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January / February 2024

Dante King stands in grey suit on stage in front of an image of scholar Amos Wilson. Mr. King is holding a microphone and the the audience is seen at the bottom of the photo looking attentively.

Dante King, MEd., lecturing at UCSF Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism Leadership (IDEAL) Academy in 2023. He will give the UCSF Black History Month 2024 Lecture on Feb. 8, accessible both online and in-person.

Celebrating Black History Month

We honor and recognize the experience, accomplishments,

activism, and innovation of the Black community this month and every month.

Join in events throughout February.

Black History Month Events

Founders Day Chancellor Awards

Nominations Due February 16

The Chancellor Awards recognize the outstanding efforts of faculty, staff, and learners who work towards our commitment to research, patient care, and education, and demonstrate dedication to advancing health, community, and diversity. Founders Day Awards include Exceptional University Management, Exceptional University Service, and Public Service.

Nominate a Colleague

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Chancellor Award for Public Service 2023 recipient Malcolm John, MD, MPH. View his awardee video.

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Angela Bishop Ross, MPH, MBA

Hear Us, See Us: Listening to Patients of Color Lecture with Angela Bishop Ross, MPH, MBA

February 22 - 12:00 PM

UCSF Healthcare Advocates for Social Justice monthly speaker series features strategist, coach and lupus patient Angela Bishop Ross, MPH, MBA speaking and facilitating discussion.

Register for the Lecture

Equity in Research and Clinical Trials Website Launched

UCSF Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Research Technology team and Research Action Group for Equity (RAGE) have launched a new website with information around equity in research and research participation recruitment.

Visit the Website

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Wellness Grants Bestowed to UCSF Health and Wellbeing Projects

The UCSF 2024 Community Well-being Grant program, now in its third year, will fund 16 projects to support the health and wellbeing of faculty, staff, and learners. A total of nearly $100,000 in funds will support the grant winners.

Read the Article

UCSF Anti-Racism Initiative

Focused Updates and News

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Office of Diversity and Outreach IDEAL Academy's first cohort engages in a discussion session in spring 2023.

IDEAL Academy Welcomes Second Cohort in Spring 2024

The Office of Diversity and Outreach launched the Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism Leadership in 2023 to support UCSF diversity leaders by elevating their work, supporting professional development in diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism, and furthering education and scholarship. The second cohort began on January 19 and will graduate in May of this year.

Learn about IDEAL

Amplify and Apply

Programs, Awards, and Professional Opportunities

MERC Emerging Health Equity Scholar Award

Applications due February 16, 2024

The UCSF Multiethnic Health Equity Research Center (MERC) in the Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM) is excited to announce the third annual MERC Emerging Health Equity Scholar Award. The award will recognize UCSF early investigators who are conducting health services, community-engaged, clinical, or translational research focused on health equity.

Apply for the Award

Center for Aging in Diverse Communities (CADC) Scientist Program

Applications due March 1, 2024

The CADC requests applications for scientists who will conduct one-year pilot studies to investigate research questions among older Black/African American, Latino/a/x, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Native American/American Indian populations, sexual and gender minorities of any race/ethnicity, or the intersection of disability and those populations.

Apply to the Program

Engage and Attend Events

Resources for Practicing Solidarity

FRI 1/26: NIH Diversity Supplement Matchmaking Event for Postbaccalaureate Scholars

TUES 1/30: ESCape: Shifting the Paradigm - Antiracist Education for Advanced

WED 1/31: UCSF Engagement Town Hall

FRI 2/2: GME Diversity Second Look 2024

THUR 2/8: UCSF Black History Month 2024 Lecture and Book Launch for Dante King, M.Ed

THUR 2/22: Hear Us, See Us: Listening to Patients of Color

Listen, Learn and Participate

Resources for Celebrating Black Excellence

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Book of the Month:

Bayard Rustin: A Legacy of Protest and Politics

Michael G. Long, Clayborne Carson

The life of civil rights activist and 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom organizer Bayard Rustin is explored in this new book. With a foreward by professor emeritus and founder of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute Clayborne Carson, the book gathers together essays from a range of scholars, educators, and writers to weave together a portrait of a compassionate change-maker.

Please share recommendations to diversityoutreach@ucsf.edu

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