UCSF’s 2017 Chancellor Diversity Awards honored 13 individuals who are leaders, activists and pioneers in the fields and communities that they serve for their work toward advancing equity and inclusion.
Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) if undetected can be lethal by the time a child turns 1 year old. UCSF researchers created a screening test for SCID, which impacts Navajo families at a far higher rate than the rest of the population.
UCSF joined eight research universities and a major cancer institute in announcing plans to give would-be life scientists clear, standardized data on graduate school admissions, education and training opportunities, and career prospects.
Heading into the new year, political issues in Washington, D.C., and in California have the potential to disrupt scientific funding, limit the flow of new scientists and clinicians through immigration changes, and shake up the health care system.