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News Links November 2015

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

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First-year students across UCSF schools build teamwork in the interprofessional classroom.


Are you coping with your inbox or losing the battle? Share your thoughts on UCSF’s internal mass email in a short survey (faculty version; staff version) by 11/6 as part of the Smart Mail initiative.

Support change through Differences Matter: the School of Medicine seeks faculty and staff who would like to serve as Dean’s Diversity Leaders and chair action groups for six focus areas. This multiyear initiative will provide leadership and resources to ensure that we are a truly inclusive and equitable community.

Submit your faculty and staff nominations for the Holly Smith Awards for Exceptional Service to the School of Medicine by 11/23.

Enrollment is filling up for the November 2015 group sessions for the Fontana Tobacco Treatment Center. The clinic offers 4 consecutive, weekly two-hour sessions (5:30-7:30pm) covering smoking and health, addiction and strategies for quitting.

Starting 11/2, take the Library survey to share feedback and ideas.

For staff: There is a new UCSF Event Planning Network Chatter group. This is an open forum for staff and faculty involved in planning events to share knowledge and resources.


November 2 Institute for Human Genetics Symposium: Celebrating the Work of Y.W. Kan (Parnassus)

November 4Office of Diversity & Outreach: Imposter Syndrome (Mission Bay)

November 4Women’s Health Wednesday: Diabetes Prevention and Management (Mt. Zion)

November 5, 12, 19UC Oracles Toastmasters meetings (Parnassus, N-417, 12-1PM)

November 6Orthotic and Prosthetic Innovation & Technology Symposium (Parnassus)

November 6Osher Center Research Lecture: “Compassion Development: Basic and Applied” - Daniel Martin, PhD (Mt. Zion)

November 7Bay Area Science Festival: Discovery Day at AT&T Park

November 9UCSF Institute for Health & Aging 30th Anniversary Celebration (Laurel Heights)

November 10UC Oracles Toastmasters Open House (Parnassus, S-214, 12-1PM)

November 16UCSF Health Town Hall Meeting (Parnassus)

November 18Faculty Mentoring Program with Dan Lowenstein, MD (Parnassus)

November 21International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day (Parnassus)

Educational Skills Workshops run until 2/1/16 - the following November sessions still have space:

Osher Center’s Mini Medical School for the Public

  • November 3–17 (Tue) – Radiology and Medical Imaging

  • November 4–December 2 (Wed; no sessions 11/11, 11/25) – Dementia


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

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


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