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Monthly Newsletter | October 2016



Brad Sharpe will serve as interim chief beginning December 1, 2016, as Bob Wachter assumes role as chair of Department of Medicine. Niraj Sehgal will chair the search for a new chief.


Other News

A team of delirium experts has been awarded an NIA/NIH grant totaling approximately $3.7 million over 5 years. Andy Auerbach will lead the Dissemination Task Force to help ensure that scientific efforts are disseminated with existing organizations, such as the American Delirium Society and European Delirium Association.



Cindy Lai and colleagues conducted a retrospective cohort study to explore the impact of premedical student involvement in student-run clinics.


Alvin Rajkomar and colleagues demonstrate ways to use deep learning, an artificial intelligence technique, on chest radiographs. 


Kirsten Kangelaris and colleagues tested whether Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome subphenotypes would respond differently to randomly assigned fluid therapy.


Upcoming Events

DHM End-of-Summer | October 23, 2016, noon - 4p | The Aquarium of the Bay


Sherry and Oralia

"Thank you Sherry Chen and Oralia Schatzman for making the DHM Boot Camp a huge success! We are very appreciative of all your efforts!"

- Steve Ludwin and Stephanie Rennke


Ari Hoffman

“We consider ourselves very lucky that we were under the care of Dr. Hoffman. He was more than excellent in taking the necessary time to assess and treat my wife, displaying an excellent bedside manner that really calmed us. We left the hospital very impressed with him as a person and physician, and frankly wishing he was a non-hospitalist, so he could be our PCP on an outpatient basis."

- UCSF Patient


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