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The personal narratives shared at the 2015 UCSF School of Medicine "Race Matters" Leadership Retreat continue to reverberate with attendees who are responding to the complex challenge of racial disparities in health and healthcare. In this article (with video), 11 leaders reflect on the power of the retreat and how they are moving forward to effect change.
April is Walking Month – step it up and join one of UCSF’s free walking groups.
On April 1, UCSF Fitness Center memberships start at $39/month. New off-peak memberships available at Mission Bay and Parnassus.
Lamorna Brown-Swigart and Malinda Walker of UCSF's Breast Oncology program have developed a project to promote exercise and raise awareness of diseases through charity and social events. In June, they will "Circle the Bay" on ElliptiGos, riding 230 miles to raise money for breast cancer research programs at UCSF. Read more to find out how you can get involved.
The UCSF Dentistry Associate Dean for Research search committee has convened and interviews will take place later this month. Interested applicants should contact firstname.lastname@example.org by April 3 and submit applications by April 10. Read the full announcement.
April 9 – 18th Maurice Galante Lecture with Reza Aslan (RSVP; plus book signing and reception)
April 17-18 – National Transgender Health Summit
April 22 – Last Lecture 2015: Kimberly Topp, PhD
April 22 (Mission Bay), April 23 (SFGH), May 27 (Parnassus), June 11 (Mt. Zion), June 23 (Laurel Heights), July 9 (SF VA) – Matt Springer, PhD: Home Preparedness in Earthquake Country
SAVE THE DATE
May 19–June 23 – Palliative Care: Living As Well As Possible for As Long As Possible: For People with Serious Illness, Those Who Love Someone with Serious Illness, and the Curious
May 20–June 24 – Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Advances in Cardiology
May 29–30 – Alumni Weekend
HONORS & APPOINTMENTS
Esteban Burchard, MD, MPH has been appointed to an expert panel advising the National Institutes of Health on how to develop President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative.
In addition to receiving the Livingood Award, Interim Dean Bruce Wintroub, MD, delivered the Livingood Lecture at the American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting, contending that the specialty must take steps to recruit more doctors from groups that are underrepresented in medicine.
The Alumni Association of UCSF announced the UCSF 150th Anniversary Alumni Excellence Awards to highlight the extraordinary contributions of 150 outstanding living degreed and non-degreed alumni. Six are profiled here.
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