UCSF-Morehouse Summer Research Training Program Gains Momentum, Wins UC Funding

August 22, 2023
The UCSF Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science’s  inaugural UCSF-Morehouse College Summer Training for Scientific Careers in Rehabilitation Science Program launched this year with two recent graduates from Morehouse College, a historically Black men’s college.  
Madeleine Urbanek

PhD Student Madeleine Urbanek named 2023 Hertz Fellow

June 28, 2023
Madeleine Urbanek, a PhD student in the Biomedical Sciences program, was recently named a 2023 Hertz Fellow by the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation.
left: Hersh Bhargava; right: Alexander Merriman

UCSF Lindau Fellows Prepare to Travel to Annual Nobel Meeting

June 02, 2023
Two UCSF PhD students were selected this spring as UC President's Lindau Nobel Meeting Fellows for 2023, and will soon travel to participate in the annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting from June 25 to 30.
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Full House at 2023 Graduate Division Commencement

By Erik Rotman on June 01, 2023
On Friday, May 19, 2023, San Francisco’s historic Herbst Theatre overflowed with energy as the Graduate Division celebrated 149 of its newest graduates.
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Graduate Division and Student Health and Counseling Services Host Second Creating Community Wellness Event

By Jessica Ip & Erik Rotman on May 10, 2023
On April 11, 2023, the Graduate Division and Student Health and Counseling Services hosted Creating Community: Building and Sustaining Wellness Among Graduate Students and Postdocs, an event designed to provide an opportunity for members of the UCSF campus community to build allyship and foster a...

Two UCSF PhD alums named 2023 Schmidt Science Fellows

May 08, 2023
Shizhong Dai, PhD ’22 and Michael Schoof, PhD ’22 have both been named 2023 Schmidt Science Fellows. They are among 32 early career scientists from around the world in the sixth cohort of fellows named by Schmidt Futures.
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NSF Graduate Research Fellows Announced

April 27, 2023
Congratulations to 20 UCSF PhD students in the basic sciences have been named National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellows (GRFP) for 2023. Additionally, seven students received honorable mentions.
Ricardo Guajardo

Graduate Student Ricardo Guajardo receives Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

April 25, 2023
Ricardo Guajardo, a graduate student in the Neuroscience PHD program and the Medical Scientist Training Program, has received the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans.
Lila Neahring

PhD Student Lila Neahring named 2023 Weintraub Award winner

April 21, 2023
Lila Neahring has been named a 2023 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award winner from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, an award that recognizes exceptional achievement in graduate studies in the biological sciences.
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Congrats to UCSF Grad Slammers

April 07, 2023
At the 7th UCSF Grad Slam competition on Tuesday, April 4, three PhD students emerged as prize-winners for their 3-minute talks, but all ten of the finalists gave impressive and engaging presentations aimed at sharing their dissertation research with a broad audience.