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February 2020
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Saturday, February 29: Annual DMPG Retreat
Luskin Conference CenterThe 4th Annual DMPG Retreat will take place Saturday, February 29th.  All faculty members who are members of the DMPG are strongly encouraged to attend.

If you did not register before the deadline of January 31st, we can still accommodate you. E-mail to request to register.  

Childcare, lactation facilities, parking, breakfast, and lunch will be provided. 

Kelly Skeff, MD, Ph.D., Professor in Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, and a nationally recognized educator, will be plenary speaker.  

There will be a one hour division meeting focusing on quality improvement efforts, the opportunity to obtain certification to prescribe Suboxone, arranged by Will Carroll, HS Clinical Instructor, recertification in BLS and ACLS, as well as many other workshops.   

Division members HS Assistant Clinical Professor Veronica Ramirez, Hospitalist Section; Evelyn Curls, HS Assistant Clinical Professor; South Bay Clinical Lead; Anna Chirra , HS Clinical Professor, Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center, Westwood; Jessica Liao, HS Assistant Clinical Professor, Santa Monica 16th Street,  and Hawkin Woo HS Clinical Professor, Internal Medicine Suite, Westwood will lead sessions on updates and best practices for using Haiku/Smart Phone applications for inpatient and outpatient, and Ambulatory Care Connect. 

Amy Weimer, MDDivision member Amy Weimer, HS Associate Clinical Professor, Med Peds Section (Santa Monica 16th Street), and Co-Director of the UCLA Gender Health Program will lead a workshop on caring for transgender and gender diverse patients. 

Division members Michael Lazarus, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Hospitalist Section; Russell Kerbel, HS Assistant Clinical Professor, Hospitalist Section; Patrick Bui, HS Asst Clinical Professor, Hospitalist Section; Robert Oye, Professor of Clinical Medicine; Arielle Sommer, HS Assistant Clinical Professor; Rachel Brook, HS Assistant Clinical Professor; and Jodi Friedman, HS Clinical Professor are also presenting workshops. 
GIM at the SGIM Regional Meeting, UC Irvine
DGSOM students and UCLA Internal Medicine residents made an impressive showing at the SGIM California-Hawaii Regional Meeting at UC Irvine last month.

Resident Maura Williams took First Place in the Clinical Vignettes category and DGSOM's Tracy Nguyen took Third Place in the innovations category for her work on PrEP in the HPACT clinic with Brianna Cowan and Resident Noah Ravenborg. The oral case presentation, which is considered the best abstract submitted, was presented by DGSOM’s Vanessa Nunez.

Tracy  Nguyen, Maura Williams
DGSOM's Tracy Nguyen and IM Residents Noah Ravenborg and Maura Williams

DGSOM student Vanessa Nunoz

GIM Faculty Dr. Lauren Wisk & NCSP fellow Dr. Katherine Chen

DGSOM students Vanessa Nunez, Damon Ng and Tracy Nguyen

Sartajdeep Bobby Kahlon, Emily Lin
DGSOM students Sartajeep Kahlon & Emily Lin

DGSOM students and IM residents at the SGIM California-Hawaii Regional meeting at UC Irvine
New Funding Awards
Congratulations to Dr. Joanne Elmore on the extension of her NIH/NCI R01 “Artificial Intelligence for Improved Breast Cancer Screening Accuracy: External Validation, Refinement, and Clinical Translation" grant that has been extended for seven years 01/01/2020 – 12/31/2026 via an R37 merit award.
Upcoming GIM Events & Seminars
GIM Friday Noon Seminar Series

Nina Harawa, PhDFebruary 7 - Nina Harawa, PhD - "Predictors of Incarceration in Black and Latino Men Who Have Sex with Men: Implications for Providers and Policy"
February 14 - David Zingmond, MD, PhD
February 21 - David Kent, MD (Tufts)
February 28 - David Goodman-Meza, MD

1100 Glendon, 7th floor, Suite 710, Conference Room 725.  Lunch served.  Live streaming webinar and conference line at 
(669) 900-6833, Meeting ID 588 355 752
New GIM Publications

Sitters as a Patient Safety Strategy to Reduce Hospital Falls: A Systematic ReviewGreeley AM, Tanner EP, Mak S, et al. Ann Intern Med. 2020; [Epub ahead of print 4 February 2020].

Evaluation of the Psychometric Properties of the Five Facet of Mindfulness Questionnaire. Shallcross AJ, Lu Y, Hays RD. J Psychopathol Behav Assess (2020).

Dermatopathologists' Experience With and Perceptions of Patient Online Access to Pathologic Test Result Reports. Shucard H, Piepkorn MW, Reisch LM, Kerr KF, Radick AC, Wang PC, Knezevich SR, Barnhill RL, Elder DE, Elmore JG. JAMA Dermatol. 2020 Jan 29.  PMID: 31995131

Do the unlabeled response categories of the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire satisfy the monotonicity assumption of simple-summated scoring? Uy V, Hays RD, Xu JJ, Fayers PM, Auerbach AD, Black JT, Evangelista LS, Ganiats TG, Romano PS, Ong MK. Qual Life Res. 2020 Jan 28.  PMID: 31993916

Alcohol Use Behaviors and Reasons to Abstain From or Limit Drinking Among Medically Vulnerable Youth. Wisk LE, Magane KM, Levy S, Weitzman ER. J Addict Med. 2020 Jan 24.  PMID: 31985512

Financial Incentives for Smoking Cessation in Hospitalized Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Ladapo JA, Tseng CH, Sherman SE. Am J Med. 2020 Jan 23. pii: S0002-9343(20)30036-X. PMID: 31982494

An IL-18-centered inflammatory network as a biomarker for cerebral white matter injury. Altendahl M, Maillard P, Harvey D, Cotter D, Walters S, Wolf A, Singh B, Kakarla V, Azizkhanian I, heth SA, Xiao G, Fox E, You M, Leng M, Elashoff D, Kramer JH, Decarli C, Elahi F, Hinman JD. PLoS One. 2020 Jan 24;15(1):e0227835. 

Comparing NGS and NanoString platforms in peripheral blood mononuclear cell transcriptome profiling for advanced heart failure biomarker development. Bondar G, Xu W, Elashoff D, Li X, Faure-Kumar E, Bao TM, Grogan T, Moose J, Deng MC. J Biol Methods. 2020 Jan 3;7(1):e123. eCollection 2020. PMID: 31976350

Conversation Cafés and Conceptual Framework Formation for Research Training and Mentoring of Underrepresented Faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Obesity Health Disparities (OHD) PRIDE Program. Beech BM, Norris KC, Thorpe RJ Jr, Heitman E, Bruce MA. Ethn Dis. 2020 Jan 16;30(1):83-90.  eCollection 2020 Winter. PMID: 31969787

The NIDDK High School Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons. Rivers R, Norris KC, Hui G, et al. Ethn Dis. 2020 Jan 16;30(1):5-14.eCollection 2020 Winter. PMID: 31969778

Tailoring an evidence-based lifestyle intervention to meet the needs of women Veterans with prediabetes. Dyer KE, Moreau JL , Finley E, Bean-Mayberry B, Farmer MM, Bernet D, Kress A, Lewis JL, Batuman, Haskell S, Hamilton AB, Moin T. Women Health. 2020 Jan 20:1-15.PMID: 31959089

Vascular access-specific health-related quality of life impacts among hemodialysis patients: qualitative development of the hemodialysis access-related quality of life (HARQ) instrument.  Nordyke RJ, Nicholson G, Gage SM, Lithgow T, Himmelfarb J, Rivara MB, Hays RD, Woo K, Peipert JD. BMC Nephrol. 2020 Jan 14;21(1):16. doi: 10.1186/s12882-020-1683-5. PMID: 31937249

Recommendations Related to Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer-Reply. Krist AH, Owens DK, Mangione CM. JAMA. 2020 Jan 14;323(2):188-189. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.18222. No abstract available. PMID: 31935025

Establishing a Denominator for Palliative Care Quality Metrics for Patients with Advanced Cancer. Anand S, Glaspy J, Roh L, Khandelwal V, Wenger N, Ritchie C, Walling AM. J Palliat Med. 2020 Jan 10. PMID: 31928372

Receipt of Corrective Lenses and Academic Performance of Low-Income Students. Dudovitz RN, Sim MS, Elashoff D, Klarin J, Slusser W, Chung PJ. Acad Pediatr. 2020 Jan 9. pii: S1876-2859(20)30002-4. PMID: 31926990

Osteoporosis Screening in Younger Postmenopausal Women. Crandall CJ, Ensrud KE. JAMA. 2020 Jan 9. PMID: 31917384 

Safety of vaginal estrogens: a systematic review. Crandall CJ, Diamant A, Santoro N. Menopause. 2020 Jan 6. PMID: 31913230

Clinical Significance of Bronchodilator Responsiveness Evaluated by Forced Vital Capacity in COPD: SPIROMICS Cohort Analysis. Barjaktarevic IZ, Buhr RG, Wang X, Hu S, et al; NHLBI SubPopulations and InteRmediate Outcome Measures In COPD Study (SPIROMICS). Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2019 Dec 20;14:2927-2938. eCollection 2019. PMID: 31908441

Longitudinal Associations Between Healthcare Resources, Policy, and Firearm-Related Suicide and Homicide from 2012 to 2016. Choi KR, Saadi A, Takada S, Easterlin MC, Buchbinder LS, Johnson DC, Zimmerman FJ. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Jan 2. PMID: 31898128

Mental Health and Obesity Among Veterans: A Possible Need for Integrated Care. Breland JY, Frayne SM, Timko C, Washington DL, Maguen S. Psychiatr Serv. 2020 Jan 30:appips201900078. PMID: 31996116

Ketogenic Diets. Li Z, Heber D. JAMA. 2020 Jan 28;323(4):386.PMID: 31990316 

Clinical Scenarios for which Cervical Mobilization and Manipulation Are Considered by an Expert Panel to be Appropriate (and Inappropriate) for Patients with Chronic Neck Pain. Herman PM, Vernon H, Hurwitz EL, Shekelle PG, Whitley MD, Coulter ID. Clin J Pain. 2020 Jan 23. PMID: 31985500

Level of agreement on health information technology adoption and use in survey data: a mixed-methods analysis of ambulatory clinics in 1 US state. Rudin RS, Shi Y, Fischer SH, Shekelle P, Amill-Rosario A, Shaw B, Ridgely MS, Damberg CL. JAMIA Open. 2019 Mar 7;2(2):231-237. 2019 Jul. PMID: 31984358

What Is the Optimal Primary Care Panel Size?: A Systematic Review. Paige NM, Apaydin EA, Goldhaber-Fiebert JD, Mak S, Miake-Lye IM, Begashaw MM, Severin JM, Shekelle PG. Ann Intern Med. 2020 Jan 21.PMID: 31958814

Health information technology for ambulatory care in health systems. Shi Y, Amill-Rosario A, Rudin RS, Fischer SH, Shekelle P, Scanlon D, Damberg CL. Am J Manag Care. 2020  Jan;26(1):32-38. PMID: 31951357

Underutilization of Pulmonary Function Testing in Veterans Hospitalized for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbation: Who are We Missing? Bade BC, DeRycke EC, Skanderson M, Crothers K, Haskell S, Bean-Mayberry B, Cain HC, Brandt C, Bastian LA, Akgün KM. COPD. 2020 Jan 17:1-7. PMID: 

Acute Effect of Pistachio Intake on Postprandial Glycemic and Gut Hormone Responses in Women With Gestational Diabetes or Gestational Impaired Glucose Tolerance: A Randomized, Controlled, Crossover Study. Feng X, Liu H, Li Z, Carughi A, Ge S. Front Nutr. 2019 Dec 17;6:186. eCollection 2019. PMID: 31921879

GIM Celebrates Black History Month
Black History Month

Feel free to pass by the 1100 Glendon 900 Suite lobby and browse our small but growing Black History Month display. 
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