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  Hilary Seligman, MD Launches Innovative Fruit & Vegetable Voucher Program
Apr 01, 2015 EatSF launches in San Francisco. EatSF is a free fruit and vegetable voucher program for low-income San Francisco residents led by Hilary Seligman, MD MAS, Associate Professor of Medicine at SFGH. Vouchers are worth $5.00 each and can be used for fresh or frozen fruits, vegetables, and herbs at local corner stores within the Tenderloin neighborhood and the Heart of the City Farmers Market. Vouchers are distributed from several community-based organizations Our goals are to allow participants to eat more fruits and vegetables, and to increase the availability of produce at community food stores.

Apr 10, 2015 Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD, Awarded 2015 Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring
Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, Division Chief of General Internal Medicine at Mt. Zion, has been named by the UCSF Faculty Mentoring Program as the recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award.

Dr. Pérez-Stable received the honor in recognition of the significant impact he has made on the professional careers and personal development of his mentees.


Apr 20, 2015 Kathy Julian, MD, Wins 2015 Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Award

The UCSF Academic Senate has announced that the Distinction in Teaching Award for faculty at UCSF more than five years has been awarded to Kathy Julian, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Mt. Zion.

The award is given based on the recommendation a selection committee designated by the Academic Senate Committee on Academic Personnel.

Recipients of the Academic Senate Distinction In Teaching Awards and the Distinction In Mentoring Awards will be honored at the Academic Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards Ceremony to be held May 13th, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. in the Lange Room at the UCSF library on the Parnassus campus.


Apr 28, 2015 Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D. Named Director of National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D. has been appointed as the new Director of National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) by Dr. Francis S. Collins, the Director of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Pérez-Stable will relieve Yvonne T. Maddox, Ph.D., who has been the Acting Director of NIMHD since April 2014. Dr. Pérez-Stable will assume the role of Director on September 1, 2015.

Dr. Pérez-Stable is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He came to UCSF as an Internal Medicine Intern in 1978 and completed his Primary Care Medicine Residency in 1981. Following a research fellowship in General Internal Medicine, he became an Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCSF in July 1983.

Dr. Pérez-Stable practices at the general internal medicine clinics at Mt. Zion and teaches residents and students in both inpatient and outpatient settings. His research has focused on health and health care disparities by race and ethnicity in the areas of tobacco use and cessation, cancer prevention, and minority aging. He has expertise in development of risk factor reduction interventions for Latinos and has collaborated with social scientists and epidemiologists throughout his nearly 40-year career.

He is the Director of the UCSF Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations (MERC), Director of the Center for Aging in Diverse Communities, which is funded through a NIH/National Institute of Aging grant through 2017, and Assistant Director for Health Care Disparities of the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Pérez-Stable is a member of the National Advisory Council, National Institute on Aging, NIH (2011–15). He was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2001.

In his long career, Dr. Pérez-Stable has received many prestigious awards. In 2008, he was given the UCSF Martin Luther King Award for faculty, which recognizes exceptional leadership in furthering the goal of achieving greater ethnic diversity at UCSF. In 2009, he received the Humanitarian Award from the National Medical Fellowships. In 2014, he received the John M. Eisenberg Award for Career Achievement in Research from the Society of General Internal Medicine. In 2015, he was named by the UCSF Faculty Mentoring Program as the recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award.

Dr. Pérez-Stable will bring his many years of clinical and research experience to his new position as Director of NIMHD. The NIMHD is the federal agency charged with improving minority health and working to identify and eliminate health disparities. The NIMHD previously had been the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities but became an Institute of the National Institutes of Health in 2010 as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

You can read the official announcement of Dr. Pérez-Stable's appointment on the National Institutes of Health website.

Apr 29, 2015 Wendy Bright, RN, Receives 2015 Excellence in Ambulatory Nursing Award

Wendy Bright, RN, a clinical nurse in Mt. Zion General Medicine, has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Excellence in Ambulatory Nursing Award by the UCSF Department of Nursing Ambulatory Council.

The award recognizes individuals who are expert in ambulatory nursing and who demonstrate insight and compassion to help patients and families cope with the difficulties encountered in the ambulatory setting.

Wendy will be recognized at the 2015 Nurses' Week Awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 12th from 3-5pm in the Millberry Union.


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