WHEN: 8:30 - 11:45 am
WHERE: UCSF Medical Center, 505 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco
WHAT: UCSF welcomes youngsters to “Kids’ Day: Promoting Equity for Girls and Boys.” This is an outgrowth of “Take our Daughters to Work Day,” which was originated by the Ms. Foundation in 1992. UCSF is expecting around 400 children to participate.
Directed by volunteers throughout UCSF, some of the activities for children include:
* Kids will join members of the anesthesia department in the Operating Room. They will dress up in scrubs and see how anesthesiologists care for patients during surgery.
* Children will visit the Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Unit and learn how transplants are used to treat diseases in children. They will tour the unit and laboratory, getting hands-on experience in the process of harvesting bone marrow.
* In radiology, kids will become “fruit radiologists.” They will stuff fruit with fun components and see how the scanner can show what is inside without opening the fruit!
* In “Medicines Made for Me,” kids will be assistant researchers in the School of Pharmacy. They will help harvest frogs’ eggs and prepare experiments. They will also aid researchers as they use zebrafish to help understand how the same medicine works differently in different people.
Following the morning program, the children will gather in Millberry Union Gym, 500 Parnassus for lunch and entertainment. After lunch children are invited to accompany their parents to their individual departments.
MEDIA INTERESTED IN COVERING:
CONTACT CAROL HYMAN IN THE UCSF NEWS OFFICE AT 415-476-2557.