AWARDS

 

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One of the most prestigious teaching awards at UCSF, the Kaiser award is given to five faculty members in the entire UCSF School of Medicine each year (including one in Fresno). Award winners from EM include:

 

1987 ROBERT K. KNOPP, MD
1994 MARC S. SHALIT, MD
2006 GREGORY W. HENDEY, MD

2011 HERB BIVINS, MD

 

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Awarded annually at the UCSF Fresno housestaff graduation ceremony, the faculty research award can only be won once in a career.  EM faculty winners include:

 

1989 ROBERT K. KNOPP, MD
2000 GREGORY HENDEY, MD
2002 GEOFFREY STROH, MD
2005 MARC SHALIT, MD
2005 MICHAEL ALBERTS, MD
2006 BRIAN CHINNOCK, MD
2007 LORI WEICHENTHAL, MD

 

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Awarded annually at the UCSF Fresno housestaff graduation ceremony, this award honors the resident and fellow who made the most significant contribution to research. EM resident and fellow winners include:

1993 GREG FRYE
1996 THERESA SCHWAB
1998 LORI WEICHENTHAL
2000 GREG SHUBERT
2001 BRADLEY BARTH
2002 MARGARET THACKER
2003 MATTHEW LEWIN
2006 TIM PLATTS-MILLS
2007 TANIA ROBERTSON

2010 SUSANNE SPANO (FELLOW)

2011 ALFREDO URDANETA

2012 DAVID HAKKARINEN

 

UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program Annual Housestaff Awards

Each year members of the Housestaff vote for individuals showing outstanding commitment to teaching and learning. Award winners from EM include:

 

Intern of the Year

1981

Barbara Hanke, MD

1984

Charles Goldsworthy, MD

1990

Tom Tighe, DO

1992

Stephanie Bodes, MD

1994

Geoffrey Stroh, MD

1995

Richard Winters, MD

1998

Jeffrey Uller, MD

2000

Andrew Kitlowshi, MD

2001

Stephen Haverly, MD

2002

Robert Dery, MD

2003

Saleen Manternach, MD

2004

Timothy Platts-Mills, MD

2006

Rawnica Ruegner, MD

2008

Won Ki Chae, MD

2009 Jacoby Allen, MD
2010 Marla Gandara, MD
2012 Laura Ivy, MD
2013 

Crystal Ives-Tallman

 

 

Best Resident Teacher

1978

David McMicken, MD

1990

John Holmes, MD

1991

John Holmes, MD

1995

Douglas Kartel, MD

2002 Brad Barth, MD

2004

Stephen Haverly, MD

2005

Robert Dery, MD

2008

Christian Purgason, DO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding Faculty Teacher

1993

Marc Shalit, MD

1994

Marc Shalit, MD

1995

Gregory Hendey, MD

2002

Thomas Utecht, MD

2004

Brian Chinnock, MD

2005

Gregory Hendey, MD

2006

Thomas Utecht, MD

2008

Manon Kwon, MD

2009 Sukhjit Takhar, MD
2010 Saleen Manternach, MD
2011 Warren Wiechmann, MD
2013
Brian Chinnock, MD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Knopp Gold Humanism Award

2009

Rawnie Ruegner, MD

2009

Stephanie Rubio, MD

2010 Jason Tsukamaki, MD
2011 Kira Eandi, MD
2012 David Toor, MD
2013 Ricky Amii, MD

 

 

 

 

 



Tom Evans Memorial Electrocardiography Award

2009

Luke Karaelias, MD

2010 Scott De Shields, MD
2011 Suneil Agrawal, MD
2012 Luc Hibbs, MD
2013

Kevin Lunney, MD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melissa Dowd Community Service Award

2013

Casey Herrforth, MD

 

 

 

 

 

Emergency Medicine Annual Retreat Awards

 

Research

Teaching

 

Resident

Faculty

Resident

Faculty

2012

David Hakkarinen

Lori Weichenthal

Jacoby Allen

Kenny Banh

2013 Sameir Alhadi Rais Vohra Ricky Amii Brian Chinnock

 

 

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Council of Residency Directors (CORD) Resident Academic Achievement Award

Dr. Timothy Platts-Mills, one of our chief residents received the coveted CORD resident academic achievement award for 2007. This award, given to one EM resident, is intended to recognize an individual who has demonstrated much promise as a future academic faculty member. Tim is a wonderful teacher and clinician. In addition to numerous peer reviewed articles and book chapters, Tim will be the editor for the textbook “First Aid for the Emergency Medicine Boards”.  He is a reviewer for Annals of Emergency Medicine and was recognized as a top 50 reviewer for 2006.   Tim has accepted a faculty position at the University of North Carolina.  Great work Tim!

 

 

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Dr. Gene Kallsen has been selected by the Community Foundation as one of the "Ultimate People" of 2009.  He received his award at a recent gala event (i.e. lots of great, free food, drinks, and music).  Congrats to our Chief! (click here for more info)

http://www.medwatchtoday.com/2120.htm

 


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Congratulations to “Uncle” Marc Shalit for receiving the “Excellence in Teaching Award” from the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators.  This prestigious award recognizes contributions to medical student and resident education in 2009.

 


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Congratulations to UCSF Fresno EM Residents on winning first place for the “Best in Emergency Medicine:  EMP Video Challenge” 

With the following link: http://www.emp.com/contest-winners

 

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Congratulations to Dr. Kenny Banh, who just received the highly coveted UCSF Distinction in Teaching
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from the Academic Senate for 2011.  Kenny was recognized for his ongoing contributions to the university in teaching medical students and residents, and he was selected from numerous applicants throughout UCSF--great work!

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to our award winners at the 2011 UCSF Fresno Housestaff Graduation ceremony!


The winner of the Borba Housestaff Research award was Alfredo Urdaneta, MD. 

 

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Warren Wiechmann, MD was given the Outstanding Faculty Teacher award.

 

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And last but certainly not least, our own Herb Bivins, MD received the coveted Henry J. Kaiser Award, the highest teaching award in the entire UCSF system.  

 

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Greg Hendey was awarded the 2011 Excellence in Teaching award from the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators.

 

 

 

 

 

fCongratulations to our own Kevin Lunney!  


Kevin, a third-year resident, was just chosen to be a member of the 2012 Global Health Clinical Scholars Program.  He is the first from our program to be a part of this prestigious group.  Way to go!

 

 

 

 

 

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sStacy Sawtelle and Lori Weichenthal have been chosen for the 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award by the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators.  This is a great honor that is well-deserved!

 

 

 

 

 

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Congratulations to Kenny Banh and Greg Hendey on being elected to the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators.  They are the first two from our department to receive this honor.

 

 

 

 

Intern of the Year!s

 

 

Congratulations to our own Laura Ivy who won the Intern of the Year award at the UCSF Fresno annual housestaff graduation event on June 7, 2012.

 

 

 

 

Research Award!s

 


Congratulations to David Hakkarinen for winning the Borba Resident Research Award this year for his paper on MRI versus CT scan for occult hip fracture.

 

 

 

 

 

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Rais Vohra was promoted to the "Clinical X" series at UCSF at the Associate Professor level. 

 

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Lori Weichenthal was just accepted into the Academy of Medical Educators at UCSF.

 

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Omar Guzman was selected for the 2013-14 ACEP/EMRA Mini Fellowship in Health Policy in Washington DC, a four-week experience with a scholarship!

Congratulations to Deena Bengiamin, Stacy Sawtelle, Stu Maxwell, Peter Anastopoulos, Omar Guzman and Jaime Antuna for receiving the Academy of Medical Educators Cooke Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Their winning project was titled, “Development of an Inter-professional Patient Safety Curriculum in Emergency Medicine using Simulation” and will be presented at the upcoming UCSF Education Symposium.