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News and Announcements from UCSF Office of Diversity & Outreach

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Attendees at the Office of Diversity and Outreach Health Equity and Anti-Racism Research (HEAR) Symposium in 2023.

UCSF Awarded NIH Institutional Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Prize

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institutional Excellence in DEIA in Biomedical and Behavioral Research Prize Competition recognized UCSF among 10 U.S. post-secondary education institutions with a $100,000 prize for "implementing strategies to enhance DEIA in research environments."

UCSF is recognized for prioritization of DEIA as a core value through three phases of work: establishment in 2010 of the Office of Diversity and Outreach and its ongoing impact; the 2015 implementation of the five-year School of Medicine Differences Matter initiative; and the foundation of the UCSF Anti-Racism Initiative in 2020 to address institutional and structural racism.

Read about the Award

Chancellor's Leadership Forum on Diversity & Inclusion

March 13, 2024 12:00 PM

Save the Date - Details to Come

The forum provides a platform for community members to hear from senior leadership on diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism initiatives at UCSF. This year UC Irvine Chancellor Howard Gillman, PhD, will join the forum to discuss freedom of expression and academic freedom with Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS.

Register for the Forum

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NIcholas Holmes, MD, MBA

Nicholas Holmes, MD, MBA Named President of UCSF Health Benioff Children's Hospitals

Nicholas Holmes, MD, MBA will begin his new role as President of UCSF Health Benioff Children's Hospitals on March 11. “I’ve long admired UCSF’s dedication to being of service to the community and to providing a diverse and equitable workforce, and I’m incredibly honored by the opportunity to be a part of that,” said Holmes.

Read the Story

UCSF Police Accountability Board Creates New Resource Website

The UCSF Police Accountability Board (PAB), dedicated to promoting accountability, trust, safety, and transparency within UCSF and the UCSF Police Department, has launched its new website. The site provides information about the PAB as well as a secure and convenient way for the community to submit concerns or complaints about UCSF Police Department.

Visit the Website

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CSEO Director Don Woodson and Pathways Programs Manager Angel-Max Guerrero

CSEO Seeks UCSF Hosts for High School Summer Internship Program

The UCSF Center for Science Education and Outreach (CSEO) partners with department hosts to offer internships that include job shadowing, administrative work, research projects, and laboratory experience. The in-person internships begin this June with 16 to 20 hours weekly required. Contact UCSF Pathway Programs Manager Angel-Max Guerrero to engage.

Contact the Program

UCSF Celebrates Black History Month Throughout February

UCSF gathers for Black History Month events and learning sessions throughout the month.

Join Benioff Children's Hospitals (BCH) DEI/AR Council and the BCH Black Caucus for a virtual Fireside Chat with Bloom: Black Love Opportunity and Outcome Improvement in Medicine on February 14, 12:00 - 1:00 PM.

View UCSF Black History Month Events

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UCSF BCH BLOOM celebrates 2023 opening.

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UCSF Mission Bay campus

Founder's Day Chancellor Awards Nominations Due Feb. 16

The annual Founder's Day Chancellor Awards recognize faculty, staff, and learners for extraordinary professional commitment and individual contribution UCSF, as well as the larger local and global community that goes beyond the scope of their individual functions.Awards include: Exceptional University Management, Exceptional University Service, and Public Service.

Nominate a Colleague


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Welcome the Year of the Dragon with Lunar New Year 2024

Lunar New Year begins February 10 in 2024, and is celebrated among many Asian cultures and communities. In 2022, Governor Newsom signed AB 2596 designating Lunar New Year as an official state holiday with provisions for holiday credit for state employees.

Read About Lunar New Year

Upcoming Events

February 1 - 29

"...too busy living it..." Open Gallery with Featured Artist Ajuan Mance In-Person

February 14

Fireside Chat with Bloom: Black Love Opportunity and Outcome Improvement Virtual

February 15

DBBS Town Hall: Gender Equity Virtual

February 22

Hear Us, See Us: Listening to Patients of Color Virtual

February 27

Research Seminar: The Impact of Adversity on Mothers and Infants Living in a Low-Income Context Virtual

February 28

Digital Accessibility Hours Virtual

March 6

Below the Belt Film Screening In-Person

March 13

Chancellor's Leadership Forum on Diversity & Inclusion Virtual

March 13

Core Teaching Skills Workshop: Microaggressions in the Learning Environment Virtual

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Visit the ODO Events page.

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