Division of Geriatrics

Geriatrics

This page is provided as a resource for Division of Geriatrics faculty, fellows and staff. The purpose of an intranet is to provide access to information quickly and easily in a familiar environment. If you would like to add or update resources, please contact [email protected] 

COVID-19 Resources for Employees

The University has developed a wide variety of resources related to COVID-19 operations and activities. Please reference the links below for more information:

Geri Onsite Schedule

All Geriatrics members are required to input their hours into our onsite schedule for each day they work onsite to help maintain our adherence to head counts and for contact tracing as needed.

UCSF Daily Health Screening Tool

Complete this screening form once per day before you come to work on the same day as your shift

UCSF Coronavirus Resources

This centralized page of information and resources provides expansive information for staff and faculty at all campuses.

Administration

Geriatrics E-mail Listservs

We maintain a set of e-mail distribution lists (Listservs) for cross-sections of people in our Division. This document includes the list name, e-mail address, and list purpose.

Emergency Phone Tree

Our Division maintains a database of emergency contact information for every person who is authorized to access our space. This information is for emergency use within the Division and is submitted to UCSF as a part of the annual Emergency Action Plan.

Landed: Program to Help UCSF Staff and Faculty Buy Homes

Housing Services is pleased to connect UCSF employees with Landed, a personal finance company that provides employees of health care and educational institutions, including UCSF, down-payment support and other home-buying resources. A Landed video is also available at: https://www.landed.com/how-it-works.

Anti-Racism Resources

Actions:

21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge by Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.

Justice in June by Autumn Gupta with Bryanna Wallace’s

Definitions:

Being antiracist is fighting against racism. Racism takes several forms and works most often in tandem with at least one other form to reinforce racist ideas, behavior, and policy. (https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/being-antiracist)

Types of racism are:

Individual racism refers to the beliefs, attitudes, and actions of individuals that support or perpetuate racism in conscious and unconscious ways. The U.S. cultural narrative about racism typically focuses on individual racism and fails to recognize systemic racism.

Examples include believing in the superiority of white people, not hiring a person of color because “something doesn’t feel right,” or telling a racist joke.

Interpersonal racism occurs between individuals. These are public expressions of racism, often involving slurs, biases, or hateful words or actions. 

Institutional racism occurs in an organization. These are discriminatory treatments, unfair policies, or biased practices based on race that result in inequitable outcomes for whites over people of color and extend considerably beyond prejudice. These institutional policies often never mention any racial group, but the intent is to create advantages.

Example: A school system where students of color are more frequently distributed into the most crowded classrooms and underfunded schools and out of the higher-resourced schools.

Structural racism is the overarching system of racial bias across institutions and society. These systems give privileges to white people resulting in disadvantages to people of color.

Example: Stereotypes of people of color as criminals in mainstream movies and media.

White Privilege Inherent advantages possessed by a white person on the basis of their race in a society characterized by racial inequality and injustice. (Google Definition)

Listen:

'Interrupt The Systems': Robin DiAngelo On 'White Fragility' And Anti-Racism, NPR with Ari Shapiro (11-minutes)
'Me And White Supremacy' Helps You Do The Work Of Dismantling Racism NPR with Eric Decgans (16-minutes)

Movies:

Teach Us All (Documentary)

PBS: The Origin of Race in the USA By Danielle Bainbridge

Reads:

Articles:

Anti-racism primer for medical educators A living and iterative resource by Meghan O’Brien MD, MBE, Rachel Fields, MS, and Andrea Jackson, MD, MAS,with support from UCSF Differences Matter Working Group 3

Everyday words and phrases that have racist connotations By Scottie Andrew and Harmeet Kaur, CNN

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D. Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College

Books:

Make Change: How to Fight Injustice, Dismantle Systemic Oppression, and Own Our Future Book by Shaun King · 2020

Me and White Supremacy: A 28-Day Challenge to Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad · 2020 

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism By Robin DiAngelo, Michael Eric Dyson · 2018

Websites:

How White People Can Talk To Each Other About Disrupting Racism Dosomething.org

Additional Resources:

Anti-Racism resources for white people 
Thiis document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues.

UCSF lead resources:

UCSF’s Anti-Racism Initiative

Anti-Racism & Racial Healing Webinars & Resources

Facilities

For Mission Bay, if you encounter an issue, please contact Paula Sison or Caroline Sou.

Meetings

Chiefs' Council Meeting

The Chiefs' Council comprises of faculty leaders who provide input to Geri leadership through the discussion of emerging issues that shape the future of the Division. This committee meets every 2 months.

Geri Half Day/Afternoon

Monthly meetings that occur on Wednesday afternoons (1-5pm) at Parnassus campus. Meetings include: Clinician Educator Meetings, Professional Development Session or Journal Club, Division (Faculty) Meetings, Grand Rounds.

Geriatrics Works in Progress (WIP)

These sessions are informal meetings designed to serve as forums for investigators, faculty, fellows, and students to present their works in progress and receive constructive feedback from colleagues. These meetings occur weekly.

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

The educational objective of the Department of Internal Medicine’s Grand Rounds series is to provide a forum for the presentation and active discussion of relevant medical content including but not limited to: updated practice guidelines from prominent national societies, systematic reviews, metaanalyses and important randomized clinical trials, and practice recommendations from prominent experts in general internal medicine and the internal medicine subspecialties. Occurs weekly.

Research

Resource Allocation Program (RAP) Grants

RAP is a campus-wide program whose aim is to coordinate intramural research funding opportunities for the UCSF campus and its affiliates while allowing funding agencies to maintain full autonomy over their funding mechanisms and awardees. The program manages the dissemination, submission, review and award of various intramural funding opportunities.

Safety

Emergency Action Plan (EAP)

The EAP is This plan outlines our Division’s preparedness measures and priority actions for managing emergencies, from small accidents to citywide disasters, and includes:

  • Personnel roster
  • Inventory of emergency supplies
  • Evacuation plan and exit routes
  • Special staff assignments/needs list
  • Location of your emergency evacuation assembly areas
  • Critical functions, data or research to be protected
  • Worksite emergency coordinator and floor wardens
  • Alternate floor wardens and emergency coordinators to serve in absence of primary floor wardens and emergency coordinators.
  • Emergency communication and after-hours notification plan
  • Campus emergency phone locations

 

 

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