Please congratulate our very own Dr. Charlie Goldberg!!! He has been appointed the new Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education. He is an amazing physician, teacher, mentor, and leader; he will be an incredible advocate for residents and fellows. We are SO LUCKY to have him leading ALL of GME efforts at UCSD!!!
THANK YOU to our stellar UCSD Jeopardy team!!! R2s Ali Crisp, Brian Coburn and Alex Song did an AMAZING job representing us–all while Brian was on Hillcrest Short Call!!! WOW!
CONGRATULATIONS to Lauren Haggerty–1st place winner and Neal Jones–3rd place winner for the Clinical Vignette oral poster competition! Lauren’s poster was entitled “Eight Years of Recurrent, Chronic Tuberculous IRIS: The Importance of Ongoing Microbiology Testing” and Neal’s was “The Great Mimicker: Subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-Cell Lymphoma.”
Ali Crisp and Armando Martinez were also invited to give oral presentations of their posters. Ali presented a case reported titled “I Spy Kansasii: An Atypical Case of an Atypical Mycobacterium” and Armando presented his research on “Impact of Left Atrial Volume Index on Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.”
Huge kudos also to our med student winners: 1st place Kathryn Park, 2nd place Laurel Ball, 3rd place John Pietrykowski! So proud of all of you.
And a BIG THANK YOU to Dr. Vineet Gupta for organizing the entire virtual poster competition–an incredible feat!!!
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!!
Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, Congratulates Class of 2020 Dr. Vivek H. Murthy addresses the residency class of 2020 with a message that he has built his medical career around – that relationships and social connection effect all aspects of life. He shares the three aspects of building a connected personal and professional life: being fully present, always reach for kindness, and having the courage to be yourself. The video begins with introductions from AAIM President and CEO D. Craig Brater, MD, and ACP Chief Executive Officer and EVP Darilyn V. Moyer, MD. Total runtime: 19:04 minutesWatch video from ACP websiteVivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, served as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States. As the Vice Admiral of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, he commanded a uniformed service of 6,600 public health officers globally. During his tenure, Dr. Murthy launched the TurnTheTide campaign, catalyzing a movement among health professionals to address the nation’s opioid crisis. An internal medicine physician and entrepreneur, Dr. Murthy has focused his attention on chronic stress and isolation as prevalent problems that have profound implications for health, productivity, and happiness. Dr. Murthy received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and his MD and MBA degrees from Yale University. He completed his internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and later joined Harvard Medical School as faculty in internal medicine.
Students, residents, faculty and staff staged peaceful demonstrations at all three UCSD campuses. Speakers at the School of Medicine included Med Students Betial Asmerom, Jonathan Cunha, Ian Simpson-Shelton (incoming UCSD IM Intern!), Dr. Sierra Washington (faculty, OB/Gyn), and Dr. Cheryl Anderson (new founding Dean of the UCSD School of Public Health).
Kudos to our residents Sophie Cannon, Ibrahim Selevany and Diego Vargas for successfully launching a communication aid tool at the VA based off a QIPS case presented by Nandi Shah. Look out for these signs at the bedside to indicate communication deficits and improve the patient experience.
Dr. Archana Nair, now an Ophthalmology resident at NYU (UCSD Prelim alum, class of 2018) gave me permission to share this:
Dear Dr. Jassal,
I am writing to you today back on the wards as a medicine intern. I never thought that I would be back on the wards but such is the situation that we find ourselves in. As NYC is struggling to survive through this pandemic, we are all being asked as physicians to help where we can. I am writing this email today to thank you for all the experiences and learning that UCSD provided me. I never thought that I would go back to using so much of my general medicine, and I just wanted to say thank you.
I sincerely hope that no other part of the country faces a crisis to the extent of what we are facing in NYC, but it may be inevitable….
PGY 3 | Ophthalmology | NYU
Archana, we are SO PROUD of you!! Thank you for being an amazing physician!!