Thursday, July 23, 2015

Moral Compass

By Dean Schillinger, MD

Dear Colleagues,

Today we are releasing a new film, "Biker with a Moral Compass: Dr. Dick Fine and the Evolving Culture of SFGH", a documentary portraying and paying tribute to the life, times and contributions of UCSF and SFGH physician Dick Fine MD, Founder and Former Director of the General Medicine Clinic, among many things.

Please feel free to share this film with colleagues, friends, and family, and consider using it as part of your health professions trainings.    

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to ask you to consider making a donation on behalf of Dick, and in support of the many causes he has steadfastly stood for. The San Francisco General Hospital Foundation has created the Richard H. Fine Fund, whose purpose is to support education, clinical innovation, and discovery in The Richard H Fine People's Clinic. You can donate here:
  • Go to
  • Under the “Please use my Gift” section select “For the following Program or Department” and write in “In Honor of Richard H Fine DGIM Fund”



Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Connecting the dots: Health information technology expansion and health disparities

By Courtney Lyles, PhD, Dean Schillinger, MD and Urmimala Sarkar, MD, MPH

Check out our newest essay in PLOS Medicine outlining how health technology could be better designed and implemented to meet the needs of diverse patient populations: