Investing in the Future: UC San Diego’s Federal Research Funding Among Top 10 in Nation Despite Campus’s Relative Youth

A study by the National Science Foundation naming the top 10 universities receiving the most federal funding for research and development ranked UC San Diego in 8th place out of 896 colleges that received federal R&D money during the 2011 fiscal year. … Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom


In the School of Medicine:
According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the UCSD School of Medicine faculty rank consistently in the top two in the nation in research funding per faculty member.

In the Department of Medicine:
In fiscal year 2012, the Department of Medicine’s research expenditures totaled over $130 million.

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Enzyme Accelerates Malignant Stem Cell Cloning in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

An international team, headed by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has identified a key enzyme in the reprogramming process that promotes malignant stem cell cloning and the growth of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), a cancer of the blood and marrow that experts say is increasing in prevalence. … Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom


Catriona H. M. Jamieson, MD, PhDPrincipal investigator of the study is Catriona H. M. Jamieson, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology-Oncology and director of stem cell research at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center.

Dr. Jamieson is on the steering committee for the Moores Cancer Center’s My Answer to Cancer initiative for personalized cancer therapy. She is a member of the faculty in the UCSD Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program.

Department of Medicine faculty coauthor Sheldon R. Morris, MD, MPH, an investigator at the UCSD Antiviral Research Center,is health sciences assistant clinical professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases.

Citation for the report in PNAS: Jiang Q, Crews LA, Barrett CL, Chun H-J, Court AC, Isquith JM, Zipeto MA, Goff DJ, Minden M, Sadarangani A, Rusert JM, Dao K-HT, Morris SR, Goldstein LSB, Marra MA, Kelly A. Frazer KA, Jamieson C.H.M. ADAR1 promotes malignant progenitor reprogramming in chronic myeloid leukemia. PNAS 2012; published ahead of print December 28, 2012, doi:10.1073/pnas.1213021110

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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.

UC San Diego Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center Honored for Design Excellence

The Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center, UC San Diego Health System

Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center, UC San Diego Health System

The region’s only comprehensive cardiovascular facility receives 2012 Modern Healthcare Award

UC San Diego Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center has received Modern Healthcare’s highest design honor, the 2012 Modern Healthcare Design Award. Out of more than one hundred entries, only one other project received this honor in 2012. … Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom

Fifty-Two Department of Medicine Physicians Named to 2012 “San Diego’s Top Doctors” List

Fifty-two Department of Medicine physicians have been voted to the 2012 “San Diego’s Top Doctors” list from the San Diego County Medical Society.  |  See a photo gallery of the Department of Medicine honorees

The list, released in the October issue of San Diego Magazine, includes a total of 537 San Diego doctors in 51 specialties. Of those, 145 doctors in 39 specialties are from UC San Diego Health System.  |  See the list of all UC San Diego Health System physicians honored

In 2011, the list included 526 San Diego physicians, 129 from UC San Diego Health System and 40 from the Department of Medicine.

The names of this year’s Department of Medicine honorees are listed by subspecialty division below, along with the name of the ranking category if different from the name of a physician’s Department of Medicine division.

The list includes the UC San Diego Health System physicians who practice in internal medicine subspecialties at Rady Children’s Hospital.

Honorees

Bone Marrow Transplantation

Edward (Ted) Ball, MD
Professor of Medicine
Category: Hematology

Cardiology

Daniel G. Blanchard, MD, FACC
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Category: Cardiovascular Disease
Lori B. Daniels, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
Category: Cardiovascular Disease
Gregory K. Feld, MD
Professor of Medicine
Category: Cardiac Electrophysiology
Ehtisham (Shami) Mahmud, MD, FACC
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Category: Interventional Cardiology
Ajit Raisinghani, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Category: Cardiovascular Disease

Dermatology

Lawrence Eichenfield, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine; Professor of Pediatrics
Sheila F. Friedlander, MD
Clinical Professor, Pediatrics and Medicine
Categories: Dermatology and Pediatrics

Endocrinology & Metabolism

Charles H. Choe, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor
Steven V. Edelman, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor

Gastroenterology

Robert G. Gish, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
William J. Sandborn, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Thomas John Savides, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine

General Internal Medicine

William J. Ackerman, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Unna McPherson Albers, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Jason Bronner, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
Tina Bronner
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
Edward David Brown, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Lori A. Brown, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Lynette C. Cederquist, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Paul N. Gamble, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Charles G. Goldberg, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Eduardo L. Grunvald, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Shawn Harrity, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Heather Hofflich, DO
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
Simerjot Jassal, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
Tony P. Lopez, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Gita Mehta, MD, FACP
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Marlene Millen, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
Joe Wesley Ramsdell, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Armelia Sani, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Lori Wan, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor, Medicine and Pediatrics
Lisa J. Wastila, MD, FACP
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Pearl S. Yu, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor

Geriatrics

Victor J. Legner, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
Category: Internal Medicine

Hematology-Oncology

Lyudmila A. Bazhenova, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
Category: Oncology
Paul T. Fanta, MD, MS
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor
Category: Oncology
Catriona Jamieson, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Category: Hematology
Thomas J. Kipps, MD
Professor of Medicine
Category: Hematology
Barbara A. Parker, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Category: Oncology
Erin G. Reid, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
Category: Hematology

Hospital Medicine

Brian J. Clay, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
Category: Internal Medicine
Gregory B. Seymann, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Category: Internal Medicine
Kenton O. Smitherman, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
Category: Internal Medicine

Nephrology

Ravindra L. Mehta, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

William R. Auger, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Category: Pulmonary Disease
Timothy D. Bigby, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Category: Pulmonary Disease
Peter F. Fedullo, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Category: Critical Care Medicine
Kim Kerr, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Category: Critical Care Medicine
Samir S. Makani, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor
Category: Pulmonary Disease
Kevin Shaw, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor
Category: Critical Care Medicine

Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology

Seema S. Aceves, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

How the List Is Determined

Each year, the “Top Doctors” list reports the results of the San Diego County Medical Society’s Physicians of Exceptional Excellence survey, in which physicians are asked to name the board-certified doctors they would choose if one of their own family members or patients needed specialty care.

Limited to society members in the past, the voting was opened to all board-certified San Diego County physicians in 2011.

The San Diego County Medical Society and San Diego Magazine have collaborated to produce the “Top Doctors” list since 2004. The magazine first published a “Top Doctors” list in 2002.

Forty Department of Medicine Physicians on National “Top Doctors” List for 2012-2013

Forty Department of Medicine physicians are among the 137 UC San Diego Health System doctors designated Top Doctors by U.S.News & World Report for 2012-2013.  |  See a photo gallery of the Department of Medicine honorees

U.S. News teamed with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publisher of America’s Top Doctors and other consumer health guides, to create its Top Doctors™ list.

Of the 40 honorees from the Department of Medicine this year, 20 are among Castle Connolly’s top 1% in the nation. All physicians listed as Top Doctors are considered to be in the top 10%.

In the following list, an asterisk indicates the physician is in Castle Connolly’s Top 1%.

U.S. News and Castle Connolly use a combination of peer nomination and physician-directed analysis to create their Top Doctors™ database.

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 Researchers Receive New CIRM Funding

Stem cell grants covers heart failure, Alzheimer’s disease, ALS and spinal cord injuries

Five scientists from the University of California, San Diego and its School of Medicine have been awarded almost $12 million in new grants from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to conduct stem cell-based research into regenerating spinal cord injuries, repairing gene mutations that cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and finding new drugs to treat heart failure and Alzheimer’s disease. … Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom


Dr. Eric AdlerDr. Eric Adler is one of the five UC San Diego scientists who received a new grant award from CIRM.

Eric David Adler, MD, is associate clinical professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.

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UC San Diego Medical Center Named One of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Thomson Reuters

UC San Diego Medical Center, located in Hillcrest, has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters. Ranked among the country’s major teaching hospitals, the Medical Center was also one of twelve hospitals to receive the Everest Award. This award honors hospitals that have achieved both the highest current performance and the fastest long-term improvement over a five-year period in Reuter’s national benchmarking study…. Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom

UC San Diego Medical Center hospital in Hillcrest
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Combined Health Agencies Honors Four UC San Diego Health Heroes

Brain stimulation surgery for patients with Parkinson’s disease; promoting liver health on a national level; leading one of the nation’s top ALS clinics; and designing a law that protects the rights of students with epilepsy: these are significant reasons why four UC San Diego School of Medicine doctors were honored during the 18th annual Combined Health Agencies Health Hero Awards … Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom


Dr. Rohit LoombaAmong the Health Heroes honored is Rohit Loomba, MD, MHSc, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology.

Loomba was recognized for his national and local contributions to community health through the American Liver Foundation. He was elected to the foundation’s national board of directors in December 2011.

He is also an assistant professor in the epidemiology division of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine.