March 2008

From the Vice Chief of General Internal Medicine

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the second issue of Primary Care Connections. It is our hope that the brief clinical updates in this issue will reinforce the important information you receive from the medical literature and clinical practice.

UCSF is one of only two institutions nationwide with a School of Medicine among the top 10 in both research and primary care, ranked by U.S. News & World Report. As might be expected, research on primary care is a central focus of our efforts. But it also is our goal to provide new information in basic science, clinical and translational science, and in community health and health delivery.

Please join us at one of our over 100 UCSF Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses. And be sure to tell your patients about our extensive Mini-Medical School for the Public so they too can learn the latest in health and health care.

We hope you enjoy this issue and sign up for more. Thank you again for your interest.

Best regards,

Robert B. Baron, M.D. M.S.
Professor of Medicine
Vice Chief of General Internal Medicine
Associate Dean for Graduate and Continuing Medical Education
Director of UCSF Mini-Medical School for the Public