Project: Research project

Project Details


The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has strong programs
medical education, patient care and research. At present, however, the
major emphasis is on the teaching of medical students and housestaff from a
tertiary care prospective with the majority of time devoted to instruction
in how to care for patients with advanced disease. Current UCSF research
programs emphasize basic science and advanced technology. Programs in
cardiology follow these patterns. This application requests grant support to establish a multi-disciplinary
preventive cardiology program at UCSF. At present, several departments are
peripherally involved with some aspect of preventive cardiology teaching,
research or patient care. There is the need for coordinating and
strengthening these activities, and for developing additional programs.
The specific aims of this proposal are: 1) to improve the core curriculum
and elective programs in preventive cardiology for medical and dental
students during the basic science and clinical years; 2) to increase
instruction in and to improve the practice of preventive cardiology by
house staff and primary care practioners; 3) to increase patient services
in preventive cardiology at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) with the
development of a preventive cardiology clinic and consultative service; 4)
to encourage more research in preventive cardiology through the formation
of special research electives for medical students that stress research
methodology and the institution of a seminar series aimed at faculty; 5) to
enhance the professional development of the applicant in all aspects
(teaching, patient care, research) or preventive cardiology; 6) to
establish a viable program in preventive cardiology that will endure after
the grant period. The candidate has carried out an extensive survey of the current state of
teaching, patient care and research in preventive cardiology at UCSF, and
he has developed a detailed plan to accomplish the above aims. This has
been carried out with the aid of a variety of individuals who will serve as
the major resource in the development of this program - the Deans of the
Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, the Chairmen of Medicine at UCSF and
SFGH, cardiologists, epidemiologists, pediatricians, primary care
practioners, behavioral scientists and pharmacologists. Many of these
individuals will comprise the Advisory Committee for the Preventive
Cardiology Program. Expert external consultants have been enlisted for aid
in the development and implementation of the program. An extensive
evaluation of process will closely monitor the progress of the program to
ensure that objectives are met and that corrective action is promptly taken
for any deficiencies.
Effective start/end date7/1/906/30/96


  • National Institutes of Health


  • Medicine(all)


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