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A San Francisco Jobs Program Gives People a ‘Reason to Live,’ Find Career Path

December 24, 2014 Eighteen interns graduate from the EXCEL (Excellence through Community Engagement and Learning) program, a partnership of UC San Francisco, the City and County of San Francisco and the Jewish Vocational Services (JVS). It is a work-based learning program that uses both classroom and on-the-job training to prepare participants for career path job in the health care sector.

Kelly Appointed Special Advisor to Napolitano

December 18, 2014 The University of California has announced that UC San Francisco’s Regis Kelly, PhD, began his tenure on Dec. 1 as special advisor on innovation and entrepreneurship to UC President Janet Napolitano.

UCSF Students Lead National Movement Bringing Attention to Impact of Racial Disparities in Health Care

December 16, 2014 More than 150 UC San Francisco professional students participated in a “white coat die-in” where they lay down in their white coats to protest recent grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers who killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner, unarmed African American men in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City, respectively.

Williams Receives President’s Research Catalyst Award to Address Prison Health Care Crisis

December 12, 2014 UCSF's Brie Williams, MD, was one of five faculty members across the entire University of California system—and the only one from UCSF—to receive the President’s Research Catalyst Awards, chosen from a pool of almost 200 proposals. UC President Janet Napolitano made the announcement on Dec. 10.

Employees of the New Mission Bay Hospitals Treated to Celebratory Party

December 11, 2014 More than 1,000 employees who are scheduled to work at the new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay were treated to a special employees-only event on Dec. 3.

UCSF Commends Student Leaders for Organizing Peaceful Demonstration, Reinforces Commitment to Diversity

December 10, 2014 UCSF leadership released a statement in response to recent events in Ferguson and New York City, which have brought national attention to long-felt issues surrounding systemic inequalities that disproportionally impact underrepresented minorities, particularly black men.

Pantilat Receives Award for Work in Palliative Care

December 09, 2014 UCSF's Steven Pantilat, MD, has received the 2014 Ritz E. Heerman Memorial Award by the California Hospital Association (CHA). He is being recognized for his efforts to improve the quality of care provided by palliative care services.

2 UCSF-Led Programs Receive Major Funding to Tackle San Francisco Health Issues

December 05, 2014 Two UCSF-sponsored programs beat out more than 80 others to win major funding to help advance meaningful solutions to local health issues in San Francisco.

Two UCSF Researchers Awarded Funding for Work on Pediatric Oncology

December 02, 2014 Two UCSF faculty members are among three promising young researchers nationally recognized for their work in pediatric oncology. UCSF’s Adam de Smith, PhD, and Kyle Walsh, PhD, will share a $1.35 million award with Duke University’s Lisa Crose, PhD.

Klein Named Fellow of National Scientific Society

November 24, 2014 UCSF's School of Dentistry’s Ophir David Klein, MD, PhD, has been selected this year as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an honor bestowed for scientific work or socially distinguished efforts to advance science and its applications.

Graduate Division Receives Grant to Continue Hosting Amgen Scholars Program

November 21, 2014 The Graduate Division at UCSF has been awarded a grant from the Amgen Foundation that will provide hands-on laboratory experience to undergraduate students through the Amgen Scholars Program.

Health Officials Visit UCSF to Review Preparedness to Treat Ebola Patients

November 21, 2014 Federal, state and local health officials visited UCSF on Nov. 19 to review and provide consultation on the medical center’s preparedness in the event it receives a patient infected with Ebola Virus Disease.

Deeply Rooted: Sam Hawgood's Journey to Finding Magic at UCSF

November 20, 2014 UCSF Magazine sat down with newly appointed Chancellor Sam Hawgood to learn about how he found the magic at UCSF more than 30 years ago, starting with one fateful meeting.

UCSF Contributes to $28 Billion Health Sector in San Francisco

November 19, 2014 UCSF is part of the city’s thriving health sector that collectively generates $28.4 billion to the economy – more than tourism and technology – according to a new economic impact report.

Nicoll Receives Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience

November 10, 2014 UCSF neuroscientist Roger Nicoll, MD, has received the Society for Neuroscience’s (SfN) highest award, the Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience. He and Richard W. Tsien, DPhil, of New York University, will share the $25,000 prize.

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