UC San Francisco celebrates the diversity of its campus community during Diversity Month, with events held throughout the month of October. The annual theme of the month is, “Building Community at UCSF.”
“We honor and celebrate the rich social, cultural, and ethnic diversity of our campus community,” said Renee Navarro, PharmD, MD, vice chancellor of Diversity and Outreach. “I encourage all to attend one of our many inspiring, thought provoking, and celebratory events.”
UC San Francisco medical students sparked a national movement when they staged a “die-in” last year to call attention to racial disparities in health care. The efforts of the UCSF White Coats for Black Lives movement were recognized this week when they received a “Hero Award" from the San Francisco Human Rights Commission for the organization’s efforts to advance civil rights.
Jane Lazarre was pacing the hospital waiting room. Her son Khary, 18, had just had knee surgery, but the nurses weren't letting her in to see him.
"They told us he would be out of anesthesia in a few minutes," she remembers. "The minutes became an hour, the hour became two hours."
She and her husband called the surgeon in a panic. He said that Khary had come out of anesthesia violently — thrashing and flailing about. He told Lazarre that with most young people Khary's age, there wouldn't have been a problem. The doctors and nurses would have gently held him down.
Countless clues about heart health have emerged from the tiny town of Framingham, Mass. From diet and exercise to the effects of aspirin, these tips are results of a long-term study in which researchers have tracked the long-term health of a cohort of Framingham residents since 1948.
Now researchers at UC San Francisco are aiming to do for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) health, what the Framingham study did for heart health.
Dental students, alumni, faculty and staff joined a diverse UCSF-wide contingent in celebrating the pioneering life and work of Daniel A. Collins, DDS, MDS, the first African-American member of the UCSF School of Dentistry faculty, at a gala Black History Month celebration in the Kalmanovitz Library’s Lange Room on Feb. 17.
UC San Francisco’s Office of Diversity and Outreach has hired Denise Caramagno as the University’s care advocate. Effective Feb. 19, she will provide crisis intervention and ongoing support at UCSF to survivors of sexual assault and sexual violence and help them access campus and community resources such as counseling, emergency housing and academic accommodations.
In the bright halls of the UCSF Medical Center, Jason carts lab specimens from the nurse’s station while two floors up Matt preps reports for Radiology. Across the building, in the Cafeteria, Roxanne serves Dim Sum to hospital staff while Annie busses tables. Each job is unique and requires a specific skill-set, and each job is being performed by a person with disabilities.
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