Students, faculty, and staff turned out in record numbers for this year's Grad Slam event on March 21.
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has announced the 2019 recipients of the Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in graduate studies in the biological sciences. Biomedical Sciences (BMS) PhD candidate Adair Borges and Dr. Yiming Chen, who recently graduated from UCSF’s Nueroscience PhD program, are among the 13 awardees.
The Graduate Division has announced the finalists who will compete in the live 2019 Grad Slam contest at UC San Francisco. Grad Slam challenges PhD students to present a compelling presentation of their dissertation research in three minutes or less, using language that not only their peers – but also non-specialists – will understand. Since 2015, the competition has been held across all ten campuses of the University of California.
Mark Dresser, PhD ’00, credits his mother, a church secretary, and father, an insurance underwriter, for his empathy and strong work ethic, but a career in science seemed out of reach while he was growing up. “I thought that was only for people from families with backgrounds in science,” he said.