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“We know what’s ahead of us,” says UCSF climate physician Katherine Gundling. “But we also know we can bend the curve. Some people may see addressing climate change as a moral imperative. But as health care professionals, it’s much more tangible than that. The  moral imperative to engage with the climate crisis grows out of the consequences we see for our patients.”⠀
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Visit the link in our bio to see how Gundling (and many others at UCSF) are bending the curve.⠀
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#UCSF #UCSFLife #ClimateChange #ucsfmagazine“I dream of a future when a young, black girl who’s born in Bayview-Hunters Point, East or West Oakland, or the Iron Triangle in Richmond has the same life expectancy, expectations for her truth, and sense of possibility as a white girl who grows up in the Oakland Hills, San Francisco’s Richmond District, or Nob Hill.⠀
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I hope that [in 2050] UCSF will be able to look back and say that we were responsive to the needs of the most underserved and under-resourced communities, and that we were a catalyst for changing the corporate culture of the Bay Area. I hope we can say that we increased health equity so all residents of the Bay Area could live healthy, vibrant lives."⠀
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Howard Pinderhughes, a UCSF professor and sociologist, is leading an effort to leverage UCSF’s economic power to transform San Francisco’s poorest and most vulnerable communities.⠀
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Read the full interview from UCSF Magazine at the link in bio.⠀
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#UCSF #UCSFLife #HealthEquityExercise is good for the 🧠! Lab manager Chibo Hong (in red) of the UCSF Brain Tumor Center and assistant professor of Neurology Qi Wen Fan took a lunchtime break to play pingpong in the lobby of UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at Mission Bay.
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#ucsf #ucsflife"Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhuman." - Dr. Martin Luther King.⠀
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#mlkday #mlk #healthjustice #healthcare #healthaccess #healthequity #quotes #ucsfTHE HELPERS: Every month, UCSF students, residents and physicians volunteer their evenings for people who are homeless or transiently housed.⠀
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The UCSF Student-Run Homeless Clinic, located in San Francisco’s largest homeless shelter, provides urgent care, screenings, referrals and more.⠀
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📷: Clinic director and nurse practitioner student Katie Machado (right) and med student Francis Wright chat during the evening clinic operation at the UCSF Student-Run Homeless Clinic.⠀
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Photo by Susan Merrell.⠀
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#ucsf #ucsfproud #homelessness #homeless #clinic #meded #highered #nursing #nurses #nursingstudent #medicalstudent #parnassus #ucsfstudentsWhat motivates you each day? @ucsfnurse researcher and clinician Monica Rose McLemore works to create a better world for our patients and our communities. We featured her during our #UCSFWomen series for Women’s History Month, and she gave us one of our favorite #UCSFquotes of 2019.⠀
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#ucsf #ucsfquotes #ucsf2019 #nursing #ucsfnursing #ucsfnurses #publicmission #ucsfproud #inspiration #motivationOur dental students love to see kids smile 😀.⠀
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@ucsfdentistry student Nick Chiu joked with 4-year-old Michael after an exam at the Give a Kid a Smile Day at the UCSF Dental Clinic on our Parnassus campus. UCSF Students and faculty provide free dental screenings, sealants, fluoride treatments and oral hygiene education to the community.⠀
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This photo is one of favorite UCSF moments of 2019. See more at the link in our bio 👉.⠀
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#ucsf #ucsfproud #ucsfdentistry #ucsfdentists #ucsf2019 #meded #dentaled #publicmission #communityservice@ucsfnurse student Fion Ng shared her story with us for UCSF's LGBT Pride Month series in June. She gave us one of our favorite #UCSFquotes of 2019.⠀
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#ucsf #ucsfquotes #ucsffamily #meded #highered #nursing #quotes #inspiration #befree #ucsfnursing #ucsfnurse“I was a young child during the Iran-Iraq war, terrified by sheltering drills and intermittently separated from my father and childhood friends. But I spent hours playing, escaping to a world of my own imagining, relying on loving and responsive parents who created a safe space for me, even when distance encroached.
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Now, I am a researcher leading the UCSF GRACE Initiative, studying the effects of trauma on health. I see tragic events unfolding around the world, and millions of families and children displaced by war and poverty. I wonder, what kind of future is awaiting those refugee children going through the horror of war and violence? Is there hope for them?
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I believe the answer is “yes.”
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It's true that childhood traumatic events drastically affect the human mind and body — not just immediately after the trauma, but into and through adulthood. But we can prevent many hard-to-treat diseases by doing what my parents did for me. The safe and supportive home environment of my childhood protects me even now. Play and playfulness played a key role in my healthy development."
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Dr. Mohsen Malekinejad is leading a personal fundraising campaign on Together at UCSF to soften the blows of adversity. If you'd like to support an innovative program that will explore how safe and fun play spaces, parenting programs, and psychological services can support the wellbeing of refugee children, please give to his campaign: https://givingtogether.ucsf.edu/fundraiser/2474526
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📸: Walter Zarnowitz

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