illustration of a stopwatch
September 08, 2016

The Office for Postdoctoral Scholars is pleased to announce the finalists for the first-ever Postdoc Slam competition at UC San Francisco. Postdoc Slam is based on the popular “Grad Slam” contest for graduate students, which is now held at all ten campuses across the UC system. The contest challenges postdocs to present a compelling presentation of their research in three minutes or less, using language that not only their peers – but also non-scientists – will understand.

photo of students Cotter, Desse, and Johnson Cruz
August 08, 2016

This year, the Graduate Division welcomed 56 undergraduate students to its 31st annual Summer Research Program. Program participants got to show off their research projects to the campus community through oral presentations and poster sessions in the Genentech Hall atrium in August. There, we asked three of this year’s students what they got out of their experience in the ten-week program.

photo of Thi Nguyen and Liz Silva
July 27, 2016

Dr. Thi Nguyen, career development consultant in UCSF's Office of Career and Professional Development, and Dr. Elizabeth Silva, associate dean of graduate programs, have received a grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to develop a workbook that provides the opportunity for life science graduate students and postdocs to test whether their skills and interests align with careers of interest.

photo of UCSF PhD alumna Quinn Grundy
July 19, 2016

This summer, Quinn Grundy, a recent grad of UCSF's Nursing PhD program and a postdoctoral research fellow at the the University of Sydney, published a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, which examines issues around industry marketing to nurses in hospitals in the US.