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Department of Medicine
Full Time and (Research) Appointments

Full Time Appointments

Memorial Hospital

Hematology/Oncology
Adam Olszewski, MD
Assistant Professor

Miriam Hospital

Infectious Diseases
Adrian Gardner, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor (Research)

Aadia Rana, MD
Assistant Professor (Research)

Xiaoli Tang, PhD
Assistant Professor (Research)

Rhode Island Hospital

Cardiology
Dmitry Terentyev, PhD
Assistant Professor (Research)

Hematology/Oncology
Kimberly Perez, MD
Assistant Professor

Nephrology
Maroun Azar, MD
Assistant Professor

Rheumatology
Anthony Reginato, MD
Assistant Professor

Full Time Faculty Promotions

Memorial Hospital

General Internal Medicine
Jennifer Clarke, MD
Associate Professor, RST

Rhode Island Hospital

Cardiology
Kristin Ellison, MD
Associate Professor, TST

Peng Zhang, MD
Assistant Professor (Research)


Department of Medicine News

COBRE Center for Cancer Research Development and Center for Stem Cell Biology

The COBRE Centers for Cancer Research Development (CCRD) and Stem Cell Biology fall Symposium (CSCB) was held Friday, September 23, 2010 at the Providence Renaissance Hotel. Speakers included COBRE CCRD External Advisory Committee Members Dan Flynn from The Commonwealth Medical College and Bill Coleman from UNC Medical School. Other speakers included James Sherley from Boston Biomedical Research Institute and John Ross from the Beckman Research Institute at the City of Hope, who serve on the External Advisory Committee for the COBRE Center for Stem Cell Biology.


Rhode Island Hospital Division of Cardiology Acute Myocardial Infarction Quality Assurance Program

Quality matters. Delivering safe, effective, and efficient patient care is certainly a goal of all providers. Objective assessments of quality care, however, are often difficult to make. The American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Joint Commission for Hospital Accreditation have developed reliable performance measures for patients with acute myocardial infarction. These reportable measures are based on advances in cardiovascular care over the last several decades that have resulted in dramatic improvements in patient outcome for those presenting to the hospital with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). These performance measures can be supported with ample evidence derived from multiple clinical trials.


Dr. Kerri Batra named Associate Program Director in Rheumatology

The Division of Rheumatology has recently announced that Dr. Kerri Batra has been appointed the Associate Program Director for the Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program. Dr. Batra joined the Division of Rheumatology in 2008. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She then completed a Fellowship in Rheumatology at Brigham and Woman's Hospital where she was awarded the Distinguished Excellence in Teaching Fellows Award.



Building Bridges at Med/Peds

Residents and attending physicians in combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, better known as "Med/Peds," often cross bridges in their daily work. They are used to moving amongst different age groups and their needs. Taking care of patients from diverse backgrounds in hospital and ambulatory settings frequently involves crossing cultural bridges. Over the past year, Med/Peds faculty and residents have been exploring some new bridges.


Research Awards

Division of Infectious Diseases physicians Curt G. Beckwith, MD and Josiah D. Rich, MD, MPH at The Miriam Hospital received three of 12 newly awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Jason Alliota, MD/Matthew Reilly, Brown student, from the Hematology and Medical Oncology Division, received a $4,000 award from the American Society of Hematology.

Susan Cu-Uvin, MD, from the Division of Infectious Diseases, has received an NIH ARRA Supplement from the National Institutes of Health via the P-30 Center for AIDS Research grant (CFAR).

Patricia Engler, PhD, from the Division of General Internal Medicine, has received a Rhode Island Foundation grant to begin research on developing a comprehensive intervention that incorporates multiple individual self-care interventions that have been proven to assist in good diabetic control for patients with diabetes mellitus.

Traci Green, MD, from the Division of General Internal Medicine, has received $113,000 in direct costs per year for two years for a grant from the Centers of Disease Control.

Elizabeth Harrington, PhD, from the Pulmonary Division, has received a 3-year American Heart Association Grant-in-Aid titled 'Signal Transducers of Lung Endothelial Barrier Dysfunction.'

Milu Kojic, MD, from the Infectious Diseases Division, has received $88,000 in direct cost funding from the Centers of Disease Control for the 'SUN-FLU Study.'

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