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Non-Traditional Commencement Ceremony Marks Unusual School Year

By Jeannine Cuevas on June 09, 2021
On May 27, the Graduate Division celebrated this year's resilient graduates in its first-ever completely-online commencement ceremony.

Four UCSF Learners Selected as Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings Fellows

April 13, 2021
We are pleased to announce that two UCSF postdoctoral scholars and two PhD students were recently named UC President's Lindau Nobel Meeting Fellows for 2021.
Antoine Johnson

Student's Research on AIDS in the Black Community Resonates in COVID Pandemic

By Jeannine Cuevas on February 22, 2021
PhD candidate Antoine Johnson's research on the AIDS epidemic in the Bay Area in the 1980s and 90s is extremely relevant today, writes Pendarvis Harshaw, who interviewed Johnson for the Rightnowish podcast produced by KQED, San Francisco's local NPR station.
Cynthia Fuhrmann and Bill Lindstaedt

Career Office-Alum Collaboration Yields $2.3M Award

By Mike Mullen on January 12, 2021
A UCSF alum, in partnership with UCSF, has been awarded a $2.3 million NIH Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training (IPERT) grant, with far reaching potential to advance, expand, and standardize the field of career and professional development for biomedical scientists.

2020 Grad Slam Finalists

February 21, 2020
PLEASE NOTE THAT GRAD SLAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE TBD. In compliance with campus restrictions on large gatherings through April 15, part of efforts to control the spread of COVID-19, Grad Slam will be rescheduled for a later date, featuring the finalists listed below.
D'Anne Duncan

Assistant Dean D'Anne Duncan talks "A Day in the Life..."

February 07, 2020
D'Anne Duncan, PhD, assistant dean for diversity and learner success in the Graduate Division, was recently featured in Science magazine's new series, “A day in the life of a scientist,” which explores the wide range of career options available to STEM-trained individuals.
Chase Webb, Nadia Ayad, and Eric Simental

Welcome to the Newest Discovery Fellows!

November 18, 2019
At the annual Discovery Fellows Fall Workshop and Reception on November 6, the Graduate Division and University Development and Alumni Relations welcomed 25 new Discovery Fellows into their role as ambassadors for basic science graduate education.
photo of audience members at 2019 UCSF Postdoc Slam

Postdoc Slam wins the 2019 NPA and Elsevier Award

November 12, 2019
The 4th Annual UCSF Postdoc Slam competition has won the 2019 National Postdoctoral Association and Elsevier “Most Collaborative Event” Award!

8th Annual Fall Celebration Draws a Crowd

September 10, 2019
At the Graduate Division's 8th Annual Fall Celebration, Graduate Dean Elizabeth Watkins and a crew of over 20 staff and student volunteers welcomed close to 800 graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and program staff to Koret Quad for a sunny afternoon of food, fun, music, lawn games, and a free...
Kara McKinley

Postdoc Kara McKinley, PhD Awarded Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation

By Erik Rotman on July 18, 2019
Kara McKinley, PhD, a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, is one of two recipients of the 7th annual Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation. McKinley received her award – which includes a $50,000 cash prize – at a ceremony on July 17.