We have a new Fellow, and a fine fellow he is indeed. The Levitt Center Board agreed to provide seed support for the first year of the first-ever Fellow in Social Emergency Medicine, Dr. Jahan Fahimi. Prior to his position as resident and then Chief Resident in our department, Jahan obtained a Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and an MD from New York University, where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Jahan is a Bay Area native, and a graduate of UCSD, summa cum laude.
While working as a Fellow in the Alameda County Medical Center’s Department of Emergency Medicine, Jahan will be concurrently enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley, in the doctoral program in Epidemiology. Jahan and I have been collaborating for the last few months to develop an ED-based surveillance system for community well-being. It is a tremendously exciting project, and speaks to many of the core issues of SEM. I am thrilled that Jahan elected to take this post. Our next task is to secure funding for subsequent years of Jahan’s training and development of this project.
One more exciting development: Our first news coverage. Emergency Medicine News did a piece on Social Emergency Medicine, featuring the Levitt Center prominently. I received a few emails from readers, and felt especially good about those from people who knew Andy, and spoke to how well our work suited his legacy.
Here is the link to the EMNews article:
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