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.

[Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper, May 11, 2000] In honor of workers on May 1, and of unions, here is a history of unions at UCSF. There are four employee unions active on campus today: the American Federation of State

In my article on last year’s Chancellor’s Leadership Forum on Diversity and Inclusion, I wrote about a point of tension in which UCSF leadership was dismissive of the mental health concerns of an underrepresented student. This year, I want to highlight a topic that is often dismissed behind closed doors: mandatory training. The 11th Annual Chancellor’s Leadership Forum on Diversity and Inclusion focused on the climate surrounding UCSF staff. You can find a recording and summary of the forum online. It is required viewing to give perspective of an oft-overlooked part of the UCSF community.

The labor union representing over 25,000 service and patient care technical workers at the University of California launched a three-day strike on May 7.

It’s been several weeks since you hit the “submit” button, and the manuscript-tracking page has remained permanently open in your web browser. At least once a day you refresh the page, but there is no new status update.

[Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper, May 4, 1978] The type of medicine practiced in one environment may be fairly appropriate for that one area, but to assume that it equally applies to another culture is highly questiona

I have always been curious and interested about how new technologies can improve patient care.

Ever wondered if probiotics improve immune function? Benefit gastrointestinal conditions? Or even help in the treatment of infections? Well, since antiquity, we’ve allied with microorganisms for the betterment of out health.

[Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper, April 29, 1982] Over 300 high school students, most interested in the field of medicine, attended Black Health Education Day (BHED), April 16, at UCSF. Sponsored by the campus Black St