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March 2023

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Community and Wellness: The Black Women's Health & Livelihood Initiative

March 7, 2023 | 12:10 - 1:00 p.m. | Virtual

This panel discussion by the faculty and staff of the Black Women's Health and Livelihood Initiative will highlight the initiative's mission to build community and promote wellness. This event is part of UCSF International Women's Day 2023 programming.

Register for the Event.

UCSF Celebrates International Women's Day

March 6-March 10

Visit the website to learn more and see the claendar of events:

UCSF IWD 2023 Events

Sponsored by the UCSF Committee on the Status of Women, Office of Diversity and Outreach, Women of UCSF Health, and Women in Tech @ UCSF (WIT@UCSF).

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Sally Ume-Ukeje and her lab mentor, Veriama Pereira, Phd, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Gordan lab at UCSF, go through a step of their research project

UCSF's CURE Internship Program Jumps Back to True Self

The 2022 CURE internship cohort was the sixth iteration of the program and the first held primarily in person since the start of the pandemic.

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UCSF Anti-Racism Initiative

Focused Updates and News

Workforce Development Programs at UCSF

Led by Michael Jones, UCSF Workforce Development Organizational Consultant, these programs provide career pathway training for UCSF employees and local community members. The programs also support the goals of the Anchor Institution Mission and the Anti-Racism Initiative’s Pillar 6: Commitment to the Bay Area.


  • Increase UCSF’s capacity to train, hire, and promote people from under-resourced populations
  • Strengthen UCSF’s workplace climate and cultural humility
  • Increase collaboration among and across community partners and stakeholders
  • Increase the effectiveness of the education pipeline for under-resourced populations.


Learn more: Workforce Development Programs

Alesia Woods, Admin and Finance Director, Physiology (right) meets with Jane Czech, MS, MBA, Assoc. Chair, Finance & Admin.

UCSF Expands Anti-Racism Initiative to Support Continued Diversity in Hiring

Human Resources and the Office of Diversity have collaborated to expand a key pillar of the UCSF Anti-Racism Initiative, Diversity in Leadership.

Read more about the program.

Engage and Attend Events

Resources for Practicing Solidarity

THU. 3/09: The Stories of Black Women Who Fought to Become Physicians: A Workshop with Jasmine Brown

THU. 3/30: (HAS PRE-REQ) Microaggressions: Examining the Teaching and Learning Environment

SUN. 4/2: Doctors on Board Program (for Doctors Residents, Medical Students - Register ASAP)

TUE. 4/4: Department of Medicine DEIB Programs Showcase

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Resources for Celebrating Black Excellence
cover art of book titled Twice As Hard the stories of Black Women who fought to become physicians from the Civil War to the 21st Century

Book of the Month:

Twice As Hard

The Stories of Black Women Who Fought to Become Physicians, from the Civil War to the 21st Century

"Powerful, timely, and important...Twice as Hard is an exceptional book that covers the expansive history of African American women physicians from the 1860s to present-day. This is essential reading for anyone who wants to know more about the history of medicine in America."

--Leana Wen, MD, MSc, author

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