With a passion for learning, I joined UCSF in 2016 to learn more about the impact of the advancement of healthcare, and do more to support my community, San Francisco. My years of experience working across different industries has gained me wealth of knowledge and diverse perspective on collaborations, ideation, big picture, and building relationships. Prior to UCSF, I worked for Kaiser Permanente, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Hewlett Packard, and Visa. For fun, I enjoy taking long nature walks with family, volunteering, reading, going to parks and museums, travel, and will not pass on ice cream and cakes.
At UCSF, I currently support these Faculty as Executive Assistant in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging:
Dr. Sharmila Majumdar is a UCSF Professor and is the Vice Chair for Research and Margaret Hart Surbeck Distinguished Professor in Advanced Imaging in the Departments of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, Orthopedic Surgery at UCSF and Bioengineering at UC Berkeley. She is Director of the Musculoskeletal Research Interest Group at UCSF, an interdisciplinary group consisting of faculty, post-doctoral scholars and students, and is the Scientific and Executive Director of the Center for Intelligent Imaging. Dr. Majumdar’s research work on imaging, particularly magnetic resonance and micro computed tomography, and development of image processing and analysis tools, machine and deep learning has been focused in the areas of osteoporosis, osteo-arthritis and lower back pain. Her research, which is supported by grants from the NIH and corporate entities is diverse ranging from technical development to clinical trials. She is a PI of a technology development grant in NIH’s BACPAC consortium. She also serves as a reviewer and is on the editorial board of scientific journals and is a recognized expert in the area of imaging.
Dr. John Kurhanewicz is a Professor in Residence in the Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Urology and Pharmaceutical Chemistry at University of California, San Francisco, and a member of the California Institute for Quantitative Biology and UCSF Cancer Center, and faculty in the UCSF-UCB Bioengineering Graduate Group. He is the Director of the UCSF Body Research Interest Group, the Biomedical NMR lab, and the Kurhanewicz Laboratory at UCSF. Dr. Kurhanewicz and his colleagues have developed a large prostate cancer imaging program at UCSF, involving the application of advanced magnetic resonance imaging techniques (metabolic, diffusion and perfusion weighted MRI) to provide a more accurate assessment of the extent and aggressiveness of prostate cancer in individual patients.