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Highland Faculty Updates

The Highland Faculty has been at it again this past month!

Caitlin Bailey co-chaired the Medical Student Track of the Cal/ACEP conference in Pasadena, CA in September. She was joined by Melody Glenn who gave talks on EMS and alumni Tarak Trivedi.

David Duong was awarded the 2017 UCSF Academy of Medical Educators Service Award, given to a member for outstanding service to the Academy.

Joceyln Freeman Garrick spoke to the Senate Health Committee and the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, DC on 9/21 about diversifying the workforce and the impact of race, class and poverty on health along. She served on a panel with the Deans of Meharry Medical College, Morehouse, Howard School of Medicine, and Dr. Vivian Pinn.

Gene Hern was invited for USC Grand Rounds and Essentials of EM lectures on ENT emergencies.

Charlotte Wills gave a UCSF Faculty Development Educational Skills workshop on Clinical Teaching on October 17th.

Andrew Herring gave Grand Grounds at Kaiser SF and at Sonora Regional Medical Center on Pain Management in the ED and ED-based Medication Assisted Treatment for opioid dependence. He was also a co-author of a recent publication with Highland alumni: Computed Tomography Use Plateaus Among Children With Emergency Visits for Abdominal Pain. Fahimi J, Kornblith AE, Kanzaria H, Herring A, Wang RC. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Aug 14. [Epub ahead of print]

Harrison Alter and the Levitt Center for Social Emergency Medicine co-hosted an invitational consensus conference in Dall

as, Texas Sept. 14-15. Sponsored also by ACEP and EMF and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the conference brought together 50 thought leaders in the intersection of social context and emergency care to establish the intellectual underpinnings of the emerging field of Social Emergency Medicine.

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