SACNAS at UCSF is a chapter of the all-inclusive national Society for the Advancement of Chicanas/os and Native Americans in Science organization, whose goal is to promote the recruitment, retention and career development of underrepresented minorities in the sciences. If you are looking at potential graduate school programs in the life/health sciences, and you are involved with SACNAS at your undergraduate institution, we strongly encourage you to apply to UCSF! Please know that you will find a strong network of support for you through the SACNAS chapter on our campus, and we invite you to get involved with the efforts of this terrific, community-building group.
Chapter activities include:
- Monthly seminars wherein SACNAS members – students and postdocs – practice presenting their research and hear about the current work of fellow members
- Mentoring underrepresented students at local high schools and colleges
- Attending the annual SACNAS National Conference to present research and network with fellow SACNAS members across the country
About the Graduate Division at UC San Francisco
One of the nation's leading universities, UC San Francisco has a unique mission to advance health worldwide. At the core of that mission, the Graduate Division has a singular focus on providing outstanding education and training in basic and translational, social and populational, and clinical sciences. This focus drives broad collaboration across all disciplines at UCSF and accelerates and intensifies research throughout our top-ranked graduate programs.
Graduate Division programs are housed within all four professional schools and Global Health Sciences at UCSF. The programs are almost all inter-disciplinary, creating a dynamic and synergistic atmosphere for research. Our award-winning faculty members deliver engaging courses and provide personalized mentorship for every student.
UCSF is a key contributor to the Bay Area's well deserved reputation as a hub of innovation, technology, and progressive influence. Our graduate students, postdocs, and faculty can take advantage of year-round opportunities to learn from and engage with leaders and ground-breakers in the community.