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To mark UCSF’s 150th anniversary, the Alumni Board honored 150 of its best and brightest alumni with an Alumni Excellence Award. Recipients were chosen from 900 anonymous nominations on the basis of excellence and distinction in the major components of UCSF’s mission: education, patient care, research and service—as well as business and industry.

The Pew Research Center has released a major survey comparing opinions of the American public to those of scientists in the American Association for the Advancement of Science on a range of topics covering science and society.

Alan Ashworth

Renowned breast cancer researcher Alan Ashworth arrived at UCSF last month to take over as director of the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Image of a Parnassus lined with 12 waiting ambulances
A well-choreographed convoy of ambulances transported 125 pediatric patients from Parnassus to Mission Bay.

Left: The first pediatric patients were moved from Parnassus to the brand-new UCSF Benoiff Children’s Hospital in Mission Bay at 7:10 am on Sunday, February 1.

UCSF recently appointed Atul Butte director of the new Institute of Computational Health Sciences. Butte will move from his current position as chief of the Division of Systems Medicine at Stanford University. 

For nearly 60 years, the Synapse student newspaper has been a platform for interprofessional communication, science and health writing and outreach on the UCSF campus. This retrospective piece was written for the UCSF News website to highlight our newspaper's rich history, recent successes and plans for the future. See the complete article on the UCSF News website: http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2015/01/122866/fifty-years-later-ucsf-newspaper...

Students at the Town Hall meeting reported feeling “isolated and alienated” in the wake of decisions on the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases in late 2014.

UCSF postdoctoral scholar Ed Roberts championed the third season of FameLab USA’s San Francisco regional heat in December, earning a spot as a finalist in the Spring 2016 national finals.

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From the April 8, 1968 issue of Synapse, the editor's response to the death of Martin Luther King, Jr: