unique and diverse research projects, student initiatives, and campus activities where gifts of any size can make…


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The Women’s Heart Center needs your help

RNs/LPNs and Medical Assistants: The Emory Women’s Heart Center is looking for volunteers to assist with community health screenings. You will be asked to help with: Blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and body mass index (BMI)…


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Coming soon: New password management policy

This message is sent on behalf of William Bornstein, MD, PhD, CMO & CQO, EHC; Dee Cantrell, CIO, EHC; and Marc Overcash, Interim Enterprise CIO and Senior Vice Provost for Library Services and Digital Scholarship,…


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The NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program and Network: Oct. 20

William A. Gahl, MD, PhD, director of the NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program, will present the inaugural Paul W. Seavey Distinguished Lecture, “The NIH: Undiagnosed Diseases Program & Network,” Tuesday, October 20 at noon in the…


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M-PACTful Leader: Linda Clarke

When did you first start volunteering? “I started volunteering with the Department of Medicine in 2007, when I was a member of the Department of Medicine Event Committee, to plan a picnic. Since then, I have volunteered…


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Academy of Medical Educators: 2015 inductees

Please join us in congratulating the 2015 inductees to Emory University Department of Medicine’s Academy of Medical Educators (AME): • Bhavin Adhyaru, MD (Division of General Medicine & Geriatrics) • Molly Eaton, MD (Division of…


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The Legacy of Emory at Grady: The Early Years

Grady Memorial Hospital opened on June 1, 1892 with 18 employees and 100 beds. The hospital was composed of one operating room and an amphitheater for students and staff. In 1899, the daily cost for…



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Emory Antibiotic Resistance Center seminar: Aug. 19

The first Emory Antibiotic Resistance Center seminar, Antibiotic Resistance: National Priorities for Urgent Action, will be given by Arjun Srinivasan, MD, associate director of Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for…


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Patient Safety and Teamwork Survey: Ends June 30

So far, only a small number of Emory physicians have responded to this important survey that will help us improve safety and teamwork in our clinical environments. Your perspective matters! Emory Medicine is committed to improving…


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KUH Undergraduate Research Conference, 2015

Complementing Drs. Jeff Sands and Mitsi Blount’s National Institutes of Health R25 grant [Summer Undergraduate Program in Emory Renal Research (SUPERR)], NIH has given the Renal Division the opportunity to host the KUH Summer Undergraduate…



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The Legacy of Emory at Grady: The Beginning

It was an unlikely partnership—a newly formed, suburban medical school and an urban hospital for the poor—but it’s one that has stood the test of time. For the past 100 years, every Emory medical student…


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2015 Faculty Award winners

Congratulations to this year’s Department of Medicine Faculty Award winners. Check out photos from Celebratory Grand Rounds on our Facebook page.   Academy of Medical Educators’ “Teach 12” Award Lynn Schlanger, MD – Renal Medicine…




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Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine research symposium

Please join the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine for its 11th annual research symposium. Event Details: Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Time: 5:30 p.m. Location: James B. Williams Medical Education Building, Room…


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Emory medical student Daniel Chopyk receives F31 grant

Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is a leading cause of cirrhosis and liver failure worldwide. However, current treatments for ALD are very limited and generally offer only modest survival benefits to patients with the most severe…



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