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UP CLOSE | When Duty Calls—CCFMG and UCSF Fresno Emergency Medicine Physicians Bring Expert Medical Care to Top Dog Awards and the Central Valley


Fresno State’s Top Dog awards honor alums who have significantly contributed to the school and the communities Fresno State serves. This year’s ceremony distinctly spotlighted the contributions of the Distinguished Alumna honoree, the highest honor given by the Fresno State Alumni Association, Danielle Campagne, MD, in a rather unexpected way.  

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UP CLOSE | UCSF Fresno Surgeon Finds Happiness Helping the Unsheltered and Children Living in Poverty


On a chilly morning, dozens of cold and hungry people are at Poverello House in Fresno for a safe place to rest, eat a hot meal, take a shower, do laundry, and for some it is a chance to get free health screenings and to talk to Farah Karipineni, MD, a UCSF Fresno endocrine surgeon and faculty member in the UCSF Fresno Department of Surgery..

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UP CLOSE | Fresno County, UCSF Fresno Mobile HeaL Partner to Give Rural Preventative Health Care


Agricultural workers lined up inside the equipment barn at Terranova Ranch in southwest Fresno County on a cold February morning for staff of UCSF Fresno Mobile Health and Learning (Mobile HeaL) to take blood pressures, screen for diabetes and give flu and COVID-19 shots..

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UP CLOSE | UCSF Fresno team visits Cuba on Information-Finding Trip for Global Learning


Staying up to date on global disease trends and novel approaches to health care is integral to UCSF Fresno’s commitment to improving health and reducing the burden of disease in vulnerable populations, and to that effort, a team recently traveled to Cuba on an information-finding trip to study the country’s public health care system..

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UP CLOSE | SJV PRIME Students Held Health Fairs at Mexican Consulate


UCSF San Joaquin Valley Program in Medical Education (SJV PRIME) students and the National Hispanic Pharmacist Association held free blood pressure and glucose checks at the Mexican Consulate in Fresno, serving dozens of people from September to December in 2022.

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UP CLOSE | 2022: The Year in Review


UCSF Fresno achieved new milestones and our faculty, trainees, learners, staff and partners, as always, demonstrated ongoing commitment to the communities we serve. Here is a look back at some of our shining moments in 2022 despite challenging times during the third year of the pandemic.   ..

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UP CLOSE | UCSF Fresno Infectious Diseases Specialist Treating Monkeypox Patients Under CDC Research Protocol


Before the first case of monkeypox had been identified in Fresno County this summer, a UCSF Fresno infectious diseases specialist had obtained “compassionate use” approval through a federal research protocol to treat patients with a drug the United States has stockpiled for smallpox. 

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UP CLOSE | UCSF Fresno Thanks Veterans for your Service to our Country


We are honored to have physicians on our team who are veterans of the Armed Services. Below is an interview (edited for brevity) with one of our faculty physicians, Sara Higginson, MD, FACS, who is a UCSF Fresno trauma surgeon and director of burns. Dr. Higginson served from 1998-2003 in the U.S. Navy as a helicopter pilot. 

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UP CLOSE | UCSF Fresno Physicians Volunteer at Two Cities Marathon to Provide Medical Care


For the past decade, UCSF Fresno Emergency Medicine and Wilderness Medicine physicians and medical residents have cared for race participants at the Two Cities Marathon that takes place yearly in Fresno/Clovis on the first weekend of November. And this year, the tradition continues. 

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UP CLOSE | UCSF Fresno-Managed California Area Health Education Center Awarded $1.98M to Develop Health Professions Pathway Programs


The California Statewide Area Health Education Center (AHEC), established in 1972 to recruit, train and retain a health professions workforce dedicated to underserved communities, was awarded $1.98 million by the Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) to support and encourage students from underrepresented regions and backgrounds to pursue health care careers. California AHEC is located within and administered by the UCSF Fresno Department of Family and Community Medicine.  

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