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DOM Faculty Shine as Rivera Reflects on 20 Years of ATS Research

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Thousands of physicians, researchers, and trainees gathered in San Diego for the annual conference of the American Thoracic Society (ATS). The event showcases recent developments in patient care and respiratory research from across the globe. The Department of Medicine had a strong presence, as faculty from three divisions, Pulmonary and Critical Care fellows, and Internal Medicine residents shared posters and abstracts, and facilitated sessions.

One point of pride for the DOM is that Patricia Rivera, MD, division chief of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, is the president of the ATS, which created the video, “Breath: Celebrating 20 Years of the ATS Research Program.” In this inspiring segment, Rivera reflects on how “research grows and builds. It’s really through collaboration, because ultimately it all goes to one mission: improve the lives of our patients.” She expresses appreciation to those who have come before, and reinforces the importance of supporting early-career researchers to carry things onward.

View a full list of DOM presenters and their works.

URMC Presents at NY State Thoracic Society Meeting

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Members of the Department of Medicine recently showcased their expertise through posters and presentations at the annual conference of the New York State chapter of the American Thoracic Society, held at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY.

Augusto Litonjua, MD, MPH, a professor from Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, delivered the prestigious Trudeau Lecture, “Early Life Origins of Asthma and Lung Disease.” Paritosh Prasad, MD, an associate professor from Infectious Diseases, engaged the audience with his lecture “Pro/Con – Steroids in CAP.”

Louis Arens, MD, an Internal Medicine resident, earned second-place in the poster session with his case report, “Respiratory Failure in a Patient with Pleural-Based Extramedullary Plasmacytoma.” The first-place poster went to medical student Emma Mathers, for “Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder (PTLD) disguised as Lung cancer in a Heart.”

Of special note, Manoj Mammen, MD, associate professor from Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, holds a significant role within the New York chapter. He has served as the vice-president, and at this meeting was advanced to president-elect. He will serve in that role from 2024 – 2025. “The NYS Thoracic Society is a state chapter of the American Thoracic Society,” said Mammen, “representing the state’s Pulmonary & Critical Care medicine physicians. The chapter enables members and trainees a regional forum to pursue valuable opportunities in education, networking, advocacy, and service.”