We shall not cease from exploration…And the end of all our exploring…will be to arrive where we started…and know the place for the first time. TS Eliot
I accept the distinction of being named Alumni of the Year 2021 as both a personal honor and as a member of the UCSF School of Medicine Reunion Class of 1981, with a duty to thank those who helped me achieve this recognition.
Dr. Ramona Tascoe -President of the UCSF Medical Alumni Association Board of Directors is my trusted friend and colleague.
I have long admired Dean Talmadge King as an academic thought leader, physician scientist, pioneering researcher in the medical management of interstitial lung disease and author of over 300 research articles and textbooks.
Additionally, I would like to thank Dr. Rupa Marya — Associate Professor of Medicine and faculty director of the Do No Harm Coalition for her courage and assistance in the 2019 launch of the Hunters Point Community Biomonitoring Program and as the hospitalist who helped care for my brother during the March 2020 COVID-19 shut down.
Dr. Mark Alexander holds a PhD in epidemiology. He is my high school friend and former Director of the Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations at UCSF. Dr. Alexander played a pivotal role in helping to establish the Hunters Point Community Biomonitoring Program along with Hunters Point…