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News Links January 2016

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

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Proposals for this year’s Strategic Initiative Funds cycle are due 1/19.

New funding opportunity: attend a one-hour information session on 1/11 (Mission Bay) or 1/12 (Parnassus) to learn about the Marcus Program in Precision Medicine Innovation. Applications are due 2/8.

Now available: the latest issue of UCSF Anesthesia News.


January 14 Informatics and Digital Health Conference (Mission Bay)

January 20Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds – Fadel Zeidan, PhD: Neural Mechanisms Supporting the Modulation of Pain and Health by Mindfulness Meditation (Osher Center)

January 22It's About a Billion Lives Symposium: Celebrating Tobacco Research and Education at UCSF (Parnassus)

January 24-27Personalized Medicine World Conference (Mountain View)

January 14, 21, 28UC Oracles Toastmasters meetings (Parnassus, N-417, 12-1PM)


February 2CTSI Symposium on Comparative Effectiveness Research (Laurel Heights)

February 5Staff Resource Day (Parnassus)

February 10Byers Award Lecture in Basic Science – Michael Fischbach, PhD: Drugs from Bugs: the Medicine Factory in Your Gut (Mission Bay)

February 12Global Health Economics (GHECon) Colloquium (Mission Bay)

March 3-4 Developmental Disabilities: Update for Health Professionals (Laurel Heights)

March 30Macy Regional Conference on Innovations in GME

April 3Accelerated Path to Teach for UCSF Certificates (Parnassus)

April 4-5Education Showcase with keynote speaker Karen Mann, PhD (Parnassus, Mission Bay)



Alex Moir, MD, chief of family and community medicine at UCSF Fresno, died in a skiing accident. Dr. Moir spent his entire career of over 20 years at UCSF Fresno. He was an advocate for rural and underserved communities and a compassionate and effective physician, teacher, mentor and leader.

Jean Pouliot, PhD, director of the physics division and vice chair and professor of radiation oncology, has passed away. Dr. Pouliot joined UCSF in 2000 and was an international and national leader in his field as well as a beloved mentor. A memorial lectureship in radiation oncology will be named in his honor.

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