Abboud, Yorek land on the wall

After last year’s inaugural inductees were added to the Wall of Scholarship, with 10 of the 32 publications within the Carver College of Medicine coming from Internal Medicine faculty, it was no surprise that a year later fewer total would be added to the Wall.  Still, the department’s ratio to the rest of the college […]

The Future of Immunotherapy-Based Combination Therapy in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

Article: The Future of Immunotherapy-Based Combination Therapy in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Authors: Rohan Garje, Josiah An, Austin Greco, Raju Kumar Vaddepally and Yousef Zakharia Journal: Cancers (Basel). 2020 Jan 7;12(1) Abstract: In the past two decades, there has been a significant improvement in the understanding of the molecular pathogenesis of Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC). […]

Big data expands understanding even in rare diseases

Adult-onset Still’s disease (AOSD) is a rare autoinflammatory disease driven by the innate immune system leading to clinical manifestations of fever, rash, and arthritis. Additionally, AOSD patients can present with severe complications at onset including macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) and lung disease. Because large prospective cohorts of AOSD patients are lacking, research into long-term clinical […]

The fruits of mentorship

What a month for seeing the fruits of strong mentorship. Once you start to look around for it, the examples are everywhere to be found. Regular readers of these posts know how deeply I value strong and effective mentoring and, more important, how fundamental I believe it is to shaping the future of our department. […]

Kirk receives research award

Since the publication of our interview with him last year, undergraduate researcher Benjamin Kirk has continued to work ahead of the curve, attending, presenting, and winning poster awards at the 2020 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students and at the 2019 American Society for Cell Biology/European Molecular Biology Organization Meeting. Most recently, Kirk received […]

How to obtain MOC credit for Update in Internal Medicine (ABIM) 2020

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits are available for attendance at the Internal Medicine Grand Rounds presentations held on February 6 and 13, 2020. Attendees can earn 10 MOC credits; participants need to log in to the ABIM portal, order the module, and submit their answers. Here are instructions on how to do so: Log in […]

Garje aims at GU cancers on multiple fronts

Genitourinary (GU) cancers, including prostate cancer, are the most common among men, and Rohan Garje, MBBS, clinical assistant professor in the Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Marrow Transplantation, has made them his singular focus. With two publications in the last month and multiple projects underway, the former fellow and recent addition to the faculty is […]

Review invitation becomes training opportunity

A recent publication in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) details the ways in which iron deficiency can impact chronic kidney disease (CKD), reviews its mechanisms and pathophysiology, and compares various ways to diagnose and treat it while also managing the individual’s renal condition. The authors provide a comprehensive picture of everything […]

Descriptive Epidemiology of Safety Events at an Academic Medical Center

Article: Descriptive Epidemiology of Safety Events at an Academic Medical Center Authors: Alexandre R. Marra, Abdullah Algwizani, Mohammed Alzunitan, Theresa M.H. Brennan, and Michael B. Edmond Journal: Int J Environ Res Public Health 2020, 17(1), 353 Abstract: Background: Adverse safety events in healthcare are of great concern, and despite an increasing focus on the prevention […]

Fears over health care affordability driving life decisions

With the Affordable Care Act and even Medicare facing potential large legislative and regulatory changes, turning 65 years old no longer marks a financial-relief finish line for most Americans. A recent survey of adults between the ages of 50 and 64 conducted as part of the National Poll on Healthy Aging found that a quarter […]