News & Highlights
Kathy Julian, MD, Named Director, Outcomes and Optimization, GME
Dr. Kathy Julian, Professor of Clinical Medicine in Mt. Zion DGIM and Director of the UC Primary Care General Internal Medicine Residency Program, has been named Director of Outcomes and Optimization of UCSF's Graduate Medical Education Program.
Dr. Julian will help develop innovative programs to support fellowship training at UCSF in all respects, including optimal accreditation outcomes, clinical experiences, teaching roles, scholarship, and overall professional development. She will co-lead a new Fellows' Forum and a new working group for Fellowship Program Directors.
Laura Fejerman, PhD, Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD, and Elad Ziv, MD Publish Paper Identifying Genetic Variant That Lowers Risk of Breast Cancer in Latinas
DGIM researchers Laura Fejerman, PhD, Elad Ziv, MD, and Division Chief Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD, along with their coauthors, have published a paper that identifies a protective gene variant that lowers the risk of breast cancer in Latinas. The paper "Genome-wide association study of breast cancer in Latinas identifies novel protective variants on 6q25" was published in the October 20 issue of Nature Communications.
This publication is receiving attention in the media with coverage in Time: "Study Links Latina Women With Gene That Lowers Breast Cancer Risk" and The New York Times: "Genetic Variant May Shield Latinas From Breast Cancer"
To read more about Dr. Fejerman's, Ziv's, and Pérez-Stable's research on this issue, please visit UCSF News Website: Genetic Variant Protects Some Latina Women from Breast Cancer
Jane Jih, Tung Nguyen, Alka Kanaya and Coauthors win 2014 APIC Best Published Paper Award
Mt. Zion DGIM faculty members Jane Jih, MD, Tung Nguyen, MD, and Alka Kanaya, MD, along with coauthors, Arnab Mukherjea, Eric Vittinghoff, Janice Tsoh, Yoshimi Fukuoka, Melinda Bender, and Winston Tseng have won the 2014 Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health (APIC) Best Published Paper Award. The award was given to the paper "Using appropriate body mass index cut points for overweight and obesity among Asian Americans" which was published in the August edition of Preventive Medicine
The APIC Best Published Paper Award will be presented November 18th at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans. The APIC Program for the APHA Annual Meeting is available online at the APHA 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition website
The application deadline for the 2015-16 academic year for the SFGH and UC Primary Care Internal Medicine programs is November 15, 2014.
Please refer to each program's section for details and contact information.