Weekly Snapshot
Week of March 28, 2022 | Edited by: Meredith Lew Tan
DEM is now on Twitter
The Division has joined Twitter in order to recognize our incredible people and highlight your innovative work!

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DOM Connectors
Be the "first friend" to your new DOM colleague!
Do you remember your first day on the job in the Department of Medicine (DOM)? Your first week? Did you benefit from the kindness of colleagues who offered a friendly ear and shared their own experiences?

We are launching a new initiative to help create a greater sense of belonging for those who join the department. The DOM Connectors initiative needs volunteers just like you, who are willing to serve as the "first friend" to a newly hired colleague, either in your own unit or another DOM division.

Click here to learn more.
DOMINOs (Department of Medicine Informal Networking Opportunities), a new DOM-sponsored program for faculty, staff, and trainees. DOMINOs was created to provide opportunities for in-person community building. DOM employees are welcome to join or host an event – with a goal of having many of them in your neighborhoods or other convenient gathering spots. Here are the DOMINOs events scheduled in April:

  • Lunch with Diane Havlir, MD, Professor and Associate Chair for Clinical Research, Division of HIV, ID and Global Medicine at ZSFG
  • All DOM researchers are welcome (please sign up by March 28)
  • Date: Tuesday, April 5 at 12 pm
  • Location: Torta Gorda, 2833 24th Street, San Francisco
  • Maximum participants: 5
  • Junior Faculty at the DOM-VA / Dinner with Sanyog Shitole, MBBS, Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology at VAMC
  • All junior faculty at the DOM-VA are welcome (please sign up by April 1)
  • Date: Friday, April 15 at 6 pm
  • Location: Fiorella Clement, 2339 Clement St, San Francisco
  • Maximum participants: 5
  • Dinner with Bob Wachter, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine
  • All DOM employees are welcome; priority will be given to those who have not attended this event before (please sign up by April 1)
  • Date: Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30 pm
  • Location: Hamano Sushi, 1332 Castro Street, San Francisco
  • Maximum participants: 5
  • Get Creative at Earthfire Arts with Urmimala Sarkar, MD, Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine at ZSFG
  • For primary care physician faculty from all DOM sites
  • Date: Wednesday, April 20 at 5 pm
  • Location: Earthfire Arts, 438 Judah Street, San Francisco
  • Maximum participants: 11

Joel's event is fully booked. He will be hosting a guided tour of the Mission District murals. To sign up or host your own event, please visit the DOMINOs website.