Trevor Sorrells, a recent graduate of UCSF's Tetrad Program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has been granted a prestigious Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Twelve graduate students from institutes throughout the United States were chosen to receive the award this year; winners were selected on the basis of the quality, originality and significance of their work.
The Graduate Division is pleased to announce the ten finalists for the 2016 Grad Slam competition at UC San Francisco. The annual contest (formerly called "Three Minute Thesis"*) challenges graduate students to present a compelling presentation of their dissertation research in three minutes or less, using language that not only their peers – but also non-specialists – will understand.
The finalists are:
Director of the National Science Foundation France A. Córdova visited UC San Francisco on December 16 to speak with leaders and students about how to improve graduate education to train the next generation of scientists.
Read the full story in UCSF News. (Photo above and on home page slider by Elizabeth Fall.)
In October, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the award of seven grants to UC San Francisco scientists through the highly competitive High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, supported by the NIH Common Fund.