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Spring 2014 Issue of Frontiers of Medicine
This issue features innovations in Geriatrics to meet the needs of an aging population. It also highlights the UCSF Palliative Care Program.
Another Successful Year for UCSF Department of Medicine Residency Match
On Match Day, Friday, March 21st, the UCSF DOM residency community received the exciting news of our incoming intern class. We continue to draw broadly from around the country; in all, 33 different medical schools are represented in the incoming class.
Dr. Engleman, at 102, has no plans to retire
Dr. Ephraim Engleman, arthritis expert still working at UCSF, turns 103 on March 24. He is also profiled by KTVU: Article Video
Dept of Medicine Residency Program Ranked Highly
A Doximity/U.S. News survey on internal medicine residency programs rates UCSF internal medicine residency top program in the West and #4 nationwide. It was ranked #2 by internal medicine residency program directors and #1 by practicing general internists.
We Are Giving Ourselves Cancer
Cardiologist Rita Redberg writes that CT scans may not only be an overused test but may be a cause for increasing cancer rates.
eReferral/eConsult newsletter
The first edition of eReferral/eConsult newsletter introduces new members of the team, provides an update on our performance metrics and highlights great e-consult summaries.
Getting to Zero in San Francisco
Commemorating World AIDS Day, HIV experts and educators gathered at the San Francisco LGBT Community Center to give an update on the fight against the once-menacing virus.
S.F. program pushes immediate HIV treatment
A San Francisco program to get people newly diagnosed with HIV infection immediately into treatment the same day of testing positive.
The Oral Patient Presentation in the Era of Night Float Admissions
Credit and Critique in the Journal of the Americn Medical Association (JAMA) by Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD and Karen E. Hauer, MD.
Taming the Global AIDS Epidemic
Eric Goosby, MD, Returns to UCSF Intent on Applying Lessons Learned as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
Dr. Lightfoot Appointed Chief of the Division of Prevention Science
Marguerita Lightfoot, Ph.D. has been appointed as the Chief of the Division of Prevention Science in the Department of Medicine (DOM). The division was established in 1991 with the mission of conducting research on the prevention of disease and promotion of health.
Appointment of Brad Monash as Associate Chief of Medical Service at Parnassus
Brad Monash, MD has been appointed Associate Chief of the Medical Service at UCSF Medical Center. He is also Associate Program Director of the UCSF Internal Medicine residency and Associate Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine.
Dr. Philip Rosenthal to be editor of American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Philip Rosenthal, MD, a professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, has been elected the next editor of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
4th Annual Quality and Safety Innovation Challenge
The Department of Medicine's 4th Annual Quality and Safety Innovation Challenge (QSIC) will focus on "Improving the Patient Experience."
Appointment of Dr. Bradley Sharpe
Bradley A. Sharpe, MD has been appointed as the Associate Director for Faculty Development in the School of Medicine.
Genetics and Asthma: The Impact of Ancestry on Disease and Health Disparities
A Profile of UCSF Professor Esteban González Burchard, MD, MPH.
Donald Abrams: The Integrative Oncologist
An interview in Massachusetts General Hospital's Proto Magazine with Donald Abrams, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine at UCSF.
How Hospital Practices are Trimmed at UCSF
An article in HealthLeaders highlights UCSF's groundbreaking work in healthcare cost reduction and value improvement.
Launch of the UCSF Pepper Center
The NIA Older Americans Independence Center (Pepper Center) has officially launched. The UCSF Pepper Center supports clinical, outcomes, and translational research that aim to reduce the burden of disability in older persons.
US News and World Report in Best Hospitals 2013-14
The Department of Medicine is ranked in the top 10 in five out of eight medicine subspecialties by US News and World Report in Best Hospitals 2013-14.
Defining My Dyslexia
Incoming resident Blake Charlton discusses dyslexia, disability, and diagnosis as an Op-Ed Contributor in the New York Times.
KQED Louise Aronson
UCSF physician and author Louise Aronson joins Michael Krasny in the studio to talk about her new story collection, "A History of the Present Illness." Set in San Francisco, the stories draw on her experience working with the sick and elderly in the city's hospitals and nursing homes.
Fall 2013 Strategic Planning Retreat
The DOM held its fourth annual strategic planning retreat on September 30, 2013 to discuss the department's ability to promote sustainability and a positive workplace experience for our faculty and staff.
Partnership with Peking Union Medical College Hospital
UCSF DOM and Peking Union Medical College Hospital have established a partnership to pursue shared goals of scholarly interaction, cultural interchange, and cooperative research toward an overall positive public health impact in both China as well as the U.S.
Advancing Treatment and Finding Cures
The Rheumatology Research Foundation highlights faculty in the Division of Rheumatology in their video on Advancing Treatment and Finding Cures.
CVP's Website Launches
The Center for Vulnerable Populations has a new website, featuring their Precita Eyes mural and Twitter feed.
DNA Project Aims to Make Public a Company’s Data on Cancer Genes
Robert L. Nussbaum, MD, leads the Sharing Clinical Reports Project, which aims to publicize genetic variant information, specifically in regards to breast cancer data held by Myriad Genetics.
Sodium, Hiding in Plain Sight
Drs. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo and Pam Coxson quoted in the NY Times on their work on high-sodium diets in the US.
Genes and Health: Moving Beyond Race
Esteban G. Burchard, MD, MPH, and the Center for Genes, Environments & Health lead research in how ancestry can be leveraged to identify genetic risk factors for disease and disease severity as well as response to therapies.
Health eHeart Study to Use Technology to Gather Data in Real Time
Co-principal investigator of the Health eHeart Study, Jeffrey Olgin, MD, said the technology "is going to change dramatically the way we deliver health care."

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