Scientific breakthroughs are occurring at a rate faster than ever before. In 2007, it was estimated that 1.5 million new scientific papers were published.

We’re both enrolled in a master’s program that is focused on translational medicine, which is the process of converting scientific knowledge into medical technologies.

On Tuesday May 7, 2018, the Primary Care Progress chapter at UCSF, with sponsorship from the Associated Students of the School of Nursing (ASSN), UCSF Student Life, and the San Francisco Health Plan (SFHP), hosted Social Histories, a storytelling

[Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper on May 19, 1983] Those strolling through the UCSF lobbies can’t but have noticed the curious goings on by the Medical Science Building elevators recently.

Born and raised in a physician's family, I picked up an early love for medicine and went on to pursue a physician-scientist program in medical school.

Why did it take so long for microfluidics to become an integral part of life science and diagnostic product development? Is it because the on market size and timing is so difficult?

How does UCSF measure up when it comes to racial justice? According to an evaluation of 10 leading medical schools across the U.S. by the national chapter of White Coats for Black Lives, UCSF’s overall grade is B minus. WC4BL released its Racial Justice Report Card last month, which graded schools along a line of 15 metrics such as minority representation, recognition, recruitment and support resources. The national organization of medical students and physicians in training, found that all 10 medical schools "came up short" on promoting diversity, serving patients of color, and ensuring fair treatment of their workers.

An enthusiastic environmental engineering student from UC Berkeley took home the top Slammy award — just beating out UCSF’s finalist — at this year’s annual UC-system wide Grad Slam competition on May 3.

With large segments of California’s population no longer identifying as one race alone, medical experts are reinventing the old narratives that tended to link diversity and race with health dysfunction. On May 16, UCSF students are invited to a seminar, co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Outreach and UCSF Alumni Relations, entitled, 'California and the Changing US Narrative on Diversity, Race and Health,' where UCLA Professor Dr. David Hayes-Bautista presents theory, method and data from current research that support an emerging alternative narrative on diversity, race and health.