Chair's Update May 2011

Monday, May 02, 2011


New Recruitments and Roles

I am thrilled to report that the following 17 SFGH faculty have
accepted searched positions within our Department:

Jennifer Annunziata, MD, Health Sciences Clinical series
Assistant Professor, Community Services

Emily Baldwin, MD, Health Sciences Clinical series
Assistant Professor, Community Services

Monica Caselli, MD, Health Sciences Clinical series
Instructor, Acute & Emergency Services

Arthur Chou, MD
, Health Sciences Clinical series
Assistant Professor, Acute & Emergency Services

Ari Etheridge, MD
, Health Sciences Clinical series
Assistant Professor,  Community Services

Alyson Goodwin, MD
, Health Sciences Clinical series
Assistant Professor, Community Services

Valerie Gruber, PhD, Health Sciences Clinical series
Professor, Division of Substance Abuse and
Addiction Medicine (DSAAM)

John Harbison, MD
, Health Sciences Clinical series
Associate Professor, Acute & Emergency Services

Lloyd King, MD
, Health Sciences Clinical series
Assistant Professor, Community Services

Peggy Kwun, MD
, Health Sciences Clinical series
Assistant Professor, Community Services

Paul Linde, MD
, Health Sciences Clinical series
Professor, Community Services

Kevin Mack, MD
, Health Sciences Clinical series
Associate Professor, Medical Student Education;
Acute & Emergency Services

Christina Mangurian, MD
, Clinical X series
Assistant Professor, Research

Richard Patel, MD
, Health Sciences Clinical series
Associate Professor, Acute & Emergency Services

Alissa Peterson, MD
,  Health Sciences Clinical series
Assistant Professor, Acute & Emergency Services

Gilbert Villela, MD
, Health Sciences Clinical series
Associate Professor, Acute & Emergency Services

Grants

Elinore McCance-Katz, MD, PhDMcCance-Katz

Elinore McCance-Katz, MD, PhD received a new grant supplement (RO1 AA 018001 1S (PI) 12/1/10-11/30/12 $100,000) to study drug interactions between a new HIV medication, maraviroc, and alcohol. (Interaction of Alcohol and HAART in HIV/AIDS and HIV/AIDS and HCV Co-Infection)
Kristine Yaffe, MDYaffeKristine Yaffe, MD received a competitive R01 renewal funding this summer. This is a five-year grant with approximately $600K per year. In total, Kristine will have two new R01s starting this summer, one through NCIRE and one through UCSF.

Publications

Robin Bitner, MDBitnerTracy Peng, MDPengMaura McLane, MFT, CASMcLaneStuart J. Eisendrath, MDEisendrath
Bitner, R., Chartier, M., Peng, T., Coffelt, N.,McLane, M., Eisendrath, S.: Adapting ancient wisdom for the treatment of depression: Mindfulness based cognitive therapy group training. Group, Vol. 34, No. 4, December 2010.

Ellen Haller, MDHaller

Ellen Haller, MD volunteered her time and speaks about "Depression during Pregnancy and the Post-partum" and “Mental Health Issues for LGBT people” on a video on http://psychclinician.com/. The organizers of the site tapped her for her expertise after seeing Ellen giving a talk on “Mental Health Issues for LGBT people” at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry in March, 2011.
Elinore McCance-Katz, MD, PhDMcCance-KatzMcCance-Katz EF: R methadone vs. racemic methadone: What is best for patient care? Addiction; 106(4):687-8, 2011.

Heemskerk AAM, van Haandel L, Woods JM, McCance-Katz EF, Williams JF, Stobaugh JF, Faiman MD: LC/MS-MS method for the determination of carbamathione in human plasma. J Pharmaceut Biomed Analysis doi:10.1016/j.jpba.2010.10.021, 2010.

Moody DE, Wenfang BF, Morrison J, McCance-Katz EFGender differences in pharmacokinetics of maintenance-dosed buprenorphine. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, in press.

James L. Sorensen, PhDSorensen

Sorensen, J.: From Cat’s Cradle to Beat the Reaper: Getting evidence-based treatments into practice in spite of ourselves. Addictive Behaviors 36 (2011), 597-600. 
Owen M. Wolkowitz, MDWolkowitz Elissa S. Epel, PhDEpelVictor I. Reus, MD ReusHeather Burke, PhDBurke
J. Craig Nelson, MDNelsonWolkowitz, O. M. , Mellon, S. H., Epel, E. S., Lin, J., Dhabhar, F. S., Su, Y., Reus, V. I., Rosser, R., Burke, H. M., Kupferman, E., Compagnone, M., Nelson, J. C., & Blackburn, E. H.  (2011)  Leukocyte telomere length in major depression:  Correlations with chronicity, inflammation and oxidative stress - preliminary findings.  PLoS ONE 6(3), e17837, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017837.

Awards and Honors

Kristen Brooks, MDBrooks 

Kristen Brooks, MD was chosen by medical students for membership in the AOA. She is one of two UCSF faculty members selected this year. The induction ceremony will be on May 13 in the Faculty Alumni House.
Ellen Haller, MDHaller

The Board of the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists has voted to honor Ellen Haller, MD with the 2011 Barbara Gittings Award for outstanding contributions on behalf of the LGBT Community.

This award will be presented on Monday, May 16, at the 2011 APA Annual Meeting in Honolulu.

Kevin Mack, MDMackKevin Mack, MD is the recipient of the 2010-11 Essential Core Teaching Award for Innovative Teaching. This award reflects the high esteem and deep appreciation felt by students for exemplary efforts by an instructor. It is one of eight categories of Essential Core Teaching Awards recognized each year.

News from Clinical Faculty

Loma K. Flowers, MDFlowersLoma K. Flowers, MD, founder and CEO of the educational non-profit Equilibrium Dynamics (EQD) was the recipient of its first two grants to contribute to the wider dissemination of emotional competence education.  A grant of $10,000 awarded by the San Francisco Foundation helped fund a project offering emotional competence training to parents, teachers and students at McClymonds High School in Oakland.  A second grant of $25,000 was awarded by UCLA. This grant (administered by the Public Health Insitute, Oakland) funded a pilot training program at UCLA School of Public Health to teach the EQD emotional competence curriculum to mentors.  EQD plans to replicate this training program in San Francisco during 2011.

Robert Tyminski, DMHTyminskiTyminski, Robert: "Medea, Jason, and their illusions of the Golden Fleece: a Jungian contribution to transference dreaming.” International Journal of Jungian Studies, 3(1), 2011. 

 

Leadership in research, education, psychiatric care and public service