Durga Pisharam

Name (pronouns): 
Durga Pisharam (she, her, hers)
Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) in School of Medicine (SOM)
Years at UCSF: 
6 years
Role in technology: 
User of multiple software systems in OCME
What technology project(s) have you worked on that you are most proud of?: 

OCME installed two new software systems during the pandemic. Transitioning to new systems was particularly challenging for many team members so I took the initiative to learn and schedule a series of trainings for the entire office on Configio (currently our registration portal) and High Marks (our new accreditation portal).

How has technology helped you achieve a goal within your role or department?: 

When the pandemic hit in 2020, OCME needed to switch all in-person courses to a virtual platform. As a team, we learned the ZOOM education platform and implemented it in a very short time. I am happy to mention that I was part of that effort in our department

What’s your favorite aspect of your role at UCSF and why?: 

I strongly support and believe in working as a team in the unit and collaborating with other units in the organization. The UCSF community provides us the opportunity to work as a ‘TEAM,’ and I value it.

What’s one ‘fun fact’ about you that not many people know?: 

I love motorcycles and planning to go on a ride on CA-1.

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?: 

Hiking and reading.

If you could learn anything, what would that be?: 

My short-term goal is to learn R programming and long-term goal is to learn flying.