My first day on rotations was your last day on earth.

This morning when you woke up, did you think it might be the last time?

I hope you had a nice breakfast.

Sunday morning in Monterey Bay, no tail tip on the horizon so far. The conversation was about transgenic zebra fishes lines breeding strategy when… Splasshhh ... too fast to see clearly what happened but definitely it wasn’t a zebra fish.

I wonder where you were

While you sat watching your hands work away at their terrible task

While you sat, a passive observer

To the things your world required.


It wasn’t easy to get here

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.

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

For the first time in over 100 years the seat for the San Francisco district attorney (DA) is open, and on November 5 voters will decided which newcomer will fill this seat.

We walked a few blocks from where we parked across a busy Van Ness littered with construction fences and orange cones. The river of traffic stopped temporarily to let us pass as cars waited anxiously to continue their journey in the city’s asphalt streams.
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.

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.