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UCSF Fresno Celebrates Class of 2024: Physicians Stay to Care and Teach

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on June 18, 2024
UCSF Fresno Class of 2024

One of the First in the U.S: Celebrating 50 Years of Emergency Medicine Residency in Fresno

By Barbara Anderson, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on June 13, 2024
 Fifty years ago, trailblazing physicians in Fresno established an Emergency Medicine Residency Program – one of the first in the country – to train doctors to respond to medical emergencies swiftly and skillfully. 
Latina doctor in white coat standing in library

From SJV PRIME medical student to practicing physician, Valley Native Fulfills Childhood Goal to Care for Underserved Communities

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on June 11, 2024
Enid Picart, MD  Enid Picart, MD, grew up interpreting for her parents during their emergency room visits. With no medical insurance and no access to primary care, the Emergency Department was their only opportunity for medical care.
Doctor in white coat standing in hall

UCSF Fresno Graduate Intrigued by Infectious Diseases

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on June 11, 2024
Orange County Native stays in Fresno to Join Faculty at UCSF Fresno  
Doctor in white coat in library

UCSF Fresno OB-GYN Grad and Santa Clara Native to Stay in Fresno to Doctor (and Dance)

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on June 11, 2024
Bahvi Vohra, MD
Doctor in white coat

Graduating Infectious Diseases Fellow to Stay in Fresno to Address Valley Health Concerns

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on June 10, 2024
Jessica McFarland, MD
Doctor in white coat

UCSF Fresno Graduate Carries on Tradition of Teaching and Healing

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on June 09, 2024
Roman Roque, MD Roman Roque, DO, MPH, was born in the Philippines and moved to California’s Bay Area with his family at the age of 12. His father was a community physician in the Philippines and a maternal uncle was a physician and professor. Both were some of his earliest inspirations.
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UCSF School of Medicine, UCSF Fresno and Upstream USA Collaborate to Expand Access to Patient-Centered Contraceptive Care for Fresno County

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on May 20, 2024
UCSF School of Medicine, UCSF Fresno, and Upstream USA Collaborate to Expand Access to Patient-Centered Contraceptive Care for Fresno County Collaboration is Upstream’s first in California 
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UCSF Fresno Doctors Academy Programs Celebrate Graduating Students

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on May 14, 2024
The UCSF School of Medicine regional campus in Fresno (UCSF Fresno) is proud to announce the upcoming graduation of students from its esteemed Doctors Academy programs at Caruthers and Sunnyside high schools. Thirty-one seniors from Caruthers High School and 30 seniors from Sunnyside High School...

Inspire: Ibironke Adelaja, MD, Breast Cancer Surgeon, Teacher and Community Advocate

By Lucero Benitez, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on April 04, 2024
UCSF Fresno’s success and growth are a direct result of the dedication and inspiration of our faculty, staff, residents, fellows, students, alumni, partners, donors and friends. In each issue of Focus, we introduce you to the people who contribute to the greatness of UCSF Fresno.

Kudos: UCSF Fresno Recognition Spring 2024

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on April 04, 2024
Tim Nguyen, DO
Doctors presenting research poster

UCSF Fresno Family and Community Medicine Research Focuses Attention on Substance Use Among Pregnant Women

By Barbara Anderson, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on April 04, 2024
Pregnant women are amongst the most vulnerable to adverse health effects from substance use, but the prevalence of the use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs during pregnancy has not been widely studied in the San Joaquin Valley. Now, preliminary data from a UCSF Fresno research project shows...
Alyssa Flores

Scholarships Support Future Doctors for the San Joaquin Valley

By Kathleen Smith, Development and Alumni Affairs, UCSF Fresno, [email protected] on April 03, 2024
Alyssa Fuentes, SJV PRIME 
SJV MedBridge students

SJV MedBridge and Local Community Colleges Support Students Toward Becoming Physicians

By Lucero Benitez, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on March 22, 2024
Community college students in the San Joaquin Valley have the unique opportunity to participate in hands-on activities at the UCSF Fresno Clinical Skills and Simulation Center. The San Joaquin Valley - MedBridge Program (SJV-MedBridge) was developed by UCSF Fresno, in partnership with Fresno State...
Medical students on Match Day

UCSF Fresno, SJV PRIME Students Celebrate Residency Placements on Match Day

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on March 21, 2024
Madera Community Hospital

UCSF Health, Adventist Health and Madera County Officials Announce Proposal to Reopen Madera Community Hospital

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on February 09, 2024
UCSF Health, Adventist Health and Madera County Officials Announce Proposal to Reopen Madera Community Hospital Proposed joint venture could restore critical health care services for more than 160,000 Californians.
Lourdes DelRosso MD

Kudos: UCSF Fresno Recognition Winter 2024

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on January 16, 2024
Lourdes DelRosso, MD
Katherine A. Flores holds her Lifetime Achievement Award

Katherine A. Flores, MD, Recognized for Dedication to Inspiring Future Health Care Professionals in the San Joaquin Valley

By Lucero Benitez, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on January 16, 2024
Katherine A. Flores, MD
Doctor in white coat

UCSF Fresno Family Physician’s Goal is to Make Health Care More Accessible to Student Athletes  

By Barbara Anderson, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on January 16, 2024
Kulraj Dhah, DO
Lawrence Sue, MD, and Jim Davis, MD

Endowments Ensure a Bright Future for UCSF Fresno

By Kathleen Smith, Development and Alumni Affairs, UCSF Fresno, [email protected] on January 16, 2024
Lawrence Sue, MD, FACS, (left) with Jim Davis, MD 
Sleep doctor with fellow

UCSF Fresno Sleep Specialist is Leader in Study of Restless Sleep Disorder in Children

By Barbara Anderson, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on January 15, 2024
For years, parents have taken their children to sleep clinics for answers as to why their sons and daughters are sleepy during the day, when by all appearances they fall asleep quickly at bedtime and sleep until the morning. The only difference these parents observed in their children’s sleep was...
Doctor with resident physician

Gender-Affirming Care Enhances Training at UCSF Fresno, Improves Patient Care and Public Health

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on January 15, 2024
An academic environment and the ability to provide full-spectrum medical care to underserved communities are aspects that attract resident physicians and faculty to the UCSF Fresno Department of Family and Community Medicine.

UCSF Fresno: 2023 Year in Review

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on December 13, 2023
As 2023 comes to an end, we want to take a moment to reflect on and share some of what has been accomplished this year. We thank all members of our campus community and our partners who enable us to achieve new milestones and contribute to improving health in Central California and the San Joaquin...

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