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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 $17 Million Grant to Increase Diversity in the 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.

‘Mission in a Minute’ Series Showcases the Best of UCSF

October 23, 2014 Almost a year ago, we launched a video series called “Mission in a Minute” to showcase the best of the work that is being done at the University. This pioneering group shared passionately about their work at UCSF. Since their videos aired, we have had a constant stream of requests from people who wanted to share their work with the UCSF community and the rest of the world. "Mission in a Minute" returns this fall with a fresh, new look.

UCSF Team Awarded Multimillion-Dollar Agreement with CDC

October 22, 2014 A UCSF-based team has been awarded a multimillion-dollar, five-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct economic modeling of disease prevention in five areas: HIV, hepatitis, STI (sexually transmitted infections), TB (tuberculosis), and school health.

Town Hall to Focus on UCSF Response to Ebola Epidemic

October 21, 2014 UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood will lead a town hall meeting on Friday, Oct. 24 to discuss the University’s response to the Ebola epidemic.

National Senior Citizens Law Center Honors Estes

October 20, 2014 On the evening of Oct. 17, the National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) honored UC San Francisco School of Nursing’s Carroll Estes, PhD, with the organization’s Second Annual Paul Nathanson Distinguished Advocacy Award for her work on aging and elder women’s economic and health security.

More Than 60 Gather for First ABOG Mentee Reunion

October 17, 2014 More than 60 mentees attended the first ABOG (Academic Business Officers Group) mentorship alumni reunion at UC San Francisco on Sept. 4 at the Millberry Union Conference Center. Mentees from 1991 to present listened to John Plotts, senior vice chancellor of Finance and Administration, address the group.

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