LGBT Advisory Group Advances Recommendations To Make Campuses More Inclusive

UC will adjust student record systems to enable students to indicate a preferred name to appear on campus records along with their legal name. University facilities offices also will begin converting single-stall restrooms into gender-neutral facilities and incorporating gender inclusive-restrooms in new and renovated UC buildings, where practicable.

Office of Diversity and Outreach Welcomes New Students to UCSF

As the Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Outreach, I would like to welcome new and returning members of our campus community to UCSF. The Office of Diversity and Outreach, established in 2010, serves as the campus leader in building diversity in all aspects of UC San Francisco’s mission of advancing healthcare worldwide through ongoing assessment, development of new programs and consensus building.

Medical Research: Missing Patients

In 1997, when I was a resident at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, an African American teenager was found dead just blocks away from the teaching hospitals. He had died of an asthma attack while clutching his inhaler.

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.

Reception to follow.



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.


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Wed, October 1st 2014
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Millberry Conference Center
Thu, October 2nd 2014
12:00pm to 1:00pm
SFGH, Carr Auditorium
Fri, October 3rd 2014
9:00am to 1:00pm
Parnassus Library, CL 220
Fri, October 3rd 2014
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Koret Quad Bowl, Mission Bay Campus