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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.
The Perry Initiative, a nonprofit founded in 2009 by Lisa Lattanza and Jenni Buckley, aims to tackle gender imbalance in engineering and orthopaedics by providing bioengineering workshops for high school students.
UCSF leadership released a statement in response to recent events in Ferguson and New York City, which have brought national attention to long-felt issues surrounding systemic inequalities that disproportionally impact underrepresented minorities, particularly black men.
UCSF is welcoming more than 800 new students this fall in its schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy, as well as its Graduate Division. Here are some interesting facts about this diverse incoming class.
<p>Exemplary community collaborations that promote health equity in San Francisco took center stage at the Fourth Annual Partnerships Celebration sponsored by UCSF’s <a href="http://partnerships.ucsf.edu/">University Community Partnerships</a> (UCP).</p>