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UCSF Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Medical Grand Rounds generally takes place once a week at Parnassus, SFGH, and the VA.

An archive of previous medical grand rounds is available here.

Here is a list of upcoming medical grand rounds:

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Tue Feb 09 Osteoporosis update
SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Steven Harris, MD, FACP

Thu Feb 11 Beta-Cell Replacement Therapies for Diabetes
Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

Peter Stock, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery, UCSF

Michael German, MD
Professor in Residence, Department of Medicine, UCSF

*Understand the safety and efficacy of pancreas transplantation as a treatment for diabetes.
*Understand the evolving role and efficacy of pancreatic islet transplant as a treatment for diabetes.
*Understand the potential for alternative sources for beta cells.

Dr. Peter Stock is a multiorgan transplant surgeon at the University of California, San Francisco, and performs kidney, pancreas and liver transplants. He also serves as the Surgical Director of the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program at UCSF, as well as the Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program. His translational research explores beta cell replacement for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes, and he is currently co-Director of the UCSF Pancreatic Islet Transplant Program and was co-PI on the CIRM (California Institute of Regenerative Medicine) stem cell initiative to bring stem cell-derived beta cells to a clinical trial. He is a co-Investigator on the NIH-sponsored Clinical Trials in Islet Transplantation (CIT), as well as a site-PI on the NIH-sponsored Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation (CTOT) studying the induction of transplantation tolerance to block alloimmunity and recurrent autoimmunity following solid organ pancreas and pancreatic islet transplantation. He is the Principal Investigator on the NIH UOl multicenter trial studying the immune response following liver and kidney transplants in people with HIV. Dr. Stock just completed his tenure as the President of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS).

Dr. German is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Clinical Director of the UCSF Diabetes Center, Director of the UCSF NIH Diabetes Research Center (DRC), Hillblom Islet Genesis Network and UCSF Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship Training Program, and Principle Investigator in the Hormone Research Institute and the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research. He cares for patients in the Diabetes Clinic and hospital wards, teaches medical students and housestaff, and lectures at the Diabetes Center’s patient self-management courses. His group studies the formation and function of the insulin-producing beta-cells in the pancreas, how these processes break down in diabetes, hypoglycemia and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, and the translation of this knowledge into novel therapeutic strategies for these disorders.

Tue Feb 16 Education update
SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Pat Cornett and Harry Hollanderrn

Thu Feb 18 The Impact of Unconscious Bias on our Work
Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

René Salazar, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF
Chair, Department of Medicine Residency Diversity Committee
Director of Diversity, UCSF Office of Graduate Medical Education

*Recognize the impact of unconscious bias on various aspects of our work
*Describe one strategy to assess unconscious bias and two the three strategies to address unconscious bias at both the individual and institutional level

René Salazar, M.D. is a Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Salazar currently leads a UCSF campus-wide unconscious bias educational initiative supported by the UCSF Office of Diversity and Outreach and the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Dr. Salazar was recently selected as a Dean’s Diversity Leader as part of the in the UCSF School of Medicine’s Differences Matter initiative. The goal of this initiative is to develop an informed and committed leadership, educated to oversee a culture of inclusion and to achieve greater diversity at UCSF.


Tue Feb 23 Lide and Death in Medicine and the Law
SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

John Luce, MD

Thu Feb 25 Presidential Politics and Health Policy Predictions
Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm

Andrew Bindman, MD
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics, UCSF

*To gain an understanding of the health policy issues which the major candidates are discussing as a part of the current election cycle
*To learn about the strategies that could be used to implement changes in health policy

Andrew Bindman, MD is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics based within the Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is a primary care physician who has practiced and taught at UCSF's affiliated San Francisco General Hospital for more than twenty-five years. He is also the Director of UCSF’s Primary Care Research Fellowship. During 2009–10, he served as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow within the US House of Representatives, where he was intimately involved in the drafting of legislative language for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). He subsequently worked to implement the ACA as a senior advisor to the US Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Bindman attended medical school at Mt. Sinai in New York and he completed his residency in internal medicine at UCSF. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2015.

Tue Mar 01 Tales from the Medical Examiner's office
SFGH: Carr Auditorium noon - 1:00 pm

Ellen Moffatt

Thu Mar 03 TBA
Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm


Thu Mar 10 TBA
Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm


Thu Mar 17 TBA
Parnassus: HSW-300 noon - 1:00 pm



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The University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This live activity is designated for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Course Number MGR15002

*Faculty Relationship Disclosure

All speakers listed above have declared that neither they, nor any immediate member of their family, have a financial arrangement or other relationship with the manufacturers of any commercial products except *.

* All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME's Standards for Commercial Support.

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SFGH Statement

The speaker(s) declare that neither they nor any immediate family have financial or other arrangements with the manufacturers of any pharmaceutical products or medical devices discussed in this CME activity. The speaker(s) indicate that they do not intend to discuss investigational or off label use of pharmaceutical products or medical devices.

UCSF is accredited b the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians and allied health care professionals. -- CME credit is one hour.

No commercial support was received for this CME activity.

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