Drs. Joachim Ix, Davey Smith Elected to American Society for Clinical Investigation

Two Department of Medicine physician-scientists have been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) this year.

Dr. Joachim Ix

Dr. Joachim Ix

Joachim H. Ix, MD, MAS, FASN, a nephrologist and epidemiologist, is professor and chief of the Division of Nephrology-Hypertension. He holds a secondary appointment in the Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Davey Smith

Dr. Davey Smith

Translational research virologist Davey M. Smith, MD, MAS, professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, directs the Center for AIDS Research Translational Virology Core and is medical director of the Early Intervention Program at the UC San Diego Antiviral Research Center.

ASCI membership is a distinction that recognizes the nation’s most outstanding physician-scientists.

Internal Medicine Resident Drs. Noel Lee, Satya (Nanu) Das and Michele Pham Present Research at Medicine Grand Rounds

Three internal medicine residents who were among six winners at the First Annual Internal Medicine Residency Program Research Symposium on May 7 will present their research at Medicine Grand Rounds June 10:

Noel Lee, MD – The Prevalence of Coronary Artery-Pulmonary Artery Collaterals in Patients with Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension

Satya (Nanu) Das, MD – The Role for Cell Free Circulating DNA in Detecting Secondary EGFR Mutations in Advanced Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients

Michele Pham, MD – Decreased BDNF in Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease

Internal Medicine Resident Drs. Julie Chen and Darrin Wong Present Research at Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Drs. Darrin Wong and Julie Chen at Medicine Grand Rounds.

Drs. Darrin Wong and Julie Chen at Medicine Grand Rounds.

On June 3, 2015, Drs. Julie Chen and Darrin Wong presented their research at Department of Medicine Grand Rounds.

The subject of Dr. Chen’s research was “Failure to Adjust Diabetes Medications at Discharge for Hospitalized Patients with Poorly Controlled Diabetes.”

Dr. Chen worked with members of the faculty in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, including Drs. Robert El-Kareh and Kristen Kulasa as well as Dr. Pedro Ramos from the Division of Hospital Medicine.

Dr. Wong presented his research on the topic, “Right Ventricular Dyssynchrony in CTEPH.” He worked with Dr. Daniel Blanchard from the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.

Dr. Wong presenting background information about echocardiography.

Dr. Wong presenting background information about echocardiography.

Drs. Chen and Wong won their places at Medicine Grand Rounds when they were chosen for their admirable research achievements at the UC San Diego Annual Internal Medicine Resident Research Symposium on May 7.

The other research symposium winners were Drs. Satya Das, Noel Lee, Michele Pham and Kevin Shah. Drs. Das, Lee, and Pham will present their research at Medicine Grand Rounds on June 10.

Dr. Shah presented his research, along with fellow resident Dr. Nick Marston, on the topic, “Serial Sampling of Copeptin Levels Improves Diagnosis and Risk Stratification in Patients Presenting with Chest Pain: Results from the CHOPIN Trial” last June.

2015 Resident Research Symposium Winners

Research winners at last month’s Annual Internal Medicine Resident Research Symposium. Left to right: Drs. Shah, Lee, Das, Chen, Pham and Wong.

Dr. Tyler Woodell and Dr. Lawrence Ma Receive Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Resident Awards

Dr. Tyler Woodell

Tyler Woodell, MD

Tyler Woodell, MD, left, a senior categorical internal medicine resident, and Lawrence Ma, MD, a fourth-year medicine-pediatrics resident, will receive the Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Resident Award in a ceremony at the UC San Diego School of Medicine on May 15.

The award recognizes Dr. Woodell and Dr. Ma as role models for others in their compassion, dedication and humanism in their approach to patient care.

Dr. Lawrence Ma

Lawrence Ma, MD

“The Gold Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Resident Award is one of the greatest honors that can be bestowed upon a resident,” said internal medicine residency program director Dr. Simerjot Jassal. “Tyler is a beacon of professionalism. I think this is the most important quality a physician can possess.”

Simerjot K. Jassal, MD, MAS, FACP, is clinical professor in the Department of Medicine.

“This is a great honor that is given to only a handful of UC San Diego housestaff each year. Congratulations to both Lawrence and Tyler!” said Lori Wan, MD, director of the Combined Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program. She is clinical professor of medicine and pediatrics.

Drs. Woodell and Ma were selected in a vote by third-year medical students and each is one of six recipients this year.

After graduating from the UC San Diego Internal Medicine Residency Training Program in June, Dr. Woodell will begin fellowship training in nephrology at Oregon Health and Science University.

Dr. Ma will start a fellowship in geriatrics at Stanford University in July, with the ultimate goal of practicing primary care across the age spectrum.

As award recipients, Dr. Woodell and Dr. Ma become lifetime members of the UC San Diego Gold Humanism Honor Society. One of their first actions as awardees is to speak to the rising third-year medical students at UC San Diego during Clinical Transition Week.

Take the 2015 UC San Diego Student Satisfaction Survey

If you are a graduate or undergraduate student at UC San Diego, you are invited to take the 2015 UC San Diego Student Satisfaction Survey. You can take the survey at http://studentsat.ucsd.edu from January 12 through March 12, 2015.

When you complete the survey, you are automatically entered to win an iPad Air 2 or one of eight $100 UC San Diego Bookstore gift cards.

A new prize this year is a GoPro Hero and accessories. For a chance to win it, post a selfie showing your Triton Pride on http://tinyurl.com/studentsatselfie after you have completed the survey. The selfie with the most likes by March 12 will win the GoPro Hero.

2015 Student Satisfaction Survey Poster in Green

iPad Air 2® is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. GoPro Hero is a trademark of GoPro, Inc.

Take the 2015 UC San Diego Student Satisfaction Survey

If you are a graduate or undergraduate student at UC San Diego, you are invited to take the 2015 UC San Diego Student Satisfaction Survey. You can take the survey at http://studentsat.ucsd.edu from January 12 through March 12, 2015.

When you complete the survey, you are automatically entered to win an iPad Air 2 or one of eight $100 UC San Diego Bookstore gift cards.

A new prize this year is a GoPro Hero and accessories. For a chance to win it, post a selfie showing your Triton Pride on http://tinyurl.com/studentsatselfie after you have completed the survey. The selfie with the most likes by March 12 will win the GoPro Hero.

2015 Student Satisfaction Survey Poster in Gold

iPad Air 2® is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. GoPro Hero is a trademark of GoPro, Inc.

Take the 2015 UC San Diego Student Satisfaction Survey

If you are a graduate or undergraduate student at UC San Diego, you are invited to take the 2015 UC San Diego Student Satisfaction Survey. You can take the survey at http://studentsat.ucsd.edu from January 12 through March 12, 2015.

When you complete the survey, you are automatically entered to win an iPad Air 2 or one of eight $100 UC San Diego Bookstore gift cards.

A new prize this year is a GoPro Hero and accessories. For a chance to win it, post a selfie showing your Triton Pride on http://tinyurl.com/studentsatselfie after you have completed the survey. The selfie with the most likes by March 12 will win the GoPro Hero.

2015 Student Satisfaction Survey Poster 1

iPad Air 2® is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. GoPro Hero is a trademark of GoPro, Inc.

U.S. News & World Report Names UC San Diego Graduate Programs Among Nation’s Best

School of Medicine and Jacobs School of Engineering both ranked at 14. Other top 20 programs include biological sciences (14), computer science (15), earth sciences (16), and physics (16)

The 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools guidebook, released today, highly ranks the University of California, San Diego’s professional schools in engineering and medicine, as well as its academic Ph.D. programs in the sciences. … Read the full story from the UC San Diego News Center