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November 2022

UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood and Assistant Vice Chancellor for the Office of Diversity and Outreach Alejandra Rincón pose for a photo with the 2022 Chancellor Awards for Diversity recipients.

Photo by Susan Merrell/UCSF

Chancellor Awards For Diversity

Meet the recipients of the Chancellor Awards for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership, LGBTQI Leadership, Advancement of Women, and Disability Service.

Learn about the recipients' stories in a series of new short videos.

UCSF's LaMisha Hill, PhD, poses for a photo.

LaMisha Hill, PhD, Named Inaugural Vice Chair for Equity, Inclusion and Structural Change - UCSF ObGyn

The Office of Diversity and Outreach (ODO) congratulates Dr. Hill and thanks her for all she has done for the UCSF community while working within ODO.

Read about the appointment.

UCSF Anti-Racism Initiative

Updates and News from the Initiative's Seven Pillars

Norlissa M. Cooper, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN and Dr. reelaviolette botts-ward pose for individual photos. Both are UCSF's new REPAIR Postdoctoral Scholars.

Meet the REPAIR Postdoctoral Scholars:

  • Norlissa M. Cooper, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN (left)
  • Dr. reelaviolette botts-ward

The REPAIR Project aims to address Anti-Black Racism and augment Black, Indigenous, People of Color voices and presence in Science and Medicine and healthcare.

Learn about the new scholars.

Recording Available:

Anti-Racism Town Hall

The most recent Town Hall featured updates about the initiatives Pillar 1 — Creating a Healthy, Save and Welcoming Culture — and more.

Watch the recording.

Dozens of UCSF nurses and fellow frontline workers gather for a Black Lives Matter protest organized by CNA at UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay

Engage and Attend Events

Resources for Practicing Solidarity

Nov. 19, 7 p.m.: Celebration: Honoring Dr. Clarance B. Jones

Dec. 6, 4 p.m.: QTBIPOC Community Gathering at Spark Social

Dec. 12, 9 a.m.: Who is Welcome Here? Foundational Relationship-Building with Learners

Feb. 25, 2023. 27, 3 p.m.: Save the Date: 31st Annual Black Heritage Month Gala

Listen, Learn and Participate
Resources for Celebrating Black Excellence
The book cover of Jonathan Escoffery's new book: "If I Survive You."

Book of the Month:

If I Survive You

Longlisted for the 2022 National Book Award for Fiction. National Besteller. One of TIME'S 100 Must-Read Books of 2022. 

"Kaleidoscopic, urgent, hilarious, revelatory and like nothing you've read before."

— Marlon James

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