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The University of California applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Trump administration’s arbitrary attempt to end a program that allowed immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to live and work in the country they know as home.
The University of California Board of Regents unanimously endorsed Assembly Constitutional Amendment 5as well as the repeal of Proposition 209, which banned the consideration of race and gender in admissions decisions a quarter-century ago.
Members of the UCSF community have united in calls for racial justice in town halls, organized and joined protests on and off campus, and knelt in solidarity with black Americans following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.
UCSF pediatrician and epidemiologist, Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD, MPH, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which honors exceptional scholars, leaders, artists and innovators. Fuentes-Afflick’s research has focused on the issues of acculturation, immigrant health and health disparities.
The Science Policy Group at UCSF has initiated a project to provide alcohol-based hand sanitizer to incarcerated populations, as well as people living in public or transitional housing or experiencing homelessness, with plans to distribute 15,000 bottles.
Across California, few dental offices are equipped to accommodate patients with special needs, leaving many patients with no option but to allow their dental diseases to go untreated, sometimes leading to serious health complications. The UCSF School of Dentistry is helping to lead an initiative to build the state’s capacity to provide special needs dental care to every Californian who needs it.