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News Links October 2015

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

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“Eliminating health inequities is the calling for our generation of UCSF physicians”: MS1 Zoe Kornberg on the new student bias training.


The UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine has a new one-year clinical fellowship program, dedicated to training compassionate and innovative leaders in our field. Applications are due 11/1/15.

UCSF Educational Skills workshops are open for registration. You may also enroll in the Teach for UCSF Certificate program based on these workshops, with tracks in General Teaching, Clinical Teaching, Simulation Teaching and Interprofessional Teaching.

UCSF Race Medical Team is looking for medical and non-medical volunteers to provide high-quality race medical care at major marathon events in the Bay Area. 

For staff: There is a new Administrative Assistants Chatter group for assistants, analysts, coordinators, and others to share experiences and suggest best practices. 

Safeguarding data: What are the current best practices and how can we motivate change? Learn more about IT Security training, resources and incentives to spread awareness.

UCSF Fresno is celebrating 40 years of reaching the underserved Central Valley.


October is UCSF Diversity Month: Building Community at UCSF

October 6 Chancellor’s State of the University Address (Parnassus)

October 7Mission Bay Block Party

October 7UCSF Women’s Health Wednesday – Interpersonal Violence: It Impacts All of Us (Women's Health Center)

October 7Dzung Vo, MD: The Mindful Teen: Promoting Mindfulness and Resilience Among Adolescents (Osher Center)

October 7Jan Wouters, PhD: Sampling the Auditory Brain Using Steady State Responses: Basics and Applications (Parnassus)

October 10Taste For the Cure: A Taste of Science (Jewish Community Center)

October 13Facial Feminization Surgery – Doug Ousterhout, MD (Parnassus)

October 14Olle ten Cate, PhD: EPAs in the Undergraduate Medical Curriculum (Parnassus)

October 21Eva Henje Blom, MD, PhD: Time to Reconsider the Concept and Treatment of Teenage Depression? (Osher Center)

October 22Sharecase (Mission Bay)

October 30UCSF Diabetes Center 15th Anniversary Symposium (Parnassus)

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

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 9UCSF Institute for Health & Aging 30th Anniversary Celebration

November 19Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecture


UCSF teams placed UCSF as the top AIDS Walk San Francisco fundraiser for the third year in a row.

Maye Chrisman has been appointed Vice Dean of Administration and Finance in the School of Medicine Dean’s Office.


Due to family health circumstances, Margaret Chesney, PhD, is stepping down as director of the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Shelley Adler, PhD, will remain in her role as interim director, which she assumed in May.

Maxine Papadakis, MD, will be stepping down as the Associate Dean for Students at the end of the academic year in June 2016.


Ephraim Engleman, MD, a pioneering rheumatologist whose dedicated work at UCSF spanned seven decades, has passed away.

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