The 2013 Pathways to Discovery Symposium was a huge success - Click here to see the PROF-PATH learners who presented!
Congratulations to PROF-PATH 2012 summer fellow Nicholas Orozco on his PRIME-US award! Click here to read more.
Interested in joining PROF-PATH? The fall quarter application deadline is coming up on June 1 - Click here to apply.
Welcome to PROF-PATH
PROF-PATH is a research and academic career development program for health professions students funded by National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities/NIH. We train UCSF students from health disparities populations regardless of research area focus, and students interested in health disparities research regardless of background.
PROF-PATH provides funding, classes, mentorship, community and opportunities for training for students from all four UCSF professional schools. Our goal is to help you make the most of the rich research and academic career development opportunities available at UCSF!
The Missing Curriculum: Experience with Emotional Competence Education and Training for Premedical and Medical Students
By Loma Flowers, MD
Proficiency in psychonormality skills (i.e., emotional competence) includes skilled management of internal emotions, external situations and relationships, and promotes patient satisfaction and healthcare outcomes as well as better mental health for practitioners.
Research Project Title: Transforming Endovascular Procedures: A New Prototype Magnetic Catheter for Interventional MRI
Mentor: Steven Hetts, MD
Pathway: Clinical and Translational Research
My project: I conduct research in a neurointerventional and interventional radiology lab with a primary focus on developing new medical devices. The purpose of my current project is to test and develop a novel magnetically-assisted remote control (MARC) endovascular catheter for interventional MRI.
Research Project Title: Predictors and Associations of Nopal Use in Mexican-American Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
Mentors: Alicia Fernández, MD, and Lisa Kroon, PharmD
Pathway: Health and Society Pathway
My project: Diabetics and Hispanic have high use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) when compared to the national averages. Furthermore, Mexican-Americans, when compared to non-Hispanic white, have high rates of type 2 diabetes and high rates of diabetes-related complications of care.