Letters of Gratitude
How can we thank those who've donated their bodies to our medical education?
I never knew you before the coma, Before bacteria seeded your brain.
This Date in UCSF History: Professors Stir Drug Debate
[Originally published in Synapse on September 20, 1990.] A high-level state advisory panel, including four UCSF faculty members, ignited the...
To Be Laid Out
Nina Djukic’s story won first prize in the Synapse storytelling contest nonfiction category. There are things we cannot know until...
The Heimlich Helper Sends the Wrong Message
Imagine choking in a room full of doctors and nurses, most of them even wearing scrubs, and being cordially directed...
Llamas Bring Joy to UCSF
How does even a short stint relaxing with some llamas help trainees and staff reduce stress?
A Message from Synapse’s Editors-in-Chief
Hello to all the new and returning UCSF students!
Saffron, Saint of Spices: UCSF Library Artist in Residence Pantea Karimi
The UCSF Library Artist in Residence program promotes health humanities by exposing and re-purposing historical materials preserved in the Archives...
This Date in UCSF History: Cuts and Fee Increase
[Originally published in Synapse on September 9, 2004.] The University of California sustained its fourth budget cut in a row...