“You are here because you are a genius in every right,” says Sydney Williams in this video about the graduate student organization BE-STEM (Black Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and the exceptional leadership of Williams, Jaysón Davidson, and Christina Stephens. Find it on UCSF’s YouTube channel.
Amber Bell, MS ’19, CNM: Returning an Age-Old Vocation to its Roots
The UCSF School of Nursing is partnering with Hartnell College to prepare first-generation-to-college students to become nurses, equipped with the skills to advance health care for residents in the underserved Salinas Valley.
With generous support from the Shurl and Kay Curci Foundation, UCSF has begun a new scholarship for women and international scholars that promises to help build a more diverse pipeline of basic science PhD students.
Wei Gordon was among nine finalists in the sixth annual UCSF Grad Slam, held March 31 – after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic – competing to inform and entertain with three-minute talks based on their own research.
Twenty students in programs across UCSF’s professional schools and the Graduate Division were awarded the inaugural First Gen Scholarship, which recognizes first gen students who actively contribute to the first gen community at UCSF.
UCSF schools have created new courses and expanded existing curriculum that address issues of structural racism in science and health care. They take an explicitly anti-racist approach, which advocates for interventions against racism instead of merely being not racist.
UCSF sociologist Howard Pinderhughes, PhD, says insufficient housing, economic opportunity, and educational inequity stand in the way of a healthy San Francisco. Nevertheless, he believes there is room for optimism and the possibility for change.
Eighteen high school students, all young women, took part in the first cohort of UCSF AI4ALL, a program to promote greater diversity and inclusion in the field of Artificial Intelligence with a focus on applications to biomedicine.
To teach future doctors, nurses and pharmacists how they can advocate for systemic changes and how to improve their interactions with individual homeless patients, UCSF provides an elective course each fall.
UCSF joined eight research universities and a major cancer institute in announcing plans to give would-be life scientists clear, standardized data on graduate school admissions, education and training opportunities, and career prospects.
Howard Pinderhughes, associate professor and chair of social and behavioral sciences in the UCSF School of Nursing, delivered the 2017 Last Lecture, which has the prompt: “If you had but one lecture to give, what would you say?”
One year after UCSF students launched a national movement to highlight highlight racial disparities in education, health care and civic justice, they gathered again to meet a new challenge for the movement: turn words into actions.