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School of Medicine Teaching Awards Ceremony highlights faculty excellence, professionalism October 19, 2017

October 19, 2017 Professionalism: “The conduct, aims, or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or a professional person.” (Merriam-Webster) These values and other hallmarks of faculty excellence in teaching and patient care were celebrated at the School of Medicine’s Teaching Awards Ceremony October 18. Over 120 medical students, faculty, residents and graduates gathered at Cole Hall Auditorium to recognize the dedication and leadership of exemplary faculty. For the first time,... Read More

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Osher Mini Medical School for the Public Starts This Week October 18, 2017

October 18, 2017 The UCSF Osher Mini Medical School for the Public, which started yesterday, is designed to provide members of the community the opportunity to see and hear what goes on every day in UCSF’s classrooms and research labs with lectures from the same faculty who are on the front lines, teaching students in the health professions. UCSF Osher Mini Medical School addresses the accelerating public interest in the scientific knowledge behind the health headlines, the role of the... Read More

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Quality Improvement Across UCSF October 17, 2017

October 17, 2017 Read about last month's Quality Improvement Symposium, which drew hundreds of healthcare professionals, students, graduates, and researchers from across UCSF. First-year medical student Chris Cai gives an overview of the posters and research findings presented. Read More

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Attend the Clinical Microsystems Clerkship Health Systems Improvement Poster Symposium October 05, 2017

October 5, 2017 RSVP now for the Clinical Microsystems Clerkship (CMC) Health Systems Improvement Poster Symposium! Date/Time: Thursday, November 16, 2017: 3 – 5pm Location: 500 Parnassus Avenue: Millberry Union Golden Gate & City Lights Rooms This symposium is an opportunity for students from the inaugural class of the Bridges curriculum to present posters of the systems improvement work they have been doing in clinical sites from August 2016 – September 2017. Please join us to learn... Read More

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Two UCSF Scientists Win NIH New Innovator Awards October 05, 2017

October 5, 2017 Congratulations to two UCSF scientists for their work in innovating toward improved patient care! The highly competitive grants, which were announced today among 86 such awards nationwide, were made under the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program supported by the NIH Common Fund. Professor of Medicine Anna Molofsky, MD, PhD, studies glial cells – a broad class of non-neuronal cells in the brain whose functions range from structural support and immune modulation to active... Read More

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Registration Open for the Osher Mini Medical School for the Public September 25, 2017

September 25, 2017 The UCSF Osher Mini Medical School for the Public, which starts October 17, is designed to provide members of the community the opportunity to see and hear what goes on every day in UCSF’s classrooms and research labs with lectures from the same faculty who are on the front lines, teaching students in the health professions. UCSF Osher Mini Medical School addresses the accelerating public interest in the scientific knowledge behind the health headlines, the role of the... Read More

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UCSF medical student selected to attend prestigious Clinton Global Initiative University September 21, 2017

September 21, 2017 Fourth-year medical student Daniela Brissett will attend Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) University next month at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. The three-day meeting brings together more than 1,100 innovative student leaders worldwide working in education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health.  Brissett (below, in blue) is enrolled in the Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved (... Read More

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Medical education at UCSF advances through virtual reality September 18, 2017

Find out how virtual reality (VR) is being used in the anatomy classroom to advance training for medical students. VR software is being used as part of a research pilot with UCSF Professor of Physical Therapy and Anatomy Kimberly Topp, PhD, PT, in collaboration with medical education technology pioneered in the School of Medicine’s Technology Enhanced Education (TEE) group. Read the full story. Read More

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UCSF Pledges Continued Support for DACA Students September 12, 2017

September 12, 2017 A forum was held last week at UCSF to address the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In opening remarks for the Defending DACA forum, Renee Navarro, MD, vice chancellor of Diversity and Outreach, said, “It’s now more important than ever before for us to stand shoulder to shoulder together in defense of the rights of those who are members of the DACA program.” Cruz was among the panelists at the forum held... Read More

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UCSF 2017 White Coat Ceremony August 07, 2017

August 7, 2017 After an exciting week of orientation and lectures, this year’s incoming class of UCSF medical students began their official start of training last Friday with the White Coat Ceremony. Read the full story here.   Read More

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