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News Links April 2014


The 2014 School of Medicine Facts & Figures cards are now available -- they are a printed (three-fold) version of our facts webpage.  In honor of our 150th anniversary, this year the cards are an expanded version of our usual two-fold cards. They are typically used by departments, ORUs, centers and school and campus units for outreach, in recruitment packages, and for general publicity. The cards are provided to any unit on campus at no cost as long as supplies last. If you would like a batch, please pick them up at the SOM Dean's Office, S-224, or contact Sandy Butler.

UCSF's "Many Faces, One Mission" Project Seeks Your Input. Faculty, staff, students, friends and family members can be part of the upcoming UCSF 150th anniversary celebration by shooting a “selfie” and answering this question: What do you love about UCSF? Submissions will be considered for inclusion in the "Many Faces, Once Mission" section of the UCSF 150th anniversary site which is going to be launched shortly.

The next application deadline for the WINGS Employee Development Grant Program is Thursday, May 1, 2014; applications for this cycle will cover classes which start between May 15, 2014 through and including August 31, 2014.



April 4:             The Science of a Meaningful Life: Self-Care for Health Professionals

April 7:             Finance Day 2014

April 7:             Deadline for UCP Partnership Grants Program Request for Proposal (RFP)

April 8:             Collaboration and Calm  in an Over-Connected Workplace

April 10:           Home Earthquake Preparedness Lecture at SFGH

April 10:           On the Dangerous Side of Optimistic: Starting a Company from Scratch

April 11:           Deadline for proposals for Caring Wisely 2.0

April 14:           Navigating the NIH Grant Application

April 14:           Financing New Ventures

April 21-22:       UCSF Education Symposium 2014

April 26:           UC Global Health Day

April 30:           7th Annual Chancellor's Leadership Panel on Diversity & Inclusion



May 1:              ePosterpalooza! and Pathways to Discovery Awards

May 1:              Keeping Your Heart Alive in Healthcare

May 30:            Eating for Health (and Pleasure): The UCSF Guide to Good Nutrition


Linda Giudice, MD, PhD, was one of two recipients of the first Harry Reich Award established by Dr. Tamer Seckin, co-founder of the Endometriosis Foundation of America.

Regis Kelly, PhD, will be honored by the American Liver Foundation at their annual Salute to Excellence Awards gala.

Anuj Mahindra, MD, Thomas Martin, MD and Jeffrey Wolf, MD, were recipients of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Innovator Award.

Eli Puterman, PhD, was chosen as the 2014 Early Career Investigator Award honoree by the Society of Behavorial Medicine (SBM).

Margaret Tempero, MD, was named editor-in chief of the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (JNCCN).

Laura Van ‘t Veer, PhD, was named as one of three winners of the EU Prize for Women Innovators.

Kristine Yaffe, MD, received the 2014 Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP).

The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, in collaboration with the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management, the Center for Innovation in Interprofessional Education, the School of Medicine Office of Medical Education and the Program for the Aging Century, announced 16 new Education Innovations Funding Awards for the 2014-2015 academic year. 


Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS, will become the new director for the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. His appointment will officially begin January 1, 2015. Frank McCormick, PhD, FRS will step down as Director, effective April 1, 2014, but will remain as a faculty member in the Cancer Center while leading the National Cancer Institute’s new multi center RAS project. Peter Carroll, MD, has agreed to serve as interim director effective April 1, 2014. Eric Small, MD, will assume Dr. McCormick’s role as principal investigator of the NCI core grant.

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