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Three cheers for this UCSF-er and good samaritan! 👏👏👏
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UCSF School of Dentistry @ucsfdentistry resident Adam Walker chased down a would-be kidnapper who tried to snatch a toddler from his mother in the Castro neighborhood. "Without thinking I took off running after him," Adam told ABC 7 News.
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Adam chased the suspect for several blocks, cornering him until police were on-scene. The San Francisco Police Department recognized Adam for his actions, saying that they “appreciate his bravery and are grateful for his help.”
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#UCSFProud #UCSF #UCSFfamily #SFPD #SanFrancisco #hero“Identifying as a gay Latino has made me sensitive to the oppression that minority communities experience. As a result, I am committed to serving minority populations, specifically in the areas of mental health in LGBT individuals, Latinos and other minorities and HIV psychiatry.”
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UCSF’s Assistant Psychiatry Professor Peter Ureste and his colleagues advocated that healthcare providers undergo sensitivity training after seeing that aggressions and gay epithets from patients were not being addressed by the treatment team, which in turn affected the clinical learning environment. That’s also when he decided to be “out” and promote visibility.
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When asked how UCSF can better support people of all sexual orientations and gender identities across the health sciences, Dr. Ureste said, “Recognize that sexual minorities exist, as they are often times overlooked compared to other minority groups. Create curricula to educate future health professionals about health disparities and other health issues affecting LGBTQ individuals."
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✨Follow @UCSF✨ as we celebrate LGBT Pride Month by highlighting members of the UCSF community who represent the LGBTQIA spectrum.
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#UCSF #UCSFPRIDE #PrideMonth#LGBT#LGBTQ #LBGTQIA #STEM#OutInSTEM#Pride2019Necessity really *is* the mother of invention.

When then-ER doctor Stella Dao found herself back at work after the birth of premature twins, she encountered a problem that many new moms will find relatable: she didn’t have time to pump breast milk.

But Dao, an alum of the UCSF School of Medicine, didn’t simply give up. She looked for a way to help herself and other women facing the same dilemma. 
With ping pong balls, scissors, and a #tupperware container, she developed the concept for a portable, hands-free breast pump at her kitchen counter.

These days, new moms know it as “Freemie." 🎓This June, we're celebrating #UCSFAlumniMonth by shining a spotlight on our remarkable alumni. 🎓 
#breastfeeding #brelfie #ipumpedhere #ucsfproud“Your life is your canvas.  Many things in life we cannot control, including other people's opinions and actions. What we can control, to a great extent, is who we are. Living life proudly and openly empowers you and empowers others.”
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UCSF’s Vice Chancellor, Strategic Communications & University Relations Barbara French didn't step fully out of the closet until the early 1990s, twenty years after entering the professional workforce. The support of her friends, the visibility of the LGBTQ community in San Francisco, and a supportive work environment all were factors in her decision to live her life more openly.
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As French prepares for retirement after 14 years at UCSF, she hopes that everyone can educate themselves about all sexual orientations and gender identities. “We can foster friendship. We can be an ally.”
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✨Follow @UCSF✨ as we celebrate LGBT Pride Month by highlighting members of the UCSF community who represent the LGBTQIA spectrum.
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#UCSF #UCSFPRIDE #PrideMonth #LGBT#LGBTQ #LBGTQIA #STEM #OutInSTEM#Pride2019 📸:Elisabeth FallWE ARE FAMILY: “I happened to meet my husband — a graduate student in microbiology — in the registration line at UCSF,” says Jennie Chin Hansen, a graduate of the UCSF School of Nursing’s class of 1971. “Thirty years after my husband and I met, my son entered medical school at UCSF.”
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Jennie, the one-time president of the @AARP, played an instrumental role in the design and adoption of an innovative program (adopted into federal law!) that gives older adults the chance to remain at home, within their community, even as their physical health changes. Her son, Erik, is now an orthopedic surgeon at UCSF.
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🎓This June, we're celebrating #UCSFAlumniMonth by shining a spotlight on our remarkable alumni.🎓.
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📸: @babuljak.
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#UCSFproud #UCSFalumni #familyUNDER THE MICROSCOPE: These star-like cells are called astrocytes, a type of glial cell that vastly outnumbers neurons in the central nervous system.
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Glial cells surround neurons on all sides and support their function. Because of this, scientists once thought of glia as “brain stucco” — merely there to hold everything in place. Now, they recognize the cells as integral to healthy brain function. This sprawling bed of cells, captured by graduate student Phi Nguyen in Anna Molofsky’s lab, can be seen ensheathing a group of young neurons and helping to direct their development.
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In the Molofsky lab, researchers investigate the role of astrocytes in neural circuit development and brain plasticity. Astrocytes help regulate the formation of synapses, or junctions where neurons communicate with each other. The cells react strongly to stressors and swift changes in the brain environment; by studying healthy neuron-glia interactions, the Molofsky lab hopes to learn what changes take place in neuropsychiatric diseases, including autism, epilepsy, and schizophrenia.
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This striking image makes astrocytes the stars of the show, and placed in this year’s Sci-Resolution competition, a contest that challenges UCSF researchers to capture the beauty of science in a single snapshot.
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#UCSF #SciArt #ScienceIsBeautiful #microscopy #science #STEM #cilia #cellbiology #TIL #SciResolution“As a Director of an LGBTQ resource Center, I constantly think about the future generations of LGBTQ leaders and how it is my duty to advocate for a more inclusive environment and climate.”
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UCSF’s Klint Jaramillo’s experience as a queer immigrant man from Ecuador led him to pursue a career in social justice and higher education. He chose that path after seeing the lack of representation of queer people of color.
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“We have to lean into the discomfort of learning and unlearning. It is at the intersection of education and vulnerability that we can change the world. After educating ourselves, then we must be willing to show up for the LGBTQ community and become active agents of change.”
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✨Follow @UCSF✨ as we celebrate LGBT Pride Month by highlighting members of the UCSF community who represent the LGBTQIA spectrum.
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#UCSF #UCSFPRIDE #PrideMonth #LGBT#LGBTQ #LBGTQIA #STEM #OutInSTEM #Pride2019🦙🦙BEST DAY EVER🦙🦙: UCSF-ers got a special treat when friendly therapy-trained llamas came to campus to help students destress during exams.
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#UCSF #MedEd #HigherEd #MentalHealth #StressRelief #Health #Llamas #LlamasOfInstagram"I had never met a black dentist in my life,” says @UCSFDentistry resident alum Dr. Ernest Goodson. “But I decided to give it a shot. I worked hard and did the best I could.”
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Goodson's grandfather could not read or write, and his grandmother had only a sixth-grade education, but they had high hopes for him. “My grandmother [who raised me] always said she wanted me to go to college,” Goodson says. “But if she was around today, I think she’d probably say I overdid it.”
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Today, Goodson is committed to raising the profile of the African American dentistry pioneers who came before him. He’s working with libraries around the country to highlight their achievements, while leading his own research on the role African American dentists have played in civil rights and orthodontics.
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🎓 This June, we're celebrating #UCSFAlumniMonth by shining a spotlight on our remarkable alumni. 🎓
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📸@babuljak

#Dentistry #UCSFProud #Dentist #IAmYourDoctor #BlackDentist #Orthodontist

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