UCSF Departmement of Surgery News - April 2018 View this email in your browser
I am honored to serve as Chair of the Department of Surgery, one of the leading surgical departments in the world with a rich history of scientific, educational, and clinical advancements. Our newsletters highlight important events and showcase the outstanding work of our surgeons, researchers, trainees, medical teams, and staff. In this issue, we highlight the Department's strong rankings in medical education and surgical research, prestigious awards bestowed on several of our trainees, new NIH grants, and the incoming class of accomplished general surgery residents. These stories are your stories. None would be possible without your dedication and hard work. Enjoy them and your success. 
 
Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS
Leon Goldman MD Distinguished Professor and
Chair, Department of Surgery
Resident Research
Resident Research Symposium Headlined by Visiting Dunphy Professor Carla M. Pugh Set for April 25th at UCSF Mission Bay
By Richard Barg
The 31st Annual J. Engelbert Dunphy Resident Research Symposium will be held Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay beginning at 9:00 a.m. The Department of Surgery is honored to have Stanford professor Carla M. Pugh, MD, PhD, FACS as this year's visiting Dunphy Professor. The J. Engelbert Dunphy Resident Research Symposium showcases the laboratory research of residents, fellows and medical students in the [...]
Medical Student Portal
U.S. News and World Report Ranks UCSF No. 4 Nationally for Surgery Education Curriculum Taught in Medical School
By Richard Barg
UCSF was recently ranked No. 4 nationally for the surgery curriculum taught in medical school, placing it in the top 2.5% of the 177 medical and osteopathic schools surveyed in the U.S. News & World Report survey of best graduate and professional schools.   The curriculum, developed by highly acclaimed Department of Surgery faculty, encompasses didactic in-class learning fused with early longitudinal immersion in clinical teams, and [...]
Department of Surgery
UCSF Department of Surgery Ranks 3rd Nationally in NIH Funding for Academic Surgery Programs
By Richard Barg
The UCSF Department of Surgery now ranks No. 3 nationally in NIH research funding among all academic surgery programs, a stunning rise from 6th the last time the survey was done. Three Department of Surgery faculty also ranked in the top 20 of all NIH-funded principal investigators nationally in the category of surgery. The highly respected Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research utilized data from the Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool [...]
Department of Surgery
Department of Surgery Welcomes New Class of General Surgery Residents on Match Day 2018
By Rachelle Bresnahan and Alexi Callen
The Department of Surgery welcomes our seven new categorical residents comprising the Class of 2025. We congratulate them in matching with our program. This is a diverse group of highly accomplished individuals that bring a wide array of life experiences and academic excellence to UCSF. We look forward to these newly minted residents' arrival and to providing them an enriching and rewarding experience over the next seven years as they train [...]
Pomerantz Lab
Jason Pomerantz Awarded 5-year $1.7M NIH Grant to Investigate Muscle Stem Cells for Therapeutic Potential
By Richard Barg
Jason H. Pomerantz, M.D., associate professor of surgery and surgical director of the UCSF Craniofacial Center, has been awarded a 5-year $1.7M R01 grant from National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) to study muscle stem cells, a subpopulation of muscle progenitors that are focal points of vulnerability in muscle dysfunction from disease, trauma or aging. Project Narrative "Muscle dysfunction from [...]
Resident Portal
Michael Zobel Awarded Prestigious Resident Research Scholarship by American College of Surgeons (ACS)
By Richard Barg
Michael Zobel, M.D, a third-year (PGY-3) general surgery resident at UCSF, has been awarded a prestigious two-year resident research scholarship by the American College of Surgeons for 2018-2020. The scholarships are supported by the generosity of Fellows, Chapters, and friends of the College, to encourage residents to pursue careers in academic surgery. Dr. Zobel's research is focused on targeting novel genes to suppress metastasis [...]
UCSF East Bay Surgery Program
Gun Violence and Health Equity - Another Perspective on the "March for Our Lives” Demonstrations
By Delvecchio Finley, MPP and Gregory P. Victorino, MD, FACS
Delvecchio Finley, MPP, CEO of the Alameda Health System, visionary leader and agent of change in public health care, and Gregory P. Victorino, M.D., professor of surgery and director of Trauma Services at Highland Hospital, have written an insightful Op-Ed exposing one of the vastly under-appreciated consequences of easy access to guns, namely the lack of heath equity or "the ability to attain one's full health potential". This condition [...]
Transplantation Research Lab
HHMI Research Fellow Simon N. Chu Awarded Dean’s Prize in Research and Scholarship by UCSF School of Medicine
By Richard Barg
Simon N. Chu, M.S., has been awarded the 2018 Dean's Prize in Research and Scholarship by the UCSF School of Medicine for his molecular medicine research. Chu, a senior medical student in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Fellow, will present his research on the immune response following transplantation in the HIV infected recipient at the upcoming 2018 Inquiry Symposium on Wed. [...]
Department of Surgery
Thoracic Oncology Program Launches Kratz Lab Focused on Therapeutic Interventions for Early-Stage Lung Cancers
By Richard Barg
The Thoracic Oncology Program proudly announces the launch of the Kratz Lab, which will focus on understanding the genetic and immunological mechanisms that drive early-stage, surgically resectable thoracic malignancies, most notably non-small cell lung cancer. The translationally-focused Kratz Lab will use the knowledge gained from investigating these mechanisms to identify novel therapeutic targets and treatments for this group of [...]
Tolani Lab
Paper on Potential Novel Therapeutic for Shh-Driven Cancers Featured on Cover of Oncotarget
By Richard Barg
A team led by Bhairavi Tolani, Ph.D. and David M. Jablons, M.D. has developed and characterized a potential novel therapeutic for Sonic hedgehog (Shh)-driven cancers, including some lung cancers. Dr. Tolani is an assistant professor and member of the Thoracic Oncology Program, and principal investigator in the Tolani Laboratory. Dr. Jablons is director of the Thoracic Oncology Program and Thoracic Oncology Lab.  The researchers reported [...]
Tang Lab
Leonardo M. R. Ferreira Discusses Designer Cell Therapies for Complex Diseases at Future of DNA Synthetic Biology Symposium
By Richard Barg
Molecular immunologist and human genome engineer Leonardo M.R. Ferreira, Ph.D., a postdoctoral scholar in the laboratories of Dr. Qizhi Tang (Department of Surgery) and Dr. Jeffrey Bluestone (Diabetes Center) at UCSF, recently gave a captivating talk about his research at the Future of DNA, Blockchain, and Synthetic Biology Symposium on March 7th at Galvanize SF.  The symposium brought together scientists, entrepreneurs, and angel investors [...]
Department of Surgery
Meditation Room Named for Jeff Pearl, Mount Zion’s "Heart"
By Patricia Meagher
Jeff Pearl was Mount Zion. He lived and breathed the hospital, its patients and families, and staff; and he was as much a part of Mount Zion as the hospital was a part of him. Known for his warmth as well as his medical skill, Pearl, who died in August 2017, was professor emeritus of surgery at UCSF and held a number of key positions at Mount Zion for 35 years.  His friends, family, and closest colleagues gathered recently in the heart of [...]
 
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