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News and announcements from UCSF Office of Diversity & Outreach
14th Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium 
Call for Abstracts
Submit your abstract by July 21, 2021 at 12pm. You will be notified by email in September if your abstract has been accepted. Email if you have questions.

Virtual Event: Thursday & Friday, Oct. 14 & 15, 2021, 9am - 12pm
The UC San Francisco Health Disparities Research Symposium showcases research on health disparities conducted by faculty and trainees at UC San Francisco and other Bay Area healthcare and research institutions. Click to learn more.
Increasing Mental Health Resilience
in the UCSF Community

The Faces of Ability II - Mental Health Resilience campaign aims to destigmatize and foster a culture of openly discussing and seeking support and inclusion for those with mental health challenges.

The campaign provides stories, mental health resources, and space for sharing experiences or words of encouragement. Read the article and learn more from the campaign's website.
Foundations of DEI Training: Available in Cantonese & Spanish
The Office of Diversity and Outreach is excited to offer the Foundations of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion online training in two new languages - Cantonese Chinese and Spanish. The translated versions are now available in UC Learning Center.
DEI & Anti-Racism Efforts in the Graduate Division 2020-2021
In 2020, the UCSF Graduate Division Dean's Office received two petitions from graduate students urging leadership to take action against racism and police brutality. View the timeline of leadership response.
Join the UCSF LGBTQ Committee
Consider becoming a member of the UCSF LGBTQ Committee to help promote the visibility, inclusion, and equity of the LGBTQ+ community at UCSF. We strive for committee membership that reflects the diversity of the University and LGBTQ+ communities, and encourage all motivated faculty, staff, trainees, and learners to apply. Learn more about this role and show your interest by filling out the survey application before August 4 at 5pm.

Study Recruitment: Advancing Anti-Racism Work through Virtual Reality
CULTIVATE (Combating Unequal Treatment in Healthcare Through Virtual Awareness and Training in Empathy) is a VR-based project that aims to determine if changes in medical education enhanced by technological innovation will improve health access and health outcomes for BIPOC communities. They are seeking for clinicians and students in the departments of Cardiology, Neurology, Pulmonology, and Rheumatology to participate in their study. See the flyer for more information and to join.