Originally published on September 14, 1986. In a dramatic reversal of last year’s disappointing showing, the School of Medicine enrolled 39 underrepresented minority students this fall.

Originally published on February 12, 1981. Dr. Rosa Armstrong is not what might be considered the typical anatomist. As a Black woman, the Assistant Professor of Anatomy in Residence feels she has faced, and still confronts, the racism and sexism that pervades most U.S. institutions including UCSF.
Originally published in Synapse on May 12, 1988. Dr. Isabel Estrada is a Guatemalan pediatrician who has lived in exile in Belgium for the past seven years.


In 2018, the story broke of a Chinese researcher who had made real-life use of CRISPR to edit two human babies.

A fascinating story about how a one-eyed sheep and an atypical photo-bomb earned a UCSF postdoc top honors at the 4th annual UCSF Postdoc Slam on Thursday, Sept.

On February 28, the Office of Career and Professional Development collaborated with UCSF’s American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS) on a residency application preparation panel.

The panelists were:

During the Cambodian genocide, everything was taken away from the people, including color. After nearly 4 years under the Khmer Rouge regime, my mother received a green sarong from her mother. Freedom.

Waiting for the Grey shuttle to Mission Bay, I found myself imagining a situation where I might end up talking to Dr.

Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF Student Newspaper, Oct. 25, 1979