News & Highlights
Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo to Receive SGIM Mid-career Mentoring Award
Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD will be presented with the SGIM Mid-career Mentoring Award at the SGIM national meeting in April.
The SGIM Mid-career Mentoring Award is given each year to outstanding mid-career clinician investigators who are actively engaged in research and mentorship of junior investigators.
To read more about the Mid-career Mentoring Award, please visit http://www.sgim.org/career-center/awards-and-grants/nomination-awards/research-mentor-award
Dr. Molly Cooke Attends China Medical Board Centenial Dinner
Molly Cooke, MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine and Director of Education for Global Health Sciences at UCSF attended the Centennial dinner celebration of the China Medical Board that was held in Bangkok on January 28. To read more about the CMB Centennial Celebration, please visit: http://www.chinamedicalboard.org/news/cmb_celebrates_its_centennial_year
Dr. Cooke also attended the Prince Mahidol Award Conference, entitled "Transformative Learning for Health Equity." A full description of this conference is available at http://www.pmaconference.mahidol.ac.th
Alicia Fernandez, MD, Appointed to PCORI Board of Governors
Alicia Fernandez, MD, has been appointed to The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors. Dr. Fernandez, a professor of clinical medicine at UCSF, and attending physician at San Francisco General Hospital, was named by the U.S. Comptroller General to one of the seven Board slots filled by healthcare providers.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent, non-profit organization authorized by Congress in 2010. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions.
To read more about Dr. Fernandez's appointment, please visit http://www.pcori.org/2014/pcori-welcomes-alicia-fernandez-md-to-its-board-of-governors/
Project Muso is one of the eight finalists for Caplow Children's Prize
Dr. Ari Johnson's non-profit organization, Project Muso http://www.projectmuso.org/, is one of the eight finalists for the $1 million Caplow Children's Prize that is awarded to the applicant with the best plan to save the lives of children who would otherwise die before age five. The $1 million will allow the applicant to execute their vision.
Ari Johnson, a third-year resident in the Internal Medicine Primary Care residency program at SFGH, is co-founder of Project Muso. The organization partners with communities in Mali to solve the root causes of health crises.
Dr. Ari Johnson's recently published article, "Assessing Early Access to Care and Child Survival during a Health System Strengthening Intervention in Mali: A Repeated Cross Sectional Survey" can be found at http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0081304