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News Links June 2014


The journey to graduation can be particularly challenging for students who are the first in their family to go to college. Read the story of three of these students.


Four Technology Transformation grants were awarded to School of Medicine teams competing for a $100K pool. Winning proposals ranged from using commercially available fitness trackers in cognitive assessments to creating a new app for symptom management, adding features and content to a quality improvement initiative based on gamification, and using LinkedIn data to help illustrate career paths for PhDs.

The joint UC Berkeley / UCSF Master of Translational Medicine (MTM) program is seeking novel technological solutions to unmet clinical needs as projects for the 2014-15 academic year. Deadline is June 30.

Join the IT Forum on June 12, from 2 – 3 PM on Parnassus in S-214. The UCSF IT team will provide mini-training sessions during select IT Forums. The June session will cover Box tips and tricks, Smartsheet project management practices, and Drupal web communications.


June 4 Rosenman Institute Launch Symposium: Empowering The Next Generation Of Medical Innovators

June 10 Informatics Day at UCSF: Leveraging clinical data for research

June 12 IT Forum – see above.

June 16 Prepare for Surgery

June 17 The Ins and Outs of Genitourinary Cancer

June 19 Your Medications: Making Sense of Treatments, Benefits, and Risks

June 19-20 UCSF Cancer Center Symposium: Targeting RAS Now for Future Cancer Therapy

June 30 Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award celebration for Deborah Grady, MD


July 20 Join the School of Medicine team at the 2014 San Francisco AIDS Walk!

August 3 – 5 UC Computing Services Conference at UCSF
The 32nd annual UCCSC is a great opportunity to meet and network with colleagues from across the system, and it will take place at UCSF this year. Save the date!


Louise Aronson, MD, received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award from the American Geriatrics Society.

The American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons awarded its 2014 Barringer Medal to Peter Carroll, MD, MPH, chair of the UCSF Department of Urology.

Craig Cohen, MD, MPH; Alan Gelb, MD; Erick Hung, MD; Michael A. Steinman, MD; Jonathan Weissman, PhD; and Kristine Yaffe, MD,  were honored with Academic Senate awards.

At the School of Medicine Convocation on May 12, clinical faculty teaching awards were presented to Eleanor Drey, Adeena Khan, John Koo, Yvonne Ou and Mark Rollins, and to residents (TEACH Awards) Michael Ivan, Rebecca Lindsay, Timothy Poore, Geoffrey Stetson and Megan Swanson.

The SOM’s Academic Affairs office announce the appointment of Paul A. García, MD, as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development.

Peter Walter, PhD, was awarded the Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine, Asia’s highest scientific honor.


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