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Sep 29, 2015
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The discussion, which took place on September 28, was facilitated by FCM PGY3, Nazneen Uddin.  Panelists included:

-Jess Ghannam, PhD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, who specializes in the impact of war on refugees and children

-Zahra Billoo, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in San Francisco

-Hatem Bazian, PhD, Editor of the Islamophobia Studies Journal and Lecturer in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley

-Suzanne Barakat, MD, PGY2 resident in FCM

The event was coordinated by STEP-UP at SFGH and was co-sponsored by the Internal Medicine department.  Read more here.


Sep 23, 2015
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FCM faculty Drs. Nwando Olayiwola, Michael Reyes and Elisabeth Wilson teamed up with residents Lamercie Saint-Hilaire and Diana Wu, both PGY3s, to lead an all faculty workshop exploring the concepts of unconscious bias, racism and discrimination, as well as the role of allyship as a powerful strategy to empower those who are marginalized. This is one of many activities the department is engaging in to raise awareness and provide tools for faculty, residents, students and staff on these issues and better align with larger University diversity and inclusion efforts being spearheaded by Dr. Renee Navarro.

Jul 8, 2015
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The UCSF Center for Excellence in Primary Care associate director Dr. Nwando Olayiwola recently released a new book to attract and inspire physicians as medicine becomes more difficult to practice. The book, Medicine is Not a Job: The Secret Every Physician and Physician Hopeful Should Know, has received excellent reviews so far and is available on Amazon.com. Dr. Tom Bodenheimer, CEPC co-director, describes it as “a short, attractive, easy to read booklet for young people wanting to enter the medical profession”. To learn more about the book, click here.