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Ellen Laves Elected to Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators

Ellen Laves, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, has been selected for membership into The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators. Laves and other new members will be formally welcomed into the Academy at a celebration on the Parnassus campus on September 11, 2017. She...

Fuentes-Afflick to Focus on Diversity as APS President

As the new president of the 1,200-member American Pediatric Society, Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD, MPH, heads an organization devoted to advancing academic pediatrics throughout the United States. For many years, she has been a passionate advocate for a key element in the group’s...

Fruit Water

Water is the one of the healthiest and most refreshing drinks. It has zero calories, no added sugar, and tastes great. In this video, you will learn about easy ways to add natural flavor to water using simple ingredients on hand in your refrigerator, freezer, or garden. Instead of...

Larry Hammer, MD Joins UCSF Division of General Pediatrics

On November 1, 2016, Larry Hammer, MD joined the UCSF General Pediatrics faculty at the Mt. Zion Primary Care Clinic. Dr. Hammer received his MD from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency at Stanford where he also served as chief resident. He...

Excellence in Teaching Awards

On September 19, 2016, John I. Takayama, MD, MPH and Nanah Park, MD received 2016 Excellence in Teaching Awards from the UCSF Haile Debas Academy of Medical Educators. These peer-nominated awards for teaching faculty highlight outstanding front-line teachers of medical students,...

Water First Tool Kit

On July 5, 2016, the “Water First: A Toolkit for Promoting Water Intake in Community Settings” was released online. “Water First” is a resource from the University of California, San Francisco to provide individuals, organizations and communities with evidence-based strategies to...

New Associate Pediatrics Residency Program Director

On July 1, 2016, Meg McNamara, MD was appointed the new Associate Program Director for Mentoring and Career Development. In this new role, Dr. McNamara will focus on developing and overseeing enhanced mentoring and advising programs, improving feedback and the process for guiding...

UCSF General Pediatrician Receives Hellman Award and K23 Career Development Award

On May 27, 2016, Amy L. Beck, MD, MPH was awarded one of nine 2016-2017 Hellman Family Awards for Early- Career Faculty (total costs: $49,997). The Hellman Awards were established by Warren & Chris Hellman and their children in 1994. The purpose of the Hellman Fellows Fund is...