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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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Focus on UCSF Fresno Newsletter, November 2021


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Focus on UCSF Fresno November 2021


Teach Unique Dermatology Rotation Provides Education and Training to Multidisciplinary Groups of Learners     Gregory Simpson, MD, instructing residents By Barbara Anderson At UCSF Fresno, physicians-in training – from Emergency Medicine to Psychiatry – are afforded a unique clinical rotation in Dermatology providing education and training in skin diseases that affect one in four Americans each year. Skin diseases send many patients to physicians every year, but medical residents […]

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UP CLOSE | UCSF Fresno COVID-19 Equity Project Is First in Area to Provide Free, Accessible and Early Treatment for Mild to Moderate COVID-19


UCSF Fresno’s Mobile HeaL COVID-19 Equity Project (CEP) now offers an early treatment for COVID-19. Monoclonal antibody therapy or mAb reduces the need for hospitalization in higher- risk patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 and reduces progression to severe illness by as much as 70%, according to information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. UCSF Fresno CEP was the first in the San Joaquin Valley to offer the treatment for free without requiring an appointment or referral at its drive-through clinic on Shaw Ave. across from Fashion Fair Mall in Fresno.

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Focus on UCSF Fresno Newsletter, September 2021


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UCSF Fresno Doctors Academy will hold virtual and in-person application information meetings


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2021 Source: Brandy Ramos Nikaido, Director of Media Relations and Public Affairs, UCSF Fresno Cell: (559) 313-6539 Email: bnikaido@fresno.ucsf.edu UCSF Fresno Doctors Academy will hold virtual and in-person application information meetings  FRESNO – The UCSF Fresno Latino Center for Medical Education and Research (UCSF Fresno Latino Center) is accepting applications for its Doctors Academy programs now through Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Virtual and in-person info meetings […]

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Advancing Excellence in LGBTQ+ Health


Advancing Excellence in LGBTQ+ Health The Advancing Excellence in LGBTQ+ Heath conference, the first installment of the UCSF Fresno Health Equity Symposium series, will feature experts from a wide variety of fields including physicians, surgeons, and mental health professionals who are specialists in LGBTQIA+ care. Attendees will learn about gender affirming hormone therapy or surgeries, increasing inclusivity, and opportunities to improve medical practices in an area where the demand for […]

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Focus on UCSF Fresno September 2021


Teach Health Disparities and Inequities Inspire San Joaquin Valley Students to Pursue Medicine   San Joaquin Valley PRIME students, faculty and staff  By Brandy Ramos Nikaido As the San Joaquin Valley, state, nation and global community responded to COVID-19, health disparities and health inequities were revealed like never before. Long existing disparities in the Valley have been especially pronounced during the pandemic, particularly the shortage of physicians in the region, […]

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UP CLOSE | UCSF Fresno Increases Access to Care and Improved Treatment for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder


The migraine headaches began during an abusive marriage 16 years ago. The pain kept Christine bedridden for a week at a time and a doctor prescribed Vicodin – three pills a day. The headaches subsided, the stressful marriage ended, and she no longer needed the opioid pills for pain relief.

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2021 Virtual Liver Expo


2021 Virtual Liver Expo Join UCSF Fresno on Saturday, October 2 for the 3rd Annual Liver Expo! This virtual event will focus on how to keep your liver healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic and will also cover pancreatic cancer awareness. Hear from UCSF Fresno and Community Regional Medical Center experts and answer the question, ‘Is your liver well’?