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UP CLOSE | Fourth Cohort of Students in UCSF SJV PRIME Start Classes


UCSF and UCSF Fresno welcome the fourth cohort of the UCSF San Joaquin Valley Program in Medical Education (SJV PRIME). The 12 SJV PRIME students are beginning their medical education at a time when increasing the physician workforce is crucial to meeting the health care needs of the medically under resourced and fast-growing San Joaquin Valley – the region stretching roughly from Bakersfield to Stockton.

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UP CLOSE | UCSF Fresno Participating in Worldwide Study of Potential Treatment for Chronic, Painful Skin Disease


UCSF Fresno is preparing to enroll participants in a worldwide study to evaluate a potential new treatment for hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), a chronic, inflammatory skin disease that is very painful and has no cure. 

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UP CLOSE | UCSF Fresno Welcomes Dedicated Clinician-Educator-Researcher and Diabetes Expert as New Chief of Medicine


UCSF Fresno welcomes a physician board-certified in Internal Medicine and Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, as new chief of Medicine. 

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UP CLOSE | UCSF Fresno Named One of Four Regional Hubs in California to Build Pathway for Community College Students to the Medical Field


The Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) recently marked the launch of the California Medicine Scholars Program (CMSP) as part of a statewide strategy and investment by the HCAI to strengthen the California community college to medical school pathway. As its first established action, CMSP, housed at the Foundation for California Community Colleges, awarded funds to four recipients to establish Regional Hubs of Healthcare Opportunity (RHHOs), which will bridge gaps between community colleges, four-year universities, medical schools, and community-based health clinics and organizations to provide greater pre-medical opportunities for students and help diversify California’s primary care physician workforce.  

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UP CLOSE | UCSF Fresno Emergency Physician Needs a Master Calendar to Keep Up with Four Children and a Busy Medical Career – But Would Have It No Other Way


The oldest of four siblings raised on 10 acres in Kerman, Rene Ramirez, MD, relished Sunday afternoon family get-togethers playing with his brother, two sisters, and cousins, and he feels the same joy now spending family time with his four children.. 

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UP CLOSE | Faculty Member at UCSF Fresno Gets Special Mother’s Day Gift


On Match Day this March, when medical school graduates learned where they would be spending the next three to seven years in hands-on clinical training, an early Mother’s Day gift awaited Loren Alving, MD, director of the UCSF Fresno Alzheimer & Memory Center and director of the UCSF San Joaquin Valley Program in Medical Education (SJV PRIME). 

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UP CLOSE | UCSF Fresno Welcomes Interim Chief of UCSF Fresno Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


UCSF Fresno welcomes Meg Autry, MD, a UCSF professor of obstetrics and gynecology, as the interim Chief of the UCSF Fresno Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology beginning April 1.

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


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.

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


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.

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UP CLOSE | 2021: The Year in Review


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 moments..

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