Upcoming Events:


May 12, 2017


"Research Collaborations Between SF State and UCSF: New Opportunities & Next Steps"

hosted by Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Principal Investigator of SF BUILD at UCSF

Friday, May 12th from 11:30 AM-2 PM* at the UCSF Mission Bay Campus

Cardiovascular Research Institute – 555 Mission Bay Blvd South, San Francisco, CA 94158

*lunch and refreshments included

This event, sponsored by the NIH-funded SF BUILD, is a follow-up to an event held on November 21, 2016, focused on “Opportunities and Challenges Working Across Institutions.” We would like to share updates and new ways to engage.

Tentative Agenda:

·        Updates on enhanced communication between research offices to facilitate submission and administration of grants cross institutionally

·        Lunch, Networking, Discussion

·        Presentation of Cross-Institutional Research opportunities

a.      NIH Diversity Supplements

b.     New SF BUILD Mini Grants Request for Applications


Please join us on Friday, May 12th for this event to network, get updates and learn  about tangible opportunities to ‘jumpstart” or continue to enrich your research. Please bring a colleague!

If you have any questions, and to RSVP (by May 5th), please contact Christina Rios at


In addition to lunch, parking vouchers will be provided. Click here for the UCSF Mission Bay Campus Map.

May 2, 2017

This lecture is FREE, but please register here for the 5:00pm dinner lecture so we can order enough food.

Please join Dr. Catherine Lucey for this special lecture by psychiatrist and sociologist Jonathan M. Metzl from Vanderbilt University, on May 2, at 5pm in Toland Hall Auditorium.

It is co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, the UCSF Black Caucus, the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at ZSFG, and the Cultural Psychiatry Area of Distinction Program in the Dept. of Psychiatry.


TITLEMental Illness, Mass Shootings, and the Politics of American Firearms: Changing the Terms of the Debate:

Four assumptions frequently arise in the aftermath of mass shootings in the US: (1) that mental illness causes gun violence, (2) that psychiatric diagnosis can predict gun crime, (3) that shootings represent the deranged acts of mentally ill loners, and (4) that effective gun control laws will not prevent such incidents. Professor Metzl will discuss how these assumptions about gun violence are incorrectly linked to stereotypes of mental illness and race in the United States. These issues become obscured when mass shootings are framed as representative of all gun crime, and when “mentally ill” ceases to be a medical designation and becomes encoded as violent threat.



Jonathan M. Metzl, MD, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Sociology and Director, Center for Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN,


Want to learn how art can be used as a source of resilience in this era of negative political climate?

Come join us in welcoming artist and activists Yosimar Reyes and Stephanie Camba “SoulTree” as they PERFORM and DISCUSS how they use art to explore the themes of migration and social justice. This will kick off the UCSF Immigration Awareness series of events, hosted by Graduates & Professional Dream Advocates.

**FOOD will be provided. Space is limited, so RSVP today:


What: Resilience Through Art ft. Yosimar Reyes and Stephanie Camba “SoulTree” 

When: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 @ 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Where: Millberry Union (City Lights and Golden Gate Rooms)

Who: All UCSF community members (students, staff, faculty)

More about the artists:
#Soultree is an undocumented creator who channels love and liberation through music, poetry, moveMeant, community workshops, reiki and community healing, and curating creative spaces. Their political, community, and life experiences inform the messages in their work. Soultree is passionate about working with people in order to learn and grow together through meaningful exchanges and connections. Born in the Philippines and raised in the Marshall Islands, Soultree's sounds are reminiscent and reach for the places her family has had to leave as well as the places like Chicago that have taught her how to survive and thrive after being uprooted. Check more out at

#Yosimar Reyes is a nationally acclaimed poet, educator, performance artist and public speaker. Born in Guerreo, Mexico and raised in Eastside San Jose Reyes explores the themes of migration and sexuality in his work. His first collection of poetry, “For Colored Boys Who Speak Softly…” was self published after a collaboration with the legendary Carlos Santana. He was featured in the Documentary, 2nd Verse: The Rebirth of Poetry. Reyes is currently an Arts Fellow at Define American ( and working on his one man show with Guerrilla Rep Theater to premier in the near future. Check out his work at:

UCSF Immigration Awareness Month hosted by Graduates & Professional Dream Advocates (GAPDA), an interprofessional student organization of immigrant students and allies at UCSF working towards migrant justice.

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