PhD students tell us that the first two years of graduate school generally go well. It's familiar territory to them — they take classes, do lab rotations, and work on projects under supervision. They regularly turn in assignments and get feedback from instructors, develop their thesis proposals, and prepare for their qualifying exams.
UC San Francisco has opened the Student Success Center (SSC), a thoughtfully designed, 3,000-square-foot space, bringing together under one roof a wide range of key student services.
The new physical space builds upon a virtual one: the success.ucsf.edu website, which also aims to give students a practical starting-point through which to explore campus resources.
Connection was one of the recurring themes of the day on November 2, when the Graduate Division and University Development and Alumni Relations welcomed the newest cohort of Discovery Fellows at the annual Discovery Fellows Fall Workshop and Reception, held at Mission Bay.
Congratulations to three UCSF graduate PhD students who were recently awarded prestigious Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). The Gilliam Fellowships support exceptional graduate students who are committed to increasing diversity among scientific leaders, especially in academia.
They are among 39 new fellows named nationwide this past August who demonstrate potential for leadership in the scientific and academic community.
The 2017 awardees are: