The results are in! Twelve of UCSF’s most talented writers and photographers took home the top prizes in the Synapse Storytelling Contest.

Judges are in the final stretch of deciding which of the several dozen Synapse Storytelling Contest entries will earn our top prizes. 

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.