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victoria hale photo by irene young
February 12, 2015

The Graduate Division is proud to announce its 2015 Distinguished Alumna of the Year, Victoria Hale. Dr. Hale graduated from the UCSF Pharmaceutical Chemistry PhD Program in 1990.


After establishing formidable expertise in drug development at the FDA (1990-95) and Genentech (1995-1998), Hale founded OneWorld Health, the first nonprofit pharmaceutical company in the U.S.

Qidi Chen 2014 Amgen Scholar
November 12, 2014

Seventeen top educational institutions worldwide are partnering in the twelve-year, $50 million program.


The Graduate Division at UC San Francisco has been awarded a grant from the Amgen Foundation that will provide hands-on laboratory experience to undergraduate students through the Amgen Scholars Program. This marks the 9th year that UCSF will participate in the program, which aims to inspire the next generation of innovators by providing undergraduates with hands-on summer research opportunities at many of the world’s premier education institutions.

scenes from the 3MT live event
October 30, 2014

Sama Ahmed has won the first-ever Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition at UCSF! Sama, a PhD candidate in the Neuroscience Program, also took home the "People's Choice" award. Chuchu Zhang, another neuroscience graduate student, was named the runner-up.

BMS alumnus and postdoc Robert Judson
October 08, 2014

Two Graduate Division alumni, Robert Judson and Glenn-Milo Santos, as well as four UCSF faculty members, Adam Abate, Wendell Lim, Michael McManus, and Michael Rosenblum, have just received prestigious awards from the National Institutes of Health.

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