Understanding the irony of Suzy Loftus’ unoccupied seat at the opening of the Monday, Oct. 21 district attorney debate in a packed Genentech Hall Auditorium requires some context.

Mark Wooding, a videographer for the School of Medicine, stands at a whiteboard demonstrating animations at the Art Show.

Originally published in Synapse — The UCSF Student Newspaper on October 9, 1980. In San Francisco there is one physician per 192 people — compared to a national average of one per 700 — yet areas of the city have been designated by the federal government as medically underserved. Community physicians repeated this statement with awe at a Town and Gown forum hosted by the San Francisco Medical Society (SFMS) last week. All areas east of Dolores Street are considered medically needy and UCSF has received federal funding to establish the Southeast San Francisco Area Health Education Center (AHEC).

On Friday Sept. 20, millions of students worldwide went on strike from school to demand swift action on climate change.

Following weeks of public outcry against the abrupt cancellation of the US Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) medical deferred action program, the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan has instructed USCIS to

Originally published on Sept. 23, 1982. New rules devised for hospitals by the Reagan administration would “relax or repeal” many of the requirements governing staff qualifications, sanitation, social services, medical libraries and patient food services, according to the New York Times.

At academic medical centers, start-ups and established technology companies, the application of machine learning models toward analyzing healthcare data is an active and growing enterprise.

UCSF immigrant patients, advocates, and health providers travelled to Capitol Hill on Sept. 11 to join others who were speaking out against the revocation of medical deferred action for gravely ill immigrants.

Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper on September 10, 2003.

The results are in! Today, 12 of UCSF’s most talented writers and photographers are taking home the top prizes in the Synapse Storytelling Contest.