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2019 Faculty Recognition and Honors

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Dr. Li-Yuan Yu-Lee

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Dr. Li-Yuan Yu-Lee, professor, Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology, was awarded a three-year, $300,000 grant from the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas.

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Dr. Anne Utech

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Dr. Anne Utech, assistant professor, General Internal Medicine - VAMC, has been appointed to the position of National Director, Nutrition and Food Services, Veterans Health Administration.

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Dr. Fasiha Kanwal

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Dr. Fasiha Kanwal, professor and chief, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, was awarded a three-year, $1,151,093 grant from the Department of Defense.

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Dr. Nadia Ismail

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Dr. Nadia Ismail, associate professor, General Internal Medicine - Ben Taub, has been elected to the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine Council of the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine.

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Department of Medicine

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The Department of Medicine, Internal Medicine program, has risen from #40 to #27 (out of 115) in the 2018 Blue Ridge ranking. The Blue Ridge ranking uses active NIH funding to rank departments of medicine in the nation. This change was fueled by close to a $12 million increase in NIH direct funding (total approx. $45 million) over last year. 

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Dr. Grace Lo

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Dr. Grace Lo, assistant professor, Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology, was awarded a two-year, $418,500 R21 grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

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Dr. Rolando Rumbaut

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Dr. Rolando Rumbaut, professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, was awarded a two-year, $720,846 R01 grant from the NIH/National Eye Institute.

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Dr. Sandeep Agarwal

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Dr. Sandeep Agarwal, association professor, Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology, was awarded a five-year, $500,000 grant from the Krist Foundation. Funds from this donation will help start a biobank that will store and make available blood, synovial fluid and other biopsy samples from patients with autoimmune diseases, and support additional discovery-based research in the labs, to help identify new therapeutic targets in RA-ILD.

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Dr. Salim Virani

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Dr. Salim Virani, associate professor, Cardiology, has been appointed to the American College of Cardiology National Cardiovascular Disease Registry Scientific Quality and Oversight Subcommittee.

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Dr. Mary Estes

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Dr. Mary Estes, professor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, was one of 148 renowned academic inventors named Fellow by the National Academy of Inventors. Dr. Estes holds nine patents in the field of gastrointestinal infections, all of which have been licensed.

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Dr. Glenn Levine

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Dr. Glenn Levine, professor, Cardiology received the American College of Cardiology 2019 Gifted Educator Award.

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To showcase our community and our work, we publish Good News Friday, a weekly report highlighting the variety of accomplishments and special moments across the department.

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