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Holiday Safety Tips from UCSF Police December 13, 2012

The holiday season is a wonderful and magical time of year. With the colorful holiday lights, joyful music, sounds of laughter and feelings of good will, it is easy to forget that we may become a victim of a crime.Falling victim to crime can happen to anyone at anytime, UCSF police say. While there are no guarantees that you won’t be a victim, there are things you can do to avoid being an easy target. The following suggestions are offered to assist you and your family:Prevent Auto... Read More

Posted Under: Faculty, Staff, Students

Mobile Apps and Resources at the UCSF Library November 26, 2012

Mobile devices are transforming the health sciences. UCSF library offers a helpful guide how to get the most out of all the apps that are out there.  Read More

Posted Under: Faculty, Residents, Staff, Students, Tools

7 Billion Well: Re-imagining Global Health November 07, 2012

UCSF Global Health Sciences is supporting a TEDx San Francisco event- a full day on the science, solutions and inspiration for a healthy, well population. Thirty speakers from academia, Silicon Valley, social justice organizations and the arts will give short, dynamic talks on a variety of topics related to global health.If you can't join in person this Saturday for 7 Billion Well, please join online for the (free) live webcast at!VIDEO:Pioneers Deepak Chopra,Sir Richard Feachem... Read More

Welcome Natalie Descalzi to Medical Education October 31, 2012

Please join us in welcoming Natalie Descalzi to UCSF and Medical Education.  Natalie coordinates scheduling within the Kanbar Center and assists with running clinical and simulation educational activities along with assisting with tours and outreach programs. Natalie comes to us with three years of experience in healthcare administration as well as NIH experience in the Clinical Center Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.  She is located in CL250 on the second floor of the Campus Library, so... Read More

Posted Under: staff, Staff

To Treat Emotional Toll of Medical School, Physician Prescribes Shakespeare October 30, 2012

A Dose of Literature Could Produce More Compassionate Clinicians- Story by Kevin EisenmannStudents may begin their medical school careers riding on a cloud of altruism and goodwill, but it’s not long before the grueling schedule, avalanche of new vocabulary and stubborn patients can take a toll.To return the student brain to a state of balance, David Watts, MD, UCSF professor of clinical medicine, argues that a healthy dose of literature — poems and stories, specifically — be a core part of the... Read More

Posted Under: Clinician, Students

UCSF Presence at AAMC Annual Meeting October 26, 2012

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Annual Meeting will be held in San Francisco November 1-7, 2012. This is the first time the AAMC has met in San Francisco since 2002. UCSF has a strong presence at this year's meeting and below is a list of presentations or events feature UCSF staff and faculty. This list was provided by the AAMC and may not be complete. It list the name of the primay presenter or host only and there are many other UCSF community members who will participate... Read More

UCSF School of Medicine’s Class of 2016 White Coat Ceremony October 22, 2012

The UCSF School of Medicine’s Class of 2016 participated in the annual rite of passage for physicians: donning white coats, the official start of their medical training. During the Sept. 7 White Coat Ceremony before family, friends and fellow classmates at UCSF, the first-year students took a vow to maintain professional attitudes and behaviors in work and in relationships with their peers, teachers, patients and the community.A multi-talented bunch, this year’s entering medical students... Read More

UCSF Art Show October 1-4 October 01, 2012

The UCSF Art Show is being held at the Millberry Conference Center this week Oct 1 – 4Come and appreciate the work of our peers on campus.  Our lunch time talks (12noon to 1pm) are special this year.On Tuesday,  Julia Kay will be showing Digital Art, for the iPad, iPhone and smartphone apps.On Wednesday, David Hand, will be talking and showing us Cell phone photography.On Thursday, Rachel Rodi is giving a talk on the Community Mosaic Project.Please feel free to share this with your peers,... Read More

Welcome Tim Galbreath to UCSF and Medical Education September 14, 2012

Please join us in welcoming Tim Galbreath to UCSF and Medical Education.  Tim coordinates two programs within Medical Education and the campus at large. Tim is working with Gail Persily and Pat O’Sullivan on faculty development, focusing specifically on educational technology and with Carrie Chen in the Health Professions Education (HPE) Pathway.  Tim comes to us with three years of experience in public relations as well as program management experience in the nonprofit sector.  He will play a... Read More

Hispanic Business Media names UCSF School of Medicine #1 Top Rated Medical School August 30, 2012

UCSF School of Medicine has once again been named #1 Top Rated Medical School by HispanicBusiness Media Inc.Each year, HispanicBusiness measures and ranks the effectiveness of the nation’s universities in attracting Hispanic students. To understand the effect of these schools on Hispanics, HispanTelligence, the research arm of, assesses the nation’s top universities for Hispanics in the fields of medicine, business, engineering and law.The 40 universities—10 in each degree... Read More