In June 2018, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a report which states that the pervasiveness of sexual and gender harassment in academic science, engineering and medicine leads to “significant damage to research

The path to a PhD is a treacherous one. It is paved with failure, stress, and uncertainty. I find myself tripping often, crawling along until I can finally stand up only to trip again.

Several courses during my MPH year have begun with familiar statistics; according to data from the Commonwealth Fund’s report, the U.S.

What makes an anchor institution? How does UCSF build upon not only itself, but also reach beyond and strengthen the community in which it resides?

[Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper March 5, 1992.] Dr. David Himmelstein, founder of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), promised that “something rather straightforward and simple can be done to save the United States healthcare system.” That something, he thinks, is a Canadian-style national health plan similar to the Russo bill being proposed in the House.
Running a marathon is an exhaustive feat that should not be taken lightly. However, with proper planning and a vision, even the most arduous challenges can be accomplished. When beginning a marathon, seasoned pros head off conservatively.

With scientific journals reaching ever higher profit margins, restricting access to research paid for by taxpayers, and double charging universities for subscriptions and publishing fees, it’s hard to find a scientist who loves our current publish

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.

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 in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper, May 24, 2001] The University of California Board of Regents erased an embarrassing stain on the university’s reputation last week by rescinding their 1995 ban on affirmative action.