Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health, and one of our amazing core faculty and alums (UCSD class of 1999, CMR 1999-2000), Dr. Davey Smith, and his team are leading UCSD’s research efforts focused on the testing, transmission, and treatment of COVID-19. Thanks to their efforts and progress, a generous $1 million donation was recently made by the John and Mary Tu Foundation, to help fund their continued work on the virus and disease. While the pandemic persists, it is this kind of research that allows us to try to stay ahead of the spread, and have hope for more treatment strategies in the future. Congratulations Dr. Smith, and thank you for all your hard work!!
We wanted to highlight a few significant career achievements of UCSD Internal Medicine Alumni!
Sophie Patzek, MD (Graduate 2016), now faculty in Endocrinology at UCSF published a letter to the Editor in NEJM. Kim, S & Patzek S. Teprotumumab for active thyroid eye disease. NEJM 2020 May 14;382(20):1958-1959.
Kevin Shah, MD (Graduate 2015), now faculty at Univ of Utah was appointed as the new Social Media editor for JACC Case Reports.
Dr. Archana Nair, now an Ophthalmology resident at NYU (UCSD Prelim alum, class of 2018) gave me permission to share this:
Dear Dr. Jassal,
KUDOS to our residents, students and faculty who presented their cases, research and workshops at the Regional Society of General Internal Medicine meeting in Irvine on Saturday!
Residents, alumni & faculty gathered to congratulate one another on another year of patient care, learning, camaraderie and fun and to ring in the New Year at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse. Wishing you health, happiness, love and learning!!
The PSTP Residents, Fellows, and Faculty met to get to know one another at the LOFT last night!
Congratulations to residency program alumna, and former Chief Resident, Dr. Ni-Cheng Liang for receiving the Lung Health Provider of the Year Award AND for being recognized as an Outstanding Mother by the American Lung Association! See her acceptance speech below: