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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...

Student Scholarships: Return On Investment Is Huge For The Valley

October 01, 2016
Medical students in the UC San Joaquin Valley Program in Medical Education speak fondly of their hometowns and the region. All share a desire to improve health and to help break down barriers to medical care. Student scholarships are vital to recruiting and retaining these students in the region....

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...

UCSF Fresno Launches Two New Training Programs

By Media Contact: Brandy Ramos Nikaido, Cell (559) 313-6539 [email protected] on September 07, 2016
Programs include Hematology/Oncology Fellowship and Physician Assistant Emergency Medicine Residency

UCSF Fresno Offers Mini Medical School for the Public

By Media Contact: Brandy Ramos Nikaido, Cell (559) 313-6539 [email protected] on September 05, 2016
WHO: The Academic Senate at UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program will present a series of health-related lectures for the community. WHAT: The public is invited to hear and ask questions of leading experts in medicine and  health sciences at the fifth annual “Mini-Med School 101,” a series of...

UCSF Fresno Selects High School Students to Research Valley Health Issues This Summer

By Media Contact: Brandy Ramos Nikaido, Cell (559) 313-6539 [email protected] on July 05, 2016

New Physicians Start Training at UCSF Fresno with Clinical Skills Bootcamp

By Media Contact: Brandy Ramos Nikaido, Cell (559) 313-6539 [email protected] on June 20, 2016
WHO: More than 80 new physicians, who start medical residency training at UCSF Fresno Medical Education program this month, will begin with a clinical skills orientation.

Medical Students Reach Out to Create a Healthier Valley

By Media Contact: Brandy Ramos Nikaido, Cell (559) 313-6539 [email protected] on June 07, 2016

UCSF Fresno to graduate more than 100 physicians

By Media Contact: Brandy Ramos Nikaido, Cell (559) 313-6539 [email protected] on June 06, 2016
About 40 percent are staying in the San Joaquin Valley

Conference Offers Information and Assistance in Spanish for People Caring for Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s

By Media Contact: Brandy Ramos Nikaido, Cell (559) 313-6539 [email protected] on May 16, 2016
FRESNO – Latinos are greatly impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. For example, Latinos are 1 ½ times more likely than non-Latinos to have Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and they are usually diagnosed during later stages, which greatly impacts those living with the disease, their caregivers and...

UCSF Fresno Doctors Academy Programs Celebrate Graduates

By Media Contact: Brandy Ramos Nikaido, Cell (559) 313-6539 [email protected] on May 10, 2016
WHO: Sixty-nine Doctors Academy students will graduate this June from the University of California, San Francisco Fresno Doctors Academy programs at Caruthers, Selma and Sunnyside high schools. Twenty five students make up the graduating Doctors Academy class at Caruthers, 15 students will graduate...

UCSF Fresno Presents 11th Annual Cardiology in the Valley Symposium

By Media Contact: Brandy Ramos Nikaido, Cell (559) 313-6539 [email protected] on May 09, 2016
FRESNO – Heart disease is the leading cause of death in California and the San Joaquin Valley has some of the highest rates of heart disease in the state. UCSF Fresno’s Department of Internal Medicine and Community Medical Centers will present the 2016 11th Annual “Cardiology in the Valley...

UCSF Fresno Addresses Air Pollution and Climate Change at First Annual Symposium

By Media Contact: Brandy Ramos Nikaido, Cell (559) 313-6539 [email protected] on April 18, 2016
FRESNO - Air in the San Joaquin Valley is some of the most polluted in the United States. While everyone is harmed by air pollution, older citizens, those with heart and lung disease and children among others are most at risk. In fact, one out of six children in the San Joaquin Valley has asthma....

UCSF School of Medicine Names Michael W. Peterson, MD, as Associate Dean at UCSF Fresno

By Media Contact: Brandy Ramos Nikaido, Cell (559) 313-6539 [email protected] on March 15, 2016
FRESNO – Michael W. Peterson, MD, has been appointed associate dean of the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program, effective April 1, 2016. In his role as associate dean, Dr. Peterson will oversee the continued development of the clinical and academic programs of UCSF Fresno.

UCSF Fresno Celebrates Match Day and Second Graduating Class of Medical Students from San Joaquin Valley PRIME

By Media Contact: Brandy Ramos Nikaido, Cell (559) 313-6539 [email protected] on March 14, 2016
Clovis resident and UC Merced alumna who at birth was delivered by a UCSF Fresno doctor is among the medical students who will be matching with residency programs

UCSF Fresno Presents Second Annual Medical Update in the San Joaquin Valley

By Media Contact: Brandy Ramos Nikaido, Cell (559) 313-6539 [email protected] on March 10, 2016
WHO: UCSF Fresno’s Department of Internal Medicine and Community Medical Centers WHAT: The second annual “Medical Update in the Valley” is a continuing education program for physicians, nurse practitioners and others who provide primary care. More than 100 health care professionals are expected to...

UCSF Medical Center, Community Medical Centers Sign Letter of Intent to Increase Pediatric, Women’s Health Services in Fresno, Central Valley

By Source: Michelle Von Tersch (559) 324-4814 E-mail: [email protected] Web: www.communitymedical.org on January 26, 2016
Collaboration Would Build on Foundation of Existing Relationship Between the Two Organizations

UCSF Fresno ushers in new year, new leader and celebrates 40th anniversary

By Media Contact: Brandy Ramos Nikaido, Cell (559) 313-6539 [email protected] on January 15, 2016
FRESNO – Established in 1975, UCSF Fresno, the San Joaquin Valley’s largest physician training program, is commemorating its 40th anniversary in 2015 and welcoming new leadership. UCSF Fresno will celebrate four decades of growing doctors for the San Joaquin Valley at its premier, biennial...

UCSF Fresno is Accepting Applications from Students for Summer Biomedical Internship Program

By Media Contact: Brandy Ramos Nikaido, Cell (559) 313-6539 [email protected] on January 13, 2016
FRESNO – UCSF Fresno is accepting applications for its 28th Summer Biomedical Research Internship Program (SBI), which provides Central San Joaquin Valley high school students an opportunity to gain first-hand experience with careers in medicine and valuable research skills. Students in their...

UCSF Fresno Selected to Participate in National Professional Development Program

By Media Contact: Brandy Ramos Nikaido, Cell (559) 313-6539 [email protected] on January 11, 2016
FRESNO – UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program is one of only nine institutions selected to participate in an exciting, new national professional development program, Professionals Accelerating Clinical and Educational Redesign (PACER). PACER is a three-year, grant-funded program that will help...

UCSF Fresno receives funds to train physicians to practice in underserved areas

By Media Contact: Brandy Ramos Nikaido, Cell (559) 313-6539 [email protected] on January 06, 2016
FRESNO – UCSF Fresno Family and Community Medicine Residency Program received $206,000 over three years from the Office of Statewide Health and Planning to train physicians to practice in underserved areas. The granting program is part of the Song-Brown Health Care Workforce Training Act (Song-...

Larry L. Hillblom Foundation Gifts $1 million to Establish a Center on Aging at UCSF Fresno

By Media Contact: Brandy Ramos Nikaido, Cell (559) 313-6539 [email protected] on November 24, 2015
FRESNO – The number of Californians aged 65 or older is expected to increase from 4.6 million in 2012 to more than 8.6 million in 2030, according to a report by the Public Policy Institute of California. As the number of older citizens continues to grow, so will the demand for physicians and...

Doctors Academy at Selma High School is recruiting students

By Media Contact: Brandy Ramos Nikaido, Cell (559) 313-6539 [email protected] on October 29, 2015
FRESNO – The UCSF Fresno Latino Center for Medical Education and Research (LaCMER) and the Selma High School Doctors Academy are searching for eighth (8th) grade students interested in applying to the Doctors Academy program for admission in fall 2016. Eighth grade students interested in a medical...

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