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.

UCSF Historians Recognized with Estes Award

By Jeannine Cuevas on July 09, 2019
Drs. Watkins and Medeiros were recently awarded the J. Worth Estes Prize from the American Association for the History of Medicine for their jointly authored publication, “Live Longer Better: The Historical Roots of Human Growth Hormone as Anti-Aging Medicine.”

Graduates Urged to Use Influence in the Misinformation Age

July 08, 2019
This year's Graduate Division Commencement speaker, Dr. Keith Yamamoto, peppered his remarks with humor, but also called on newly minted grads to take very seriously their responsibility to deliver on the promise of science and to demand science-based decisions from leaders in every sector of...

Graduate Division Marks Commencement 2019 with Two Ceremonies

By Erik Rotman on June 26, 2019
The Graduate Division generated twice the festivity this year as UCSF’s newest PhD, master’s, and doctor of physical therapy degree recipients were celebrated in two separate ceremonies.
David Wu presents winning talk at Grad Slam 2019

Grad Slam is a Smash Hit!

April 01, 2019
Students, faculty, and staff turned out in record numbers for this year's Grad Slam event on March 21.
Mark Dresser

Graduate Division Alumnus of the Year – Mark Dresser

February 15, 2019
Mark Dresser, PhD ’00, credits his mother, a church secretary, and his 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...

Changes in Student Government Solidified

December 03, 2018
In the spring of 2014, students voted to approve changes in the structure of student government at UCSF. The Graduate Students' Association (GSA) and the Associated Students of UCSF (ASUC) merged to create the Graduate and Professional Students' Association (GPSA). This new organization will...