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International architecture firm Stantec Inc. has been selected to design the new, state-of-the-art Precision Cancer Medicine Building (PCMB) to integrate research and world-class patient care on the Mission Bay campus.
The Health Professions Education Foundation (HPEF) improves access to health care in underserved areas of California by providing scholarship and loan repayments to health professional students and graduates who are dedicated to working in those areas. Information on upcoming annual application cycle dates and programs can be found on the HPEF website.
UCSF has topped the AIDS Walk San Francisco fundraising teams once again. Thank you to everyone who supported our School of Medicine team!
UCSF researchers: Get funding and expert advice to turn your discovery into a product. Apply for a Catalyst Award! Deadline: Sept. 19, 2pm.
NIH Funding Opportunity: UC Center for Accelerated Innovation Tech Grants - Letters of intent are highly recommended and due on Nov. 18; pre-application submission period is Dec. 5-9. Read the NHLBI RFA.
UCSF researchers & clinicians: Johns Hopkins University researchers (Kieren Marr, MD, Supriya Munshaw, PhD, Phillip Phan, PhD) are conducting a survey among the leading US research universities to better understand pathways to successfully creating products and services from discoveries. UCSF will receive a confidential benchmark report with the results based on participation (participants may also enter a raffle for an Apple Watch); responses are anonymous and results will only be reported in aggregate (without identifying institutions).
Honors and Appointments
The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators will honor 49 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award recipients at its Celebration of New Members.
Exceptional Physician Award winners:
Matt Aldrich, MD
Maria Beylin, MD
Tom Chi, MD
Biljana Horn, MD
Richard Jacobs, MD
Lorenzo Nardo, MD
Scott Soifer, MD
Lan Vu, MD
Mel Blaustein, MD, received the Royer Award for Excellence in Community Psychiatry, and Owen Wolkowitz, MD, received the Royer Award for Excellence in Academic Psychiatry.
Adam Boxer, MD, PhD, received a UC Cures for Alzheimer's Disease Initiative award.
Bertha Dominguez, MS, and Michelle Libberton each received The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators' Jaclyn Witte Boyden Award.
Richard Feachem, KBE, FREng, DSc(Med), PhD, received the Richard T. Hewitt Award from the Royal Society of Medicine.
Alum Joshua Gordon, MD, PhD, was named director of the National Institute of Mental Health.
Michelle Guy, MD, will serve as the next GME director of diversity.
John Ziegler, MD, MSc, FRCP (Hon), was inducted as an Honorary Fellow in the Royal College of Physicians (London).
September 8, 15, 22, 29 – UC Oracles Toastmasters (Parnassus)
September 9 – Philippe Goldin, PhD: Differential Impact of CBT vs. MBSR for Social Anxiety Disorder (Osher Center)
September 13 – Women in Life Sciences and the Science Policy Group: Pursuing Gender Equity at UCSF (Parnassus)
September 14 – Faculty Development Day (Laurel Heights)
September 14 – Eve Ekman, PhD & Paul Ekman, PhD: The Atlas of Emotions (Parnassus)
September 14 – UCSF Technology Forum (Parnassus)
September 19 – The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators Celebration of New Members (Parnassus)
September 19 – Entrepreneurship Center at UCSF: Intellectual Property (RSVP; Mission Bay)
September 22 – Postdoc Slam (Mission Bay)
September 23 – UCSF Research Administrator Day (Mission Bay)
September 29 – Entrepreneurship Center at UCSF: Life Science Angel Investors Meet & Greet Luncheon (tickets; Mission Bay)
October 4 – Entrepreneurship Center at UCSF: Startup Connection (RSVP; Mission Bay)
October 5 – Mission Bay Block Party 10 (Mission Bay)
October 11 - November 15 – Osher Mini Medical School for the Public: Geriatrics - Optimizing Well-Being In Older Age (Parnassus)
October 12 - November 16 – Osher Mini Medical School for the Public: LGBT Health and Transgender Surgery (Parnassus)
October 13 - November 17 – Osher Mini Medical School for the Public: Trauma Care (Parnassus)
October 19 – Volunteer Clinical Faculty Distinguished Teaching Awards (Mission Bay)
October 21 – Health Disparities Research Symposium (Mission Bay)
October 25 – Communicators' Conference (Parnassus)
November 16-17 – Cancer Center Symposium (Mission Bay)
New leadership for the University of California Global Health Institute: Founding Director Haile T. Debas, MD, is now director emeritus and Thomas Coates, PhD, of UCLA, will succeed Dr. Debas as director. UCSF's Craig Cohen, MD, and Patricia Conrad, DVM, PhD, of UC Davis, have been named as co-directors.
Department Chairs Robert Hiatt, MD, PhD (Epidemiology & Biostatistics), Stephen Hauser, MD (Neurology), Linda Giudice, MD, PhD (Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences), Donna Ferriero, MD (Pediatrics), and Ronald Arenson, MD (Radiology and Biomedical Imaging), have announced their intention of stepping down within the next year.
Julian "Bill" Parer, MD, PhD, longtime OBGYN faculty member and fellowship director, has passed away.
Theodore Shrock, MD, former chief medical officer of UCSF Medical Center, Department of Surgery chair and a renowned endoscopic surgeon, has passed away.
John Snyder, MD, a faculty member in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition from 1991 to 2007, has passed away.
Tip of the Month
Download the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women tip sheets to ensure that UCSF is inclusive for women: