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Peters Foundation Supports Physician Wellness and Training at UCSF Fresno

August 10, 2017
The Leon S. Peters Foundation recently gifted $50,000 to the UCSF Fresno Resident Council to support physician wellness, training and community service.

Peters Foundation Gifts $50,000 to UCSF Fresno to Support Physician Wellness and Training

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on August 08, 2017
FRESNO – The Leon S. Peters Foundation recently gifted $50,000 to the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program to support the UCSF Fresno Resident Council, the new resident clinical skills boot camp and physician wellness. The Resident Council is a committee comprised of medical residents and fellows...

UCSF Fresno Gives Students Hands-On Biomedical Research Experience

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on July 31, 2017
FRESNO – While most students prefer to spend the summer pursuing nonacademic interests, nine high school students are working with faculty physicians at UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program to research health issues and examine data.

UCSF Fresno Graduates Physicians: Many Stay in the Central Valley

July 14, 2017
UCSF Fresno Graduates Physicians: Many Stay in the Central Valley UCSF Fresno recently graduated nearly 100 physicians to care for patients in the Central Valley and beyond, to teach the next generation of outstanding clinicians, physician leaders and patient advocates. Meet some of the...
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UP CLOSE | Faculty Make a Difference: UCSF Fresno’s Kent T. Yamaguchi, MD, Honored

July 03, 2017
As another class graduates from UCSF Fresno  and we welcome new physicians for the start of training, now is an ideal time to credit the faculty who shape these outstanding physicians. Our faculty leave a lasting, positive mark on their trainees, field and community.  Kent T. Yamaguchi, MD, FACS,...

UCSF Fresno celebrates Class of 2017

June 12, 2017
UCSF Fresno recently graduated over 100 physicians to care for patients and teach the next generation. Jessica Mason, MD, a theater student turned emergency medicine doctor is among them. Dr. Mason completed a fellowship in emergency medicine education and is joining the faculty at UCSF Fresno....

UCSF Fresno Graduates Doctors to Care for Valley Patients and Teach Future Physicians

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on June 05, 2017
FRESNO ‐ More than 100 physicians, including medical residents in eight specialties, fellows in 12 subspecialties and dental residents in oral and maxillofacial surgery, will graduate from the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program this year. Graduation will be held Thursday, June 8, at the William...
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Britz Family Boosts Lung Research at UCSF Fresno with $250,000 Gift

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on May 23, 2017
FRESNO – David and Marilyn Britz of Fresno recently provided a $250,000 gift to the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program to be used by faculty physicians at UCSF’s campus in Fresno who are conducting research into the causes, prevention and treatment of lung diseases.

UCSF Fresno Doctors Talk to Sixth‐Graders About Health Careers and Overcoming Obstacles to Accomplish Goals

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on May 11, 2017
WHO: Faculty physicians and medical residents from the UCSF Fresno Family and Community Medicine Residency Program will talk to more than 100 sixth‐grade students about health careers and resiliency.

UCSF Fresno Presents 12th Annual Cardiology in the Valley Symposium

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on May 08, 2017
FRESNO –Coronary heart disease is the number one cause of death in California and the San Joaquin Valley has some of the highest rates of heart disease in the state. Heart failure, often resulting from coronary artery disease, significantly contributes to the death rate. UCSF Fresno’s Department of...

UCSF Fresno Doctors Academy Programs Celebrate Graduating Students

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on May 05, 2017
All students will attend colleges or universities in the fall of 2017. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine faculty member gives scholarships to Selma program

UCSF Fresno Names Ivan Albert Gomez, MD, as Chief of Family and Community Medicine

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on May 04, 2017
FRESNO – After a nationwide search, UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program recently announced the appointment of Ivan Albert Gomez, MD, FAAFP, as Chief of Family and Community Medicine and Vice‐Chair of Family and Community Medicine at UCSF. As chief, Dr. Gomez provides visionary leadership for the...

Medical Students with Valley Ties Get Set for Clinical Training at UCSF Fresno

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno, Communications, [email protected] on April 21, 2017
Group includes students from Fresno, Modesto and Visalia and graduates from the UCSF Fresno Sunnyside High School Doctors Academy and UC Merced

UCSF Fresno Names Jim Comes, MD, as Chief of Emergency Medicine

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on April 12, 2017
Dr. Comes also appointed the Gene W. Kallsen, MD, Endowed Chair in Emergency Medicine

UCSF Fresno-CRMC Partnership Offers Life-Saving Technology

April 02, 2017
Technology known as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation or ECMO, coupled with a special, high level care medical team, is giving patients with life threatening respiratory or cardiac failure new hope for life. The team launched at CRMC last August. Timothy Evans, MD, PhD, professor of medicine at...

UCSF Fresno Discusses Health Impacts of Air Pollution and Climate Change at Second Annual Symposium

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on March 20, 2017
FRESNO – Air pollution and climate change are closely related topics. Both present serious health implications, particularly in the San Joaquin Valley where air is some of the most polluted in the United States and significant health disparities exist.

UCSF Fresno Wraps Up Successful Recruitment Period

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on March 16, 2017
Residency programs fill 100 percent of available positions for seven years in a row
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In Memory of Dr. Joan Voris

By Michael W. Peterson, MD, Associate Dean, UCSF Fresno on March 13, 2017
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Joan Voris, MD, former Associate Dean for UCSF Fresno. Dr. Voris spent her entire career at UCSF Fresno as a practicing pediatrician, Director of the Ambulatory Clinics and Associate Dean. She was the longest serving Associate Dean in Fresno history...

Fresno’s Newest Food and Beverage Tasting Event Benefits UCSF Fresno

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on February 27, 2017
FRESNO – Las Vegas fun is coming to Fresno! Sip & Savor “Las Vegas Style” will be held on Saturday, March 18 from 6:30 to 11 pm at the Save Mart Center at 2650 E. Shaw Ave. on the Fresno State campus. Sip & Savor is the Valley’s newest food and beverage tasting event benefiting the UCSF...

UCSF Fresno Holds Free Heart Fair For Women in Honor of American Heart Month

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on January 30, 2017
FRESNO – February is American Heart Month and an ideal time to make changes to improve one’s heart health. To help educate women of all ages on heart health, UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program, along with Central California Faculty Medical Group and Community Regional Medical Center, will hold a...

Graduate from the Summer Biomedical Internship Program Returns 17 Years Later to Fill Key Role at UCSF Fresno

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on January 23, 2017
FRESNO – In 1999, Robin L. Whitney, PhD, RN, participated in a program, sparking an interest in public health that would guide her educational and career goals. The program was the UCSF Fresno Summer Biomedical Research Internship Program (SBI). As an Edison High School student, she worked under...

Inaugural Central California O2 Breathe Walk to Increase Awareness of Little Known Lung Disease Set for Saturday

By Contact person: Vijay P. Balasubramanian MD Medical Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program Ph: 559-459-5713, Email: [email protected] on October 26, 2016
FRESNO - The Pulmonary Hypertension Association will hold its first O2 Breathe Walk on Saturday, Oct. 29 at Railroad Park, 399 W. Alluvial in Clovis. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The opening ceremony takes place at 10 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by the closing ceremony at 11:...

UCSF Fresno Associate Dean Michael W. Peterson, MD, Awarded Mastership in American College of Physicians

By Media Contact: Brandy Ramos Nikaido, Cell (559) 313-6539 [email protected] on October 17, 2016
FRESNO – Michael W. Peterson, MD, associate dean at UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program, has been awarded Mastership in the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists.
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New Training Programs Available

October 02, 2016
UCSF Fresno recently launched two new training programs, a Hematology/Oncology Fellowship in Internal Medicine and an Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Residency Program. The Hematology/ Oncology Fellowship will enhance cancer care and reduce the need for patients to travel outside the Valley...

University of California and Fresno State Team Up to Help Aspiring Doctors, Health Professionals and Researchers

By Media Contact: Brandy Ramos Nikaido, Cell (559) 313-6539 [email protected] on September 23, 2016
WHO: UCSF Fresno, UC Merced, Fresno State, Central Valley Higher Education Consortium, CalViva Health, California Health Sciences University and many other partners are teaming up for the second Reaching Out to Aspiring Doctors (ROAD) for the San Joaquin Valley conference. This year’s conference...

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