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For the middle-aged and elderly, the sudden appearance of criminal behavior may signal brain disease.


The 2015 School of Medicine Facts & Figures cards are now available -- they are a tri-fold brochure version of our facts webpage used by departments, ORUs, centers and school and campus units for outreach, recruitment and publicity. We can provide cards to any unit on campus at no cost as long as supplies last. If you would like a batch, please pick them up at the SOM Dean's Office, S-224, or contact Shelley Wong.

Come join Interim Dean Bruce Wintroub and your colleagues at Salute to Excellence, the School of Medicine's annual staff appreciation receptions with delicious Ben & Jerry's ice cream! The Holly Smith Award winners will be presented with their awards at the Parnassus event. Dates: 5/14, 1:30-2:30pm, Genentech Hall; 5/20, 3-4:30pm, Millberry Union.

The Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care newsletter AnesthesiaNews, 2015, Volume 13 is now available.

Join Living Well at UCSF on May 20th for UC Walks Day! Walk at the same time as thousands of UC students, faculty and staff and get a free UC Walks T-shirt (while supplies last). Events will be held at nine UCSF locations from 11am to 1pm.

EVENTS (P for Parnassus, MB for Mission Bay)

May 4 – (P) Annual Trefethen Lectureship: Michael Brown, MD – A Century of Cholesterol and Coronaries

May 6 – (P) 6th Annual Inter-School Research & Scholarly Activity Festival: ePosterpalooza & PTD Awards

May 8 – (MB) Catalyst Awards Seminar Series-Panel Discussion: Commercializing Diagnostics in the Era of Precision Medicine (RSVP requested, open to the public, LiveStream available)

May 8 – (P) Pain Summit

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

May 14 – (MB) Salute to Excellence

May 20 – (P) Salute to Excellence and Holly Smith Award presentation

May 20UC Walks Day

May 27 (P), June 11 (Mt. Zion), June 23 (Laurel Heights), July 9 (SF VA) – Matt Springer, PhD: Home Preparedness in Earthquake Country

May 29–30Alumni Weekend

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


June 24 – (MB) Rosenman Institute Symposium: How Precision Medicine is Transforming Medical Devices



Andrew Parsa, MD, former UCSF faculty member in the Department of Neurological Surgery, has passed away.

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