Ignite Magazine | Spring 2021

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Nida Felicija Degesys, M.D., medical director of the Geriatric Emergency Department (GED) at University of California San Francisco, received a three-year, multimillion dollar grant to improve the care of geriatric and dementia patients in the emergency department. Dr. Degesys also published her research on N95 mask reuse and extended use in JAMA's June 2020 publication and subsequently was awarded a grant from the CDC Foundation to continue this research in a nationwide multi-center study.

Fadi Sweiss, M.D., joined the neurosciences team at UPMC in Pennsylvania. A neurosurgeon, Dr. Sweiss specializes in diagnosis and surgical treatment of degenerative, traumatic and oncologic spinal conditions.


Patrick Divoky, Pharm.D., was recognized as the recipient of the College of Pharmacy’s Distinguished Alumni Award. The award is presented to an individual who has made distinguished contributions to the practice of pharmacy or who has demonstrated major accomplishments in a professional pharmacy practice or in pharmaceutical research and development.


Elizabeth Zeleznikar (Carter), Pharm.D., welcomed twin boys, Owen and Emmett, on November 11, 2020. Dr. Zeleznikar and her husband, Daniel, are also parents of a daughter, Katherine, who recently turned two.