Junior Faculty

Since the inception of the National Center of Leadership in Academic Medicine (NCLAM) in 1999, 308 junior faculty have graduated from the program. During the program, each junior faculty member develops and completes a Professional Development Contract with help from an assigned senior mentor. The list of projects by department shows the wide diversity of interests among the program graduates.

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Department of Anesthesiology

Dalia Banks, M.D. (2007) Gaining ACGME Accreditation for UC San Diego Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship Program
Wendy Campana, Ph.D.(2004) Resubmitting RO1 Grant for PINCH Signaling in PNS
Shobana Chandraskekhar, M.D.(2005) Compare and contrast various teaching methods from both faculty and resident perspective, and gain an understanding of how residents learn best.
Sandra Chaplan, M.D.(2000) Prioritizing Career Goals
Erik Kistler, M.D.(2012) Establishment of an Independent Research Lab
Erin Lawson, M.D.(2010) Chronic Opioids and Sleep Apnea
David Luo, M.D., Ph.D. (2002) Improvement of My Time Management Skills
Sarah Madision, M.D.(2014) Does treating pain in the perioperative setting improve psychological outcomes for cancer patients?
Reema Sanghvi, M.D.(2000) Acute Airway Management Seminar/Workshop
Gerhard Schulteis, Ph.D.(2000) Develop a One-Day Job Fair/Symposium on Post Doctoral Career Development
Robin Seaberg, M.D.(2003) Anesthesiology Resident Curriculum on Substance Use, Abuse, and Physician Impairment
Anne Shapiro, D.O.(2015) UCSD Labor Epidural Bupivicaine Bolusing; A Cost & Safety Analysis Vanna
Soonthon-Brant, M.D.(2001) Develop Lecture Series on Anesthetic Management of Common Pediatric Diseases

Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Alysson Muotri, Ph.D. (2009) Modeling Autism spectrum disorders with human pluripotent stem cells
Karl Willert, Ph.D. (2014) Investigating the role of WNT-FZD7 signaling in tumoroigenesis

Department of Dermatology

Taraneh Paravar, M.D. (2016) The Establishment of Collaborative Clinics and Conferences Between Dermatology and Rheumatology

Department of Emergency Medicine

Kama Guluma, M.D. (2002) Fundamentals of Grant Writing
Leslie Oyama, M.D. (2008) Better than "Good Job" - Improving Medical Student Evaluations
Radhika Sundararajan, M.D., Ph.D. (2015) Write a Foundation Grant
Vaishal Tolia, M.D., M.P.H. (2014) Developing a successful staffing model for ED Observation Unit
Karen Van Hoesen, M.D. (1999) UC San Diego Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship Development

Department of Family Medicine and Public Health

Matthew Allison, M.D., M.P.H. (2006) Develop an Elective Course in Cardiovascular Epidemiology
Happy Araneta, Ph.D. (2003) Determinants of Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes-related Complications, and the Metabolic Syndrome in Filipino-American Women
Reena Deutsch, Ph.D. (2002) Confidence Interval Estimation for Cox Model R2 Prediction
Sherry Emery, Ph.D. (2000) Teaching Research Methods
Melanie Fiorella, M.D. (2012) Development of Nutrition Residency Program
Anthony Gamst, Ph.D. (2001) Developing Grant Writing Skills
Geneen Gin, D.O. (2013) Prenatal, Gynecological Ultrasound Curriculum for Family Medicine Residents
Deborah Goodman-Gruen, M.D., Ph.D. (2000) Promotion Package
Cecilia Gutierrez, M.D. (2000) HRT - Current Controversies - A Multidisciplinary Approach
Esmatullah Hatamy, M.D. (2008) Curriculum Development for Family Medicine's Inpatient Service
Sonia Jain, Ph.D. (2004) Complete two methodological research papers and put together a grant application
Dustin Lillie, M.D. (2008) Shared Decision Making - The Missing Link Between Information and Action
Xin Lu, Ph.D. (2007) Designing a Course: Introduction to Computational Biology, Method, and Applications
Lisa Madlensky, Ph.D. (2006) Create a Course Website for FPM243 
Susanne May, Ph.D. (2005) Identify a Funding Source for Own Methodological Research and Write First Draft of Application
Alice Mills, M.D., M.P.H. (2011) Applying for a Career Development Award
Deborah Morton, Ph.D. (2001) Developing an Assessment Tool to be Used for General Research in the Gay and Lesbian Community
Loki Natarajan, Ph.D. (2004) Write a methodology grant in biostatistics
Camille Nebeker, Ed.D. (2016) Building Research Integrity and Capacity Phase 3 – BRIC Implementation and Adoption Strategies
Victoria Ojeda, Ph.D. (2008) Graduate Studies in Cultural Perceptions About Health and Disease
Rema Raman, Ph.D. (2005) Learn time management and know-how to convert her research ideas into manuscripts in statistics and neurological journals
Yuyan Shi, Ph.D. (2015) Developing a Grant Proposal for Multi-Disciplinary Research
Jose Ricardo Suarez, M.D. Ph.D., M.P.H. (2015) Running an NIH Grant
Dennis Trinidad, Ph.D., M.P.H. (2006) Improve Data Collection Methodology and Revise a Grant Application to Study Prevention of Smoking in the Filipino Adolescent Population
Jennifer Wu, M.D. (2003) Designing a Model for Primary Care Services for the San Diego Family Justice Center

Department of Medicine

Sameh Ali, PhD (2009) Dirunal elevation in NADPH oxidase activity in the brain: a proposal link between brain inflammation and chronobiology
Bogi Andersen, MD (2000) Independent Research Program on Keratinocyte Biology
Rosa Andrade, MD (2014) Modulation of Autophagy in Host-Parasite Interactions
Asad Bashey, MD, PhD (2000) Grant Writing to Obtain Funding for Clinical and Translational Patient-Oriented Research
Lyudmila Bazhenova, MD (2009) An investigation of Circulating Tumor Cells in Early stage Non-small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Kristin Bell, MD (2004) Develop a curriculum for medical student to learn behavior change counseling
Ajay Bharti, MD (2012) Study the effects of malaria and HIV co-infection on the brain which will provide preliminary data for an R01 award.
Jennifer Blanchard, MD (2004) Develop a handbook for house staff on the inpatient management of HIV
Martina Buck, PhD (2004) Write and submit two research articles to appropriate journals
Jose Luis Burgos, MD, MPH (2013) Proposal for a CFAR pilot study to explore optimal delivery strategies for an evidence based HIV/STI prevention behavioral interview for female sex workers who inject drugs in Tijuana, Mexico
Edward Cachay, MD (2008) Designing and Implementing a Hepatitis C Co-Infection Clinic for HIV Infected Patients at UC San Diego
Ewa Carrier, MD (1999) Development of a Pediatric Transplant Program at UC San Diego
Darren Casteel, PhD (2011) Working toward an AAF Knock-out Mouse
Luis R. Castellanos, MD, MPH (2013) Pilot Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of a Home-based Cardiac Rehabilitation Program in Patients with Cornoary Disease
Edward Chao, DO (2011) Thinking outside the box: Facebook and Clinical Trials
Charles Choe, MD (2009) Developing a model for a clinical endocrinologist at UC San Diego and develop a Fellowship Training Program for Thyroid Ultrasound and Fine Needle Aspiration
Jacques Corbeil, PhD (2000) Initiate at Introduction Course in Genomics and Bioinformatics
Laura Crotty Alexander, MD (2013) Design and begin two novel research projects to generate pilot data for VA Meric and R01 applications
Robyn Cunard, MD (2003) Acquisition of the Tools Necessary for Development of an Independent Investigator
Gregory Daniels, MD (2009) Clinical outcome and translational correlates in patients undergoing interleukin 2 therapy
Smita Desai, DO (2007) Grant Proposal: The Effect of Pulmonary Rehabilitation on Interleukin 18 and Systemic Inflammation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Adrian Dollarhide, MD (2002) Preventative Services in Psychiatry-Primary Care Clinic
Peter Davidson, PhD (2015) Changing but staying the same: continuing through the RO1 application
Kyle Edmonds, M.D. (2016) Evidence-based adaptation of an existing pharmacy elective in palliative care to involve medical students
Robert El-Kareh, PhD (2013) Improving Feedback that Physicians Receive Regarding Diagnostic Decisions
Maple Fung, MD (2010) VA Merit Proposal: Central Sympathetic activity and peripheral vascular changes in prehypertension
Sara Gianella Weibel, M.D. (2016) Prepare the Re-Submission of my R01
Alexandre Gingras, PhD (2015) Everyone is in the same boat
Laura Greci, MD, MPH (2006) Develop a Research Agenda to Improve Quality and Efficiency of Emergency Care at the San Diego VA
Eduardo Grunvald, MD (2002) Enhancing Academic Activities at the Internal Medicine Group - Perlman
Kelley Hagerich, MD, MPH (2014) Measuring the supply and demand of the VSDHA Weight Control Clinic in order to improve patient access
Cortney Henderson, PhD (2011) Preparation of an RO1 Proposal Denise Hermann, MD (1999) Personal Professional Development
Heather Hofflich, DO (2009) Effectiveness of Web-Based Osteoporosis Screening Reminders in a Senior Population Compared to Mailed Reminders or Usual Care
Jonathan Hsu, M.D. (2016) Collaborative Research Involving UCSD Cardiac Electrophysiology and Engineering Departments for Treatment of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
Rebekah Kaplowitz, MD, MPH (2008) Improving Medical Care for Women Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF)
Hyun Sil Kim, MD (2004) Start working on the establishment of the Inflammatory Bowel Clinic at UC San Diego
Scott Letendre, MD (2001) Improving Submission of Manuscripts for Publication
Ni-Cheng Liang, M.D. (2016) The Impact of Mindfulness Based Physician Well-Bring Program on Burnout in Internal Medicine Residents
Tammy Lin, MD, MPH (2006) Explore the Possibilities for a Multi-Specialty Obesity Clinic at UC San Diego
Cathy Logan, MD, MS (2015) NIH K23 Mentored Career Development Award Application
Sanjay Mehta, MD, DTM & H (2014) Modifying the Microbiology Laboratory Workflow to Incorporate Mass Spectromentry Technology
Declan McCole, PhD (2011) Creating a Translational Research Project: Integrating Basic Research with Clinical Disease
Philippe Montgrain, MD (2012) Transcriptome-Wide Analysis of Alternative mRNA Splicing Isoforms in Lung Cancer
Karen Munger, PhD (2001) Web Based Learning: A Website for Bioengineering 140B
Deborah Oh, MD, PhD (2010) Guidelines for Pre-operative Diabetes Management
Eduardo Ortiz, MD, MPH (2000) A Hospitalist Program at UC San Diego
Derek Patel, MD (2005) Design, implement and evaluate mechanisms for measuring ACGME core competencies in the Gastroenterology Fellowship
Sandip Patel, M.D. (2016) Development of Novel Personalized Immunotherapeutic Regimens for the Treatment of Rare Tumors
Vijaya Pratha, MD (1999) Gastroenterology Clinic at UC San Diego
Satish Rao, PhD (2009) Mitochondrial control of epigenetic determinants in the developing embryonic kidney
Erin Reid, MD (2007) Developing a Pilot Clinical Protocol with Laboratory Correlates for AIDS-KS
Timo Rieg, MD, PhD (2013) The successful transition from mentee to an independent extramurally funded faculty member
Eric Roeland, MD (2013) A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Prevalence and Contributions of Cytochrome P40 (CYP) 2BG Genotype on Methadone and EDDP Urine Concentrations in Cancer Patients
Kathleen Sarmiento, MD, MPHTM (2014) Evaluation of an ambulatory model of sleep apnea evaluation and management
Richard Schwab, MD (2007) R-Etodolac Affects Wnt Signaling in a Murine Breast Cancer Model
Dorothy Sears, PhD (2005) Learn skills for written presentations by working on 2+ manuscripts and outlining a rough draft for an R01 grant
Gregory Seymann, MD (1999) Development of a Hospitalist Program
Jorge Silva Enciso, MD (2015) Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program
Mita Shah, MD (2008) Creating a Path to an Independent Research Career
Kevin Shaw, MD (2013) Transition Clinic for Cystic Fibrosis Teens
Paula Shaw, MD (2001) How to Determine Primary Care Panel Sizes in an Open Access System
Madhu Singh, MD (2010) Physician empathy and its relation to burnout
Xavier Soler, MD (2012) Phenotyping Sleep Disordered Breathing in COPD Patients Using CT Scans and Genetic Analysis
Davey Smith, MD (2005) Learn how to manage laboratory staff and organize projects
Jamila Stockman, MD (2012) Gendered and Sociocultural Risks for HIV in Ethnic Minority Drug-using Women with Histories of Partner Violence
Stacy Tompkins, MD (1999) Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Treatment Program at UC San Diego
Sucheta Vaingankar, PhD (2013) Hemodynamic studies in "humanized" chromogranin: A mouse model
Karla Wagner, PhD (2013) Grand Rounds presentation for Psychiatry residents and VA clinicians on overdose precention and opioid safety
Angela Wang, MD (2000) Airway Epithelial Tissue Core Facility
Matthew Weiduwilt, MD, PhD (2012) Develop a Curriculum in Hematology/Oncology for Fellows Rotating in the Inpatient Bone Marrow Transplantation Services at Jacobs Medical Center
Saralyn Williams, MD (2000) Medical Toxicology Fellowship Curriculum
David Wyles, MD (2010) Investigator initiated study of HCV direct-acting therapy to prevent liver graft reinfection post transplantation
Toshitaka Yajima, MD, PhD (2011) Improving Professional Writing Skills
Joseph Yu, MD (2004) Work on the process of acquiring ultrasound equipment for biopsy of thyroid nodules and develop a training program for the fellows
Amy Zheng, MD (2012) When "See One, Do One, Teach One" is Not Enough: Performance Assessment Using a Simulation Curriculum for Internal Medicine Residents

Department of Neurosciences

Jonathan Bui, M.D., Ph.D. (2009) NMR imaging in a focal stroke model
John Crawford, M.D., M.S. (2010) Neuroimmunology of Pediatric Central Nervous System Tumors
Nayan Desai, M.D. (2004) Learn the process of grant writing to further interest in electrodiagnostic research
Ronald Ellis, M.D., Ph.D. (2000) Create a Clinical Service and Research Fellowship in NeuroAIDS at UC San Diego
Sean Evans, M.D. (2006) Prepare a patient's guide to understanding neurological diseases, treatment and their doctor's actions
Joseph Gleeson, M.D., (2002)
Carla Grosmann, M.D. (1999) Complexities of Building a Community Practice
Mary J. Harbert, M.D. (2012) Real-time Noninvasive Multimodal Assessment of Newborn Brain Function
Leena Kansal, M.D. (2014) Epilepsy and EMR Databases: Dilatin dosing in patient with epilepsy and history of alcoholism
Christopher Kenney, M.D. (2004) Work on establishing a movement disorders clinic with emphasis on deep brain stimulation
Stephanie Lessig, M.D. (2008) UC San Diego Parkinson's Disease Center
Brett Meyer, M.D. (2003) Develop a Timeline and Plan for the Implementation of a Remote Video Consultation System at Four Remote Hospital Sites
Royya Modir, M.D. (2015) The UCSD Inpatient Stroke Service
John Olichney, M.D. (1999) Initiating a Functional MRI Study of Verbal Memory
David Piccioni, M.D., Ph.D. (2015) Developing a Neurological Oncology Conference
David Song, M.D., Ph.D. (2005) Work on the establishment of the UC San Diego Parkinson's Disease Center of Excellence
Sonya Wang, M.D. (2013) Case Series of Acupuncture Effectiveness in Pediatrics Epilepsy
Shauna Yuan, M.D. (2014) Dissecting Tau Aggregation Mediated Neurodegeneration and Prion-like Propagation

Department of Ophthalmology

Christopher Bowd, Ph.D. (2003) Multifocal Visual Evoked Potentials in the Diagnosis and Monitoring of Glaucoma
Shira Robbins, M.D. (2005) Work on establishing a medical/surgical clinic for pediatric glaucoma
Linda Zangwill, Ph.D. (1999) Expanding Research Activities in Eye Epidemiology

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Robert Afra, M.D. (2008) Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Development
Douglas Chang, M.D., Ph.D. (2007) Grant Proposal: Non-invasive Ultrasonic Measurement of Intracranial Pressure Waveforms in Athletes Participating in Head-contact Sports
Eric Hentzen, M.D., Ph.D. (2010) Residents' International Orthopedic Experience
Anna Kulidjian, M.D. (2009) Establishing the new Muskuloskeletal Oncology Program at UC San Diego as a successful and profitable center of excellence
Daniel Lee, D.P.M. (2006) Develop a UC San Diego Diabetic Limb Preservation Program
Matthew Meunier, M.D. (2003) A Regional Referral System for Hand Trauma
Scott Meyer, M.D. (2002) Genetic Determination of Spinal Anatomy and Muscle Strength in Identical Twins
Simon Schenk, Ph.D. (2011) SIRT 1 and Muscle Insulin Action: RO1 Resubmission
Sameer Shah, Ph.D. (2013) Pitch and Proposal Development for Industry Research Collaboration
Jeffrey Smith, M.D. (2001) Plan Development for the Creation of a Division of Orthopedic Trauma at UC San Diego

Department of Pathology

Cynthia Behling, M.D., Ph.D. (1999) Design a Short Course for the American Society of Clinical Pathology
Steve Goodison, Ph.D. (2003) Turn a Backlog of Research Data into Submitted Scientific Articles
Steffan Ho, M.D., Ph.D. (2000) Research Program Development and Evaluation
Dianne Langford, Ph.D. (2006) Design and Implement a Multifaceted Project to Study HIV in the Ethiopian Population
Jonathan Lin, M.D., Ph.D. (2010) Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration
Gerald P. Morris, M.D., Ph.D. (2014) T Cell Development in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Mana Parast, M.D., Ph.D. (2009) Hypoxia regulates trophoblast differentiation by modulating PPAR-gamma expression
Christina Sigurdsen, D.V.M., Ph.D. (2009) Pew Scholar Application for Prion Disease
Jessica Wang-Rodriguez, M.D. (1999) To Be an Effective Administrator
Xiangdong Xu, M.D., Ph.D. (2016) How to Run a Journal from Your Garage

Department of Pediatrics

Lars Bode, Ph.D. (2010) Developing a funding strategy for a solid and sustainable research program
Chris Cannavino, M.D. (2011) Pediatric Clerkship Curriculum: Subspecialty Modules
Johanna Chang, BS, M.D. (2014) Development of Pediatric Rheumatology Ultrasound Clinic
Rebecca Cherry, M.D. (2011) The use of EPIC to identify patients at risk of Refeeding Syndrome
Garry Crummer, M.D. (2002) California Indian Health
Chris Davis, MS, Ph.D. (2012) Evaluation of Exercise limitations in Fontan Patients
Michelle Dern, M.D. (2001) Comprehensive Pediatric Care for Internationally Adopted Children
Kelly Doran, Ph.D. (2007) Imaging Blood-brain Barrier Permeability in a Mouse Model of Bacerial Meningitis
Robert Douglas, Ph.D. (2007) Unbiased Stereological Assessment of Apoptosis in Hypoxic Mouse Brain
Amy Geddis, M.D. (2005) Write a grant proposal for the formation of a registry and shared resource for inherited disorders of platelet numbers
Nancy Graff, M.D. (2000) Interpersonal Violence Curriculum
Jeannine Huang, M.D. (2004) Develop curriculum and evaluation methods for two of the core competencies of the Pediatric GI Fellowship
Sherry Huang, M.D. (2002) Hamartomatous Polyposis Clinical Research
Farhad Imam, M.D., Ph.D. (2016) You know his/her name
Leah Kern, M.D., M.P.H. (2016) Collaboration in Pediatric HIV Care at Tijuana General Hospital
Jane Kim, M.D. (2006) Develop a Strategic Plan to Acquire Research Funding
Michelle Leff, M.D., Ph.D. (2013) The Use of Supplementary Feedings in Newborn Nursery
Stephanie Leonard, M.D. (2015) Business Plan for Food Allergy Center
Tina Leone, M.D. (2007) Bedside Echocardiography in the Neonatal Intensive Care
Laurel Leslie, M.D. (2001) Determining Who I Am and Where I Am Going
Daniel Lesser, M.D. (2010) Development of expertise in pediatric sleep apnea
Nathan Lewis, Ph.D. (2016) How I Spent My Summer Vacation
Karen Loper, M.D., MPH (1999) Introduction to Scholarly Activities
Kyung Rhee, M.D. (2012) Next Steps in Childhood Obesity Treatment
Julie Ryu, M.D. (2007) Development of Manuscript Preparation and Scientific Writing Skills
Aki Saitoh, M.D. (2006) Study the Mitochondrial Toxicity in HIV-Exposed and Infected Children Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy
Jeffrey Schwimmer, M.D. (2001) Childhood Obesity Career Road Map
Andrew Skalsky, M.D. (2013) Business plan and proposal for acute inpatient physical medicine and rehabilitation service at UC San Diego Health Sciences and the UC San Diego School of Medicine
Lori Taylor, M.D. (2003) Focus Groups and Cultural Competence
Wynnis Tom, M.D. (2011) Systematic Therapies for Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis: A Multicenter Approach
Adriana Tremoulet, M.D. (2009)Differences in Clinical and Laboratory Characteristics between Filipino Americans and non-Filipinos with Kawasaki Disease
Rolando Viani, M.D. (2003) Rapid HIV Testing During Pregnancy: The First Step for a Comprehensive Family Oriented HIV Clinic at Tijuana General Hospital
Jin Xue, Ph.D. (2008) Building Scientific Writing Skills
Maria Luisa Zuniga, Ph.D. (2002) Scholarly Growth through Development of Manuscripts and an Academic Portfolio

Department of Pharmacology

Lisa Conti, Ph.D. (1999) Writing a Grant (Or Getting Some of My Own Salary)
David Gonzalez, Ph.D. (2016) Constructing a R01 Research Proposal for Submission in 2016

Department of Psychiatry

Gregory Aarons, Ph.D. (2001) Development of a Feedback Protocol for Clinical Services Organizations
Carolyn Allard, Ph.D. (2011) Betrayal Trauma and Trauma Related Guilt
Lauren Brookman-Frazee, Ph.D. (2008) Applying Models of Collaboration to Mental Health Services Research
Veronica Cardenas, Ph.D. (2013) SALUD Program: Design and Implementation of a Culturally Tailored, Primary Health Clinic Strategy for Depression Prevention and Early Intervention Among Elderly Latinos with Diabetes
Gabrielle Cerda, M.D. (2003) Integrated Mental Health Services Program for Children and Their Mothers
Denise Chavira, Ph.D. (2007) Improving Care for Anxiety in Pediatric Settings
Mariana Cherner, Ph.D. (2004) Complete and submit for publication two scientific manuscripts
Laura Dunn, M.D. (2004) Write and submit several manuscripts
Lavinia Fiorentino, Ph.D. (2014) The Development of a New Behavioral Treatment for Insomnia: the ABC's of Insomnia
Colin Depp, Ph.D. (2008) Day Reconstruction Method in Older Adults; NCLAM Leadership Council Member
Stephen Glatt, Ph.D. (2006) Establish Research Independence
Penelope Jones, Ph.D. (2002) Formula for Success in NIH Grant Application Process
Amy Lansing, Ph.D. (2009) Developing a collaborative interdisciplinary research program
Laurie Lindamer, Ph.D. (2002) Use of Psychiatric and Medical Services in Older Women with Psychosis
Trey Meeks, M.D. (2010) Creating a learning module on aging for medical students
Maria-Julia Montejo, M.D. (2005) Study the connection between hypertension and neurobiologic dysregulation
Marc Norman, Ph.D. (2003) The Effects of Disease Modifying Medications on Depression and Anxiety in Multiple Sclerosis
Katherine Nguyen Williams, Ph.D. (2015) Developing a Pediatrics Anxiety & OCD Clinic
Matthew Panizzon, Ph.D. (2016) Development of an RO1 Grant Proposal
Laura Redwine, Ph.D. (2014) Developing a plan to publish multiple endocrinology and aging manuscripts
Andres Sciolla, M.D. (2005) Submit a grant proposal to study trauma-based behavioral interventions to improve medical outcomes among adult survivors of childhood trauma
Pei-An Shih, Ph.D. (2016) What I Learned in 2016 NCLAM Leadership Training Program
Irina Strigo, Ph.D. (2009) The interaction between mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mBTI) and Major Depression on the neural correlates of pain
Wesley Thomson, Ph.D. (2011) Psychiatry Biostatistics Unit
Monica Ulibarri, Ph.D. (2012) Prevalence and Characteristics of Abuse Experiences and Depression Symptoms among Injection Drug-using Femal Sex Workers in Mexico
Jared W. Young, Ph.D. (2015) Writing a Manuscript for High Impact Journal

Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences

Laura Cervino, Ph.D. (2013) Directing and improving the departmental Medical Physics course for physics and medical residents
Irena Dragojevic, Ph.D. (2016) Houston, we have a problem: Satellite clinic management from medical physics perspective
Jona Hattangadi-Gluth, M.D. (2015) Transitioning from K to R Level Grant Application
Loren Mell, M.D. (2010) Radiation effects on bone marrow assessed by functional imagining
James Murphy, M.D., M.S. (2014) Creation of a Novel Claims-based Palliative Prognostic Tool
Daniel Scanderbeg, Ph.D. (2011) A Quality Management Program for Brachytherapy

Department of Radiology

Jacopo Annese, Ph.D. (2008) A New Curriculum Designed to Prepare the Next Generation of Researchers and Clinicians for the Challenges and Technological Opportunities in the Field of Neuroscience
Won Bae, Ph.D. (2013) R01 Proposal on Osteoarthritis: imaging & epidemiology
Michele Brown, M.D. (2003) Submitting Papers
Chi-Hua Chen, Ph.D. (2016) RO1 Resubmission Proposal: Finding Genes for Regional Brain Size
David Dubowitz, M.D., Ph.D. (2006) Translate finished or nearly finished research projects into three papers
Steven Kikolski, M.D. (2013) Establish and Academic Identity in Interventional Oncology
Thomas Liu, Ph.D. (2006) Critically assess current state of academic career and define strategic directions pursue over the next five years
Haydee Ojeda-Fournier, M.D. (2008) Creation of a Core Radiology Clerkship for UC San Diego Medical Students
Julie Marek Bykowski, M.D. (2015) Image Sharing
Cynthia Santillan, M.D. (2010) Develop a Website for Body Imaging Section
Miriam Scadeng, M.D. (2007) Writing an RO1
Claude Sirlin, M.D. (2005) Learn to write and submit a patient-oriented research RO1 dealing with MRI of liver fibrosis
Matthew Spear, M.D. (1999) Grant Writing
Rebecca Theilmann, Ph.D. (2012) Create Curriculum for Pulmonary Fellows on State-of-the-Art Pulmonary Functional Imaging Techniques and Their Applicability to the Clinical Setting

Department of Reproductive Medicine

Marianna Alperin, Ph.D. (2015) Pregnancy Induced Adaptations in Pelvic Floor Muscles: in vivo examinations Edwin Alvarez, M.D. (2008) Identification and Characterization of Human Ovarian Cancer Initiating Cells
Paula Amato, M.D. (2000) Submit Application to Change Visa Status and Complete and Submit Several Research Manuscripts
Kellie Breen Church, Ph.D. (2015) Develop a Publication Record Worthy of NIH Early Stage Investigator Funding
Heidi Cook-Andersen, M.D., Ph.D. (2016) Thinking Outside the NIH Box
Djurdjica Coss, Ph.D. (2011) Feasibility/Preliminary Data for a Second RO1
Pamela Deak, M.D. (2000) Survival Guide for Oral Board Exams in Ob/Gyn
Andrew Hull, M.D. (1999) Learn Develop Spanish for Perinatal Practice
Sasha Kaufmann, Ph.D. (2010) Hormone Action: Graduate school curriculum and endocrinology course design
Jessica Kingston, M.D. (2007) Psychiatric Disorders in Pregnancy and Postpartum: A curriculum for OBGYN Residents
Yvette LaCoursiere, M.D., M.P.H. (2009) Importing evidence-based practice in the care of the obese pregnant woman - an assessment of two practice models
Louise Laurent, M.D., Ph.D. (2010) Writing an NIH Grant
Emily Lukacz, M.D. (2006) A Comprehensive Analysis of the Short and Intermediate Term Impacts of Normal Vaginal Delivery vs. Elective Cesarean Section
Christine Miller, M.D. (1999) Write a Good Quality Case Report
Sheila Mody, M.D., MPH (2014) Understanding Barriers to Long Acting Reversible Contraception Use Among Postpartum Women With Medical Conditions
David Natale, BSc, Ph.D. (2014) The role of AMPK signaling in placental development
Kathryn Pruzinsky, M.D. (2002) Starting a Specialty Menopause Clinic
Cheryl Saenz, M.D. (2001) Gynecologic Oncology Group Research Protocol: Surveillance in Early Ovarian Immature Teratoma
Maryam Tarsa, M.D. (2007) Less Work Hours and More Opportunity to Attend Weekly Scheduled Conferences. Do Reproductive Medicine Residents Perform Better Now Compared to Years Before?
Douglas Woelkers, M.D. (2003) Establishing the Standing Obstetrical Research Core (20STORC)

Department of Surgery

Thomas Alexander, M.D., MHSc (2014) Initiate a program to study sudden sensorineural hearing loss
Vishal Bansal, M.D. (2009) Elucidating the neuro-enteric axis
Justin Brown, M.D. (2012) Development of Subspecialty Practice
Sarah Blair, M.D. (2003) Cytokine Levels and Emotional Distress in Breast Cancer Patients: Writing a K Award
Bard Cosman, M.D. (2000) San Diego/UC San Diego Colorectal Surgery Residency Program
Alain Dabdoub, Ph.D. (2010) Writing a R01 on the Development of Neurons
Tracy Downs, M.D. (2005) Develop a robotic surgery program
Samuel Eisenstein, M.D. (2016) How I learned to stop worrying and love academic medicine
Amanda Gosman, M.D. (2009) Prospective Cleft Palate Study
Tung-Chin Hsieh, M.D. (2015) Developing a Male Oncofertility Program
Jacob Husseman, M.D. (2015) Updating the UCSD HHT Center of Excellence
Kaitlyn Kelly, M.D. (2014) Writing a Phase I Clinical Trial: Oncolytic Vaccina Virus for the Treatment of Peritoneal Carcinomatosis
Ajai Khanna, M.D., F.R.C.S. (2000) Abdominal Transplant Program at University Medical Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
Elisabeth McLemore, M.D. (2011) Enhanced Recovery Program Implementation
Manoj Monga, M.D. (1999) Acupuncture in Male Infertility
Erik Owens, M.D. (2000)Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair Program at UC San Diego Medical Center
Kellogg Parsons, M.D., MHS (2007) Writing a Grant Proposal
Victor Pretorius, MBchB (2013) Develop a one day CME course on lead extraction
Mahadevan Rajasekaran, Ph.D. (2000) Improvements to My NIH RO1 Grant Proposal
Carol Salem, M.D. (2002)Redefining Lymphadenectomy Dissections for Genitourinary Cancers Using a Sentinel Node Detection Technique
Michelle Savu, M.D. (2006) Development of a Bariatric Surgery Program as Part of an Integrated Weight Control Program at UC San Diego
Steven Sparks, M.D. (1999) UC San Diego Regents Vascular Surgery Foundation
Mayer Tenenhaus, M.D., FACS (2001) A Career Redefined Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Rabia Atayee, Pharm.D. (2009) Impact of a pharmacist on a palliative care service in an ambulatory care setting
Linda Awdishu, Pharm.D., MAS (2010) Implementation of OSCE in the 3rd year Pharmacy
Brookie Best, Pharm.D. (2006) Identify appropriate projects and mentors and draft a K23 Award Proposal
Eduardo Fricovsky, Pharm.D. (2010) Apply for a CTRI Post Doctoral Grant
Jair Lage De Siqueira Neto, Ph.D. (2016) Drug Discovery for Zika Virus
Kelly Lee, Pharm.D. (2008) Genetic Predictors of Valproic Acid Response in Patients with Bipolar Disorder
Joseph Ma, Pharm.D. (2008) Experience in Grant Writing
Sarah McBane, Pharm.D. (2012) Development and Implementation of a Community Pharmacy Residency
Jeremiah Momper, Pharm.D., Ph.D. (2015) Establish a Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics (DMPK) Lab at UC San Diego
Candis Morello, Pharm.D. (2005) Gain better skills in writing for peer reviewed journals and improve time management skills
Nathan Painter, Pharm.D. (2011) Prescription Drug Abuse
Renu Singh, Pharm.D. (2005) Develop a new service/program to improve patient care by finding/working with a department interested in funding a clinical pharmacist
Shirley Tsunoda, Pharm.D. (2007) Decreasing Hepatotoxicity of Acetaminophen through Modulation of the Pregnane X Receptor (PXR) by St. John's Wort
Jonathan Watanbe, Pharm.D., Ph.D. (2014) Pharmaceutical Care Clinical Service in a Public Health System
Felix Yam, Pharm.D. (2013) Association of medication regimen complexity on medication adherence and outcomes in Veterans with heart failure