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News Links March 2013

The Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability (CACS) has announced the launch of their third annual Sustainability Awards for 2013, which recognizes individuals and groups for their contributions to sustainability at UCSF. The application deadline has been extended to March 22, 2013.

Nominations are now open for the 14th annual Holly Smith Awards for Exceptional Service to the School of Medicine. Up to three individuals – one faculty, two staff – will be selected to receive this award at the Salute to Excellence ceremony in late May. Nomination packets are due by Wednesday, March 27.

Apply now for the Teaching Scholars Program 2013-2014.

March 8:           Dr. Maurice Galante Memorial Celebration

March 13:         Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecture – Basic Science: Development of the Forebrain: Exploring its Genetic Architecture, by John R.L. Rubenstein, MD, PhD

March 18:         How Chromosomes Solve the End-Protection Problem, by Titia DeLange

March 20:         Women’s History Month Concert featuring Lavay Smith

March 21:         UCSF Exclusive: California Academy of Sciences NightLife

March 26:         6th Annual Chancellor's Leadership Panel on Diversity

May 6-15:          Fourth Annual Inter-School Research & Scholarly Activity Festival

May 8-10:          UCSF Virtual Symposium on Radiation Safety and Computed Tomography

Nancy Ascher, MD, PhD, has been selected by the American Medical Women’s Association for their 2013 “Exceptional Mentor” award.

Michael Weiner, MD, was awarded the Potamkin Prize for Alzheimer’s Research.

Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, was among the first 11 people to be awarded the new Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his research in induced pluripotent stem cells.

Michael Callaham, MD,
is stepping down as the chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine and Ellen Weber, MD, will take on the role of interim chair effective March 1.

Maurice Galante, MD, a distinguished surgeon at UCSF for 44 years, passed away on February 5, 2013.

Alan Goldfien, MD, a founding member of UCSF's Cardiovascular Research Institute, died peacefully on January 19, 2013.

Anthony Taliaferro, a key member of UCSF’s web communications team, passed away last month.

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