Davis Publishes Comprehensive EoE Overview

Anyone who has ever gotten something stuck in their throat while eating, however briefly, knows just how much panic can set in and how quickly. For people diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), this can happen nearly every time they eat. Benjamin Davis, MD, PhD, has been thinking a lot about EoE for more than a […]

Research Day Winners Showcased at Grand Rounds

A nice bookend to the poster competition of Internal Medicine Research Day is the department Grand Rounds set aside for the presentations by the winners in the trainee category. Last week, three of the four winners of last fall’s 51st Annual Research Day discussed their work and took questions from the audience. (The fourth winner, […]

Grumbach Receives $1.74M R01

Dr. Isabella Grumbach, Associate Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, has received a four-year, $1.74M R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Grumbach will use these funds to study how calcium uptake, oxidative stress, and metabolic changes in mitochondria affect vascular disease. In particular, her lab will continue its research into how an enzyme called Calcium/calmodulin-dependent kinase […]

Racial–Ethnic Disparities in Late-Stage Colorectal Cancer Among Hispanics and Non-Hispanic Whites of New Mexico

Article: Racial–Ethnic Disparities in Late-Stage Colorectal Cancer Among Hispanics and Non-Hispanic Whites of New Mexico Authors: Melissa Gonzales, PhD, Fares Qeadan, PhD, Shiraz I. Mishra, PhD, MBBS, Ashwani Rajput, MD, Richard M. Hoffman, MD, MPH Journal: Hisp Health Care Int. 2017 Dec;15(4):180-188 Abstract: INTRODUCTION: Hispanics in New Mexico are diagnosed with more later-stage colorectal cancer […]

Residents Get Overview of Internal Medicine Research

“You already know how to do the hardest part of research,” Dr. Joseph Zabner told the room of Internal Medicine Residents during noon conference earlier this week. The Director of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine explained that the ingenuity that underlies a good testable hypothesis is what is most difficult to […]

Grippen Goddard Wins Waxman Scholarship

Dr. Amanda Grippen Goddard, Chief Resident in Internal Medicine, has been selected as one of the recipients of the 2018 Herbert S. Waxman Chief Resident Teaching Scholarship. Each year the American College of Physicians (ACP) honors six Chief Residents with this award, providing them an opportunity to assist in teaching popular clinical skills workshops with expert faculty […]

Wei Receives $1.91M NHLBI R01

Shunguang Wei, PhD, Research Assistant Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, has been awarded a five-year, $1.91 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to study a novel treatment of sympathetic excitation in heart failure. The R01 will allow Dr. Wei to further his research into the central neural mechanisms underlying heart failure. […]

Fasano Elected to AAAAI Leadership

Mary Beth Fasano, MD, MSPH, Clinical Professor in Immunology and of Pediatrics, has been elected Secretary-Treasurer of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI). This is the first role she will fill in the professional organization’s board of directors. Then, in March 2020, Dr. Fasano will assume the role of President of the […]

Diversity in Action

You are reading my thoughts at the end of a week in which, as an institution and as a country, we reflected on the universal value that all people are created equal. One year ago, the Department concurred with the University in stating our strong commitment to diversity and to fostering an environment that recognizes […]