Congratulations to MSTP V Jeremy Bancroft-Brown for receiving the Achievement Reward for College Scientists (ARCS) Scholarship, a competitive scholarship that rewards excellence in research. Jeremy is one of two BioE students receiving the award, and there are 10 ARCS Scholars at UCSF overall. The award provides scholars with a stipend for the 2016-17 academic year.
This year, for the first time ever, the Graduate Division held its annual commencement ceremony at the Nourse Theater in San Francisco. More graduate programs have been added in recent years, and the popularity of the event has soared, so the ceremony had outgrown any space at UCSF. The lovely, historic setting of the Nourse not only provided ample room for graduates and their families, but also added a sense of importance to the always heartwarming celebration.
By Nicholas Weiler on June 02, 2016
Advances in stem cell research have made it possible to convert patients’ skin cells into heart cells, kidney cells, liver cells and more in the lab dish, giving researchers hope that one day such cells could replace organ transplantation for patients with organ failure. But successfully grafting these cells into patients’ failing organs remains a major clinical challenge.
In August 2014, Geri Ehle became the coordinator for UCSF’s medical scientist training program, where she supports some of the brightest students in the country as they train to become future medical leaders. Her charge is to ensure students in the program are well cared for socially, emotionally and academically during their long and arduous eight years of study. READ MORE