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UCSF Partners with Coursera: Dr. Lucey Explores Continuing Meducation Education Online February 27, 2013

Medical knowledge is changing very rapidly. New discoveries are being put into practice every month- Catherine R. Lucey, MDVice Dean for Medical Education  Physicians who need to fulfill their continuing medical education requirements can now head to their computers to take a new online course from UCSF.Last summer, UCSF announced a partnership with the online education company Coursera to offer three massive open online courses, or MOOCs, starting last month. This week, the UCSF Office of... Read More

Preparing for Faculty of the Future February 19, 2013

School of Medicine Brainstorms Ideas on How Best to Train, Organize, Support Faculty During Annual RetreatCultivating the faculty of the future was the focus of the UCSF School of Medicine’s recent daylong annual retreat.Participants at the Jan. 11 event brainstormed on how best to train, organize and support future faculty who must continue to juggle teaching, research and clinical duties in an ever-changing environment.In kicking off the retreat, School of Medicine Dean Sam Hawgood, MBBS,... Read More

Welcome Sheila Quimpo to Medical Education January 14, 2013

Sheila Quimpo is joining the UME and Educational Data teams starting on January 22. Sheila will hold the position of UME Data and Records Analyst reporting jointly to Kalai Diamond, Assistant Director of UME: Student Services, and Bonnie Hellevig, Director of Educational Data. Sheila will be responsible for the integrity and management of student records and for designing/generating selected reports on student and educational data, and she will participate in other UME student services and... Read More

Welcome Marika Smally to UCSF and Medical Education January 08, 2013

Marika serves as the financial coordinator and administering the B-Line Medical Clinical Skills exam flow programming for the educational activities at the Kanbar center. Marika is a familiar face at Kanbar and Medical Education as she began working as a temporary employee in 2006 supporting Clinical Performance exams in the Clinical Skills Center.  Marika recently obtained her bachelor’s degree from Dominican University where she studied Humanities with an emphasis in Social and Cultural... Read More

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Allison Savage Joins Medical Education December 19, 2012

Please join us in welcoming Allison Savage as a permanent member to Medical Education!  Allison is theOffice Manager for the Office of Medical Education and is Special Assistant to Catherine Lucey and Kevin H. Souza. Allison was born at UCSF and was raised in the bay area.  She earned a degree in Human Development from Boston College University. While in Boston she was the office manager for the Steppingstone Foundation.  Allison recently returned to the bay area, and we are fortunate that she... Read More

Welcome Melissa Salonga to Medical Education December 18, 2012

We are pleased to let you know that Melissa Salonga is joining Educational Data, starting Monday December 17. She is replacing Jen Cross, who left in early November after 5 years in Educational Data, to pursue her writing career full-time.Melissa is leaving the Department of Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology and has 12 years of UCSF experience. But she is no stranger to SOM Medical Education, having served since 2008 as course administrator for several Essential Core blocks. In addition,... Read More

Holiday Safety Tips from UCSF Police December 13, 2012

The holiday season is a wonderful and magical time of year. With the colorful holiday lights, joyful music, sounds of laughter and feelings of good will, it is easy to forget that we may become a victim of a crime.Falling victim to crime can happen to anyone at anytime, UCSF police say. While there are no guarantees that you won’t be a victim, there are things you can do to avoid being an easy target. The following suggestions are offered to assist you and your family:Prevent Auto... Read More

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Mobile Apps and Resources at the UCSF Library November 26, 2012

Mobile devices are transforming the health sciences. UCSF library offers a helpful guide how to get the most out of all the apps that are out there.  Read More

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7 Billion Well: Re-imagining Global Health November 07, 2012

UCSF Global Health Sciences is supporting a TEDx San Francisco event- a full day on the science, solutions and inspiration for a healthy, well population. Thirty speakers from academia, Silicon Valley, social justice organizations and the arts will give short, dynamic talks on a variety of topics related to global health.If you can't join in person this Saturday for 7 Billion Well, please join online for the (free) live webcast at!VIDEO:Pioneers Deepak Chopra,Sir Richard Feachem... Read More

Welcome Natalie Descalzi to Medical Education October 31, 2012

Please join us in welcoming Natalie Descalzi to UCSF and Medical Education.  Natalie coordinates scheduling within the Kanbar Center and assists with running clinical and simulation educational activities along with assisting with tours and outreach programs. Natalie comes to us with three years of experience in healthcare administration as well as NIH experience in the Clinical Center Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.  She is located in CL250 on the second floor of the Campus Library, so... Read More

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