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News Links December 2013


UC San Francisco has launched Inside UCSF, a web portal designed specifically to inform, inspire and engage the internal community. It offers two separate pages for faculty and staff as well as a blog which offers web-based templates for faculty and staff to submit news. 

What should be UCSF's response to the call for a three year medical school? Visit our Bridges Challenge site to share and discuss your thoughts on this national issue. The Challenge closes on December 12, 2013.

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Global Health Sciences is now accepting applications for the 2015 class for the Masters degree in Global Health Sciences.

The UC Berkeley-UCSF Master of Translational Medicine program is accepting applications for Fall 2014 now through February 3, 2014. Interested applicants may contact MTM Executive Director Kyle Kurpinski, PhD with questions.

The deadline for Great People Award nominations is Friday, December 20, 2013.

The Academic Senate call for nominations for Distinction in Teaching Awards deadline is Wednesday December 4 by 4:00pm. Questions may be addressed to Alison Cleaver, Senior Analyst for the Academic Senate Committee on Academic Personnel, at 476-3808 or [email protected].

January 2014 is National Mentoring Month. Join the Campus Council on Faculty Life (CCFL) for a series of January events promoting faculty mentoring at UCSF. 


December 2:     World AIDS Day Forum

December 6:     Application Deadline for Grantwriting 101 Winter Session

December 9:     Effective Use of Standardized Patients in Health Professions Education

December 10:   Small Group Teaching

December 11: Staff Appreciation at Mission Bay

December 12:   Staff Appreciation ay Mt Zion

December 17:   Staff Appreciation at Parnassus

December 17:   San Francisco Launch of Global Health 2035 with Lawrence Summers


January 6-March 27:     Idea to IPO…and Beyond

January 15, 16:  Sokolow Memorial Cancer Endowment Lectureship & Grand Rounds

January 16:      CTSI Symposium on Comparative Effectiveness Research: “Getting your Research Funded by PCORI - A View from the Inside.”   

January 16:      State of the Life Science Industry

January 22:      Living Well Expo

January 27:      UCSF Global Health Research Symposium


Robert Baron, MD, MS and Daniel West, MD, received the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) The Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award and the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award respectively.

Karen Hauer, MD, received an Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Academic  Medicine Excellence in Reviewing Award.

Carole Joffe, PhD, was awarded the Society of Family Planning Lifetime Achievement Award.

Yuet Wai Kan, MD,
will be honored with the Pioneer Award at the Personalized Medicine World Conference (PMWC) next month.

Marika Russell, MD and Matthew Russell, MD were inducted as new Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).

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