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News Links September 2015

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

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In an era of rising national healthcare costs, educators are teaching high-value, cost-conscious decision making.


UCSF ranks among the world’s top universities, landing at #2 in clinical medicine and pharmacy according to the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

For researchers and faculty: 5 Secrets of a Successful UCSF Profile: On Sep. 16, join the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and the UCSF Library for a lunch hour session on increasing the visibility of your UCSF Profiles page. UCSF Profiles pages are viewed by industry, media, foundations, NIH, other universities and more. Learn how to optimize this tool to advance your career, recruit staff and research collaborators and showcase your accomplishments.

For researchers: Get funding and free expert industry advice to turn your discovery into a product - apply for a Catalyst Award! Deadline: Sep. 21, 2PM.

Curious about the construction projects at Parnassus? Read the Parnassus Seismic Renovation Program Fact Sheet and explore

Abstracts are now being accepted for the World Congress on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) 2016 to be held Mar. 17-19, 2016 in San Diego. Deadline: Sep. 15.


2015-16 UCSF Educational Skills workshop calendars from Office of Research and Development in Medical Education (RaDME)


September 2 UCSF Women’s Health Wednesday – Get the Facts on Gynecologic Cancer (UCSF Women’s Health Center, 2356 Sutter St.)

September 8, 15, 22, 29UC Oracles Toastmasters meetings (Parnassus, N-417, 12-1PM)

September 10 Faculty Development Day (Laurel Heights)

September 11Peter V. Lee, Executive Director, Covered California – The Affordable Care Act in California: Delivering on the Promise (Laurel Heights)

September 16 - 5 Secrets of a Successful UCSF Profile (Mission Bay; please register)

September 17 - Data Reproducibility in Preclinical Discovery, Is It a Real Problem? (Mission Bay; RSVP by 9/14)

September 21Chancellor’s Reception and New Student Orientation Fair (Parnassus)

September 23 – Inaugural Anthony B. Rishwain, MD Lecture in Transplantation Medicine: Jennifer Doudna, PhD - CRISPR Biology and Technology: The Frontier of the Genome Engineering Revolution (Parnassus; RSVP by 9/9)

September 28 The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators Celebration of New Members (Parnassus)


October 6 – Chancellor’s State of the University Address

October 10Taste For the Cure: A Taste of Science

Osher Center’s Mini Medical School for the Public

  • October 13 – November 17 (Tue) – Radiology and Medical Imaging

  • October 14 – December 2 (Wed; no session 11/11) – Dementia

November 9 - UCSF Institute for Health & Aging 30th Anniversary Celebration



Karin Wong was named Director of Space Strategy in the Dean’s Office.


Chancellor Emeritus Julius “Julie” R. Krevans, MD, has passed away. A distinguished physician, educator and transformative leader, Dr. Krevans led UCSF into greatness while serving as dean of the School of Medicine from 1971 to 1982 and as UCSF’s fifth chancellor from 1982 to 1993.


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