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News Links October 2016

A Monthly Digest for Faculty and Staff at UCSF School of Medicine

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Featured Video

Our students say it best: why they chose to be the first Bridges Curriculum generation.

Announcements

UCSF, Stanford University and University of California, Berkeley will partner at the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, a new biomedical science research center in San Francisco. The Biohub will be led by co-presidents Joseph DeRisi, PhD and Stephen Quake, PhD from Stanford.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $24 million over five years for a new 'blue-sky' bioengineering center based at UCSF. The Center for Cellular Construction will be directed by Wallace Marshall, PhD and co-directed by Wendell Lim, PhD and Zev Gartner, PhD.

The Northern California Institute for Research and Education received a five-year award to fund a critical third phase of the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) led by Michael Weiner, MD, including $20 million from the Foundation for National Institutes of Health and $40 million from the National Institute on Aging at the NIH.

UCSF received an NSF Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES) planning grant for the Bay Area Regional Collaboration to Expand and Strengthen STEM (RECESS), an educational partnership proposed as part of the Differences Matter initiative.

Jeffrey Bluestone, PhD, Atul Butte, MD, PhD, Susan Fisher, PhD, Eric Goosby, MD, Arnold Kriegstein, MD, PhD, and Edward Machtinger, MD are speaking at this week's Dreamforce conference.

Attend the October 5 town hall (2-3pm at Genentech Hall, Byers Auditorium) to learn about Career Tracks and how UCSF is implementing a classification system for unrepresented staff (more information).

Beginning October 3, UCSF IT is enhancing UCSF Box to allow you to store files containing PHI or other restricted data. To create this new Secure Box, UCSF IT integrated CipherCloud, which automatically encrypts files that contain UCSF PHI, and also provides a secure folder where you can store any sensitive files.

Honors and Appointments

Events

Transitions

As of October 1, John Roberts, MD, is interim chair of the Department of Surgery. Mary Norton, MD, will serve as interim chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gyencology and Reproductive Sciences starting October 15.

Passings

Rabindra Kundu, MD, program director of the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program at UCSF Fresno, has passed away.

Tip of the Month

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