The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences is very pleased to announce that the following faculty members have been selected by 3rd and 4th year medical students for the 2007–2008 Academic Teaching Awards and for Volunteer Clinical Faculty Teaching Awards.
Academic Teaching Award
Allison Bryant, MD: Assistant Professor
Deborah Cohan, MD, MPH: Associate Professor and Medical Director, Bay Area Perinatal AIDS Center (BAPAC); Assistant Director, National Perinatal HIV Consultation and Referral Service
Philip Darney, MD, MSc: Professor and Division Chief, SFGH
Victor Fujimoto, MD: Associate Professor and Director, UCSF In Vitro Fertilization
Mindy Goldman, MD: Associate Professor and Director, Follow Up Program, Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center
Alison Jacoby, MD: Associate Professor and Director, Comprehensive Fibroid Center
George Sawaya, MD: Associate Professor and Director, Cervical Dysplasia Clinic, San Francisco General Hospital
Jody Steinauer, MD, MAS: Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Fellowship in Family Planning
Volunteer Clinical Faculty Teaching Awards
Malini Nijagal, MD: Attending Physician, Marin General Hospital and UCSF Medical Student Site Director at Marin Maternity Services, San Rafael, CA and Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF·
M. Ming Quan, MD: Attending Physician, CPMC and Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF
The Class of 2010 have chosen Dr. Rebecca Jackson to receive the 2008 Essential Core Teaching Award for “Excellence in Small Group Instruction.” The members of the class of 2010 know that good teaching can be very time-consuming and often goes unrewarded in the academic world. This award reflects the high esteem and deep appreciation felt by her students for her exemplary efforts as an instructor, and their gratitude for the time and efforts she has devoted to helping them become competent physicians and scientists.
A special reception and ceremony honoring nominees and recipients will commence Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at 5:30 P.M. in the Millberry Conference Center.
When UC Associate President Linda Williams and Presidential Staff Fellow Amy Levine hit the road last year, they had one goal: Find out what UC women need to develop professionally and advance their careers. "I think it is important for the institution to acknowledge that career development and advancement for women is important," said Williams. In the last half of 2007, she and Levine, along with Sheila O'Rourke, JD, assistant vice provost for equity and diversity at the UC Office of the President (UCOP), visited with women at all 10 campuses, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and UCOP.
Education seminars can improve the community’s understanding of health information.Community education events at the Asian Heart and Vascular Center (AHVC) are helping members of the Asian community take control of their doctor visits. “I appreciate AHVC’s classes because they’re directed to the lay person, which makes the content useful to me,” said Joyce Chan, an attendee and supporter of AHVC’s community educational events. “Health information classes should be helpful to the audience. When there is too much medical information all at once, it’s very hard to digest.”
The first cohort of mid-career faculty members completed an innovative, six-month course in mentoring as part of the Mentor Development Program (MDP) sponsored by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and the Faculty Mentoring Program at UCSF.Eighteen participants, representing all four UCSF professional schools, recently graduated from the new MDP during National Mentoring Month. Applications are now being accepted for the next cohort session beginning in February 2008. Mid-level and early senior faculty who are dedicated to clinical and translational research are invited to apply for participation in the MDP.
Cultural competency is an important component of medical provider training. This program will focus on ways to reduce African American infant mortality and improve patient encounters through the discussion of race, racism and culture. Presenters include longtime UCSF School of Medicine faculty member Carol Miller, MD, clinical professor of pediatrics. Recognized as an excellent teacher and mentor, Miller is a member of the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators. Her clinical interests include the care of term and near-term newborns and their families and primary care of graduates from the neonatal intensive care unit. Miller’s community health interests include at-risk youth, breastfeeding promotion, child abuse prevention, health promotion, home health care, parenting education, physician education and youth violence prevention.
To register or to get more information, email or call 415/575-5684.
Center of Excellence Intern Learns Through Experience: While many college students use their senior year as a time to wrap up coursework and study for finals, Tori Sutherland chose this time to experience women’s health hands on. “I’ve always known that I wanted to be a physician,” said Sutherland. “My focus was refined during a year I spent with a host family in France. I was inspired by their commitment to research and humanitarian organizations such as Doctors Without Borders. It was at this point that I became interested in international medicine.” Because she was seeking experience and exposure to working opportunities in women’s health, Sutherland submitted an application to the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health Internship Program. “Her timing was great,” said Nancy Milliken, MD, UCSF associate clinical professor of medicine and director of the Center of Excellence . “We had a unique opportunity that fit her unique interests. We received her application in January, and by February she was on her way to Egypt as part of our program.”