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March 2022
UCLA Division of GIM-HSR Monthly Newsletter
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DMPG Retreat 2022 Sessions Start Today!

New this year for the Department of Medicine Professional Group Annual Retreat are After Hours Virtual Workshops. GIMHSR faculty are leading and collaborating on many, including the below.  Zoom meeting links were sent on March 1 and are listed below.  Links will be re-sent on the morning of the each session date--check your e-mail.

Jodi FriedmanRachel BrookThursday, Wendy SimonMarch 3, 6pm:  Medical Education Interest Group: Teaching Opportunities in the New Curriculum:  Learn from our Department’s educational leadership about major changes to UCLA’s DGSOM medical school curriculum. This session will include information on new teaching opportunities for faculty.  GIM/HSR faculty Jodi Friedman, Vice Chair for Education and Rachel Brook, Director of Ambulatory Medical Education, are leading this session with Wendy Simon, Course Chair for the Inpatient Medicine Clerkship.
Meeting ID: 990 1575 8211

Elizabeth KoTuesday, March 8, 6pm:  Integrative Medicine in the Department of Medicine and UCLA Health:   Our Department and UCLA Health have expanded resources for patients and physicians seeking integrative approaches to primary and specialty care.  This session will highlight how faculty can get involved, and how to refer patients.  GIM/HSR faculty Elizabeth Ko, Medical Director of the UCLA Health Integrative Medicine Collaborative, will lead this session.
Meeting ID: 938 3730 0525

Ale Casillas, MDWednesday, March 9, 6pm:  First Gen (First Generation College Graduate) Interest Group:   At UCLA and nationally, there is increasing interest in recognizing the professional, academic, and social contributions of First Gen faculty to medical education, clinical care, and advocacy.  This networking session will bring together First Gen faculty and allies in the Department of Medicine.   GIM/HSR faculty Alejandra Casillas is leading this session with Russell Buhr of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. 
Meeting ID: 936 1663 6288

Michael LazarusThursday, March 10, 6pm:  The Benefits of Membership in the American College of Physicians:  GIM/HSR  faculty member, Michael E. Lazarus, MBBCh, FACP started his four-year term as California Southern 1 Chapter Governor in the Spring of 2020.   Learn about how ACP promotes clinical excellence, student, resident, fellow, and faculty education, and advocacy.  This session is appropriate for faculty considering ACP membership, ACP members who want to become more active, and active members.
Meeting ID: 934 2570 7250

Keith Norris, MDTeresa SeemanChristina Harris MDMonday, March 14, 6pm:  Enhancing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Department of Medicine:  The mission of DOM EDI is to become the exemplar Department of Medicine program/center in the nation for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion for students, residents, fellows and faculty in the context of scientific excellence, outstanding scholarship/innovation and the highest level of compassionate, high-quality care for our patients. This session will focus on skills to advance EDI principles in the DOM. GIM HSR faculty Keith Norris, Executive Vice Chair, Department of Medicine for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Christina Harris, Associate Vice Chair, Department of Medicine for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are leading this session with Teresa Seeman, Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics).
Meeting ID: 985 1136 6089

Emery ChangTuesday, March 15, 6pm: UCLA Health LGBTQ Champion Program:  Faculty in the Department of Medicine have been leaders in developing the LGBTQ champion program in DGSOM and UCLA Health.  This networking session is appropriate both for faculty who want to learn more about the program, and for those who are already involved.  GIM/HSR faculty member Emery Chang, LBBTQ Medical Director of UCLA Health System is organizing this session.
Meeting ID: 975 2202 8559


Adrian MayoSarah GoldharWeHijab Zubairidnesday, March 16, 6pm:  Homeless Medicine and Community Service:  During the pandemic, UCLA Health and DGSOM have increased commitment to homeless medicine.  This session will present opportunities for faculty involvement, and promote networking among faculty with an interest in providing care for people experiencing homelessness.  GIM/HSR faculty Adrian Mayo, Sarah Goldgar, and Hijab Zubairi will lead this session.
Meeting ID: 915 9738 9535


New Funding Awards in GIMHSR

Estelle EveretteEstelle Everette, MD, MHS

K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award  NIH/ NIDDK

"Hybrid Closed Loop Insulin Pump use in Poorly Controlled Type 1 Diabetes"

Pilot study evaluating the impact, barriers, and facilitators of use of a hybrid closed loop insulin pump in patients with type 1 diabetes and a A1c >9% from UCLA and DHS. 
Primary Mentor: Tannaz Moin, MD, MBA, MSHS. Mentorship Team:  Alex Bui, PhD , Alison Hamilton PhD, MPH, Nicholas Jackson, PhD, MPH, Carol Mangione, MD, MSPH; Collaborators: Eli Ipp, MD, Matt Freeby, MD

Congratulations to our HSR collaborator!

Upcoming GIM Seminars

GIM Friday Noon Seminar Series

This Friday, March 4, 12pm

Evan Shannon, MD, MPH
"Race, Ethnicity, and the Utilization of Security Response in a Hospital Setting"
(646) 558-8656 or (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 588 355 752
Password: uclagim | Phone password: 418144

March 11 - Jose Escarce, MD, PhD
March 18 - Nina Harawa, PhD
March 25 - No seminar

New GIM Publications

Moving Towards Equity With Digital Health Innovations for Stroke Care. Verma A, Towfighi A, Brown A, Abhat A, Casillas A.Stroke. 2022 Mar;53(3):689-697. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.121.035307. Epub 2022 Feb 7.PMID: 35124973 
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