Drs. Beatrice Golomb, Mia Savoia honored in “Women Who Mean Business” awards

Two Department of Medicine faculty members were among six from UC San Diego Health Sciences who were honored in the 2012 “Women Who Mean Business” awards sponsored by the San Diego Business Journal.

Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD, is professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine.

Mia Savoia, MD, pictured at left, is dean for Medical Education in the UCSD School of Medicine and professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases.

David A. Brenner, MD, Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences and Dean, School of Medicine, announced the awards to Health Sciences faculty and staff November 9.

Potency of Statins Linked to Muscle Side Effects

A study from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, published August 22 online by PLoS ONE, reports that muscle problems reported by patients taking statins were related to the strength or potency of the given cholesterol-lowering drugs. … Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom


Dr. Beatrice Golomb led the study team. Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD, is professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine.More information:

  • Citation for the new study: Hoffman KB, Kraus C, Dimbil M, Golomb BA. A survey of the FDA’s AERS database regarding muscle and tendon adverse events linked to the statin drug class. PLoS One. 2012;7(8):e42866. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0042866. Epub 2012 Aug 22. Abstract
  • Related study: Statins Shown to Cause Fatigue

Statins Shown to Cause Fatigue

In a study of more than 1,000 adults, researchers at the University of California, San Diego, found that individuals taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are more likely than non-users to experience decreased energy, fatigue upon exertion, or both. The researchers suggest that these findings should be taken into account by doctors when weighing risk versus benefit in prescribing statins. … Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom


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  • Read the article in Archives of Internal Medicine
    Online First: June 11. 2012: Arch Intern Med. 2012;():1-2. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2171
  • Citation for Publication: Golomb BA, Evans MA, Dimsdale JE, White HL. Effects of statins on energy and fatigue with exertion: results from a randomized controlled trial. Arch Intern Med. Published online August 13, 2012. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2171..

Regular Chocolate Eaters are Thinner

Katharine Hepburn famously said of her slim physique: “What you see before you is the result of a lifetime of chocolate.” New evidence suggests she may have been right.

Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, and colleagues present new findings that may overturn the major objection to regular chocolate consumption: that it makes people fat … Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom


Dr. Golomb is professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at UCSD and a primary care physician at the Veterans Administration San Diego Healthcare System.

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Large UC San Diego Study Shows that Statin Drugs Lower Blood Pressure

Dr. Beatrice Golomb and a team of UC San Diego researchers have reported the first large, double-blind, randomized trial to show that statin drugs reduce blood pressure.

Beatrice Golomb, M.D., Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine. She directs the UC San Diego Statin Effects Study.The study report was published in Archives of Internal Medicine:

Golomb BA, Dimsdale JE, White HL, Ritchie JB, Criqui MH. Reduction in blood pressure with statins: results from the UCSD Statin Study, a randomized trial. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Apr 14;168(7):721-7. Read the report

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