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News Links April 2016

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

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Meeting their match: for 10 couples, Match Day had added stakes.


For the third year in a row, UCSF led the nation in National Institutes of Health biomedical research funding.

In the 2017 US News and World Report rankings, UCSF School of Medicine was once again the only medical school in the nation in the top 5 for research and primary care (ranked #3 for both). UCSF ranked in the top 10 in 6 of 7 specialties:

  • #2 women's health

  • #2 drug/alcohol abuse

  • #3 internal medicine

  • #4 family medicine

  • #6 geriatrics

  • #7 pediatrics

The UCSF/San Francisco State University physical therapy program was ranked the #1 public program in CA and in the top 10 of US public programs.

The UCSF Pepper Center is offering several $40k career development awards and research pilot awards related to improving care for older adults. Read more about the call for proposals and submission criteria. Deadline: April 29.

Call for 2016 Hearts Grants proposals: San Francisco General Hospital Foundation provides seed money for innovative hospital projects and initiatives which directly align with Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital's mission, values and goals. Deadline: May 1.

The UCSF IRB has launched a new website designed to make it easier to locate important information. Visit and provide your feedback in this survey.

Are you curious about the construction going on at Parnassus? See the Parnassus Seismic Renovation Program fact sheet to learn what is happening up to June.



April 9-11Annual CUGH Global Health Conference (Hilton Union Square)

April 13Chancellor's Diversity Forum (Parnassus)

April 14UCSF First Generation College Community Reception (Parnassus)

April 14, 21, 28UC Oracles - Toastmasters at Parnassus

April 20Last Lecture: Andre Campbell, MD (Parnassus)

April 22-23EARTHEALTH1 student-run climate change conference (Parnassus)

April 2819th Maurice Galante Lecture - Department of Surgery: Michael Krasny, PhD, radio broadcaster and host of KQED’s Forum RSVP to Charlotte Marco by April 14. (Mission Bay)


May 4Inquiry Symposium and Pathways to Discovery Awards (Parnassus)

May 7UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health - 20th Anniversary Celebration (Sutter St.)

May 9Salute to Excellence (Parnassus)

May 10 - Jun 14Osher Mini Medical School for the Public: Bone and Joints: Injury and Repair (Parnassus)

May 11 - Jun 15Osher Mini Medical School for the Public: Mental Health and Illness (Parnassus)

May 12 - Jun 16Osher Mini Medical School for the Public: Integrative Medicine and Mindfulness (Parnassus)

May 15Intersections First Annual Gala and Silent Auction in support of adolescent and young adult oncology patients (Sausalito)

May 18Salute to Excellence (Mission Bay)

May 26Helen Nahm Research Lecture: Sharon Kaufman, PhD (Parnassus)

July 25-27National Latino Cancer Summit (Mission Bay)


Watch UCSF leaders and faculty present at the 2016 Personalized Medicine World Conference held in Silicon Valley earlier this year.


Anthony M. Consentino, MD, pulmonologist and clinical professor of medicine, has passed away.

Silicon Valley pioneer and philanthropist Andrew S. Grove has passed away. Mr. Grove was an advocate for UCSF, advancements in health care and the treatment of cancer and Parkinson's disease.

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