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News Links April 2015

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The personal narratives shared at the 2015 UCSF School of Medicine "Race Matters" Leadership Retreat continue to reverberate with attendees who are responding to the complex challenge of racial disparities in health and healthcare. In this article (with video), 11 leaders reflect on the power of the retreat and how they are moving forward to effect change.


April is Walking Month – step it up and join one of UCSF’s free walking groups.

On April 1, UCSF Fitness Center memberships start at $39/month. New off-peak memberships available at Mission Bay and Parnassus.

Lamorna Brown-Swigart and Malinda Walker of UCSF's Breast Oncology program have developed a project to promote exercise and raise awareness of diseases through charity and social events. In June, they will "Circle the Bay" on ElliptiGos, riding 230 miles to raise money for breast cancer research programs at UCSF. Read more to find out how you can get involved.

The UCSF Dentistry Associate Dean for Research search committee has convened and interviews will take place later this month. Interested applicants should contact [email protected] by April 3 and submit applications by April 10. Read the full announcement.


April 7 – 8th Annual Chancellor’s Leadership Forum on Diversity and Inclusion

April 810th Annual Robert S. Wallerstein, MD Lecture in Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy – Beatrice Beebe, PhD

April 9 – 18th Maurice Galante Lecture with Reza Aslan (RSVP; plus book signing and reception)

April 17-18 – National Transgender Health Summit

April 21 – Party on Parnassus: UCSF 150th Anniversary Campus Celebration (volunteers needed)

April 22 – Last Lecture 2015: Kimberly Topp, 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


May 13In Conversation: Claude Steele, PhD – Understanding Stereotypes

Osher Center’s Mini Medical School for the Public

  • May 19–June 23 – Palliative Care: Living As Well As Possible for As Long As Possible: For People with Serious Illness, Those Who Love Someone with Serious Illness, and the Curious

  • May 20–June 24 – Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Advances in Cardiology

May 29–30Alumni Weekend



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