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Students Share Their 2017 Back-to-School Experiences in Photos

New and returning UC San Francisco students are heading to the campus from near and far to attend the schools of dentistry, nursing, medicine and pharmacy as well as the Graduate Division. As the students from across the state, country and globe head to San Francisco for the 2017-18 school year, many are sharing their experiences on social media using the hashtag #UCSFBackToSchool. Take a peek of others journeys to UCSF or share experiences of your own during UCSF’s back-to-school season.

As Genetic Testing Becomes Widespread, Nurses Are at Front Lines of How It Affects Patients

Genetic testing and new gene therapies may raise new questions for patients, and as front-line health workers, nurses could be the ones answering questions about how they related to health. The issue is at the forefront as direct-to-consumer companies offering genetic testing grow and as new treatments, such as the first gene therapy available in the United States for acute lymphoblastic leukemia that was approved at the end of August, become available.

UC Applauds Announcement of Grants to Support California DACA Students

The University of California applauds the announcement that the Mission Asset Fund, with support from the Weingart Foundation, will provide $500,000 in grants to cover the cost of renewing the applications of UC, California State University and California community college students under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.