Grand Rounds Speaker March 6: Dr. Jeffrey Wiese, Tulane University Medical Educator

Dr. Jeffrey G. WiesePresenting at Medicine Grand Rounds on March 6 is medical educator and hospitalist Jeffrey Wiese, MD, FACP, SFHM.

Wiese is associate dean for graduate medical education and director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the Tulane University School of Medicine, where he is professor and associate chair of medicine in the Section of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics.

He is Chief of Medicine, Charity and University Hospitals, Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans.

Among the many honors Wiese has received for his teaching:

Read about his teaching philosophy

Wiese is a past president of the Society of Hospital Medicine (2010-2011). He has served as board member for the Society of Hospital Medicine, the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine and the Association of Subspecialty Professors.

He earned his medical degree at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1995. He did his internal medicine residency, chief residency and a medical education fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.

About Medicine Grand Rounds

UCSD’s Medicine Grand Rounds is held weekly on Wednesday mornings, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., in the Liebow Auditorium, second floor, Biomedical Sciences Building on the UCSD School of Medicine Campus. There is a hiatus in summer.

To see this year’s schedule and find video viewing information, visit the Medicine Grand Rounds page on the Department of Medicine website.

UC San Diego Health System Awarded “A”s for Patient Safety

UC San Diego Health System was honored with two separate “A” Hospital Safety Scores by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The A scores were awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety Score℠, the A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to US hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries accidents, and infections. … Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom

Two from UCSD School of Medicine Named Members of the Institute of Medicine

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) today announced the names of 70 new members and 10 foreign associates during its 42nd annual meeting.  Included are two new members from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine: David A. Brenner, MD, vice chancellor for Health Sciences and dean of the UCSD School of Medicine, and Don W. Cleveland, PhD, chair of the UCSD Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, and professor of medicine, neurosciences, and cellular and molecular medicine at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research. … Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom


Dr. David BrennerA translational researcher, Dr. David Brenner investigates the molecular pathogenesis of fibrotic liver disease and the genetic basis of  liver disorders. He is a member of the Division of Gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine.  |  Read his academic biography

UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center Named One of Nation’s Top Heart Hospitals

Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center

UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics. The Truven study examined the performance of more than 1,000 hospitals by analyzing outcomes for patients with heart failure and heart attacks and for those who received coronary bypass surgery and percutaneous coronary interventions such as angioplasties. This year’s winners were announced October 1 in Modern Healthcare magazine. … Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom

Dr. Timothy Bigby Receives Department of Medicine Clinical Services Award for 2011-2012

Dr. Timothy BigbyDr. Timothy Bigby, professor of medicine and interim chief of the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, has received the Department of Medicine’s Leadership & Innovation in Patient-Centered Systems award for 2011-2012.

Each year, the award recognizes the clinical program leader whose efforts have achieved particular excellence in service of the patient care mission in internal medicine and its subspecialties.

“Physician leaders in the Department of Medicine are contributing in extremely significant ways. Dr. Bigby’s recognition speaks to the magnitude of his accomplishments above and beyond the already high standards,” said Dr. Daniel Bouland, clinical professor of medicine and Vice Chair for Clinical Operations in the Department of Medicine.

Drs. Daniel Bouland, Timothy Bigby and Francis Gabbai

Pictured above: Leadership & Innovation in Patient-Centered Systems Award recipient Timothy Bigby, MD, with Daniel Bouland, MD, at left and Francis Gabbai, MD, at right. Dr. Gabbai is Chief of the Medicine Service at the VA San Diego Healthcare System and Professor and Vice Chair for VA Affairs in the Department of Medicine.
A highlight of Medicine’s end-of-year clinical services meeting was a panel discussion with three UC San Diego Health System internal medicine physicians whose clinical programs deliver five-star service.

The panelists:

Research Funding at UC San Diego Again Surpasses $1 Billion Milestone

The funding total is higher despite the challenging economic situation

Research funding for 2012 at the University of California, San Diego has surpassed $1 billion for the second time in the last three years, the Office of Research Affairs has announced. … Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom

For the Department of Medicine, the largest department at UC San Diego, the research cost expenditures totaled $130,888,572 in fiscal year 2012.

UC San Diego Health System Awarded “A” for Patient Safety by The Leapfrog Group

UC San Diego Health System Medical Center in Hillcrest

On June 6, 2012, UC San Diego Health System was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. U.S. hospitals were assigned an A, B, C, D, or F based on safety performance. … Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom

Visit the Hospital Safety ScoreSM website

Breaking Ground on a New Era of Health Care

Jacobs Medical Center to transform world-class research into top-quality clinical care

Philanthropists, community leaders, health care visionaries, architects and contractors, along with faculty and staff of UC San Diego, gathered April 9 to celebrate the official start of construction for the Jacobs Medical Center, a ten-story, multi-specialty medical center that will open in La Jolla in 2016. The new medical center will transform the delivery of health care by ensuring that medical research discoveries are quickly translated into enhanced patient care…. Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom

More news about the Jacobs Medical Center:

UC San Diego Ranks 6th Among U.S. Universities for Research & Development Dollars

The University of California, San Diego again ranked 6th among top U.S. universities in total research and development expenditures for fiscal year 2010, with $580,279 million in federal R&D money and $943,219 million in total R&D expenditures. The numbers were announced by the National Science Foundation (NSF)…. Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom

Researcher in laboratory at UC San Diego.
In fiscal year 2010-2011, the research funding in the Department of Medicine totaled $113.6 million from nearly 380 individual contracts and grants.

More about research in the Department of Medicine:

SDSC’s “Big Data” Expertise Aiding Genomics Research

Focus on Genomics Medicine is Growing, says SDSC’s Norman

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, has in the last three years undergone a major reboot, remaking itself into a center of expertise on all aspects of “big data” research including genomics, one of the fastest growing areas of scientific study. …. Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom

Dr. Lucila Ohno-Machado
Among the current “big data” genomics projects at the San Diego Supercomputer Center is the Integrating Data for Analysis, Anonymization, and Sharing (iDASH) center, led by Lucila Ohno-Machado, MD, PhD, pictured above.

Ohno-Machado is professor of medicine, founding chief of the Division of Biomedical Informatics and associate dean for informatics and technology at UC San Diego.

iDASH is supported by the National Institutes of Health through the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research.  |  Read iDASH project abstract  |  Visit iDASH website  |   Visit San Diego Supercomputer Center website
Photo of Dr. Ohno-Machado: John Hanacek, Calit2 UC San Diego.