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?

Originally published on Oct. 18, 1982 in Synapse – UCSF Student Voices. On Oct. 1 to 5, 200 North American health workers, armed with medical supplies, books, lecture outlines and clinical experience, travelled to Nicaragua to participate in the second U.S.-Nicaragua Colloquium on Health. We went to provide updated medical information on a broad range of topics and to observe first hand the health conditions in the country.

The Crucial Third is the second place winner of the Synapse Storytelling Contest's science writing category.

Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper on Oc.t 9, 1963. A long-range plan to meet the physical development needs of the San Francisco campus until 1980 was approved in principle by the Regents of the University at their September meeting in Santa Barbara. The Regents directed continuing development of the plan for later consideration in detail. Meanwhile, authorization was given for an essential first step: relocating to a site across Parnassus Avenue from Moffitt Hospital the building that will house the expanded Out Patient Clinics. This structure, on which work will begin after July 1, 1965, was to have been located behind the present Clinics Building.

Science, public health, and corporate responsibly collide as community members of a West Virginia town struggle for their health against the malpractice of DuPont Chemical in the award-winning 2018 documentary, The Devil We Know: The Chemistry