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News Links September 2014


In response to the largest Ebola virus outbreak in history and after the death and departure of many first responders, Dan Kelly, MD, is providing infection control training to local health workers in West Africa. To learn more: read Dr. Kelly’s opinion piece, support the emergency response via crowdfunding, and follow him on Twitter.


Call for nominations: nominate an outstanding member of your staff (or a non-faculty academic) to receive the Great People Award. Submission deadline is September 5. For questions, please contact [email protected].

Call for abstracts: the UCSF Health Disparities Research Symposium VIII is an opportunity to highlight the breadth and depth of research on gaps in the quality of health care across racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. Submission deadline is September 9, 5PM.

Call for applications: the 2014 Excellence in Partnership Award recognizes three exemplary partnerships between SF Bay Area communities and UCSF that improve higher education, civic engagement, and the overall health of communities. Submission deadline is September 12. For questions, please contact James Rouse.

Call for nominations: the 2014 Irene Perstein Award will be given to an outstanding newly recruited junior woman clinician scientist. The total amount of the award is $150,000 and the award period is up to three years. Submission deadline is September 30

Student Academic Affairs spearheaded the development of Veteran Support Services to help our student veterans and military service members navigate UCSF and provide them with a welcoming space, mentoring from other veterans, guidance on educational benefits, and tools to succeed. Sign up for the Veteran & Active Duty Listserv and share this resource with colleagues and students.

The new Business Intelligence & Analytics – Data Catalog website provides a one-stop-shop for all current UCSF enterprise dashboards and associated data. Dashboard information includes summary, business domain, data elements, business owner, data sources, among others, while data information includes enterprise definitions, calculations, selection criteria, owners, and much more.


September 2Home Preparedness in Earthquake Country: Matt Springer, PhD – Mission Bay

September 4Home Preparedness in Earthquake Country: Matt Springer, PhD – Parnassus

September 5-6Boundary Work and Trading Zones in the History of Medicine and Medical Humanities – 5th West Coast Symposium in the History of Medicine and Annual Conference of the Western Humanities Alliance

September 6Hard Hat Walk and Lights On Festival

September 11Faculty Development Day

September 13  –  Depression: Pathways to Resilience and Recovery

September 16 – QB3 Entrepreneurs' Discussion series: Kevin Shokat, UCSF/HHMI, "The Story of Intellikine"

September 18“Happy” documentary screening at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine with a panel discussion with producer Eiji Han Shimizu and Osher/UCSF researchers, moderated by KQED science reporter Amy Standen. (reserve free tickets through Eventbrite)

September 22 – Academy of Medical Educators Celebration of New Members

October 2The Science of Global Health: What’s Next, UCSF Global Health Sciences 10th anniversary symposium

October 3VET NET Ally Seminar: Veteran Awareness & Ally Training (please RSVP)

October 9Teaching & Learning Center Day


Fall 2014 – Osher Center’s Mini Medical School for the Public

  • October 7 – December 2: Eye Health and Disease

  • October 9 – November 20: Developmental Disabilities

  • October 15 – November 19: The Kids Are All Right: Adolescent Health Care

October 17UCSF Health Disparities Research Symposium

October 23 - November 1Bay Area Science Festival in conjunction with the 150th UCSF anniversary. The festival is the largest event organized by the University, with over 70,000 attending 50 events.



Carroll Brodsky, MD, PhD, passed away on August 12. Dr. Brodsky practiced psychiatry for over 50 years and was a beloved teacher and a prolific author. His family is planning a memorial service during Columbus Day weekend.

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