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  • Applying for project funding? Check upcoming funding application deadlines here.

  • Congratulations to Kathy Li, winner of the 2014 Pathways to Discovery Award in Health & Society, and to all the H&S learners for their fantastic presentations at ePosterpalooza!

  • Looking for protected time to work on your project? Complete the IDS 140.20 application here.

  • Interested in additional H&S-related training opportunities? Click here to learn more.

Pathway to Discovery in Health & Society

The Pathway to Discovery in Health & Society prepares UCSF learners to be scholars and leaders in health policy, health systems, health disparities, community engagement, advocacy, social science, and/or behavioral science.

Annual Deadlines

JanuaryMDwD RAPtr Funding Applications due (1/15)

GME Applications due (2/15)
MDwD Legacy Product Drafts due (2/15)

Draft Abstract/Poster due to Mentor (3/20)
ePosterpalooza registration deadline (3/20)

MDwD Final Legacy Products due (4/1)
Revised Abstract/Poster due (4/1)
Final Abstracts due online (4/13)
Project Posters due online (4/20)

MayAnnual Pathways Symposium (5/6)
June UME Applications due (6/1)
IDS 140.09 Fall Course and GME Week (Fall Block 2)
OctoberPathways Grant Application due (10/15)
NovemberYearlong Funding Letter of Intent due 


H&S Contacts

Naomi Wortis, MD

Anda Kuo, MD
Associate Director, Curriculum

Irene Yen, PhD, MPH
Associate Director, Experiential Learning

Alicia Fernandez, MD
Assistant Director

Edgar Pierluissi, MD
Assistant Director H&S and HSL Director

Sharad Jain, MD
HEAAT Director

Christina Middleton
Course Coordinator

Goals of the Health & Society Pathway

  1. Participants will be familiar with the current state in three substantive domains: Social & Behavioral Science, Population Health Disparities, and Health Systems and Policy.
  2. Participants will achieve a basic level of competency in three areas: Research and Evaluation, Leadership & Advocacy, and Community Engagement.
  3. Participants will complete a legacy product through which they will develop deeper substantive knowledge and an enhanced skill set in the project area.  Learning will be both didactic and experiential. Learners may aim to achieve different levels of expertise and engagement regarding their project.

Read more about H&S goals.


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