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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jalal Awarded NHLBI R01

Dr. Diana Jalal, Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Deputy Chief of Medicine at the VA, has been awarded a four-year, $2.3M grant from the NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study curcumin supplementation for improving vascular and cognitive function in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Patients with CKD are at increased risk […]