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Helen Loeser Appointed as Director of the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators June 07, 2012

Immediate ReleaseI am pleased to announce the appointment of Helen Loeser, MD, MSc, as the director of the Academy of Medical Educators (AME). Dr. Loeser succeeds Molly Cooke, MD, whose visionary leadership over the past 12 years has been instrumental in establishing the UCSF AME as a national and international leader in recognizing, rewarding, and fostering the careers of medical educators. Dr. Cooke will transition her AME leadership responsibilities to Dr. Loeser this month.Dr. Loeser is a... Read More

Welcome Karen Brent to the Academy of Medical Educators June 06, 2012

We are delighted to welcome Karen Brent as the new Programs Analyst in the Academy of Medical Educators.  Karen has spent over a decade with the California Academy of Family Physicians, rising through the ranks from administrative assistant to director of meetings and director of technology. In the past year, Karen has been a technology consultant for the California Teachers Association and Filipino Advocates for Justice.  She has a BA in History from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Keller Graduate... Read More

Congratulations to the 2012 Holly Smith Award Recipients May 15, 2012

The Holly Smith Award was created to recognize exceptional service that has resulted in broad and long lasting benefit to the School of Medicine. Please join us in congratulation this year’s recipients of the annual Holly Smith Awards for Exceptional Service to the School of Medicine:  Laurae Pearson, Alicia Velasquez, and Molly Cooke, MD.We will be celebrating our award recipients at Salute to Excellence, an informal reception and recognition for all School of Medicine employees, on Wednesday... Read More

Posted Under: award, Community, Faculty, Staff

Education for Everyone May 15, 2012

Coursera is changing the face of education globally, and invites you to expand your knowledge base with high quality courses from the top universities, free of charge. Coursera hosts courses from Princeton University, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and University of Pennsylvania. For more information visit Read More

Posted Under: Community, staff, Staff

Whisper in my soul May 15, 2012

“Whisper in My Soul,” a reading of conversations from letters exchanged by UCSF medical, nursing and pharmacy students and UCSF patients coping with life-threatening illnesses, will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 31 at the Mount Zion campus 1600 Divisadero St., Herbst Hall, second floor. Light refreshments will be served. The public is invited to both performances. Donations accepted.For more information, contact Cindy Perlis, director of Art for Recovery, at cynthia.perlis@ucsfmedctr.org Read More

Academy of Medical Educators Announces Eight New Innovations Funding Grants May 11, 2012

The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators at UCSF is pleased to announce eight new Innovations Funding grant awards for the 2012-2013 academic year. Totaling over $175,000, these intramural grants are expected to make significant contributions to curricular and educational excellence in the UCSF School of Medicine. Visit Read More

School of Medicine Staff Appreciation May 08, 2012

Each year, the School of Medicine dedicates the month of May as Staff Appreciation month.  Please join us at one of our events!Salute to ExcellenceJoin together with the leadership of the school for an informal reception to celebrate you and your colleagues for another year of hard work and dedication to the school’s mission.  Ice cream cones for all! Wednesday, May 30 – 3:30-5:00pm – Parnassus, Millberry Union Conference CenterUCSF Staff Appreciation Movie NightShowing “The Muppets”! Bring... Read More

Posted Under: administration, Faculty, Staff

Congratulate Green Award Recipient Kristen Fitzhenry at the UCSF LivingGreen Fair on May 10 May 04, 2012

Kristen Fitzhenry will be presented an award at the  LivingGreen Fair for her efforts in keeping our campus Green!Kristen created, organized, and chairs Team Green committee for the SOM Dean's office units –she created, wrote, and finalized Green charter and initiatives with the Team.  She researches and disseminates Green tips for Med Ed blog and is a constant proponent of greening initiatives in her workplace. Examples include saving paper by not printing agendas for meetings and sharing... Read More

Posted Under: Community, Faculty, green, staff, Staff

Maureen Mitchell Retires May 25 After 26 Years of UC Service May 03, 2012

As you may have heard, our precious Maureen Mitchell will be retiring this year after 26 amazing years of service to the School of Medicine. Maureen is adamant that she doesn't want a big party and has asked us instead to collect information from alums with whom she has worked over the years so she can hear what they are doing now. We have finally given into her insistence on "NO PARTY!" and so simply ask you to fill out this survey (and forward to any other alums you know who might have some... Read More

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