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News and Announcements from UCSF Office of Diversity & Outreach

People applaud a performer at Staff Resource Days 2023. Two women stand side by side at a table smiling with other people in the background. The sky is blue and the feeling is joyous.

Karen Brent (center) and Elicia Rozic (right) applaud a performance while tabling at UCSF Staff Resource Days 2023 at Mission Bay.

UCSF Staff Resource Days Returns in June

In person - Thursday, June 6, 2024, 11 AM - 2 PM

Gene Friend Way Plaza, Mission Bay Campus

UCSF Staff Resource Days return June 3 - 7, 2024. Join in virtual events throughout the week and an in-person resource fair on Thursday, June 6 at Mission Bay campus. Come meet and connect with representatives from organizations, committees, and resources for staff in a social, accessible outdoor environment.

Learn about Staff Resource Days 2024

UCSF Blanket Ceremony

Thursday, May 9, 6 PM - 7 PM

The UCSF Native American Health Alliance & UCSF Association of Native American Medical Students will host a graduation blanket ceremony for Indigenous American Indian students graduating from UCSF professional schools in 2024 at the UCSF Faculty-Alumni House. All are welcome.

Learn About the Ceremony

2022 Blanket Ceremony

Chancellor Awards for Diversity 2023 stage with a person speaking in skirt at microphone

Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Awardee 2023 Christina Stephens

Nominate for Chancellor Awards for Diversity through Friday, May 10

The annual Chancellor Awards for Diversity recognize the outstanding efforts of individuals at UCSF who demonstrate a strong commitment to the elimination of barriers to full inclusion for all people. Faculty, staff, and students 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

Call for Abstracts for Health Equity & Anti-Racism Research Symposium

Due Friday, June 7

The 16th Annual UCSF Health Equity and Anti-Racism Research (HEAR) Symposium is accepting abstract submissions through June 7. HEAR showcases showcases research and action to advance health equity and anti-racism and will be held Wednesday, October 9, 2024 at Mission Bay Campus.

Submit an Abstract

Photo of 2023 HEAR symposium with person with shoulder length hair, brown skin, and teal shirt talking with a microphone in hand from the audience as part of Q&A. A HEAR logo is in the background

Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Awardee 2023 Christina Stephens

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ARCH Co-Director's Research on Older Adults Featured in NIMHD Update

Research examining communication and older adults by Asian American Research Center (ARCH) Co-Director Jane Jih, MD, MPH, MAS, was featured in the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Spotlight. The study focused on using photo sharing to convey dietary practices by adults over 60 with multiple chronic conditions to clinicians.

Learn About the Study

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

UCSF Faculty and Staff Assistance are offering events and resources throughout the month in support of May as Mental Health Awareness Month. Events include gratitude hours, mediation session, and journaling workshops.

Learn about Events

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Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Jewish American Heritage Month

We celebrate Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month and Jewish Heritage Month this May.

Learn About Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Learn about Jewish American Heritage Month

Upcoming Events

May 1 - 30

Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Virtual / In-Person

Jewish American Heritage Month Virtual / In-Person

May 9

UCSF Blanket Ceremony In-Person

May 10

Core Teaching Skills Workshop: Microaggressions in the Learning Environment Virtual

May 10

Core Teaching Skills Workshop: Fundamentals in Anti-oppressive and Anti-racist Education Virtual

May 15

Black Voices v. 3 - "Black Wellness" Virtual

May 16

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) Virtual

May 21

Current Challenges in Women's Health: A Panel Discussion Presented by UCSF's Committee on the Status of Women Virtual

May 21

Equity and Justice in Education: 1)Daniele D. Olveczky on Debiasing Grand Rounds and 2) AERA Updates Virtual

May 22

Digital Accessibility Office Hours Virtual

May 23

Nuestra Familia Unida Social and Networking Event In-Person

June 3 - 7

Staff Resource Days 2024 Virtual Events Virtual

June 5

Recess Time: Pride Silent Disco In-Person

June 6

Staff Resource Days 2024 Resource Fair In-Person

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