- 04/07/15 Assistant, Associate or Full Clinical Professor
- 03/25/15 Public Health Scientist with Expertise in Population Science Studies in Cancer
- 02/24/15 Behavioral Public Health Scientist with Expertise in Diabetes Prevention and Control, Weight Management, Obesity Prevention, Physical Activity, or Nutrition
- 02/20/15 Public Health Scientist with focus in Epidemiology
- 03/04/14 Senior Scientist with Research Expertise in Complementary and Alternative/Integrative Medicine
- 02/01/14 Public Health Scientist with Expertise in Disparities and Health Behavior
Public Health News
Tyson Ikeda, MD, was selected as UC San Diego Health System’s Physician of the Year. Each year, the UC San Diego Health System selects a Physician of the Year to recognize physicians for their superb contributions. Dr. Ikeda began his career at UC San Diego as a medical student in 1987. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship in the Department. Dr. Ikeda chose to focus on primary care when he realized that interacting with patients was incredibly rewarding. During his tenure at UC San Diego Health System, he has served in multiple roles including residency director and Division Chief for the Division of Family Medicine. He is considered a clinician of the first order, exemplifying the concepts of duty, honor, service and integrity and is known for his tireless devotion to his patients and his ability to effectively communicate his caring both in words and nonverbal ways.
Maria Rosario (Happy) Araneta, PhD, was appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to a 4 year term to serve on the NIH Advisory Council of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. The Advisory Council is developing a transformational health disparities research agenda for the next decade, provides advice regarding the Institute's research and training activities, and conducts the second level of review and recommends approval of grant applications and cooperative agreements.
Ronghui (Lily) Xu, PhD has been honored by the ASA honored by the American Statistical Association (ASA) as a 2013 Fellow. Individuals are nominated by their peers, and honorees are recognized for outstanding professional contributions to and leadership in the field of statistical science.
Kevin Patrick, MD, MS has been selected as co-chair of one of four main subcommittees for the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative, a bold new research effort to build a cohort of 1 million individuals that will support discovery of new gene-drug-behavior-environment interactions.
Kudos to the following Department faculty who were rated among San Diego County’s Top Docs by San Diego Magazine’s Physicians of Exceptional Excellence survey:
Welcome to the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, where our mission is to improve Public Health through preventive, behavioral, epidemiologic and clinical research, education and clinical care.
Dr. William Norcross loves older people."I think that's because I had such a wonderful relationship with my grandparents," said the geriatrics specialist, family physician and Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at UC San Diego since 1978.