Junior Faculty Alumni

Since the inception of the National Center of Leadership in Academic Medicine (NCLAM) in 1999, 368 junior faculty have graduated from the program. During the program, each junior faculty member develops and completes a Professional Development Contract (PDC) with help from an assigned senior mentor. All Health Sciences faculty are eligible to serve as mentors, and mentor pairings are based on recommendations by the individual NCLAM participant and NCLAM Leadership Council. The list of projects by department below shows the wide diversity of interests among our graduates.


Faculty Mentors Across Health Sciences

Department/Division Mentor Directors (DMDs) help their units shift away from a culture of ad hoc mentorship towards intentional, inclusive, and effective mentorship in all institutional contexts. DMDs guide faculty to use evidence-based best practices for mentoring junior faculty and trainees. DMDs assess the “health” of mentoring in their department/division and act as a liaison with the Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA).
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​Name, Degree
​PDC Project

Edward Chao, DO

Declan McCole, PhD

Promoting Positive Change in Patients with Diabetes: Examining the Impact of Social Networks​

Creating a Translational Research Project: Integrating Basic Research with Clinical Disease​
Toshitaka Yajima, MD, PhD
Improving Professional Writing Skills
Maple Fung, MD
VA Merit Proposal: Central Sympathetic activity and peripheral vascular changes in prehypertension
Rebekah Kaplowitz, MD, MPH
Improving Medical Care for Women Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF)
Smita Desai, DO
Grant Proposal: The Effect of Pulmonary Rehabilitation on Interleukin 18 and Systemic Inflammation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Laura Greci, MD, MPH
Develop a Research Agenda to Improve Quality and Efficiency of Emergency Care at the San Diego VA
Tammy Lin, MD, MPH
Explore the Possibilities for a Multi-Specialty Obesity Clinic at UC San Diego
Hyun Sil Kim, MD
Start working on the establishment of the Inflammatory Bowel Clinic at UC San Diego
Joseph Yu, MD
Work on the process of acquiring ultrasound equipment for biopsy of thyroid nodules and develop a training program for the fellows
Karen Munger, PhD
Web Based Learning: A Website for Bioengineering 140B
Paula Shaw, MD
How to Determine Primary Care Panel Sizes in an Open Access System
Angela Wang, MD
Airway Epithelial Tissue Core Facility
Asad Bashey, MD, PhD
Grant Writing to Obtain Funding for Clinical and Translational Patient-Oriented Research
Bogi Andersen, MD
Independent Research Program on Keratinocyte Biology
Eduardo Ortiz, MD, MPH
A Hospitalist Program at UC San Diego
Jacques Corbeil, PhD
Initiate at Introduction Course in Genomics and Bioinformatics
Saralyn Williams, MD
Medical Toxicology Fellowship Curriculum
Denise Hermann, MD
Personal Professional Development
Ewa Carrier, MD
Development of a Pediatric Transplant Program at UC San Diego
Stacy Tompkins, MD
Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Treatment Program at UC San Diego
Vijaya Pratha, MD
Gastroenterology Clinic at UC San Diego

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