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News Links March 2014


To celebrate UCSF’s 150 anniversary, University Relations is developing a website highlighting the past, present and future of the institution. In the future section, we are featuring young innovators who are on track to become leaders in their fields. To nominate young faculty, postdocs and trainees who you think should be recognized as rising stars, please email your suggestion to Lisa Cisneros. Deadline for submission is Friday March 14.

A call for letters of intent for the School of Medicine Technology Transformation Grant has just been launched. We are seeking to encourage our faculty, staff, trainees and post-docs to use technology in transformative ways and offering up to $100K in grants for you to develop these transformative technologies. Letters of Intent are due by Friday March 14.



March 4, 11:     Osher Mini Medical School for the Public: Sports Medicine: Expert Treatments for Optimum Activity

March 5, 12:     Osher Mini Medical School for the Public: Medical Detectives: Inside the Mind of Great Physicians

March 6:           Faculty Research Lecture: Jonathan Weissman, PhD, “From the Cradle to the Grave: My Life at UCSF Watching Proteins Being Made, Folded, and Degraded”

March 6, 13:     Osher Mini Medical School for the Public: Health Reform at the Crossroads: How We Got to the ACA and Where We Go from Here

March 7:           Home Earthquake Preparedness Lecture at Mission Bay

March 12:         Faculty Mentoring Brown Bag with Deborah Grady , MD, MPH

March 12:         Entrepreneur's Club: Fast Tracking a Startup

March 13:         ADVANCE Webinar

March 14:         Home Earthquake Preparedness Lecture at Mt. Zion

March 21:         Symposium: Dyslexia Beyond Reading: Memory, Cognition, Expertise, and Innovation 



April 8:             Collaboration and Calm in an Over-Connected Workplace

April 10:           Home Earthquake Preparedness Lecture at SFGH

April 14:           Financing New Ventures

April 26:           UC Global Health Day

April 30:           7th Annual Chancellor's Leadership Panel on Diversity & Inclusion

May 1:              ePosterpalooza! and Pathways to Discovery Awards

May 1:              Keeping Your Heart Alive in Healthcare

May 30:            Eating for Health (and Pleasure): The UCSF Guide to Good Nutrition



Graduate students Osama Ahmed, Florie Charles, Christin Chong, Nir Oksenberg, Argenta Price and Marta Wegorzewska won the grand prize in The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) “Stand Up for Science” video competition.

Renee Binder, MD, was selected (pending approval) as president-elect for 2014 of the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

Craig R. Cohen, MD, MPH and Michael Steinman, MD, were announced as the 2014 Academic Senate Distinction in Mentoring Awardees; Alan Gelb, MD and Erick Hung, MD were tapped for Distinction in Teaching.

Karunesh Ganguly, MD, PhD; Katherine Rauen, MD, PhD, MS; Shingo Kajimura, PhD and Young-Shin Kim, MD, PhD, MS, MPH, were among 102 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

Eric Goosby, MD, was announced by the World Health Organization as the new Chair of the Global TB/HIV Working Group.

Jonathan Weissman, PhD, was selected as the recipient of the 57th Faculty Research Lecture: Basic Science.



Mervyn Maze, MB, CHB, will be stepping down as chair of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at the end of his five-year term effective August 31, 2014. He will begin a sabbatical at SFGH on April 1, 2014. Dr. Michael Gropper will serve as the acting chair of the department, effective April 1, 2014, while a search is conducted for Dr. Maze’s successor.

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