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In response to the largest Ebola virus outbreak in history and after the death and departure of many first responders, Dan Kelly, MD, is providing infection control training to local health workers in West Africa. To learn more: read Dr. Kelly’s opinion piece, support the emergency response via crowdfunding, and follow him on Twitter.
Call for nominations: nominate an outstanding member of your staff (or a non-faculty academic) to receive the Great People Award. Submission deadline is September 5. For questions, please contact GreatPeople@medsch.ucsf.edu.
Call for abstracts: the UCSF Health Disparities Research Symposium VIII is an opportunity to highlight the breadth and depth of research on gaps in the quality of health care across racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. Submission deadline is September 9, 5PM.
Call for applications: the 2014 Excellence in Partnership Award recognizes three exemplary partnerships between SF Bay Area communities and UCSF that improve higher education, civic engagement, and the overall health of communities. Submission deadline is September 12. For questions, please contact James Rouse.
Call for nominations: the 2014 Irene Perstein Award will be given to an outstanding newly recruited junior woman clinician scientist. The total amount of the award is $150,000 and the award period is up to three years. Submission deadline is September 30.
Student Academic Affairs spearheaded the development of Veteran Support Services to help our student veterans and military service members navigate UCSF and provide them with a welcoming space, mentoring from other veterans, guidance on educational benefits, and tools to succeed. Sign up for the Veteran & Active Duty Listserv and share this resource with colleagues and students.
The new Business Intelligence & Analytics – Data Catalog website provides a one-stop-shop for all current UCSF enterprise dashboards and associated data. Dashboard information includes summary, business domain, data elements, business owner, data sources, among others, while data information includes enterprise definitions, calculations, selection criteria, owners, and much more.
September 2 – Home Preparedness in Earthquake Country: Matt Springer, PhD – Mission Bay
September 4 – Home Preparedness in Earthquake Country: Matt Springer, PhD – Parnassus
September 5-6 – Boundary Work and Trading Zones in the History of Medicine and Medical Humanities – 5th West Coast Symposium in the History of Medicine and Annual Conference of the Western Humanities Alliance
September 6 – Hard Hat Walk and Lights On Festival
September 11 – Faculty Development Day
September 13 – Depression: Pathways to Resilience and Recovery
September 16 – QB3 Entrepreneurs' Discussion series: Kevin Shokat, UCSF/HHMI, "The Story of Intellikine"
September 18 – “Happy” documentary screening at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine with a panel discussion with producer Eiji Han Shimizu and Osher/UCSF researchers, moderated by KQED science reporter Amy Standen. (reserve free tickets through Eventbrite)
September 22 – Academy of Medical Educators Celebration of New Members
October 2 – The Science of Global Health: What’s Next, UCSF Global Health Sciences 10th anniversary symposium
October 3 – VET NET Ally Seminar: Veteran Awareness & Ally Training (please RSVP)
October 9 – Teaching & Learning Center Day
SAVE THE DATE
October 7 – December 2: Eye Health and Disease
October 9 – November 20: Developmental Disabilities
October 15 – November 19: The Kids Are All Right: Adolescent Health Care
October 17 – UCSF Health Disparities Research Symposium
October 23 - November 1 – Bay Area Science Festival in conjunction with the 150th UCSF anniversary. The festival is the largest event organized by the University, with over 70,000 attending 50 events.
HONORS & APPOINTMENTS
Madhavi Dandu, MD, MPH, director of the Global Health Sciences masters degree program and associate director of the Pathways to Discovery program, was named to The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators.
Tejal Desai, PhD, has been named the new chair of the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences.
Eve Dinh, MEd, educational programs administrator, Department of Emergency Medicine, and Allison Ishizaki, MPH, Foundations of Patient Care course coordinator, Office of Medical Education, received the Academy of Medical Educators’ Jaclyne Witte Boyden Award.
Eric Goosby, MD, director of the UCSF Institute for Health Delivery and Diplomacy, was recognized by the International AIDS Society with the IAS Presidential Award for his achievements and leadership at the forefront of the response to HIV and AIDS.
Nobel Laureate Stanley Prusiner, MD, has been appointed to serve on a distinguished board of directors for the newly established Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research in an announcement from the USDA Secretary.
Led by director Neesha Patel, PhD, UCSF First Generation Support Services received a San Francisco Human Rights Commission Hero Award in Organization Leadership.
Robert Watcher, MD, chief of the medical service and chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine at UCSF Medical Center, was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare.
Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH, director of UCSF’s Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, received the Children’s Environmental Health Network 2014 Science Award.
John Ziegler, MD, MSc, professor of medicine emeritus and founding director of the GHS masters degree program, received the 2014 Burkitt Medal from the provost and president of Trinity College Dublin.
Carroll Brodsky, MD, PhD, passed away on August 12. Dr. Brodsky practiced psychiatry for over 50 years and was a beloved teacher and a prolific author. His family is planning a memorial service during Columbus Day weekend.
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