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Black Lives are worthy; black lives are valued; black lives are celebrated; black lives are loved.

August 2023

Angela Michelle Carr

Anolt Joseph "AJ" Laguerre, Jr.

Jerrald De'Shaun Gallion

We say the names and hold in memory the lives

of those murdered in Jacksonville, Florida on August 26.

We denounce acts of hate, violence, and white supremacy. Together we mourn and together we continue

our work in justice, equity, and solidarity.

UCSF HEAR Symposium Registration Now Open

The UCSF Health Equity and Anti-Racism Research (HEAR) Symposium showcases research on health disparities conducted by faculty and trainees at UCSF and other Bay Area healthcare and research institutions. This year's symposium is Oct. 5 at Parnassus campus.

View Symposium Website

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HEAR participants view posters at Mission Bay

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Anchor Institution programs include SF Build, a collaboration to prepare a diverse clinical and research workforce.

UC Campuses to Discuss Regional Anchor Institution Approach

UCSF Anchor Institution Mission Executive Director Wylie Liu will join panelists from UC San Diego, UCLA, and UC Davis in dialogue around developing a regional anchor strategy and UC actions in connecting to surrounding communities at the Healthcare Anchor Network (HAN) Annual Convening. Registration is open now.

HAN Annual Convening Website

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The See Us Birth campaign is a 2022-23 grant recipient.

UCSF Community Well-being Grant Applications

Open September 18

The Community Well-being Grant program supports the health and well-being of the UCSF community. Particular interest is given to projects that support pillars of wellness, create a culture of well-being, and support diversity, equity, and inclusion in a meaningful way. 

In 2022-2023, See Us Birth, a collaboration between the Preterm Birth Initiative and Black Women’s Health and Livelihood Initiative, was awarded a Community Well-being Grant.

Applications will be accepted until October 6 at 5:00 PM.


Grant Information and Application Link

UCSF Anti-Racism Initiative

Focused Updates and News

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Eddy Ruiz, PhD, joined the Office of Diversity and Outreach in August.

UCSF Welcomes Eddy Ruiz, PhD, as Inaugural

Assistant Vice Chancellor of Climate and Belonging

This newly created role leads and orchestrates belonging initiatives for both the campus and the health system. 

The UCSF Anti-Racism Initiative’s first pillar is dedicated to creating a safe, welcoming and health climate for our community - Dr. Ruiz brings more than 20 years of professional experience and academic inquiry in this area.

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Resources for Practicing Solidarity

TUES 9/5: UCSF Police Department Town Hall on AB 481 report

SUN 9/10: Oakland Pride Parade - UCSF contingent

WED 9/20: UCSF Faculty Networking and Resource Fair

THURS 9/21: UCSF Faculty Development Day

THURS 9/28: UC Systemwide Anchor Institution Mission Summit

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New Career Opportunities in Our Community

Remote Data Engineer/Advanced SQL Developer

UCSF Office of Diversity and Outreach

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Business Partner

UC Office of the President

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Resources for Celebrating Black Excellence
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Book of the Month:

Sisterhood Heals: The Transformative Power of Healing in Community

Author and licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, founder of the award-winning podcast "Therapy for Black Girls," shares techniques to strengthen relationships and heal in community. She describes this new work as "a tribute to and celebration of our bonds. Sisterhood Heals is my love letter to Black women and the transformative nature of sisterhood."

Special thanks to Renyea Colvin, MPH, for this book suggestion. Please share recommendations to [email protected]

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