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News and Announcements from UCSF Office of Diversity & Outreach

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UCSF Diversity Month 2023

Starting in late September and throughout the month of October,

the Office of Diversity and Outreach and our partners across UCSF

celebrate our diverse community with a wide variety of events and programming!

Diversity Month 2023 Events
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UCSF Symposium Builds Community

Around Health Equity and Anti-Racism Research


Health Equity and Anti-Racism Research Symposium

Thursday, October 5, 2023

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Millberry Union Conference Center

Parnassus Campus

The annual UCSF Health Equity and Anti-Racism Research (HEAR) Symposium showcases research and action to advance health equity and anti-racism. The goal of the symposium is to build community among researchers across disciplines and across units, schools and campus sites and the wider Bay Area.

Thomas LaVeist, PhD, Dean of School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, will deliver the keynote address. His career has been dedicated to understanding the causes of inequity in health and its potential solutions.

HEAR Symposium Registration
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Latinx Heritage Month at UCSF

September 15 - October 15, 2023

Join in honoring and celebrating Latinx heritage with events and initiatives across UCSF.

Latinx Heritage Month Events

National Latino/a Physician Day is October 1

UCSF Latinx Center of Excellence (LCOE), Department of Medicine, and Office of Diversity and Outreach are sponsoring group photo events for faculty, residents, learners, and staff. Wear your NLPD t-shirt, white coat, or LCOE t-shirt for the photo.

Friday, 9/29, 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM, ZSFG Hospital

Monday, 10/1, 12 - 1 PM, Parnassus Campus, in front of Clinical Sciences Building

NLPD Photo Event Questions


Community Partnerships for Health Justice

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Mission Bay Conference Center

Mission Bay Campus

The UCSF Health Equity Symposium centers conversations with health leaders and experts to amplify the voices of those who tackle systemic barriers, empower patients, and create safer and broader access to care. Vice Chancellor Renee Navarro, PharmD, hosts and speakers from across UCSF and partnering organizations will speak.

Health Equity Symposium Registration
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UCSF Resource Centers Host Fall Welcome Brunch

UCSF Campus Advocacy Resources and Education (CARE) Program, Disability Resource Center, LGBT Resource Center, and Multicultural Resource Center host brunch to meet staff and learn offerings for the Fall quarter on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 11 AM - 2 PM, at Parnassus Campus.

Register for brunch

National Coming Out Day

Gathering at Parnassus

Join the LGBT Resource Center for a community gathering on October 11 in Millberry Union 102W. Queer Portrait sessions will be available in order of registration.

National Coming Out Day Event

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Free Menstrual Products in UCSF Restrooms Address Period Equity

UCSF Facilities now offers menstrual products in UCSF restrooms in accordance with state Assembly Bill 367 which requires public schools, colleges, and higher education institutions to provide for free.

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UCSF Medal: Nominations Open

The UCSF Medal, initiated in 1975, replaces the granting of honorary degrees and is UCSF's most prestigious university award. Recipients are exemplary individuals who have made outstanding contributions in areas associated with UCSF's mission and inspire us to push the boundaries of what’s possible. Nominations are open until Friday, October 13.

Nominate Colleagues for the UCSF Medal

2024 UCSF Alumni Awards: Nominations Open

Celebrate UCSF alumni who are changing the world and making a difference in their communities. Now is your chance to help recognize your mentors, colleagues, and friends – or your own work! – through the Alumni Awards. Award recipients will be celebrated at the 2024 Alumni Weekend.

Nominate a UCSF Alum

Upcoming Events

September 27

Digital Accessibility Office Hours Virtual

September 27

IGHS Grand Rounds: UCSF CHESA Fellowship Program - Fostering Health Equity Champions in Global Surgery and Anesthesia In-person and Virtual

September 29

National Latino/a Physician Day Group Photo at ZSFG In-Person

September 29

Latinx Virtual Cooking Night: Tacos Dorados Virtual

October 1

National Latino/a Physician Day Group Photo at Parnassus In-Person

October 2

Short Film Screening: Turning Around - Sexism in Medicine Plus Talk with Maureen Longworth In-person

October 3

Equitable Assessment: Developing Assessment Practices So All Can Succeed Virtual

October 3

Blue Ticket Film Screening and Q & A In-person

October 4

Diversity Month Lecture: Disability Justice, Identity, and Language with Dr. Sara M. Acevedo virtual

October 5

UCSF Health Equity and Anti-Racism Research Symposium In-person

October 9

Indigenous Peoples Day 2023: Sunrise Ceremony - Alcatraz Island In-person

October 10

Anti-Black Racism and Behavioral Medicine: Confronting the Past to Envision the Future Virtual

October 11

CARE Program and Office of the Ombudsman Welcome Event In-person

October 11

Testing Websites with Users with Disabilities Virtual

October 11

Get Involved! Student Organization Fair In-person

October 11

National Coming Out Day Gathering & Queer Portraits In-person

October 17

LGBTQ Student Welcome In-person

October 17

Centering our stories - A Community Building Space for BIPOC Staff Virtual

October 17

EJE - Racial Affinity Group Caucusing Educational Research Virtual

October 18

Pronouns Day at Parnassus In-person

October 18

2023 UCSF Health Equity Symposium In-person

October 18

True Selves: LGBTQ Student Support Group Series In-persron

October 18

Best Practices for Working with an Interpreter During Behavioral Health Services In-person

October 18

Manual Accessibility Testing with Lucy Virtual

October 24

Chancellor Awards for Diversity Ceremony In-person View 2022 Awardee Videos

Don't want to miss any events? Always stay up to date with our events list.

Visit the ODO Events page.

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