Lung Disease Fair
Patients with lung disease were offered in-depth personalized health services at a half-day fair, thanks to a unique collaboration between UCSF pulmonologists and the Department of Public Health.
Pulmonologists Prescott Woodruff, MD, MPH of UCSF, and Neeta Thakur, MD, of UCSF and ZSFG, met with patients at the Southeast Health Center in Bayview Hunter’s Point. The 40 patients, who had asthma and/or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), were able to meet with lung disease specialists from UCSF and ZSFG, review inhaler use and technique with pharmacists from SEHC and Walgreens, and have targeted health assessment completed by asthma and COPD trained nurses and staff. In addition, the event incorporated activities that promote health, well-being, and awareness of the unique problems that patients with lung disease who live in the Bayview/Hunter’s Point neighborhood face.
Food and drink, gift bags and raffle prizes were provided courtesy of the Nina Ireland Program for Lung Health, Whole Foods and local farmers.
Dr. Prescott G. Woodruff is a Professor of Medicine at UCSF and a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He specializes in pulmonary and critical care medicine. He also conducts research at UCSF's Airway Clinical Research Center and General Clinical Research Center where he studies the mechanisms of inflammation, airway remodeling and airway hyper-responsiveness in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Dr. Neeta Thakur is an Assistant Professor and pulmonary and critical care physician at UCSF and ZSFG, who examines the role of social and environmental stressors on asthma susceptibility and morbidity in vulnerable populations. She is currently a member of the Asthma Collaboratory, under the mentorship of Dr. Esteban Burchard. The lab focuses on studying the interplay between individuals’ genes and their social and physical environments to determine the root causes of asthma health disparities.
- Nina Ireland Program for Lung Health
- Whole Foods
- Rolling Oaks Ranch
- Green Gulch Farm Zen Center
- DPH – NOTE: the SFHealth Network logo must have the seal of the City with it (see below)