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News Links July/August 2015

A Monthly Digest for Faculty and Staff at the UCSF School of Medicine

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Last year, UCSF finished in first place among all San Francisco AIDS Walk teams. Bring us to the top again this year by joining or donating to the School of Medicine team.

UCSF recently launched Pulse, a news website for faculty and staff with stories, events and quick links. 

A note to teaching faculty: as of May 2015, letters of recommendation for residency for all applicants must be uploaded to the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) using the ERAS Letter of Recommendation Portal. Letters must be uploaded by either the letter author or his/her designee.


July 19AIDS Walk

July 23 Greening Healthcare Workshop (Mission Bay)


September 10 Faculty Development Day (Laurel Heights)

September 28 The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators Celebration of New Members (Parnassus)

Osher Center’s Mini Medical School for the Public

  • October 13 – November 17 (Tue) – Radiology and Medical Imaging

  • October 14 – December 2 (Wed; no session 11/11) – Dementia



Mitchell D. Feldman, MD, MPhil, was named interim chief of the Mt. Zion Division of General Internal Medicine, effective June 1, 2015. Dr. Feldman, professor of medicine and associate vice provost for faculty mentoring and co-director of the mentor development program at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), will assist in the leadership transition at the Mt. Zion Division of General Internal Medicine as the current Division Chief Eliseo J. Perez-Stable, is leaving UCSF to assume the role of director of National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD).

Catherine Park, MD, was appointed as chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology.


Ellen Hughes, MD, PhD, former professor of medicine, UCSF alumna and one of the founding members of the Academy of Medical Educators, has passed away.


In case you missed it: Dr. Kimberly Topp’s “Last Lecture” on unconditional love, hard work and helping those who are less fortunate.


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