In the News
AIR Staff are Stars in the Office and in the Field
Friday, August 24, 2018
Several of our multi-talented staff competed in the University of Rochester Kickball league under the team name, Aller'Gs. While being stars in the office by day, the Aller'Gs took first place for the season in their division on the field endeavor. Congratulations, Team!
Save the Date for Lupus Education Day
Friday, August 24, 2018
The Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology Division will again host Lupus Education Day this Fall. This year's event will be held on Saturday, October 27th from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. See more information on registering for this free event.
Laurie Heelon Presents at Rheumatology Nurses Society Annual Conference
Friday, August 10, 2018
Ms. Heelon, a physician support specialist in AIR, recently discussed the frustrations patients and staff experience with delayed prior authorizations and step therapy at the RNS National Conference in Fort Worth, TX. She offered practical advice for providers to help avoid delays.Read More: Laurie Heelon Presents at Rheumatology Nurses Society Annual Conference
Register Now For Window Into Healthcare Disparities: Focus on Lupus to be Held June 9th
Monday, May 7, 2018
The IQ-LUPUS (Improve Quality in Low-income, Underserved, Poor, Underprivileged, SLE patients) Project, funded by the Greater Rochester Health Foundation, aims to overcome some of the common problems faced by SLE patients from the minority communities. As part of this initiative we aim to educate the healthcare providers caring for patients with SLE. This CME conference is the first of such meetings and will discuss healthcare disparities and how they impact the care of lupus patients. The conference will be held Saturday, June 9th from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. For more information and to register visit www.cvent.com/d/2gq9tn.
Allen Anandarajah, MD, MSc and Amanda Ostronic, MS, BSN, RN Head Rheumatology UR Pursuing Excellence Team
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Dr. Allen Anandarajah and Ms. Ostronic join one of several dozen UR Pursuing Excellence teams at URMC who will be fostering collaborative interprofessional teams to improve the quality of care for patients. This is part of a Medical Center-wide initiative to provide improved, innovative medical care throughout the URMC medical system, not just in the hospital.
Ummara Shah, MD and Jeanne Lomas, DO Named Associate Fellowship Program Directors
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Drs. Ummara Shah and Jeanne Lomas have recently taken on the role of Associate Program Director for the Rheumatology Fellowship and Allergy/Immunology Fellowship Programs respectively. The Division has numerous fellowship opportunities including combined training in Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology as well as adult and pediatric Rheumatology. Drs. Shah and Lomas will bring their unique expertise to these training programs.