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Glycemic Control

UCSD's hospitalists play a major part in the Society of Hospital Medicine's Inpatient Glycemic Control Task Force, whose work is presented in a special supplement issue of the Journal of Hospital Medicine (JHM).

Dr. Gregory A. Maynard, who heads the task force, says, "Most of the work in this supplement, the Glycemic Control Resource Room on the SHM website, and the QI pre-courses features contributions and lessons learned from the hospitalists at UCSD."

Dr. Maynard co-edited the JHM supplement and co-authored the introduction and four of the articles.

In addition to the articles in the JHM supplement, UCSD hospitalists have several other articles published or pending on aspects of glycemic control.

VTE Prevention

Dr. Greg MaynardDr. Gregory A. Maynard and the VTE Prevention Program won the 2008 Team Approaches in Quality Improvement Award from the Society of Hospital Medicine.

UCSD's VTE Prevention Program is profiled in the November 2008 issue of ACP Hospitalist.

International Mentoring

Map of ChileIn early November, Dr. Gregory A. Maynard and Dr. Efren C. Manjarrez of the University of Miami were the featured speakers at a groundbreaking CME event for hospitalists in Santiago, Chile.

"It was essentially the first Chilean meeting on hospital medicine," said Dr. Maynard.

"I learned as much from the hospitalists there as they did from me."

The Santiago CME conference and the importance of the practice of hospital medicine were featured in a prominent story in the country's largest newspaper, El Mercurio.   Read the article in El Mercurio

The Pontificia Catholic University of Chile is developing a hospital medicine program. Dr. Maynard mentors hospitalists in the United States and abroad in the development of hospital medicine programs as well as of projects to meet specific quality improvement goals.

"The young group at the Catholic University Medical Center were very dynamic and knowledgeable," Dr. Maynard said. "I was inspired by their vision and commitment to improve care for their patients."

Dr. Manjarrez, who received his M.D. degree at UCSD, is Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of Hospitalist Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.