News & Highlights
Dr. Pamela Ling Apppointed to NIH Community Influences on Health Behavior Study Section
Pamela Ling, MD, was recruited to serve as a member of the NIH Community Influences on Health Behavior (CIHB) Study Section, Center for Scientific Review for the term beginning July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2020. Members are selected on the basis of their demonstrated competence and achievement in their scientific discipline as evidenced by the quality of research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals, and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors.
Dr. Gina Moreno John Gives Keynote Speech at Harvard Medical School "Revisit" Event
Gina Moreno-John, MD, was invited to be the keynote speaker for the annual Robert H. Ebert Lecture at Harvard Medical School (HMS) during their "Revisit" event in April, 2016. Her lecture, "Social Justice Advocacy: a Busy Physician’s Approach" was given to 175 admitted and current Harvard Medical students. She recounted her personal journey and career path, specifically her ability to maintain activism with underserved populations and diversity work in her job and in the community.
The Ebert Lecture is sponsored by the HMS Admissions Office and the Multicultural Student Alliance, which addresses issues that have an impact on underrepresented and disadvantaged student communities and is comprised of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), and the Native American Health Organization (NAHO).
Dr. Rene Salazar to Be Assistant Dean of Diversity in the School of Medicine The University of Texas at Austin
Rene Salazar, MD has accepted a job as the Assistant Dean of Diversity in the School of Medicine at the Dell Medical School/The University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Salazar graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S in Pharmacy in 1993 and obtained his MD from the University of Texas in San Antonio in 1999 before coming to UCSF as a resident in internal medicine. He then completed a Fellowship in Health Disparities before joining the DGIM faculty as an HS Assistant Professor of Medicine in 2003.
He has led the Department’s efforts to promote diversity in residency training and his creative scholarship has focused on health care disparities in Latino and Asian populations. Over the past few years, Rene has worked closely with the UCSF Office of Diversity and Outreach to conduct numerous workshops on unconscious bias that have profoundly shaped the campus-wide approach to this important topic.
The application deadline for the 2017-18 academic year for the SFGH and UC Primary Care Internal Medicine programs is November 15, 2016.
Please refer to each program's section for details and contact information.