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UCSF's New Dean Wants to Raise Profile of Graduate Education

January 31, 2012 UCSF has named Elizabeth Watkins, director of graduate studies for the History of Health Sciences program and a professor in the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, dean of the Graduate Division.

UCSF Tops Public Institutions in NIH Biomedical Research Funds

January 18, 2012 The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) received more research funds from the National Institutes of Health than any other public institution in 2011 and ranked second among all institutions nationwide, according to new figures released by the NIH. The funding helps UCSF continue to perform world-renowned health sciences research amid state budget cutbacks.

UCSF Taps 17-Year Interprofessional Expert to Lead New Center

January 18, 2012 Scott Reeves, a world-renowned British social scientist, is the new director of UCSF’s Center for Innovation in Interprofessional Healthcare Education, which will work to develop curricula and robust assessment tools that focus on quality and safety.

"ER" Producer and Physician to Address Future of Emergency Care in America

January 09, 2012 John Maa, MD, an assistant professor in the UCSF Department of Surgery, and Neal Baer, MD, executive producer of TV's "ER" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," will address "The Futre of Emergency Care in America - Doctors as Storytellers" on January 11 in Cole Hall on the Parnassus campus.

Three to Receive MLK Award for Exceptional Leadership in Advancing Diversity at UCSF

January 06, 2012 Three outstanding members of the UCSF community will receive 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards for their exceptional leadership in advancing the goal of achieving greater ethnic and cultural diversity at UCSF.

President Obama Honors UCSF Internship Program

December 21, 2011 The UCSF Science & Health Education Partnership High School Internship Program was honored with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Mentoring on Dec. 12 at an awards ceremony at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C.

UCSF Faculty Awarded Fellowships to Improve Health Quality

December 20, 2011 Three UCSF faculty members have been awarded fellowships from the University of California’s Center for Health Quality and Innovation to support projects aimed at improving the quality and value of health care.

UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann Featured on BioCentury This Week

December 13, 2011 UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, former president for product development at Genentech, is featured in a video interview for BioCentury Publications Inc., a major biopharmaceutical news media source, which first aired online on Dec. 11.

UCSF Celebrates National Mentoring Month 2012 in Honor of Late Kevin Mack

December 09, 2011 The UCSF community will celebrate National Mentoring Month in January 2012 with a series of events in honor of the late UCSF professor Kevin Mack, a beloved mentor to both students and colleagues.

The Coming Dearth of Doctors who Specialize in HIV/AIDS

December 02, 2011 As physicians working on the frontlines of HIV/AIDS since its start 30 years ago near retirement, UCSF is looking to attract and train the next generation of doctors to specialize in HIV/AIDS medicine.

Program Empowers the Community Through University Partnership

December 02, 2011 Projects involving UCSF and community partners that encourage children to learn about medical careers, maintain proper dental hygiene and lose weight by learning to swim were recently celebrated for improving the health and well-being of San Franciscans.

Lincoln High-UCSF Team Brings Home Gold In Synthetic Biology Contest

November 17, 2011 For the fifth year in a row, a team from Lincoln High School, one of just two made up of high school students, came home with a gold medal in an international science competition after spending 10 weeks in the UCSF lab of Wendell Lim, PhD.

UCSF Intern Program Wins Presidential Award for Mentoring Youth in Science

November 15, 2011 President Obama has named the Science and Health Education Partnership High School Internship Program at UCSF as one of the 2011 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring, the White House announced today.

First Bay Area Science Festival Draws Thousands

November 08, 2011 More than 21,000 people converged to AT&T Park for the first annual Bay Area Science Festival, a spectacularly successful community outreach event sponsored in part by UCSF.

UCSF Aims to Become Workplace of Choice

November 04, 2011 Since reviewing the results of the 2011 employee engagement survey, UCSF has been working to ensure everyone knows exactly what is expected of them and to foster an environment where everyone can thrive.

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