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UCSF medical students and mentors shine with inquiry, innovation, and discovery May 04, 2017

May 5, 2017 Over 100 medical students, mentors, faculty and staff gathered earlier this week in the Millberry Union Gymnasium for the 2017 Inquiry Symposium and Pathways to Discovery Awards presentation.  The annual event showcases and celebrates research by students and residents from the UCSF schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Nursing. The Inquiry Symposium—sponsored by the UCSF Pathways to Discovery Program and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute—is a key campus... Read More

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Three UCSF Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Sciences May 03, 2017

May 3, 2017 Three UC San Francisco faculty have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors accorded to American scientists. Robert Edwards, MD; Richard Locksley, MD; and Patrick O’Farrell, PhD, were among the 84 new members and 21 foreign associates in this year’s class. The elections bring the total number of past and present UCSF members of the esteemed scientific academy to 53. Read the full story here. Read More

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John Davis, MD, PhD Appointed Associate Dean for Curriculum April 26, 2017

April 26, 2017 John Davis, MD, PhD, has been appointed as associate dean for curriculum in the School of Medicine. Dr. Davis comes to UCSF following almost ten years on the faculty at the Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine, where he is currently associate dean for medical education. In this role, he helped implement the OSU College of Medicine’s Lead. Serve. Inspire curriculum, and he oversees accreditation for the school. Also at OSU, Dr. Davis has served as assistant dean for... Read More

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UCSF School of Medicine will welcome new Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellows April 26, 2017

April 26, 2017 Starting this summer, eight medical students at UCSF’s School of Medicine will begin year-long research fellowships as part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)’s renowned program that helps launch chosen students’ careers in basic, translational, or applied biomedical research at leading institutions nationwide. Four of those selected to pursue biomedical research at UCSF as part of the HHMI fellowship are ‘UCSF native’ medical students: Amy Ton, Eva Gillis-Buck,... Read More

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UCSF medical student honored with prestigious U.S. Public Health Service Award April 25, 2017

April 25, 2017 UCSF medical student Jirayut “New” Latthivongskorn has received a 2017 U.S. Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Award in recognition of his dedication and efforts advocating for immigrants’ rights and health equity for under-resourced communities. The national award is given to medical students who are public health champions advancing the U.S. Public Health Service mission to “protect, promote, and advance the health and safety of our Nation” and who are helping... Read More

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UCSF medical student Javier Galvan awarded a prestigious Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans April 19, 2017

April 19, 2017 Javier Galvan, a third-year medical student at UCSF and a veteran, was selected as a 2017 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow in recognition of his dedication and efforts already demonstrated in social justice and improving healthcare equity. The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is a graduate school fellowship for outstanding immigrants and children of immigrants in the U.S. Selected from 1,775 applicants, this year’s 30 recipients were chosen for their potential... Read More

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UCSF 2017Alumni Weekend Highlights April 12, 2017

Over 1,650 UCSF graduates, faculty and staff attended the Alumni Weekend April 8-9, including representatives from the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Psychiatry. The event represented the sixth year that the Alumni Association of UCSF event brought together alumni from all four professional schools of the Graduate Division. The weekend included “Classes Without Quizzes” sessions, where UCSF faculty and deans presented on topics including palliative care, teaching for... Read More

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Highlights from UCSF's 2017 Education Showcase March 30, 2017

"As educators, we need to critically reflect on the relationship between how we train individuals in medical education and their ability to collectively deliver quality healthcare," said Lorelei Lingard, PhD, during her keynote address at the annual UCSF Education Showcase, hosted by the Center for Faculty Educators (CFE), at the Mission Bay and Parnassus campuses. Lorelei Lingard, PhD; photo by Marco Sanchez, UCSF DM Photography Her address was one of more than 30 workshops, plenary talks... Read More

Highlights from the Western Group on Educational Affairs Conference (March 20, 2017) March 30, 2017

In February, the Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA) held their annual meeting in Utah. Twenty-two OME staff attended to learn about trends in medical education, some of whom presented their research and perspectives on topics such as:   Developing Competencies for Teaching Diverse Learners in Medical Education (Holly Nishimura) Leading Change (Kevin Souza, Sara Clemons) Digital Tools to Promote Knowledge and Skill Translation (Chandler Mayfield) Instructional Design Mindset for... Read More

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Match Day 2017 Affirms Medical Student Dedication to Activism (March 24, 2017) March 22, 2017

Thousands of fourth-year medical students nationwide awoke with excitement and anticipation last Friday, awaiting news of where they matched for residency training. For a cohort of this year’s graduating class at UCSF, residency training will not only advance their careers as physicians, but also further their commitment to social activism and greater healthcare equity for all patients. Check out the full story on UCSF medical students' 2017 Match Day successes! Read More

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