Summary of current events in internal medicine (20/10/21)


AnnMarie Liapakis to be honored as transplant ‘superhero’

AnnMarie Liapakis, MD

, associate professor of medicine (digestive diseases) and surgery (transplant); and Medical Director, Living Donor Liver Transplantation, is honored Nov. 18 by Donate Life Connecticut at a virtual gala honoring “superheroes” in transplants. Liapakis has worked in the liver transplant program at Yale since 2012, evaluating and following up liver transplant donors and recipients. She is involved in many clinical research projects, including transplanting patients with hepatitis C or receiving hepatitis C positive organs, and treating frailty to optimize transplant results.

Llor and Hofstatter co-edit cancer book with Yale contributors

Xavier Llor, MD, PhD, professor of medicine (digestive diseases), and Erin Hofstatter, MD, Adjunct Associate Professor in Medical Oncology, are co-editors of the recently published book Cancer genetics: a clinical approach, a comprehensive review of clinical cancer genetics with top experts from many institutions, published by McGraw Hill. Contributors from the Yale Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program and the Department of Internal Medicine were: Rosa Xicola, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (digestive diseases); Allen Bale, MD, professor of genetics; James Farrell, MBChB, professor of medicine; Elena Ratner, MD, associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences; Amy Killie, MS, CGC, and Kari Brierly, CGC, genetic counselors; and Amanda Ganzak, CCG, Senior Genetic Counselor.

Perry to speak at City of Hope session

Rachel Perry, PhD
, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) and Cellular and Molecular Physiology, will deliver the keynote address at the City of Hope “Diabetes and Cancer Interface — Connecting the Dots” session on November 1st. His subject will be “An iMOONSHOT Approach to Understanding the Links Between Obesity, Immunometabolism, and Cancer.”

Yale Internal Medicine Associates Receives National Recognition for Patient-Centered Home Medicine

Yale Internal Medicine Associates has again received patient-centered home medical recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). At Level 3, this is the highest level of recognition from NCQA.

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