Volume 3 | Number 3 | September 2022


Initiative to Maximize Student Development |

From Jessica...

A photo of a woman (Jessica Ipwith long dark hair smiling in front of a brick wall



Welcome back to the start of another school year! It is exciting to see the energy on campus start to change with new students arriving for orientations and returning students finding their rhythm and routine.


This week marks my fourth month at UCSF and as a member of the JEDI Team in the Graduate Division. In my short time here, I feel grateful to have already met so many of you and to be warmly welcomed and supported by Dr. D'Anne, Dr. Jason and Zach!


One of the things that has been exciting to learn about are all the opportunities and resources available to students. From the Student Food Market to the various mentorship opportunities, we have highlighted a handful of ways to get involved and be supported below. In the year ahead, I hope that you are able to explore these resources, lean into your community and feel supported both on and off campus.


I look forward to seeing you around campus this fall!


- Jessica


Get to Know Your Campus Resources!

As we embark on a new school year, we would like to remind you of the various resources available to you. First year students are also welcome to visit this webpage for a recap of reminders and resources shared at last week's orientation. Read on to learn more!




Student organizations, government, newspaper and UC Student Regent /involvement

Did you know that there are over 170 Registered Campus Organizations (RCOs) on campus that cover a broad range of interests including educational, social, cultural, artistic, recreational, political, and spiritual focuses?



  • Register to attend the Student Organization Fair on October 4 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. in Millberry Union Conference Room (Parnassus).

First Gen

Support, events, mentorship, & resources for success for first generation students

Student Disability Services

Creative and innovative accommodation solutions to ensure equitable access to students with disabilities

Campus Life Services

Housing, Transportation, Family Services, Student Discounts, Fitness & Recreation and more


Basic Needs

Student Food Market, CalFresh, Rapid Rehousing, Emergency Resources, Food4Students, The Pantry

Basic Needs for Students is excited to announce The Pantry is open! It is an emergency food relief supply stocked with non-perishable foods and toiletries for students. Students may access The Pantry with their UCSF ID seven days a week (except on Thursdays during the Student Food Market from 3-6:30 p.m.) It is located outside the Student Success Center in Millberry Union 101w (Parnassus).


Multicultural Resource Center

Nurtures and fosters a sense of belonging for historically underrepresented learners, communities of color, and allies

LGBT Resource Center

Provides a visible presence on campus and enhances a sense of connection and community among queer faculty, staff, students, trainees, and patients

Undocumented Student Support Services

Virtual resource center for the undocumented community at UCSF, as well as current and prospective students, faculty, staff, and documented allies

Office of Career and Professional Development

Self assessment, career exploration, job search strategies and professional success skills including writing and presenting

Through a partnership with CCSF, OCPD offers programs that prepare scientists to be effective and inclusive research mentors.




Student Health & Counseling Services

Primary Care, Mental Health, LGBTQIA+ Health Care, Alcohol, Drug, & Tobacco Consultation, Immunizations & TB Screening and more


Care Advocacy Resources & Education

Free, confidential support to any UCSF affiliate who have experienced interpersonal violence such as sexual assault, dating/intimate partner violence, sexual harassment or stalking


Student Financial Services

Guidance through the financial aid process and funding resources

Science and Health Education Partnership

Looking for mentorship and volunteer opportunities? 


SEP connects UCSF volunteers with SFUSD teachers and students through classroom-based partnerships, career days, and high school internships. SEP also connects UCSF with the broader community via the Bay Area Science Festival.


UCSF's IMSD program is funded by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). 



D'Anne Duncan, PhD

Jason Sello, PhD

Program Contacts:


D'Anne Duncan, PhD

Assistant Dean for Diversity and Learner Success

[email protected]u


Jason Sello, PhD

Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

[email protected]





Zachary Smith, AA

Diversity and Outreach Program Manager

[email protected]


Jessica Ip, MA

Diversity Programs and Events Coordinator

[email protected]