Synapse — UCSF Student Voices, UCSF’s 62-year-old student news outlet, is seeking an editor-in-chief or a team of co-editors-in-chief. No previous experience is necessary.

In June 2018, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a report which states that the pervasiveness of sexual and gender harassment in academic science, engineering and medicine leads to “significant damage to research

The path to a PhD is a treacherous one. It is paved with failure, stress, and uncertainty. I find myself tripping often, crawling along until I can finally stand up only to trip again.

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.

For Dave, who told me this story needed to be shared publicly as soon as I shared it with him When people find out I am from New York, they almost invariably ask if I plan on moving back after medical school.

Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper on May 20, 1999. The University of California has brought patent infringement charges against Genentech, a biotech company based in South San Francisco.

Every year on the last weekend of May, the streets of San Francisco are filled with music from Brazil and Latin America in celebration of carnaval.

Blurry red fills his vision as he crashes back against the ropes,

back aching for the support of the taught cords.

Bruised and battered, he fixes his gaze upon his adversary, who rests

brightly lit in the dark room.

You don’t have to be a football player to get a concussion, anyone can sustain a brain injury. But similar to football players your brain injury might go undetected for years.

All dressed up for the Halloween Party during BMS Retreat in Lake Tahoe!