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

11/15/2022

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

11/08/2022

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

10/31/2022

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

10/06/2022

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

09/06/2022

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

08/26/2022

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

07/27/2022

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

06/29/2022

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

06/09/2022

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

05/02/2022

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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