San Diego Community Connections
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Presented by Sharp


Community Connections in San Diego was made possible thanks to a grant from The San Diego Foundation.

As part of our LUNG FORCE initiative, we are featuring encore presentations
Community Connections, nicknamed "Dinner with The Docs", is brought to you by Burr Heart and Lung Clinic at Sharp Grossmont Hospital.

Co Hosted by:
Tony Gwynn Jr of the San Diego Padres, Dr. Tim Morris of UCSD, and American Lung Association Board Members

As the nation’s lung health champion for over a century, the American Lung Association is committed to defeating lung cancer and supporting those affected by this disease. We work tirelessly to raise awareness and increase screening rates for high-risk individuals, so they are diagnosed early. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for lung cancer patients and survivors, and to ultimately save lives. Our vision is a future free of lung cancer.

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Please call me if you have any questions,, (619) 213-1310

Series One:

Series 2

Series 3

Mission Committee

  • Dr. Tim Morris
    UC San Diego Health
  • Dr. Praveen Akuthota
    UC San Diego Health
  • Dr. Mohammed Al-Janabi
    Sharp Grossmont Hospital and Burr Heart & Lung Clinic Medical Director
  • Aida C. Castaneda
    Principal ACC, LLC
  • Dr. Laura Crotty Alexander
    UC San Diego Health
  • Dr. Afif El-Hasan
    Kaiser Permanente
  • Dr. Mark Fuster
    UC San Diego Health & VA
    Previously funded American Lung Association Researcher: Veterans Medical Research Foundation
    Disrupting Complex Sugars on Immune Cells Could Inhibit Growth of Lung Cancer
  • Gabe Gutierrez
    County of San Diego
  • Becky Hart, RN
    Naval Hospital
  • Dr. Sandra Leibel
    UC San Diego Health
    Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
  • Capt. Alma A Lowry
    San Diego Fire and Rescue
  • Dr. Philippe Montgrain
    UC San Diego Health & VA
  • Dr. Matthew Nobari
    UC San Diego Health
  • Shelane Paraiso, RN
  • Dr. Evan Snyder
    Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
    UC San Diego Health
  • Edward Cooper Stites, MD, PhD
    The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
    American Lung Association Researcher: Targeted Inhibition of Mutant and Wild-type RAS in KRAS G12C Lung Cancer
    Lung Cancer Discovery Award
  • Dr. Kelan Tantisira
    Rady Children’s Hospital
  • Dr. Michael Welch
    Allergy and Asthma Board
  • Dr. Angela Wang
    UC San Diego Health

San Diego Local Leadership Board

  • Kevin Narcomey
    Osceola Consulting LLC (Vice Chair)
  • Natasha Dowling
  • Scott Evans
    Sharp Grossmont Hospital
  • Tony Gwynn, Jr.
    San Diego Padres
  • Mark Johnson
    Acadia Pharmaceuticals
  • David Lipschutz
  • Tim Morris, MD
    University of California, San Diego
  • Aaron Saint

Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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