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News and Announcements from UCSF Office of Diversity & Outreach

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Chancellor Awards for Diversity 2024

Nominations Now Open Through May 10

The annual Chancellor Awards for Diversity recognize the outstanding efforts of individuals who demonstrate a strong dedication to diversity. Faculty, staff, and student recipients are leaders and pioneers in their respective fields and to the communities in which they serve. Honorees are awarded in four areas: Advancement of Women; Disability Service; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership; and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Leadership.

Nominate A Colleague
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Alicia Fernandez, MD

Alicia Fernandez, MD, Honored with Distinguished Faculty Award

The UCSF Academic Senate has recognized Alicia Fernandez, MD, with the Spring 2024 Distinction in Mentoring Award. Dr. Fernandez is Professor of Medicine; Associate Dean of Population Health and Health Equity for the UCSF School of Medicine; and founding Director of the UCSF Latinx Center of Excellence.

Read About the Faculty Awards

Gender Recognition and Lived Name Policy Awareness Campaign Seeks UCSF Participants

The UCSF Office of Communications is seeking stories from the UCSF community to feature in an upcoming awareness campaign. The Gender Recognition and Lived Name (GRLN) Policy aims to ensure that all are identified by their accurate gender identity and lived named in UCSF-issued documents and systems.

Share Your Story

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School of Medicine Diversity Graduates celebrate in 2019

Celebrate UCSF Diversity Graduation

May 1, 5:30 - 7:00 PM

The annual celebration honors BIPOC, disabled and LGBTQ+ graduates from the Professional Schools and Graduate Divisions. Sponsored by the LGBTQ Resource Center, Multicultural Resource Center, and Disability Resource Center, the event features live music, light refreshments, and photo booth.

Register for the Event

2024 Chancellor's Leadership Forum on Diversity and Inclusion

Recording Now Available

This year's Chancellor's Leadership Forum on Diversity and Inclusion featured Chancellor Sam Hawgood and UC Irvine Chancellor Howard Gillman discussing freedom of speech and academic freedom.

Watch the Video

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Staff Engagement Survey Launches April 9 - Open Through May 3

The annual UCSF Staff Engagement Survey gathers feedback to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement and growth across our institution. Key areas of inquiry include accountability, belonging, wellness, and culture. The survey is valued by leaders to assess our workplace - share your voice!

Learn About the Survey


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Arab American Heritage Month

We celebrate Arab American Heritage Month this April and honor this year's national theme, Celebrating Arab American Resilience and Diversity.

Read About Arab American Heritage Month

Upcoming Events

April 1 - 30

Arab American Heritage Month Virtual / In-Person

April 5

Addressing Racial Bias in Pain Management w/Dr. Lawrence Poree Virtual

April 10

Testing Websites with Users with DisabilitiesVirtual

April 16

UCSF Native American Community Beading & Social In-Person

April 17

Whose Medicine, Whose Healing: Culture and Race in the Psychedelics Movement In-Person

April 19

Black Day of Healing In-Person

April 23

#IAmArwyn: My Journey of Resilience Virtual

April 24

Digital Accessibility Office Hours Virtual

April 24

3rd Annual Multiethnic Health Equity Research Center in DGIM Research Symposium Virtual

April 29

Med Ed Grand Rounds: Equity in Education with Kris D. Gutiérrez, PhD Virtual

May 1

Diversity Graduation In-Person

May 9

UCSF Blanket Ceremony In-Person

Don't want to miss any events? Always stay up to date with our events list.

Visit the ODO Events page.

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