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News Links February 2015

FEATURED STORY
In December, UCSF medical students united over 80 medical schools nationwide in a #WhiteCoats4BlackLives “die-in” demonstration to protest racism and police brutality. Inspired by the students’ action, interim dean Bruce Wintroub re-focused the School of Medicine leadership retreat to talk about how race and racism affects health care and UCSF


EVENTS
February 5 –
Breaking into the Lab: Engineering Progress for Women in Science with SFSU Provost Dr. Sue Rosser

February 9 – UCSF Profiles and LinkedIn Bootcamp for Faculty, Researchers & Staff

February 10Healthy Aging: Osher Center’s Donald Abrams

February 10 - March 17 – Mini Medical School: Women’s Health

February 11 - March 18 – Mini Medical School: Guidelines for Cancer & Heart Disease Prevention

February 12 - March 19 – Mini Medical School: Disaster Preparedness

February 17 – Black History Month Celebration

February 26UCSF Archives Lecture: Arthur Amman, MD – “The Forgotten Epidemic: HIV/AIDS in Women and Children”


SAVE THE DATE
March 10
58th Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecture in Basic Science: Susan J. Fisher, PhD – “Mad About Science: Placentas, Stem Cells and Mass Spectra”

March 19Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Symposium

March 30-31UCSF Education Showcase

April 810th Annual Robert S. Wallerstein, MD Lecture in Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy


HONORS & APPOINTMENTS


TRANSITIONS
Wendell Lim, PhD,
has been appointed as the new chair of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology.


PASSINGS
Sandy Butler, the original NewsLinks editor, as well as the endowed chairs coordinator and communications coordinator for the School of Medicine, has passed away. Sandy joined UCSF in 2007 and the dean’s office in 2008, and was a trusted and valued team member and a cherished friend for many.


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