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Recent News & Highlights

Theater Program Helps Women Disclose HIV Status
Edward Machtinger partnered with the Medea Project to help HIV-positive women improve their support network and overall quality of life through an act of expressive therapy - creating and performing theater productions which propelled them to disclose their HIV status to family and friends.
Fourth Quality & Safety Symposium
DOM hosted its 4th Quality & Safety Symposium that highlighted 62 improvement projects from across our clinical campuses.
UCSF Fresno Quality Improvement Forum
UCSF Fresno held its 2nd annual Quality Improvement Forum on June 5, 2014. There were 16 posters presented with 11 of the posters from the Department of Medicine.
Faster DNA Sleuthing Saves Child
UCSF Department of Medicine faculty member, former resident and fellow show value of “Next-Generation Sequencing” in diagnosing infection.
Harvey V. Fineberg
Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, PhD, MPP, the president of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), will join DOM during his yearlong appointment as a Presidential Chair beginning in September 2014.
New Chief Residents
DOM welcomes the 2014-2015 Chief Residents: Tim Poore, Susie Wlodarczyk, Lekshmi Santhosh, Sarah Schaeffer, Meredith Lora, Suzanne Sharpton, Shilpa Shah and Dave Margolius.
Advances in Prostate Cancer Treatment, Immunotherapy
A new study, with UCSF authors Lawrence Fong and Yafei Hou, sheds light on why cancer immunotherapies work and why some patients respond to treatment while others don’t.
Researchers Drive Major Progress in Lung Disease
Researchers, including Talmadge E. King, Jr., Harold R. Collard, Michael Matthay, Kathleen D. Liu, Carolyn Calfee, Stephen C. Lazarus and Prescott G. Woodruff played major roles in five significant multicenter studies of lung disease recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
June 2014 DOM Faculty Diversity Retreat
The senior leadership of the DOM will be meeting on June 27, 2014 to discuss the department’s interest in the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minority faculty. Speakers will include J. Renee Navarro, UCSF Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Outreach.
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.
UCSF Palliative Home Care Practice Featured in NYT
Dr. Steven Pantilat is featured in this article on the benefits of palliative care home visits.
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.
Gandjei Memorial
View the The Reza K. Gandjei Memorial lecture, given by the UCSF Presidential Chair, Wylie Burke.
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.
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