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UCSF Fresno Celebrates Match Day, Fills All Available Residency Positions for 16th Year in a Row

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on March 18, 2022
FRESNO – Today on Match Day (March 18), UCSF Fresno learned the identities of the 73 physician residents and four oral and maxillofacial surgery residents who will start training at UCSF Fresno later this summer. The San Joaquin Valley has one of the lowest physician-to-patient ratios in the state...

Up Close | UCSF Fresno Provides Therapy to Prevent Infection in Adolescents and Adults Whose Bodies are Unable to Fight COVID-19

By Barbara Anderson, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on March 14, 2022
Soon after Evusheld, an antibody therapy was approved in December 2021 for the prevention of COVID-19 infection in people with weakened immune systems, Phyllis Farrow called the UCSF Fresno Mobile HeaL COVID-19 Equity Project (CEP) for an appointment. “I think I was your second patient,” she said.

Up Close | UCSF Fresno and American Ambulance Partner for Award-Winning Educational Emergency Medical Services Podcast

By Barbara Anderson, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on February 04, 2022
A unique podcast for paramedics and EMTS (emergency medical technicians) produced by American Ambulance and hosted by UCSF Fresno Emergency Medicine physicians has won statewide acclaim and drawn listeners from as far away as Alaska and Australia. The American Ambulance EMS podcast received the...

Up Close | 2021: The Year in Review

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on December 08, 2021
Amid a challenging second year of a pandemic, UCSF Fresno achieved new milestones and our commitment to the communities we serve is unwavering thanks to the talents, skills, dedication and energy of our faculty, learners, staff and partners. Here is a look back at the year and some of our shining...

Up Close | UCSF Fresno COVID-19 Equity Project Is First in Area to Provide Free, Accessible and Early Treatment for Mild to Moderate COVID-19

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on October 28, 2021
UCSF Fresno’s Mobile HeaL COVID-19 Equity Project (CEP) now offers an early treatment for COVID-19. Monoclonal antibody therapy or mAb reduces the need for hospitalization in higher- risk patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 and reduces progression to severe illness by as much as 70%, according...

UCSF Fresno Doctors Academy will hold virtual and in-person application information meetings

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on September 23, 2021
FRESNO – The UCSF Fresno Latino Center for Medical Education and Research (UCSF Fresno Latino Center) is accepting applications for its Doctors Academy programs now through Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Virtual and in-person info meetings will be held for programs at Caruthers and Sunnyside high schools...

Up Close | UCSF Fresno Increases Access to Care and Improved Treatment for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder

By Barbara Anderson, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on September 02, 2021
The migraine headaches began during an abusive marriage 16 years ago. The pain kept Christine bedridden for a week at a time and a doctor prescribed Vicodin – three pills a day. The headaches subsided, the stressful marriage ended, and she no longer needed the opioid pills for pain relief. But...

Up Close | It Saves Patients Time and Money: UCSF Orthopaedic Surgeon Does Surgery for Trigger Finger In The Office

By By Barbara Anderson, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on July 29, 2021
Cathy Holen woke up on a recent morning and her right thumb clicked and popped every time she tried to bend it. Holen types every day at her job at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in helping farmers apply for federal crop insurance, and suddenly she had limited use of her thumb.

Up Close | UCSF Fresno Graduates to Care for Patients and Teach Future Physicians

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on June 30, 2021
One hundred medical residents and fellows along with four oral and maxillofacial surgery dental residents and five physician assistants completed training at UCSF Fresno this year for a total of 109 graduates. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UCSF Fresno celebrated the occasion for the second year in...

UCSF Fresno Graduates to Care for Patients and Teach Future Physicians

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on June 10, 2021
One hundred medical residents and fellows along with four oral and maxillofacial surgery dental residents and five physician assistants will complete training at UCSF Fresno this year for a total of 109 graduates.

Up Close | UCSF Fresno Psychiatry Residency Program Pivots Outpatient Care and Training to Telemedicine During COVID-19 Pandemic

By By Barbara Anderson, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on May 20, 2021
A couple of years ago, the UCSF Fresno Department of Psychiatry began using webcams for outpatient care and training purposes. The early implementation of such equipment has been a godsend in the pandemic, allowing outpatient training to continue with residents seeing patients in video sessions...

Up Close | UCSF Fresno Pediatricians Collaborating With Community Partners To Provide Trauma-Informed Awareness And Care

By By Barbara Anderson, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on April 12, 2021
The UCSF Fresno Department of Pediatrics is collaborating with community partners and leveraging grant funding to increase awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), pilot ACEs screening protocols, provide training in trauma-informed care (TIC) and develop a strong network of support for...

UCSF Fresno Fills All Available Residency Positions for the 15th Year in a Row During Match Day 2021

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on March 19, 2021
FRESNO – UCSF Fresno filled all available residency training positions for the 15th year in a row during Match Day, today (March 19).

Up Close | UCSF Fresno Department of Surgery establishes an Intentional Recruitment Coalition to Increase Diversity

By Barbara Anderson, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on February 12, 2021
Providing state-of-the art surgical care to the diverse population of the San Joaquin Valley has been a long-held mission of the UCSF Fresno Department of Surgery. This fall, it strengthened its purpose by forming an Intentional Recruitment Coalition (IRC) with a mission to increase diversity in...

UCSF Fresno Oncologist Successfully Treats Rare Blood Cancer in Young, Pregnant Patient

September 11, 2020
Jiovana Rodriguez-Perez and her husband had been trying to have a baby for 12 years, but last October they had given up hope of becoming parents and decided to buy a French bulldog puppy “because we wanted to raise something,” Jiovana said. However, to the couple’s surprise and joy, just three...

UCSF Fresno Health Equity Action Lab Addresses Health Disparities and Inequities

August 21, 2020
A unique effort is underway at UCSF Fresno as a newly created Health Equity Action Lab has been launched to address health disparities and inequities experienced by the diverse patient population served in the San Joaquin Valley.

Students from the San Joaquin Valley Start Training at UCSF to Become Physicians for the Region

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on August 06, 2020
FRESNO – Increasing the number of physicians practicing in the San Joaquin Valley and diversifying the physician workforce are goals of the UCSF San Joaquin Valley Program in Medical Education (SJV PRIME). Today, UCSF and UCSF Fresno announced the second cohort of students in the UCSF SJV PRIME....
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UCSF Fresno Brings Advanced Care to Cancer Patients in the San Joaquin Valley

June 25, 2020
In September 2017, UCSF Fresno took over the Community Medical Centers Cancer Services Clinical Research Program through a collaboration agreement. In August 2018, cancer research was consolidated under one roof at the Community Cancer Institute (CCI) in Clovis, allowing for more coordination of...

UCSF Fresno to Open Comprehensive Sickle Cell Disease Care Clinic for Adults

June 25, 2020
One in 365 people of African ancestry in California will carry a gene trait for sickle cell disease, a group of disorders that affect red blood cells that deliver oxygen throughout the body. About one in 13 African Americans in California have sickle cell disease, which among other conditions...

UCSF Fresno Physicians Graduating During COVID-19 Pandemic

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on June 11, 2020
Many staying in the region to provide primary care

Chancellor’s Message on George Floyd

May 31, 2020
May 31, 2020 Dear UCSF Community,

UCSF Fresno Neurologist Points to Connection Between COVID-19, Stroke and Younger People

May 26, 2020
May is upon us, and it is not an exaggeration to say that nearly all of us have spent much of this spring transfixed by the escalating number of COVID-19 cases, as well as keeping a vigilant watch for any possible sign of infection: a new cough, a sore throat, an unexpected fever, or new shortness...
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UCSF Fresno 2020 Virtual Resident and Fellow Commencement now online!

May 18, 2020
View the UCSF Fresno 2020 Resident and Fellow Commencement video, along with a list of award winners and graduate stories. Click here to view. 
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COVID-19 Trials of New Drugs and Treatments Led by UCSF Faculty at UCSF Fresno

April 22, 2020
UCSF faculty at UCSF Fresno are investigating potential therapies for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

UCSF Fresno Announces Match Day Results, Fills All Available Residency Positions at a Time When Health Care Providers Are Needed Most

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on March 20, 2020
FRESNO – Today (March 20) medical school graduates in Fresno and across the nation received emails simultaneously that 

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