UCSF Radiology Launches 3 Good Things (3GT), A Monthly Column on Wellbeing and Climate

The following post is authored by Matthew Bucknor, MD, associate chair for wellbeing and professional climate, in the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging to announce the launch of a new, wellbeing initiative.

I hope the new year is treating you well and that 2020 is keeping its promise of clarity, vision, and purpose. We're excited this month to launch our first column on wellbeing and climate, which we're calling, "3 Good Things (3GT)". Thanks of course to UCSF's Chief Physician Experience Officer, Diane Sliwka, MD, for the inspiration of her weekly column. Each month we'll try to highlight:

  • 1 good thing happening in the department
  • 1 good thing happening at UCSF
  • 1 good thing happening in San Francisco or beyond

Reading Room Initiative 

We spend so much time in our reading rooms, but, as we all know, these spaces can often be cluttered, inefficient, or lacking in inspiration. Over the last several weeks a team of technologists and radiologists has worked together to take systematic inventory of the reading rooms at Parnassus and Mt. Zion and will soon meet to draft a list of recommended improvements. We hope to roll these out over the next few months.

Thanks to everyone assisting with this effort: Christopher Jacinto, Jose Montemayor, Inna Cotur, Alpana Patel Camilli, Lisa Burke, Alyssa McNamara, Liina Poder, Orit Glenn, Steve Hetts, Ron Zagoria, Ryan Kohlbrenner, Rob Flavell, Brett Elicker, and Marc Kohli.

If you have additional thoughts or suggestions, please feel free to email your designated section representative or myself directly at [email protected]. And not to worry Mission Bay/China Basin... you're up next!

2020 Chancellor's Health Policy Lecture

Yesterday, February 13, 2020, UCSF welcomed Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, California's first-ever Surgeon General for a lecture on applying the science on childhood toxic stress to transform outcomes in California. Dr. Harris is the founder and CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness, an initiative based at a health center in SF's Bayview neighborhood. Check out her recorded lecture or her illuminating TED talk.

Researchers continue to increasingly recognize the importance of social determinants of health. I'd encourage all of us to think about the ways in which the intersection of these factors with radiology has been underexplored and how we can be a part of important solutions going forward.

Soul of a Nation

Happy Black History Month! On view throughout the month of February at the de Young Museum is "Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power," an internationally acclaimed exhibition that celebrates the works of African American artists during two pivotal decades in American History (1963-1983).

Every Saturday, all Bay Area residents receive free general admission to the museum and discounted $10 admission to this feature exhibit. Learn more.  

If you are a faculty or staff member at UCSF Radiology and have suggestions for 3GT, please share them with Dr. Bucknor! We would love to share your tips and recognize your contributions in upcoming newsletters.

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