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13 Honored for Making UCSF a ‘More Inclusive Place’

November 07, 2014 More than 200 members of the UCSF community gathered Oct. 30 to celebrate 13 honorees of the second annual Chancellor Diversity Awards, which recognize faculty, staff, postdocs, students and trainees who make UCSF a more inclusive place.

UCSF Kicks Off Seasonal ‘Employee Giving Program’

November 05, 2014 As we enter the autumn “season of giving”, the 2014 Annual Campaign of the UC San Francisco Employee Giving Program is underway. It offers faculty and staff a convenient way to make tax-deductible gifts to support the causes that they find most personally meaningful.

Jaffe Appointed First Chief of the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

November 05, 2014 David M. Jaffe, MD, has been appointed as the first chief of the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) at UC San Francisco effective Feb. 1, 2015. Jaffe will also serve as the department’s vice chair for Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

Preparations and Training Continue at UCSF for Possible Patient Infected with Ebola

October 31, 2014 UCSF Medical Center continues to train nurses and physicians and inform front-line staff on what to do in case a patient with suspected or confirmed Ebola Virus Disease arrives at its hospitals and clinics.

Mastering Body and Mind Through Swimming at UCSF

October 31, 2014 Every day, rain or shine, swimmers at the Bakar Fitness & Recreation Center bring unparalleled intensity to the pool. These driven aquatic warriors, serious about fitness, are part of the U.S. Masters Swim (USMS) team known as “Bay Masters,” which is under the guidance of Coach Doug Huestis.

Open Enrollment Begins Oct. 30

October 29, 2014 It’s that time of the year when University of California employees have the option of making changes to their medical plan. Open enrollment begins at 8 a.m. on Oct. 30 and goes until 5 p.m. on Nov. 25.

School of Nursing Faculty Retreat Emphasizes Collaboration and Educational Innovation

October 28, 2014 Faculty from the UC San Francisco School of Nursing gathered at the Presidio Observation Post on Sept. 24 for their annual faculty retreat to reflect on the past year and plan for a brighter future.

‘Three Minute Thesis’ Finalists to Go Head-to-Head

October 27, 2014 Nine finalists in UC San Francisco Graduate Division’s first-ever “Three Minute Thesis (3MT)” competition will compete against one another on Oct. 29 at UCSF Mission Bay. The top prize is $3,000.

Chancellor, Deans, and Faculty Partner with Student Health and Counseling in ‘Mental Health Matters’

October 24, 2014 To address mental health stigma and raise awareness of the importance of mental health self-care, UCSF Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) launched the “Mental Health Matters” campaign on Oct. 20. The campaign features posters and social media highlighting the Chancellor and other faculty members answering the question, “How do you take care of your mental health?”

Dean Vlahov Receives Visionary Pioneer Award from Alma Mater

October 24, 2014 UC San Francisco School of Nursing Dean David Vlahov, RN, PhD, has been honored by his alma mater. As part of its 125th anniversary celebration, the University of Maryland School of Nursing will honor Vlahov and 24 other outstanding alumni as “visionary pioneers” who have become expert clinicians, educators, and leaders in Maryland, the nation, and around the world.

Leaders Outline Ebola Treatment Preparations at Town Hall Meeting

October 24, 2014 UCSF is proactively preparing a treatment and isolation unit for the possibility that an Ebola case could occur in the Bay Area.

UCSF, SF State Awarded $17M Grant to Increase Diversity in Biomedical Workforce

October 24, 2014 The National Institutes of Health have awarded $17 million to establish the SF BUILD program at San Francisco State University (SFSU), with UCSF as their research partner, to promote training opportunities and career development for minority students and faculty in the biomedical sciences.

Three UCSF Faculty Elected to Institute of Medicine

October 24, 2014 Three UCSF faculty members are among 70 new members and 10 foreign associates of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) announced during the organization’s 44th annual meeting announced on Oct. 20. Eric P. Goosby, MD, professor of medicine and director of the Institute of Global Health Delivery and Diplomacy; Deepak Srivastava, MD, professor of medicine and director of the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease; and Ron Vale, PhD, professor of cellular and molecular pharmacology and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator are the latest UCSF members, bringing the total number of IOM members elected from UCSF to 92.

Film Exposes Audience to Human Enhancement Concepts

October 23, 2014 A crowd of students, nurses, doctors, and medical providers packed the film screening and panel discussion of “FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement.” The event, sponsored by the UCSF Committee on Disability Issues as part of 2014 Diversity Month, took a close look at the drive to be “better than human.”

Thompson Funded to Study Household Air Pollution Among Low-Income Communities in Guatemala

October 23, 2014 Lisa Thompson, RN, PhD, associate professor in the UCSF School of Nursing, along with Anaite Diaz from Universidad del Valle and Christina Espinoza, co-founder of GenteGas SA, has won a Phase I grant award through Grand Challenges Canada, a global health organization funded by the Canadian government.

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