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Published by the Faculty Development Office OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2009 workshops and other activities You are invited! We encourage you to enroll faRE THEE WELL in one of the various workshops, programs Resources help medical staff and events sponsored by the Faculty members maintain wellness Development Office. For more event details Despite the wisdom of the Biblical and to register, visit www.ucdmc.ucdavis. proverb “Physician, heal thyself,” health edu/facultydev/ and click Enroll Online. care personnel sometimes have difficulty (Event co-sponsors are indicated within coping with stresses that disrupt their parentheses.) Volunteer Clinical Faculty lives. UC Davis Health System offers members are also welcome and encouraged numerous resources to help faculty to attend faculty development events. physicians, residents, fellows and other medical staff members maintain and October improve their sense of well-being. 3 Focused Workshop: Leadership The health system created several Styles (MCLP) new programs in response to the July 2008 dissolution of the Medical Board 8 Breakfast with the Dean of California Diversion Program that had The UC Davis Medical Staff Well- monitored rehabilitation of physicians Being Committee conducts educational 9 Scientific Writing for Publication experiencing substance abuse and activities to help faculty members (JCLP) mental health disorders. The health maintain health and prevent problems, 15 New Faculty Orientation system’s programs are intended not as well as to counsel and monitor only to treat medical staff members who physicians who have encountered 16 Managed Care and Clinic Operations: difficulties. experience difficulty, but also to help Contracts and Support Services “We welcome and encourage (MCLP) them avert problems in the first place. “There has been a concerted effort inquiries from all medical staff members, 20 Diversity Advisory Team meeting to recognize that all members of including residents, seeking advice our community at UCDMC need to about ways of keeping themselves 21 Faculty Forward Task Force meeting healthy from both mind and body have access to resources to deal with perspectives,” explained psychiatry 21 Workshop: Grantsmanship For stressors that can become excessive. As a community, we have an obligation Professor Peter Yellowlees, M.D., chair Success, Part 1 (OR/CTSC) to provide supportive feedback to one of the well-being committee. “We 21 Reception to Welcome New Women another if we see evidence that people additionally serve to look after any Faculty (WIMS) are in mental or physical distress,” said faculty who are experiencing health Edward Callahan, Ph.D., associate dean problems that might potentially impair 22 Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) for academic personnel. “The concept of their practice.” Mentoring Group meeting wellness encompasses a wide repertoire The committee has begun of self-care skills, in nutrition, exercise discussions with the Medical Board of 28 Workshop: Grantsmanship For and social support, that allow an California about creating a preventive Success, Part 2 (OR/CTSC) health care curriculum to help faculty individual to maximize physical health NOVEMBER CONTiNuEs ON pagE 6 and emotional coping.” CONTiNuEd ON pagE 5 officevisit FA M i lY P r A C t i t i O N e r H e N rY G O N EaR s 50 YEaR s i N R u R a L M E d i Ci N E In August 1961 Henry Go, getting up at dawn and with his newly minted medical working ’til dark, and long, diploma in hand, joined the hot days in the field with medical practice of Raymond sweat on my brow that ran Primasing, the physician who into my eyes and burnt them. had delivered him at home 27 They were the best years of years earlier in Courtland. Today my life.” at age 75, Go remains the sole In high school he practitioner in that delta area read voraciously, and his hamlet, serving about 2,000 attraction to science drew people in rural southwestern him to medicine. “Education Sacramento County. and hard work were part of Although Go considers the cultural heritage, and I himself a general practice had a strong dose of altruism physician, many of his in my genes,” Go said. “My patients are elderly; young life experiences reflect what people from Courtland tend the university system gave to move on to cities, leaving years he counseled residents on cases in me. Central to what I might older folks behind. Go, who still makes the Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care call my personal legacy were the forging occasional house calls to care for people Center primary-care clinic. These days he of good science and good humanity in with mobility problems or who lack is involved in the Doctoring 3 program, little packages of daily care.” Another transportation, epitomizes the ideals of and serves as a proctor for fourth-year component was family, he said. the Rural PRIME program (see the June- medical students on rotation. Through the years, he has weathered July 2007 edition of Faculty Newsletter “Doctors should not be end tumultuous changes and been a witness at www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/facultydev/ repositories of knowledge; volunteering to innumerable advancements in health newsletter.html). is a way of giving back to the university care. Other than his undergraduate years the gift of education,” he explained. “The “Ray Primasing saw the last of malaria at UC Berkeley, medical school at UCLA, Hippocratic Oath declares that teaching is and typhoid here, and the advent of his internship at Los Angeles County obligatory.” Go’s wife, Barbara Arnold, has insulin and antibiotics. I saw the last cases Hospital and one-year residency at Cedars been a VCF member in the Department of of poliomyelitis, measles, rheumatic fever of Lebanon Hospital (now Cedars-Sinai Ophthalmology since 1982. Go married and mumps,” Go recalled. Medical Center), Go has spent his entire Barbara in 2003, seven years after the He encourages medical students to life in Courtland, where he first worked as death of his first wife, Pat, a registered consider serving rural areas. a laborer on his family’s farm. He sorted nurse with whom he had two daughters: “Courtland is a farm worker town, and packed fruit, greased the axles of Rosemary, now a registered nurse; and home to settled-out migrants of diverse flatbed trucks while lying on a piece of Adrienne, a lawyer. origins. We are not gentrified, and cardboard, and did whatever else was Go is disinclined to discuss his postmodern economics has passed us needed. accomplishments. “In terms of the human by. Where once the Sacramento River He answered the call to give back to experience, they are inconsequential,” he was a conduit of commerce, much of the university in the early 1970s, just explained. American produce goes by truck now,” as the UC Davis School of Medicine “My parents were immigrants from Go observed. “Forty percent of America was about to graduate its first class. He southern China, and my uncle Lincoln lives in rural circumstances. This venue is offered his services as a volunteer clinical Chan raised me. We were not subsistence the crucible and repository of American faculty (VCF) member, which he has farm laborers, but close, and certainly values to this day. We as citizens owe done continually since then. For many not landed gentry,” Go said. “I remember them something.” facultyNewsletter | October – November 2009 | www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/facultydev 2 facultyrOUNDs a WELCOME TO NEW faCuLTY COLLEaguEs Eric Giza Leah Tzimenatos Each edition of the Faculty Newsletter introduces faculty colleagues who recently joined the UC Davis Health System family. Watch for more new clinical and research staff members in the next issue. eric Giza ‘on call’ for soccer one of which is headed by UC Davis Lewy bodies, which are found in Surgeon Eric Giza, M.D., an assistant faculty member Nathan Kuppermann, patients with Parkinson’s disease and professor of orthopaedic surgery, is a M.D., M.P.H., the founding chair of the some forms of dementia. Certified medical information consultant to Major network. by the American Board of Psychiatry League Soccer and serves as an assistant and Neurology, Kaur hopes that her Through PECARN, Tzimenatos is helping team physician to the United States Soccer investigation will reveal insights about to implement a study of an RNA-based Federation. Giza has participated in game the effects of parkinsonism on normal transcriptional biosignature to distinguish coverage for FIFA World Cup Qualifying, aging and on dementia. bacterial from non-bacterial infections the Gold Cup and US U-17 tournaments. in febrile infants younger than 60 days • Jenny Kristin McCormick, He has expertise in foot and ankle old, along with a study to assess the role M.D., a board-certified assistant reconstruction, arthroscopy, and knee and of intra-abdominal fat in visualizing the professor of emergency medicine shoulder surgery. appendix on computed tomography in who practices in the Emergency Giza, who lettered in varsity soccer children. Her own research interests also Department, is teaching clinical during four seasons as an undergraduate focus on improvements in the quality and scenarios for residents, medical student, conducts research in cartilage safety of emergency care for children. She students, paramedic students and transplantation and has published is board-certified in general pediatrics and paramedics in the Center for Virtual book chapters and journal articles on pediatric emergency medicine. Care. She teaches using high-fidelity orthopaedic topics. He has presented at mannequins in case simulations and meetings of the American Academy of Other new colleagues practice drills in difficult intubations, Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Major League • Kevin S. Haug, M.D., an assistant central lines, running codes and other Baseball Team Physician Seminar, and the professor of pediatrics, is a practicing procedures. She is a member of the International Football and Sports Medicine American Academy of Emergency clinician who specializes in pediatric Conference. He is a member of Alpha Medicine, the American College critical care medicine. Board-certified Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, of Emergency Physicians, and the in general pediatrics and in pediatric the American Academy of Orthopaedic Society for Academic Emergency critical care, he also is credentialed Surgeons, and the American Orthopaedic Medicine. in pediatric advanced life support. Foot and Ankle Society. Haug is involved as a physician • Developmental biology and co-investigator in a multi-center molecular genetics researcher leah tzimenatos represents clinical trial evaluating sedation in Konstantinos Zarbalis, Ph.D., UC Davis in PeCArN mechanically ventilated children. He an assistant professor of pathology Leah Tzimenatos, M.D., an assistant is a Fellow in the American Academy and laboratory medicine, is clinical professor of Emergency Medicine/ of Pediatrics, and a member of the conducting research analyzing the Pediatrics, is the UC Davis site principal Society of Critical Care Medicine. molecular and genetic regulation investigator in the Pediatric Emergency of developmental processes, and Care Applied Research Network • Neurology Assistant Clinical Professor how their misregulation can lead to (PECARN). The federally funded multi- Berneet Kaur, M.D., an expert in malformation and disease. He also institutional network conducts research behavioral neurology, is using clinical is an assistant investigator with the on prevention and management of acute data from a national database in her Institute for Pediatric Regenerative illnesses and injuries in children. The analysis of factors that determine the Medicine within the Shriners network consists of four research “nodes,” rate of progression of dementia with Hospitals for Children. facultyNewsletter | October – November 2009 | www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/facultydev 3 viewPOiNt BY CLaiRE pOMEROY, dEaN advisoryteam Faculty Forward task Force The Task Force is responsible for assisting with the implementation of the Faculty Forward survey, interpreting the results and delivering a set of recommendations to Health System leadership. Names in bold type indicate Task Force Executive Committee TaKE adVaNTagE Of OuR MaNY members. Faculty Forward task Force WELLNEss pROgRaMs members Physicians intuitively know that they must satisfaction, both of which have been Claire Pomeroy, M.D., M.B.A., Vice be in top physical and mental condition topics of discussion in recent editions of Chancellor for Human Health in order to care for their patients. The Faculty Newsletter. We also recognize the Sciences and Dean (ex-officio medical profession is intellectually and importance of the arts and other cultural member) philosophically stimulating, but it also can events in enhancing wellness, so we have Frederick J. Meyers, M.D., Executive be stressful. expanded these events on our campus. Associate Dean Recently, the pressures upon our health- Despite our individual best efforts, Edward Callahan, Ph.D., Associate care system have intensified as a result of reactions to pressures can manifest Dean, Academic Personnel the economic recession and the budgetary themselves in damaging ways. Health- Jesse Joad, M.D., M.S., Associate Dean, realities within which we operate. The care personnel may struggle with Diversity and Faculty Life rigors and challenges of academic medicine anxiety, depression, burnout, alcoholism, Gregg Servis, M.Div., Director, Faculty make wellness particularly important to our substance abuse, difficulties with personal Development faculty. relationships or weight management, grief Hilary Brodie, M.D, Ph.D., UC Davis Health System has responded and loss, anger control and other issues. Otolaryngology by bolstering resources devoted to the That’s why the programs described in Peter Cala, Ph.D., Physiology and wellness of our faculty members, residents, the accompanying article are so important. Membrane Biology fellows, students and staff. The front-page Whether or not you are in need of article in this newsletter identifies several Michael Condrin, M.B.A., Dean’s Office assistance, I encourage you to familiarize Jeffrey Gauvin, M.D., Surgery of the programs in place to nurture the yourself with these and other resources. As Estella Geraghty, M.D., M.S., M.P.H., wellness of members of the health system a healer, you have heightened sensitivity Internal Medicine community and to assist those who are to the needs of your fellow human beings. Donald W. Hilty, M.D., Psychiatry and struggling in their personal or professional You can recognize when those around you Behavioral Sciences lives. – including faculty, staff and students – are Lydia P. Howell, M.D., Pathology and Our commitment to wellness is also in distress and in need of support services. Laboratory Medicine evident by our engagement with the I hope at the same time you remain keenly Vincent L. Johnson, M.B.A., Hospital Faculty Forward survey. Faculty members with 50 percent or greater appointments attuned to the ways in which your own Administration were invited to participate in this initiative stresses may be affecting your interactions Darin Latimore, M.D., Internal Medicine to assess faculty needs and ways to improve with patients, students, colleagues and and Office of Diversity job satisfaction and – by extension – overall family members. Cindy Oropeza, Human Resources wellness. I urge you to seek help if you’re in Andreea L. Seritan, M.D., Psychiatry and Wellness is a whole-being concept that distress, and to help others to do so when Behavioral Sciences involves far more than just physical health; appropriate. Requesting assistance is not Lloyd H. Smith, M.D., Ph.D., Obstetrics it additionally encompasses intellectual, a sign of weakness, but rather, pursuit and Gynecology social, nutritional, psychological, of improvement. Caring for ourselves Peter Sokolove, M.D., Emergency emotional, environmental and spiritual and our colleagues will strengthen our Medicine dimensions. Attainment of wellness also health system family and allow us to more Daniel J. Tancredi, Ph.D. Pediatrics embodies work-life balance and career effectively care for our community. facultyNewsletter | October – November 2009 | www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/facultydev 4 FAre tHee well CONTiNuEd fROM pagE 1 ,whom the UC Davis health system retains better we do at attending to our own to coach and counsel faculty members in wellness, the better we will do in caring physicians avoid substance abuse, need of support. for other people.” depression and boundary infractions. “I help individuals identify sources Andreea Seritan, M.D., who chaired wellness resources of stress and work out plans to address the well-being committee in 2008–09, the problem,” said Barton, an emeritus All health system employees characterizes wellness as a function of being clinical professor of family and community Academic and Staff Assistance centered, self-aware, and staying in touch medicine. “Wellness for faculty members Program (ASAP) with your identity. involves being effective and successful in www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/hr/hrdepts/asap/ “We are trying to provide a lot of academic and clinical work while allocating (916) 734-2727 avenues for members of the health system time and energy to care for themselves Carol Kirshnit, Ph.D., psychologist, community to stay well,” said Seritan, who physically and to participate in family program coordinator directs the recently established Office of and friend relationships in ways that Student Wellness. UC Davis Health System nurture them.” Barton said she welcomes “Wellness is not just the absence of Fitness Center discussions with faculty members who want illness,” she observed. “The experience of http://campusrecreation.ucdavis.edu to prevent burnout or fractured personal working in medicine is difficult, and at (916) 703-5140 relationships. times dehumanizing — which over time Margaret Rea, Ph.D., who directs the Faculty members may lead to burnout, loss of empathy, wellness program for residents and fellows, Faculty wellness consultation depressive or anxiety symptoms, or even says promotion of wellness requires (916) 734-3161 (messages left are suicidal ideation and behavior.” Seritan educational outreach to residents, fellows confidential) encourages physicians to engage in and their supervisors. Sue Barton, Ph.D., psychologist introspection and outside activities that “You can’t underestimate the enormous Sue.Barton@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu maintain one’s balance. stigma in this setting for someone who is “People are discontent when they Medical staff members honest about wellness and mental health become misaligned with the values of their (including residents) needs, and asking for help,” Rea said. environment. If you don’t know yourself, Medical Staff Well-Being Committee “Residents who seek help may be labeled you won’t know why you’re unhappy,” (916) 833-1874 ‘weak.’” Rea, who gives talks to residents Seritan said. “Problems can be prevented by Peter Yellowlees, M.D., chair and fellows about stress management and regularly devoting time to take stock.” substance abuse as part of their curricular Finding Meaning in Medicine Wetona Suzanne Eidson-Ton, M.D., who regimen, said, “I give them concrete Institute for the Study of Health and Illness leads “Finding Meaning in Medicine” groups techniques for managing stress or panic www.meaninginmedicine.org for UC Davis physicians who facilitate the attacks brought on because they’re worried Residents medical student course “The Healer’s Art,” about their performance.” Graduate Medical Education agrees. A resource available to all health (916) 734-0676 “Two components are important in helping physicians maintain wellness,” system employees is the Academic and Margaret Rea, Ph.D., psychologist said Eidson-Ton, assistant director of the Staff Assistance Program (ASAP), which offers confidential, cost-free assessment, Medical students Family Medicine and Obstetric Residency counseling and referral services. ASAP Office of Student Wellness Program. “In addition to having outlets also sponsors presentations and classes on www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mdprogram/ such as music, yoga or other activities that wellness-related topics. Those and other studentlife/wellness/ allow one to practice mindfulness and being wellness programs on the Sacramento (916) 703–WELL (9355) present in the moment, it is also important campus are “cornerstones of health care,” Andreea Seritan, M.D., director for physicians to find meaning in their work. One way of doing this is sharing in the view of Carol Kirshnit, Ph.D., ASAP Counseling and Psychological Services stories with like-minded colleagues to help program coordinator. (CAPS) http://caps.ucdavis.edu/ you remain connected to who you are in “I encourage administrators and (530) 752-0871 your work.” program managers to endorse these Emil Rodolfa, Ph.D., director Medical Staff Well-Being Committee programs and consider weaving them into <email@example.com> members also include licensed clinical education and training of physicians and Karin Nilsson, Ph.D., coordinator psychologist Sue Barton, Ph.D. Psy.D. maintenance of staff,” Kirshnit said. “The <firstname.lastname@example.org> facultyNewsletter | October – November 2009 | www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/facultydev 5 UC Davis Health system Faculty Development Office 4610 X Street, Suite 4101 Sacramento, CA 95817 (CaLENdaR fROM pagE 1) November 13 Time Management Skills (JCLP) 14 Focused Workshop: The Leadership Circle Profile 360 Group Debriefing (MCLP) 17 Diversity Advisory Team meeting facultyNewsletter 17 Latin American Welcome Dinner Published by the Faculty Development 18 Faculty Forward Task Force meeting Office, which administers and coordinates programs that respond to the professional and career development needs of UC Davis Health 19 Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) Mentoring Group meeting System faculty members. 20 African American Welcome Dinner 4610 X Street, Suite 4101 Sacramento, CA 95817 20 Relationship Between Medical Staff and Clinical Enterprise (MCLP) (916) 734-2464 www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/facultydev/ December Edward Callahan, Ph.D. 3 Breakfast with the Dean Associate Dean for Academic Personnel Jesse Joad, M.D., M.S. 10 Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) Mentoring Group meeting Associate Dean for Diversity and Faculty Life 11 Negotiation Skills (JCLP) Gregg Servis, M.Div. Director, Faculty Development 15 Diversity Advisory Team meeting email@example.com Cheryl Busman 16 Faculty Forward Task Force meeting Program Representative, Faculty Development firstname.lastname@example.org 18 Budget Management and Business Reports: Finance & Professional Billing (MCLP) Felicia Carrillo Event co-sponsors Program Assistant, Office of Diversity email@example.com CTSC: Clinical Translational Science Center EditPros LLC JCLP: Junior Career Leadership Program Editorial Services MCLP: Mid-Career Leadership Program www.editpros.com OR: School of Medicine Office of Research WIMS: Women in Medicine and Science facultyNewsletter | October – November 2009 | www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/facultydev 6
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