This week, I reflect on the some of our department’s activities that illustrate achievement across the entire academic spectrum. I start with a medical student. It goes without saying that department of medicine (DoM) faculty play an outsized role in training the next generation of physicians, ensuring that they develop core skills [...]

By sjmartinez • October 10, 2022

On August 31, we held our first research town hall. There was a robust discussion regarding many of the challenges and institutional barriers that our investigators face as they seek to advance their research agendas and for our junior faculty to launch their research careers. The feedback received following this [...]

By sjmartinez • September 12, 2022

This week I showcase recent work from some of our residents that reflect their commitment to scholarship and underscores the priority that the department of medicine (DoM) will give to fostering and supporting their academic creativity. The examples reflect work that was done at UCLA or initiated prior to their [...]

By sjmartinez • August 15, 2022

I had lunch with our nine chief residents last week. They were introduced in an earlier post. They are fully in their stride as leaders of our internal medicine training program. We talked about the critical work they do, not only to ensure that our trainees receive their duty assignments, but about [...]

By sjmartinez • August 8, 2022

I hope you had a restful and enjoyable July 4th and for those of you who covered our hospitals, thank you for your service. This week I want to highlight the final large group of recent graduates from our training programs. These are the graduates of our subspecialty fellowships and [...]

By sjmartinez • July 5, 2022

Earlier this week I was privileged to attend the 2022 STAR Program graduation and delivered the keynote address. VIEW PICTURES HERE The STAR (Specialty Training and Advanced Research) program is one of a kind. It was conceived in 1991 by current director Dr. Linda Demer and launched in 1993 with the support of our [...]

By sjmartinez • June 21, 2022

It is not hard to notice as you drive around certain parts of Greater Los Angeles, the ubiquitous UCLA Health signage marking clinics and practices that are largely staffed and managed by the department of medicine (DoM). The statistics are striking with over 250 community clinics (over 150 being DoM and [...]

By • May 23, 2022

Faculty in the department of medicine (DoM), not only deliver best in class health care, but we also lead in making discoveries that will shape the future of medicine, as we train tomorrow's leaders and innovators. Each week, I receive a report of scientific and other publications authored by our [...]

By • April 18, 2022

I went to New York to teach a class over the weekend. For the past decade I have been leading an NIH funded program that is developing the next generation of researchers in endocrinology, diabetes and obesity. The program focuses on empowering groups that have been under-represented in science, and medicine. We [...]

By • March 28, 2022

Although, I enjoy the longer evenings during daylight savings time, losing that hour of sleep last night was not enjoyable. I hope that no one reading this forgot to put your clocks forward by one hour, especially if your clinic started at 8:00 am this morning.   As many of you know, [...]

By • March 14, 2022