UC San Francisco is seeking nominations for the 2014 Chancellor Diversity Awards highlighting the contributions our campus community makes in the advancement of disability service, diversity, GLBT leadership and women.
A UC San Francisco medical student thought of an idea that is now a bill, and could one day become law in California. Tom Gaither, a first year student at the UCSF School of Medicine, suggests putting the following warning label on sugary beverage containers that have 75 or more calories per 12 ounces: “STATE OF CALIFORNIA SAFETY WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.”
UCSF’s internal medicine residency program has recently been rated one of the best in the country, in the first-ever national survey of physicians on the quality of postgraduate training programs.
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has honored UC San Francisco with four awards in the 2014 CASE Awards of Excellence.
UCSF Psychiatry professor Renée L. Binder, MD, has been named President-Elect of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), pending official approval by the APA Board of Trustees at their March 8-9 meeting.
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute at UCSF has entered into a three-year collaboration with MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca, marking its first industry partnership for CTSI’s Catalyst Awards program’s therapeutic track.
Nancy Adler, PhD, and Cliff Skinner have been named as the recipients of the 2014 Holly Smith Award for Exceptional Service to the School of Medicine.
UCSF stem cell scientist Mark Anderson, MD, PhD, won a $1.2 million award for coming up with a novel idea to prevent transplanted organs from being rejected.
UCSF scientist Valerie Weaver, PhD, received a $1.2 million award from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) for research that explores the transformation of stem cells into specialized cell types.
UCSF's Richard Abbott, MD, has been named the 2014 International Duke Elder medalist, which is awarded every four years to an ophthalmologist for leadership and teaching and major contributions in the field of ophthalmology.