The idea originally came from our professor.  She thought that students of healthcare—whether we were to be future clinicians or health policy experts—should experience the trials of finding insurance alongside our eventual patients a

For about $100, customers can have DNA from their saliva analyzed by the genetic testing company 23andMe for hundreds of gene variants thought to be linked to traits ranging from ancestry and earwax type to warfarin sensitivity and Alzheimer’s dis

Last Thursday, beloved families, friends and faculty joined 123 Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) graduates at Davies Symphony Hall in an event we had all been anxiously waiting for—the UCSF School of Pharmacy Commencement Ceremony.

Mt. Sutro is the most amazing backyard any urban university could ever want. Right in the middle of San Francisco, students and neighbors can enjoy 61 acres of eucalyptus forest, replete with rocky outcrops, a summit meadow, miles of trails and even a seasonal creek. The mountain has experienced many changes throughout the last 150 years, including being owned by two different San Francisco majors, but only recently has it truly become the sparkling emerald of the San Francisco park system.
Charles Craik

Are you interested learning more about science and business? “Idea to IPO” is an experiential, team-based entrepreneurship class.

Poetry and music highlighted a moving service commemorating the individuals who donated their bodies for the study of anatomy. 

Dr. Claudia Chaufan is an associate professor for the schools of Nursing and Sociology at UCSF. Originally a medical doctor from Argentina, she became interested in the social determinants of health when she moved to the United States. She subsequently earned a PhD in Sociology from University of California, Santa Cruz in 2006 and now teaches “Global and Comparative Policies and Systems” at UCSF.
Dr. Susan Kools

The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) and the Graduate Division Alumni Association (GDAA) have selected Dr. Susan Kools, RN, PhD, FAAN, as this year’s Oustanding Faculty Mentorship Awardee.

“I have this duty to respond to students who are inquiring about the universe as a career path, to respond to them in the way that Carl Sagan had responded to me,” remarked Neil DeGrasse Tyson, who has recently rebooted the late astrophysicist’s T

These are difficult times to be an academic biomedical researcher. Budget cuts and misguided policy decisions have lead to a hypercompetitive funding environment.