This Date in UCSF History

Originally published in Synapse on October 29, 1971.

In early 1967, David Smith was embarking on a career in academic medicine as a postgraduate fellow in pharmacology and toxicology at UCSF. On his way to and from campus, however, the reality of what was going down that year in San Francisco changed his career and life. “I’d spend the day in the lab, injecting white rats with LSD, mescaline, and amphetamines,” recalls Smith. “Then I’d walk home through the Haight and see kids who were taking those same drugs.”
Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper on October 12, 2000. Guns in the household are 22 times more likely to kill a family member than to kill an intruder, and 80 percent of gun-related homicides involve people who already know each other according to Andres Soto of the Pacific Center for Violence Prevention.
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).

A proposal to extend current Student Health Insurance benefits for mental health has been removed from the 1989-90 registration fee budget by Chancellor Julius R.

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.
Both letters to the editor were originally published on Sept. 15, 1988. To the Editor: Recently, the Rape Prevention Education Program mailed a flyer advertising our upcoming event, a showing of The Power Pinch, a video which explores solutions to the problem of sexual harassment.

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

Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper on May 27, 2010. At first glance, the Rosy Periwinkle might seem like an innocuous flowering plant blushing its way across its native Madagascar and other tropical countries.

Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper on May 11, 1978. Immortality, Mankind’s oldest dream, that of conquering death itself to secure a place in the eternity of time.