Student Life

Image of Dr. Renee Navarro and students.
This year we are excited to welcome Denise Caramagno to the Diversity and Outreach team. Denise is UCSF’s CARE Advocate and provides crisis intervention and ongoing support at UCSF to survivors of sexual assault and sexual violence. This new position was mandated by UC President Napolitano across all campuses in the wake of recent events. Prior to UCSF, Denise has served as a victim advocate in the Office of the San Francisco District Attorney and with several nonprofit agencies in the East Bay.
We proudly welcome the incoming GPSA Board! We encourage you to meet your student representatives at our next GPSA meeting in October 2016, or by appointment. The GPSA Board members are introduced on our website at
School of Nursing Social

The Associated Students of the School of Nursing (ASSN) hosted the Spring Social on May 13, and it was a huge success!  Over 50 people attended the catered dinner from Carmelina’s and enjoyed drinks in the Nursing Mezzanine.

I am a first year dental student, and all first year students at UCSF are required to participate in the Interprofessional Education Curriculum (IPE).

“36 years ago, my family escaped Iran in the midst of a revolution that increasingly deprived followers of their religion, the Baha’i Faith, their basic human rights.

The stereotype of the graduate student living in a cramped apartment, heating ramen on a hot plate, is decades old.

It’s easy to become buried in our studies – learning about the clinical significance of each sign and symptom, drug-drug interactions, finding the function of that single transcription factor.

It is Spring and that means that it is time to vote in the new GPSA board! See candidate stations on GPSA homepage at At least one candidate is running for each position. Vote for your favorite applicant by Friday, April 17!
The Sexual Violence Task Force (SVTF) is gaining momentum across the UC campuses. Currently the SVTF is looking for UCSF representatives to attend conferences every 3 to 4 weeks. Students can get involved with planning of events and raising awareness even if they cannot attend all the meetings. Please direct questions to GPSA.

Student Veterans and military service members of UCSF gathered together at the Millberry Union Conference Center on Wednesday, March 11, to meet with fellow students, faculty, and staff to network and share their experiences of student and militar