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News Links March 2015

On Mfangano Island, two medical students collaborated with the Kenyan Ministry of Health to improve emergency response and establish ambulance boat transportation to the mainland.

For the second year, the School of Medicine invites the larger UCSF community to comment, vote and improve entries to the Technology Transformation grant proposals. Seven full proposals are available online and we look forward to hearing your comments and suggestions for improving these ideas.

Osher Center’s Mini Medical School for the Public

  • March 3, 10, 17 – Women’s Health: A Critical Update Across the Lifespan

  • March 4, 11, 18 – New Guidelines for Preventive Medicine in Adults: An Integrative Approach to Prevent Cancer, Stroke, Heart Disease, Infections and Other Diseases of Aging

  • March 5, 12, 19 – Disaster Preparedness: The Impact of Dealing with the Unexpected

March 2 Leadership Dialogue: White Coats 4 Black Lives

March 1058th Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecture in Basic Science: Susan J. Fisher, PhD – “Mad About Science: Placentas, Stem Cells and Mass Spectra”

March 14Human Trafficking: Training for Healthcare Providers (First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley)

March 19Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Symposium

March 30-31UCSF Education Showcase

April 8
10th Annual Robert S. Wallerstein, MD Lecture in Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy – Beatrice Beebe, PhD

April 22 (Mission Bay), April 23 (SFGH), May 27 (Parnassus), June 11 (Mt. Zion), June 23 (Laurel Heights), July 9 (SF VA) – Matt Springer, PhD: Home Preparedness in Earthquake Country


Lois Barth Epstein, MD, DSc, former research physician and associate director of the UCSF Cancer Research Institute, has passed away.

Robert Painter, PhD, former professor in the Department of Microbiology and a researcher in the Laboratory of Radiobiology and Environmental Health, has passed away.


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