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UCSF Faculty Honored with Awards at 2017 Convocation June 01, 2017

June 1, 2017 The School of Medicine’s graduating class honored faculty at this year’s convocation event May 12, recognizing the dedication and leadership of teachers, clinical faculty, and housestaff with several types of awards given annually to medical education leaders. We spoke with select students from the Class of 2017 about their experience learning from these dedicated educators, and we share insights from a few of the award-winners themselves on their work with the students. The... Read More

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Celebrating Susan Masters, PhD May 31, 2017

May 31, 2017 Susan Masters, PhD, UCSF’s Associate Dean for Curriculum, retired this month. For thirty years on the faculty at UCSF, Susan’s leadership and innovation was instrumental to the development and implementation of the medical school’s Bridges Curriculum.  As one of the earliest full-time basic science educators, Susan has taught a generation of UCSF professional students basic pharmacology.  She was a lead architect of the 2001 MD Essential Core Curriculum and led the Essential Core... Read More

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Catherine Lucey, MD Appointed as Executive Vice Dean for the School of Medicine May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017 On May 26, Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD, announced the appointment of Catherine Lucey, MD, as the Executive Vice Dean for the School of Medicine. She will continue to serve in her role as Vice Dean for Education. Dean King has charged Dr. Lucey with defining and implementing the School of Medicine vision, missions and goals; leading the School of Medicine strategic planning process; advising on a strategic engagement plan to ensure effective communication with diverse... Read More

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Congratulations to UCSF's School of Medicine Class of 2017! May 16, 2017

May 16, 2017 Delivering the welcome address at this year’s UCSF School of Medicine commencement at Davies Symphony Hall yesterday, Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD, commended 156 graduates as “Students who raised awareness and spurred us to action through their initiatives, and who showed us there is no health without social justice.”   Insights from students and faculty were shared with commencement attendees within the context of social and political transition in the U.S., with a vision for... Read More

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Subscribe to our new medical education podcast! May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017  Check out our new medical education podcast! The Spark: Medical education for curious minds presents the people and stories behind medical education at UCSF and our community of learners. Through The Spark, we feature perspectives and insights from faculty, staff and students in the School of Medicine’s medical education community, delivered over each episode monthly. Visit us on Sound Cloud and subscribe with the link here. Read More

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Celebrate the Differences Matter Initiative on May 22 May 11, 2017

Attend a lecture and presentation on May 22 at 3-5:00 p.m. to celebrate Differences Matter! Connect with others involved in improving diversity and a culture of inclusion, and be inspired by Prudence L. Carter, MA, MPhil, PhD, Professor and Dean, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education. Register here. Read More

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UCSF's Differences Matter Initiative: Achieving Inclusivity May 09, 2017

May 9, 2017 With the commitment that diversity, equity and inclusion is critical to the success of UCSF, last year the School of Medicine launched Differences Matter. This initiative is taking a comprehensive look at how to make the School – and entire University – inclusive to all, regardless of race and ethnicity, or any other dimension that can differentiate people from one another, such as gender, sexual orientation, religion or disability. Learn more about Differences Matter.   Read More

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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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