Sylvia Mendez, RN: The Latina who Desegregated California

On the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education (1954), the Office of Diversity and Outreach, the UCSF School of Nursing, and Voces Latinas welcomes Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient, Sylvia Mendez, RN to the UCSF campus to discuss the the landmark case that to desegregated California and became an example for broader decisions, such as Brown v Board of Education.



Do Ask, Do Tell: UCSF SOM asks Applicants about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

This year, for the first time, the UCSF School of Medicine is including on its secondary application optional questions about sexual orientation and gender identity. The change was the result of a multi-year collaboration between the School of Medicine’s Office of Admissions and students from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Student Alliance (LGBTQSA). It arose from a shared desire to make the admissions experience more welcoming to students who identify with the LGBTQ community.

GQA Fall Welcome Picnic

The UCSF Graduate Queer Alliance (GQA) is hosting our first annual Meet & Greet Picnic to welcome incoming and returning LGBTQI students, post-docs, and allies. Join us for some good food, cold drinks, and fun times as we kick off a new school year!

If you have any questions, contact us through our FB group ( or e-mail (

Hope to see you there!


UCSF’s First Undocumented Medical Student Begins Training

Jirayut “New” Latthivongskorn

I first met Jirayut “New” Latthivongskorn a little over two years ago. He was completing his undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley and had dreams of going to medical school.

2014 Chancellor Diversity Awards

Celebrating awardees in the following four categories: Advancement of Women, Disability Service, GLBT Leadership, and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Diversity.

The Awards ceremony is by invitation only but will be live streamed for our internal and external partners to view.

Part of 2014 Diversity Month at UCSF.

Health Disparities Research Symposium VIII

We are pleased to send this call for abstracts for the UC San Francisco Health Disparities Research Symposium VIII. This event is part of the UC San Francisco Diversity Month Events, a series of special events campus wide honoring and highlighting diversity.


Chancellor's Reception and New Student Orientation Fair

For all incoming UCSF professional students.

UCSF 150th Anniversary Celebration


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Sat, September 27th 2014
8:00am to 1:00pm
UCSF Parnassus Campus 513 Parnassus Avenue
Mon, September 29th 2014
4:00pm to 6:00pm
UCSF Parnassus Campus Millberry Gymasium
Tue, September 30th 2014
12:00pm to 1:00pm
513 Parnassus Avenue Cole Hall
Wed, October 1st 2014
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Millberry Conference Center