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#UCSF #UCSFLife #biomedicalscience #research30 years ago today, we lost four beloved members of our UCSF family during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake when their vanpool tumbled off the Nimitz Freeway in Oakland.
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This cypress tree was planted on the Parnassus Campus to commemorate Delores Ardoin Stewart, Donna Marsden, Lanna Lee, and Rae Beauregard-Sund as well as vanpool member Martha Joy Edstrom, a former UCSF employee who was a horticulturalist in Golden Gate Park at the time of her death. The tree still stands today, providing shade over a special plaque dedicated to their memory.
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#UCSF #UCSFfamily #LomaPrieta #earthquake #cypress
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📸: Susan MerrellWe're excited to announce the winners of the #UCSFLife Instagram photo contest! Congratulations to Adrian Nunez (@mr_nunez_sf), Sophia Labeko (@sophialabeko) and Tasneem Yusufali (@tasneemyusufali) for creating these winning images -- your prizes (Apple AirPods) are on the way 🎉
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Thank you to everyone in the #UCSFfamily for showing us a glimpse into what your life is like at UCSF. Keep the #UCSFLife posts coming and tag @UCSF, your photo may appear on the UCSF channels!
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Their captions:
From Adrian: "#UCSFLife means auscultations for lung sounds in all fields...at the SAME TIME."
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From Sophia: "When parking structures are covered with DNA strands."
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From Tasneem: "They wouldn’t give me a lollipop after my flu shot, but everything is a matter of perspective."
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#ucsflife #ucsfproud #ucsf #ucsffamily #meded #highered #educationHappy #UCSFSOTU day! Today we took the time to reflect on the last five years and to envision what tomorrow holds for UCSF. Chancellor Sam Hawgood offered an optimistic and inspiring vision for the future, and we couldn’t be more proud to head there with the community that this event represents and inspires every year - our #UCSFfamily.
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📷: Susan Merrell
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#ucsf #ucsfproud #ucsfsotu #meded #highered #ucsflife“Beauty and color – and weaving in all those colors – is medicine for us,” says Karen Lopez-Acero, master’s student and president of the UCSF Associated Students of the School of Nursing, about @UCSFnurse's new mural that honors the pioneers who paved the way for diversity and inclusion in nursing.
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The idea for the mural originated with our School of Nursing students, who advocated for more contemporary and diverse images of the nursing community.
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The mural was created by Bay Area artists Shanna Strauss and Jessica Sabogal.
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#ucsf #ucsflife #differenceispower #diversity #inclusion #equity #highered #localartistsUNDER THE MICROSCOPE: The dark-purple spheres are Coccidioides immitis, the dangerous fungus responsible for Valley Fever. People who breathe in this fungus can develop a range of illnesses - from pneumonia to meningitis – but it’s unclear why some people get sick and others don’t.
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The fungus’ secret may lie in its shape-shifting abilities inside the human body. Inside human lungs, the fungal spores develop into a parasitic form and continue to grow and replicate, sometimes spreading infection to other parts of the body.
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“When they're in the environment of the human body, these fungi really alter their growth program dramatically,” said UCSF microbiologist Anita Sil. “They become attuned to manipulating the human immune response and are really very good at surviving long-term in the human body.”
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Click the link in our bio to see how UCSF researchers take extreme protective measures to study the fungus – because simply inhaling it can make healthy people sick.
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#UCSF #UCSFFresno #CentralValley #Fresno #research #valleyfever #microscopyIt’s #UCSFBackToSchool season! From white coat ceremonies to barbecues under sunny skies, see how our students celebrated the beginning of many journeys into the health and science professions.
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See someone you recognize? Tag them in the comments!
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📸: Mark Wooding, Elisabeth Fall, Susan Merrell
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#UCSF #UCSFProud #UCSFLife #HigherEd #MedEd #Science
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@ucsfdentistry @ucsfnurse @ucsfgraddiv @ucsfmed“My previous exposure to college was literally just Hollywood movies, which is not a really good representation of what you should be doing in college,” said UCSF dentistry student Jerry Liu (@dr.dentistDDS), who grew up in a Chinese immigrant community in California. His parents valued education and expected him to attend college, but as a first-gen, he didn’t understand how college could lead to a professional career.
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Looking back, he sees how he often diminished his own accomplishments. “I would tell my younger self that the things you are doing in life, even though you feel like you’re making mistakes, you’re the first one to do it, so don’t focus too much on the mistakes. Be more forgiving of yourself.”
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He chose dentistry partly because it would allow him to practice anywhere and see other parts of the country – the East Coast, Alaska, or parts of rural America – and perhaps serve as a first-gen ambassador in a community where college rates are low. “Every time I try something, I think, how do I pass on the lessons I’ve learned from this experience?”
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Join us in recognizing UCSF’s first-gen students whose grit and resilience will pave the way for others in the community. .
📸: Susan Merrell
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#UCSF #UCSFBackToSchool #FirstGeneration #STEM #Science #FirstGenUCSF #meded #highered #backtoschool #firstgenCongratulations to UCSF’s David Julius, recipient of the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his work on the neuroscience of pain! One of Julius’ drivers has been the need for new drugs that could effectively treat pain without the side effects and addictive potential of opioid drugs.
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📸: David Julius (right) hugs colleague Sandy Johnson during a celebration for Julius. Swipe left to see more from the celebration and join us in congratulating Julius in the comments below. Photos by Noah Berger.
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#UCSF #UCSFProud #BreakthroughPrize #Neuroscience #Science

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