Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF Student Newspaper, Oct. 25, 1979

Located in room 345 on the main floor of the UCSF Library at Parnassus, the Makers Lab is the university's makerspace, where the UCSF community can unleash their natural creativity to discover new solutions to health science challenges.

If vying for universal healthcare is the third rail of American politics, then attempting to combine prayer and science is the third rail of academic medicine. For better or worse, I expected this when I started medical school.

Editor's note: Kelly Crotty is the third place winner if the Synapse Storytelling Contest creative writing category.

Insectum is the second place winner in the Synapse Storytelling Contest's creative writing category. Comments from Synapse editor in chief and category judge Ariane Panzer: This poem had a consistent and very original theme.

Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper October 24, 1985

The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded its 1985 Peace Prize on Oct. 11 to the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.

Striking UCSF union workers are walking city streets in front of the Parnassus and Mission Bay campuses for three days this week to protest allegations of union interference.

Medical Students Make the Worst Patients: The Tragicomedy of an MS1 is the third place winner of the Synapse Storytelling Contest's personal essay category.

Where is the XX in immunology? Less than 30% of faculty in the UCSF Immunology department are women. That’s 13% less female representation than the UCSF-wide faculty demographic, where men still hold the majority.

It’s common to see seuxally diverse populations in liberal cities like San Francisco. However, how well does academia represent these different groups?