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.

Graduating: The Internal Medicine Residency Program Class of 2014

Graduating class of 2014.

Above: the UC San Diego Internal Medicine Residency Program Class of 2014. |  See where these program graduates are going next

 

UC Medical Campus Consortium Named Designated Center to Translate Innovations into Improved Health

A consortium of the five University of California medical campuses at UC San Diego, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA and UC San Francisco has been designated a Center for Accelerated Innovations by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The designation, among the first of its kind from NHLBI, recognizes the University of California’s potential to translate its leading-edge discoveries into innovative products that benefit patients. … Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom


Dr. Gary FiresteinGary S. Firestein, MD, chair of the UC BRAID consortium that will oversee the new UC Center for Accelerated Innovations, is dean and associate vice chancellor of translational medicine at UC San Diego Health Sciences

He led UC San Diego’s successful effort to win a Clinical and Translational Science Award in 2010 and is the founding director of the UC San Diego Clinical and Translational Research Institute.

Firestein is professor of medicine and former chief of the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology at UC San Diego. He served as division chief from 1998 until he stepped down in 2010 to devote full time to his activities as dean of translational medicine.

In 2011, philanthropists Lisa and Steve Altman made a major gift to the planned Clinical and Translational Research building on the La Jolla campus of UC San Diego Health System. Construction started in early 2013 and the building, named the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute, is scheduled to open in 2016.

UC San Diego Health System Video: The Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute

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Graduating: The Internal Medicine Residency Program Class of 2013

Internal Medicine Residency Program Class of 2013

Above: the UC San Diego Internal Medicine Residency Program Class of 2013. Photo by Stephen Vampola, MD.  |  See where these program graduates are going next

 

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

Radical Surgery Saves Life of Young Mom, California First

Liver Removed, Reconstructed, Re-Implanted

A team led by Dr. Alan Hemming, a transplant surgeon at UC San Diego Health System, has successfully performed the West Coast’s first ex-vivo liver resection, a radical procedure to completely remove and reconstruct a diseased liver and re-implant it without any tumors. The procedure saved the life of a 27-year old mother whose liver had been invaded by a painful tumor that crushed the organ and entangled its blood supply…. Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom


The surgery was performed at UC San Diego Health System’s Center for Hepatobiliary Disease and Abdominal Transplantation (CHAT), a new clinical service co-directed by Drs. Robert G. Gish and Alan Hemming. Dr. Gish is Director of Hepatology and Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology. Dr. Hemming is Professor of Surgery and Chief of Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery.

UC San Diego Health System Honored with Magnet® Status

On December 12, 2011, UC San Diego Health System was bestowed Magnet® status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in nursing practice. UC San Diego Health System is one of 25 health systems in California to achieve this prestigious recognition…. Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom

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UC San Diego Health System Receives Prestigious Quality Award from Integrated Healthcare Association

UC San Diego Health System has been recognized by the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) as a top performing hospital in California. Out of over 200 physician organizations, UC San Diego Health System was recognized as a “Top Overall Physician Performing Organization” with honorable mentions in “Diabetes Care” and “IT Enabled Systemness.” This is the third consecutive year that UC San Diego Health System has been recognized by IHA for its clinical quality, patient experience, IT capabilities, and coordinated care.” … Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom

UC San Diego Health System Ranked Number One Adult Hospital in San Diego

UC San Diego Health System ranks #1 among San Diego’s adult hospitals and among “America’s Best Hospitals” according to U.S. News & World Report’s “2011 – 2012 Best Hospitals” issue online today at www.usnews.com/besthospitals and available on newsstands August 30. … Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom