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Mar 10, 2014 CVP Faculty Associate Professor Neda Ratanawongsa was recently awarded a K08 Careeer Development Award from AHRQ for work focusing on"Improving medication decision-making by integrating adherence data in a safety net EHR". Public health safety net systems serve high proportions of low-income and racial/ethnic minorities with high diabetes prevalence and poor clinical outcomes. Safety net ambulatory clinics are undergoing a transformation with Medicaid expansion and widespread implementation of electronic health record systems triggered by national legislation. Dr. Ratanawongsa will leverage this unique context and data from an AHRQ R18-funded trial of diabetes self-management support implemented by a Medicaid managed care plan.

Dr. Ratanawongsa was also recently promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine and to Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) for CareLinks SF, San Francisco Health Network.

Mar 12, 2014 CVP Seminar Series

Balancing Treatment Outcomes and Medication Burden among Patients with Symptomatic Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Alyce Adams, PhD, Section Chief, Health Care Delivery and Policy, Kaiser Division of Research and Co-Investigator, UCSF CHARM Training Core
March 21st, 2014
Time: 9am - 10:30am

Adithya Cattamanchi, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCSF
May 5th, 2014
Time: 3:45pm - 5pm

All talks will be held at the CVP conference room, unless otherwise stated above. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Lina Tieu at

Mar 19, 2014 The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announced today the appointment of CVP Director Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Ph.D., M.D., as co-vice chair. Dr. Bibbins-Domingo has been a member of the Task Force since July 2010. Dr. Bibbins-Domingo’s research is focused on the epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases; race, ethnic, and income disparities in health; and clinical and public health interventions aimed at chronic disease prevention.
The Task Force is an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine. The Task Force works to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services, such as screenings, counseling services, and preventive medicines. More information on the Task Force is available at

Mar 25, 2014 San Francisco Food Security Hearing on April 10th 3-5 pm at City Hall
San Francisco Department of Public Health is hosting a Food Security Hearing at SF City Hall where you will hear form city agencies, community based organizations and residents about what we can do to improve food security in San Francisco.
Date: April 10th
Time: 3 – 5 pm
Location : City Hall – Room 250
For information on SFDPH and Food Security go to their website at

Mar 31, 2014 The Bigger Picture featured in a recent article on the Diabetes Mine website.
From the article:
Have a look at the image below. Rap video? Check. Street-smart poetry? Check. Medical professionals on board with facts you need to know about diabetes? Double-check. It ain’t your typical diabetes awareness PSA (pubic service announcement).

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