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In this month’s Researcher Spotlight, we highlight the work of Read Pukkila-Worley, MD, an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, faculty in the Program in Innate Immunity, and physician on the infectious disease consult service.  

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The Program in Digital Medicine is excited to announce the launch of its new and improved website. The PDM team invites the UMass community to visit their new hub for research, collaboration, and unparalleled digital medicine expertise. 

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Apurv Soni, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Health Systems Science and co-director of the Program in Digital Medicine, is the principal investigator of a new study to measure blood pressure and other heart-related variables using the Heart Seat, a smart toilet seat that can measure heart rate and oxygen saturation. The study titled COMMODE-seat, which stands for correlating outcomes with mobile monitoring using digital sensors in a seat, will test how a smart toilet seat can help patients with chronic diseases better manage their health.

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Evelyn Kurt-Jones, PhD, professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, and faculty in the Program in Innate Immunity, was recently awarded funding on an R21 from the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Kurt-Jones’ project titled “Role of ADAM9 in Viral RNA Sensing and Antiviral Innate Immunity” aims to explore the function of ADAM9 in RNA virus infections, particularly focusing on viruses that cause cardiac damage.  

Dr. Kurt-Jones and her team determined that ADAM9, a protein expressed on the surface of human cells, has been implicated in a range of human diseases, including multiple types of cancer, inflammatory diseases, and wound healing; however, very little is known about its role in the response to viral infection. Dr. Kurt-Jones and her team recently discovered that ADAM9 is critical for protecting cardiomyocytes during RNA virus infection. They hypothesized that ADAM9 promotes the detection of viral RNA genomes within the cytosol of infected cells, therefore leading to a robust type I interferon response, which is critical to protecting the heart from virus-induced damage.  

The DoM Clinical Research Core would like to acknowledge and welcome the new chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Dr. Vaikom Mahadevan. The Core has been working closely with Dr. Mahadevan since his arrival and eight new clinical studies are expected to start within the next 6-12 months. They are actively enrolling three cardiovascular studies including Resilient, a randomized trial to compare mobile health cardiac rehabilitation, which has 89 participants enrolled. The Core is excited to be working with Dr. Mahadevan and the Cardiovascular Medicine Division to continue their success in clinical research.

Stefania Gallucci, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Innate Immunity has been awarded tenure. Congratulations, Dr. Gallucci, for this well-deserved honor. We are thrilled for you and look forward to our continued work together in the Department of Medicine.

A special congratulations to DoM faculty and staff members who have recently achieved service milestones in the years 2020, 2021, and 2022. 

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On Thursday, May 25, 2023, Internal Medicine residents and fellows from the Department of Medicine presented their clinical vignette, research, and quality improvement posters at the annual Resident and Fellow Poster Day. Congratulations to all the residents and fellows who presented. We are incredibly proud of your work! A huge thank you to all who participated and to the judges for taking the time to review the over 80 posters that were submitted; each of the posters was judged independently by at least three faculty members. We are also grateful to the support staff Jessica Novia and Mary Roberts for organizing the event.  

Click here to learn about this year's winners and to view the list of judges.

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has approved the expansion of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowships. Gastroenterology and Hepatology will expand from 9 fellows this year to 12 fellows by academic year 2026-2027, Hospice and Palliative Care will expand from 1 to 2 fellows for academic year 2024-2025, and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine will expand from 9 fellows this year to 12 fellows by academic year 2026-2027. 

The fellowships’ program directors Krunal Patel, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Sunita Puri, MD, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Palliative Care Medicine, and William Wong, DO, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, were instrumental in moving these proposals forward. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Sandeep Jubbal, MD, assistant professor of medicine in Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Nancy Lee, MD, assistant professor of medicine in Hospital Medicine, Christopher Marshall, MD, clinical chief and assistant professor of medicine in Gastroenterology, and David Cachia, MD, associate professor of medicine in Hematology and Oncology, for graduating from the Physician Leadership Development Program on Friday, May 5, 2023. As part of their final project within the PLDP, they each presented a business proposal for a new service to UMass leadership, with the goal of obtaining funding. We are thrilled to announce that all their projects were funded! 

Dr. Jubbal’s proposal “Leveraging Existing Digital Tools for Sustainable Mental Health Care”, aims to provide an automated, standardized, and empathic MyChart message to patients struggling with mental health after their discharge, directing them to a UMass Memorial Health website which will streamline access to psychiatric care. The website will link to area outpatient mental health centers to arrange intake appointments in-person or through telehealth. The hope is that this proposal becomes a national model for suicide prevention innovation. Other key personnel for this proposal include Drs. Christian Klauke, Department of Emergency Medicine, and Brian Daly, Department of Psychiatry. 

Dr. Lee’s proposal “Integration of Social Determinants of Health Screening to Inpatient Workflows”, is to pilot an inpatient social determinants of health (SDOH) screening project to help identify barriers to the process, gain feedback from stakeholders, and ensure successful integration of standardized early SDOH screening processes into UMass inpatient workflows. She explains that UMass has already implemented SDOH screening in many ambulatory clinics, however, these screenings are not used on the inpatient side. Successful implementation of inpatient SDOH screening has the potential to improve patient flow and long-term patient outcomes. Other key personnel for this proposal include Drs. Rita Khodosh, Department of Dermatology, and Thi Hong Van Do, Tri-River Primary Care.

Dr. Marshall’s proposal “Walk and Roll Program: Enhanced Recovery by Early Ambulation,” aims to launch an early mobilization program for transplant patients within UMass. Current barriers to ambulation after transplant procedures include a lack of equipment and expertise, and competing priorities throughout the clinic, making early and intensive ambulation a low priority. By developing an early intensive patient ambulation program, Dr. Marshall and his colleagues hope to decrease the need for post-acute inpatient rehabilitation and reduce the length of stay at the hospital. Other key personnel for this proposal include Drs. Matthew McCauley, Chair of Quality Improvement, Division of Hospital Medicine, and Babak Movahedi, Chief of Transplant, UMass Memorial Medical Center.

Dr. Cachia’s proposal “STAY Interview for Physician Retention,” aims to implement a new interview process to help increase physician retention. The goal is to identify any concerns of physicians earlier on to build employee engagement and loyalty, improve employee retention, build trust between employees and managers, and foster a positive workplace culture. By interviewing physicians with this new process, Dr. Cachia and colleagues hope the data gathered can then be used to expand the pilot study to a system-wide initiative. Other key personnel for this proposal include Drs. Muriel Cleary, Pediatric Surgery, Brandon Smoller, Department of Anesthesiology, and Xiaofei Wang, Department of Pathology.  

Rahul Sood, MD, clinician and assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, was recently interviewed on Boston 25 News, where he discussed a new procedure at UMass that enables doctors to diagnose and remove cancerous tumors in the same day. 

Dr. Sood, along with thoracic surgeon Dr. Mark Maxfield, and pathologist Dr. Andrew Fisher discuss a robotic procedure called RODAT (robotic, one anesthetic diagnosis and treatment) that can diagnose and remove cancerous lung tumors in patients within the course of about three to four hours. The procedure begins with a pulmonologist, in this case, Dr. Sood, performing a robotic bronchoscopy to view and biopsy the tumor. “With the robotic bronchoscopy procedure, we can get much deeper into the lung tissue than we were able to do with prior equipment,” stated Dr. Sood. The sample is then promptly analyzed by UMass pathologists to determine a diagnosis, and if it is cancerous, providers can operate and remove the tumor in the same day. UMass was the first health care system in New England to perform this type of procedure.  

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Since its launch in 2021, the Program in Digital Medicine has quickly gone from a start-up program that met critical needs for innovative at-home testing and care solutions during the pandemic, to a program that is now opening doors to revolutionary digital medicine research, clinical applications, collaborations, and a synergistic relationship with UMass Memorial Health’s Center for Digital Health Solutions.  

In the Spring 2023 issue of @umasschan magazine, PDM leadership describe the path they have taken thus far, key initiatives, challenges, and opportunities as they look toward the future. “It’s really about problem-solving…It’s about listening to patients, engaging populations, addressing inequities, and driving improvement. We want to turn the tables on technology and make it so that our patients, our sons and daughters and parents, have the health care systems and tools that they need. We might be wildly ambitious, but I think that if we leave health care a little bit healthier through our work in the digital world, that would be a wonderful deliverable for us at UMass Chan,” said David McManus, MD, ScM, chair and professor of medicine.

Read the article and learn more about the Program in Digital Medicine team. 

In this month’s Resident Spotlight, we feature Alessandro Colletta, MD, a third-year Internal Medicine resident, originally from San Maurizio D’Opaglio, a small town in northern Italy. He will be one of the chief residents in 2023-2024. We recently caught up with Dr. Colletta to learn more about his clinical and research interests, his involvement in the Diversity Action Council, and more.

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In this month’s Fellow Spotlight, we feature Offdan Narvaez-Guerra, MD, a fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine, from Arequipa, a city in the Andean Highlands of southern Peru. We recently caught up with Dr. Narvaez-Guerra to learn more about his work, why he chose UMass, and more. 

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Frail geriatric patients are vulnerable to acute stressors including hospitalizations. They can become more vulnerable when they transition from one environment to another and need additional support when recovering from acute stressors. When patients go home from the hospital, they usually receive a follow-up telephone call within 48-72 hours of their discharge from the primary care or geriatric clinic as part of transitional care management. During this brief call, nurses check to see how the patients are doing. Although this call provides a touchpoint, there is no face-to-face assessment which can make it difficult to determine how the patient is adjusting to the transition back home. The majority of these patients then receive home health services for about 3-4 weeks which may include nursing care, physical therapy, and/or occupational therapy and a one-time visit with their primary care provider. When the home health services are complete, their follow-up care generally comes to an end. While paperwork from the home health visits is transmitted to the primary care and geriatrics clinics at the conclusion of their care, there is generally no other communication with providers, unless there is a serious problem. Thus, it is difficult for primary care and geriatric providers to assess whether or not the patient has made progress since their hospitalization. 

 In an effort to provide better coordinated and patient-centered care during the transition period, Stephanie Sison, MD, a geriatrician working at the Benedict Adult Primary Care Clinic and assistant professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, and Kouta Ito, MD, a geriatrician and assistant professor of medicine in the Divisions of Geriatrics and Health Systems Science, are planning to partner with Mobile Integrated Health (MIH), a team of specially trained paramedics at UMass, to address the gaps in care between discharge and when home health services begin, as well as follow up after home health services are complete. The concept is that after frail geriatric patients are released from the hospital, MIH will go to the patient’s home within 48 hours to complete a medical and geriatric assessment and fill the gaps in care before home health services commence. In addition to the typical medical assessment which happens during post-discharge follow-up, the geriatric evaluation will include assessment of fall risk, safety, cognitive status (presence of delirium), medication appropriateness and adherence, and social support. When home health services are complete, MIH will return to the patient’s home to conduct a follow-up visit, assess their progress, and address needs that may have come up after their clinic visit and after discharge from home health services. During these visits, the MIH team will be in direct contact with the primary care or geriatric providers to discuss patient needs based on their assessment. The main goal of this collaborative initiative is to provide additional support for frail older adults in their recovery phase after an acute stressor, filling in the gaps that have been observed to commonly exist when older adults transition from hospital to home, ultimately improving patient outcomes such as reducing the incidence of rehospitalization.  

Dr. Sison anticipates this collaborative initiative will launch at the end of June.  

In this month’s Chair’s Spotlight, we highlight the work of Mayra Tisminetzky, MD, PhD, MPH, an associate professor of medicine in the Divisions of Health Systems Science and Geriatrics. She also holds a secondary appointment in population and quantitative health sciences.  

Dr. Tisminetzky’s research focuses on the epidemiology of aging and cardiovascular diseases with a specific focus on addressing the management and clinical outcomes of older adults with multiple chronic conditions. In her spotlight, we highlight some of her recent and prominent projects, and her dedicated work teaching medical, nursing, and graduate students at UMass Chan.

Learn more about Dr. Tisminetzky.

Chinmay Trivedi, MD, PhD, professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Harish Janardhan, MD, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Trivedi lab, and Roy Jung, a PhD student in the Trivedi lab, recently had their work published in Circulation Research.

Their review titled “Lymphatic System in Organ Development, Function, and Regeneration” focuses on the functionality and importance of the lymphatic systems in the body’s immune defense against pathogens, fluid homeostasis in the extracellular regions, transport of nutrients and signaling molecules to the blood, and tissue growth.  

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Vandana Nagpal, MD, associate professor of medicine and associate chief, and Jennifer Reidy, MD, the Joy McCann Professor for Women in Medicine, associate professor of medicine and chief – both in the Division of Palliative Care Medicine, along with colleagues from Neurology, recently had their study, “Improving Access to Specialist Palliative Care for Patients with Catastrophic Strokes Using Best Practice Advisory – a Feasibility Study,” published in The Neurohospitalist.  

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and long-term disability in the United States but palliative care utilization in stroke is low compared to other diseases such as cancer, heart failure, and liver and renal disease. Palliative care is recommended by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to help patients and families navigating life-altering stroke, but studies have shown that only a small fraction of patients receive palliative care consultation. 

In this quality improvement project, the study team developed a Best Practice Advisory (BPA) that was delivered through Epic, for patients with a National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score of greater/equal to 20 (patients with higher scores are less likely to recover and are considered critically ill). The BPA served as a reminder to the primary stroke team to consider a goals-of-care discussion and consultation with the palliative care service for these patients and prompted a needs assessment for the whole interdisciplinary team. The goal of this project was to study how the BPA was intervened upon by care teams and whether it increased palliative care consultations in stroke patients. 

Results showed the BPA triggered accurately in Epic for all patients with an NIHSS score greater than/equal to 20 and palliative care consultations resulting from the BPA increased from the first year of implementation to the next two years. More work needs to be done to refine the parameters of how the BPA is triggered but ultimately, this intervention could be an important way to address unmet needs of stroke patients and their families in the neurocritical care setting. 

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Hong Yu, PhD, adjunct professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, and the director of the Center of Biomedical and Health Research in Data Sciences (CHORDS) at UMass Lowell, recently led a study, “Associations Between Natural Language Processing–Enriched Social Determinants of Health and Suicide Death Among US Veterans,” that was published in JAMA Network Open. Here, investigators studied the link between suicide risk among veterans and social determinants of health (SDOH), such as housing instability, financial problems, and violence. The findings revealed how natural language processing (NLP), a form of artificial intelligence, can be used to analyze available information about social determinants of health, which leads to better suicide risk assessment and prevention. 

The study team developed an NLP that could extract SDOH from unstructured clinical notes in the U.S. Veterans Health Administration’s electronic health records, a first of its kind study at a large scale. Using the data, researchers were able to better identify patients at risk of suicide based on their social determinants of health and providers could then share appropriate resources with patients. Although this study was conducted with veterans, it is expected that the results would translate to the general population as well.  

The UMass Lowell Center of Biomedical and Health Research in Data Sciences (CHORDS) conducts cutting-edge informatics research to accelerate biomedical and healthcare discoveries through innovative computational methods and technologies in information science, data science and translational science. David McManus, MD, the Richard M. Haidack Professor in Medicine and chair of the Department of Medicine, serves as a co-director of CHORDS. 

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Honghuang Lin, PhD, FAHA, professor of medicine in the Division of Health Systems Science and a director in the Program in Digital Medicine, recently spoke with the Telegram & Gazette about a study he is leading that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to identify early signs of cognitive decline that could be linked to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The study is a partnership between UMass Chan Medical School and Linus Health, with the aim that early detection of cognitive decline can prompt faster treatment, potentially slowing down the disease’s progression.

Using a clock-drawing test, patients are asked to draw a clock on an iPad, rather than using pen and paper. “A traditional test might miss subtle imperfections in the lines drawn or placement of numbers in the clock. AI not only captures that information but also pools the results from all study participants to identify trends that could unlock patterns in early cognitive decline,” Dr. Lin explained to the T&G.Additionally, the study team asks patients to recall three words at the end of the exam, take a 32-question lifestyle survey, and receive a brain health action plan based on their responses. The answers to the questions are then used to recommend various lifestyle changes that can improve brain health. Dr. Lin explains that using the AI exam is much faster than traditional exams, with results within minutes. The immediate results can then be used to develop action and care plans for patients.

Jeevarathna Subramanian, MD, associate professor of medicine and a primary care physician in the Division of General Internal Medicine commented, “The goal is to potentially introduce the AI test into primary care practices worldwide.” The study team hopes to test 150 patients through this summer and that this work will lead to a broader clinical trial to further test this AI technology in the future. 

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In this month’s Trainee Spotlight, we feature Liraz Galia, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Kate Fitzgerald, PhD, professor of medicine, associate vice provost for basic science research, vice chair for research in the Department of Medicine, chief of the Division of Innate Immunity and director of the Program in Innate Immunity, Samantha Tse, MD/PhD student in the lab of Read Pukkila-Worley, MD, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, and Kevin Gao, MD/PhD student in the labs of Dr. Fitzgerald and Ann Marshak-Rothstein, PhD, professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology. They were the recipients of the inaugural RISE: The Robert W. Finberg, MD Memorial Research Training Awards and presented their research at Innate Immunity Day 2023: Mechanisms and Methods of Cell Death on Wednesday, May 10. 

Learn more about each trainee by clicking their names below.

Liraz Galia, PhD.
Samantha Tse.
Kevin Gao.

JasonPitarresi.pngIn this month’s Researcher Spotlight, we highlight the work of Milka Koupenova, PhD, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.  

Dr. Koupenova’s research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms that underline platelet-mediated immune response during viral infections and how this response contributes to cardiovascular disease.

Learn more about Dr. Koupenova.

Shawna Steadman, MS, RN, ACNP, a provider in the Division of Palliative Care Medicine, and instructor in nursing, was recently invited to speak to staff at Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital in Worcester, on the topic of basic primary palliative care skills. She discussed how to manage symptoms of serious illness, support patients and their families through serious illness, and have serious illness discussions centered around setting goals. 

Learn more about Ms. Steadman.

Elizabeth Murphy, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and program director of the Internal Medicine Residency Primary Care Residency Track, recently presented her poster, “Tapping into the Experience and Expertise of Established General Internal Medicine Leaders to Keep Residents Engaged in Pursuing Primary Care Careers,” at the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) 2023 Annual Meeting in Austin, TX, where she was the poster competition winner for her Programmatic Innovation Poster.  

Dr. Murphy’s poster describes the Benedict Leaders Clinic which was established to help keep trainees on the path to pursuing primary care careers. Previously, some trainees who had intended on pursuing a career in primary care changed their plans due to challenges they faced in their continuity clinics. As part of the Benedict Leaders Clinic, each intern is paired with a general internal medicine leader who has a critical role in leadership throughout the clinical system and medical school, with the goal of acquiring career skills and gaining mentors. They found at the end of the second year of their program, 6 out of 8 residents intended to continue pursuing primary care careers and for the first time in years, many categorical and Chief residents also intended to continue pursuing primary care careers. 

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Rebecca Kowaloff, DO, a provider in the Division of Palliative Care Medicine, recently published an article in the Journal of the National Medical Association, titled “Even at the End of Life, Patients of Color are Denied Equity.” Here, Dr. Kowaloff discusses racial disparities in end-of-life care for people of color. She explains that racial and ethnic minority patients often have life-limiting illnesses diagnosed at later stages, which are less aggressively managed due to decreased access to healthcare and providers minimizing complaints.  

“Many of the reasons for this disparity are socioeconomic, relating to healthcare access and social support for medical decision-making and home caregiving. However, these deficiencies combine with healthcare providers’ implicit biases against racial and ethnic minorities’ ability to understand complex medical decision-making,” states Dr. Kowaloff. Patients who are not given the necessary care information are then forced into potentially harmful medical interventions. Dr. Kowaloff further explains that cultural values and expectations, such as spiritual beliefs and language barriers, are also large factors in end-of-life care differences between white patients and patients of color. When clashing with the view of healthcare providers, these factors can hinder progress toward culturally sensitive care.  

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Left to Right: Katherine Conlon, Candice Dufour, Ibriz Moonim, Maritza Vazquez-Byrnes, Kaity Lewis, Tina Peladeau, Karen Griffin, Kristen Fuhrmann, Gary Sadusky, Julie Schutz, Rose Doherty, Maureen Mayfield, Sierra Williams, Jaime Restic, Karen D'Amico

Administrative staff members from the Department of Medicine gathered on Wednesday, April 26, to celebrate Administrative Professionals' Day and enjoy breakfast treats and coffee with fellow colleagues.

We thank all of our staff for their hard work and dedication to the department!

The Department of Medicine's Spring Town Hall was held on Monday, May 1. Below are a few highlights.

We celebrated the achievements of Greg Leslie, MD, assistant professor of medicine and clinical chief of Hospital Medicine, Jenna L'Heureux, NP, Gastroenterology, Mary Stanley, NP, Cardiovascular Medicine, Melissa Schnauber, LPN, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Michelle Drew, clinic manager, Tri-River, Kristen Fuhrmann, administrative coordinator, Innate Immunity, and Sandra Durand, clinic manager, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. Congratulations to all the awardees!

We heard from Department of Medicine leadership who discussed goals for mission areas during the upcoming year. Deborah Blazey-Martin, MD, MPH, vice chair for Ambulatory Care, Yoel Carrasquillo-Vega, MD, MBA, director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, and Rick Forster, MD, vice chair for Professional Development, each gave a presentation and took time for questions. At the Fall Town Hall, we will hear from vice chairs, Drs. Kate Fitzgerald, Kim Eisenstock, and PY Fan about their research, clinical care, and education goals, respectively.

We also heard about professional development opportunities for faculty, clinicians, and staff, the Department of Medicine’s updated Core Values, upcoming events, and more!

If you missed the Town Hall, we encourage you to watch the recording or view the slides below. 

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Click here to view the Town Hall recording.

In this month’s Resident Spotlight, we feature Julia Hyman, MD, a third-year Internal Medicine resident, originally from Newton, MA. Dr. Hyman is recognized for going above and beyond for her patients, approaching them with great professionalism and kindness. One of her many accomplishments is that she helped plan a wedding for a patient in palliative care, who expressed the wish to be married before they passed away. 

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In this month’s Fellow Spotlight, we feature Anila Zainab Medina, MD, MPH, a fellow in Geriatric Medicine, originally from Karachi, Pakistan. In late April, we caught up with Dr. Medina to learn more about her work, an incredible trip that she took to Iceland, and her favorite author.  

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In this month’s Chair’s Spotlight, we highlight the work of Sunita Puri, MD, MS, director of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship and associate professor of medicine in the Division of Palliative Care Medicine. She is also a writer of nonfiction and memoir.

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Congratulations to Sandra Durand, clinic manager in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, for winning a department staff award.

Congratulations to Michelle Drew, clinic manager at Tri-River, for winning a department staff award.

Congratulations to Melissa Schnauber, licensed practical nurse, in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, for winning an advanced practitioner achievement award.

Congratulations to Mary Stanley, nurse practitioner in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine for winning an advanced practitioner achievement award.

Congratulations to Jenna L'Heureux, nurse practitioner in the Division of Gastroenterology for winning an advanced practitioner achievement award.

Congratulations to Greg Leslie, MD, clinical chief in the Division of Hospital Medicine, for winning a faculty achievement award.