Michelle Moghadassi, MPH, Data Manager at the UCSF Radiology Outcomes Research Laboratory, placed 2nd for her poster presented at the American College of Epidemiology (ACE) annual meeting held in Washington DC from September 6-9, 2014.
The poster, co-authored by Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD, entitled, "Computed Tomography Dose in Patients with Suspected Nephrolithiasis" was one out over a hundred presented. This year's theme at the ACE meeting was "Making Epidemiology More Consequential" and was focused on how epidemiology is used to directly impact the public health of communities and societies, both locally and globally, by promoting population health, informing health care systems, guiding public health practice, and impacting public health policy decision making.
Congratulations to Michelle and Dr. Smith-Bindman for this outstanding accomplishment.
UCSF Radiology Residency Program ranked #1 amongst the top rated Radiology programs in 2014 in the nation in a peer review process including over 50,000 nominations submitted by board-certified physicians to U.S. News & World Report and Doximity.
Dr. David Naeger has been selected by the UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators to be inducted into the Debas Academy. This honor recognizes Dr. Naeger as a “highly accomplished medical educator.”
On July 20, a combined team of staff and faculty participated as one of 20 UCSF teams at the SF AIDS Walk. Their efforts raised nearly $7000; one of the higest donations – this was a terrific effort for a great cause and it was good to see the group come together.
Featured on the UCSF's website, Dr. Mukherjee's article on "Kids with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders Show Brain Wiring Differences" discovers children with sensory processing disorders have decreased structural brain connections in specific sensory regions different than those in autism, further establishing SPD as a clinically important neurodevelopmental disorder.
CT-Guided Steroid Injections for Relief of Spine Pain
June 23, 2014
Some patients may be concerned about the safety of treating radiating back pain with corticosteroid injections in the wake of a recent article in the Los Angeles Times that warned about the risks associated with corticosteroid injections in the spine. At UCSF, when we are injecting near blood vessels, we use a steroid that has no particles in order to minimize the risk of embolization.