Diversity & Outreach Opportunities for Neurology Faculty & Trainees

Speakers, hosts, and participants are needed for a variety of activities throughout the year. Please contact Ángel-Max Guerrero to find an opportunity that matches your availability.

SFUSD Mission Bay Hub Seeks Fall 2023 Partners in Neuroscience

The Mission Bay Linked Learning Hub is an intensive year-long advanced bridge into health, biotechnology, and other STEM fields. The first full-year cohorts will take place in the 2023-24 school year at UCSF Mission Bay campus, and they will begin with a focus on neuroscience. They seek 10 neuroscientists to work with 11th and 12th-grade SFUSD students throughout the Fall 2023 term (August-December). Faculty and postdoctoral researchers are encouraged to participate in any of the following activities.

Early September: Site Tours (1.5 hours total) at neuroscience sites.
Weeks of Sept. 18, Sept. 25, and Oct. 2 (one morning or afternoon per week): Host a small group (3-4 students) for job shadows at neuroscience sites.
Late October to mid-December: Neuroscience Research Project Group Mentorship (3-4 on-site sessions, 1 hour per week project mentoring sessions).

To participate or ask questions, please contact Angel-Max Guerrero.

PITCH Counselors

The application forms are on the CSEO Summer Opportunities page.
For more information visit cseo.ucsf.edu

Bay Area Science Festival 

The most recent BASF Discovery Day at Oracle Park took place on April 24, 2022, reaching 25,000+ attendees from the Bay Area community to enjoy hands-on exhibits presented by scientists and STEM professionals. The NeuroZone was a tremendous success, thanks to the organizational efforts of Alexander Ehrenberg. The BASF took a break in 2023 but will return in 2024. Sign up for their newsletter to learn about other STEM opportunities in the Bay Area.

Brain Camp

This outstanding program, now in its 7th year, introduces local high school students to careers in neuroscience. Last year we hosted high school students from 21 different high schools across San Francisco and the East Bay. 

UCSF's Science & Health Education Partnership (SEP)

SEP has several excellent programs that our faculty have participated in, such as the summer Internship Program and the fall Bay Area Science Festival

Dr. Jeanne Paz and Dr. Scott Zamvil have hosted interns through the Internship Program. 

Each program has a different start date and other parameters. Read more on the SEP website to find a program that works for you.

SF Oasis for Girls

Our colleagues in the Department of Neurological Surgery have established a partnership with SF Oasis for Girls that began in 2017. Marisa McFarlane coordinates activities for three cohorts per year at UCSF.

Faculty/postdocs/staff can participate for the whole four weeks, or just a day or two.  If you can offer an activity for these students, please contact Marisa.

UCSF Diversity Hub

The UCSF Office of Diversity & Outreach has a Diversity Hub with over 260 programs. The list is searchable - give it a spin:  https://diversity.ucsf.edu/hub-program/

SEP's programs are listed here, along with many others.