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.

CURE Needs Laboratories to Host Student Interns
June 10 - August 2, 2024

CURE is an 8-week paid opportunity for high school juniors who are underrepresented in science and health careers. CURE Interns can be mentored by UCSF Faculty, Post-Docs and/or Graduate Students. If you want to inspire the next generation of diverse STEM professionals, fill out this short form today: tinyurl.com/CUREMentor24 or contact Chaney Saephan at [email protected]. Read more about the CURE program.

SFUSD Mission Bay Hub Seeks 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 are underway at UCSF Mission Bay campus. They are focusing on neuroscience, and they need experiential site visits, fellowships, and mentorships. Complete this form if your unit is interested in partnering with the Hub next semester. If you have questions, please contact Jessica Sanchez at [email protected]

Hosts Needed for High School Interns in Summer 2024

The San Francisco Unified School District, the Oakland Unified School District, and the UCSF Center for Science, Education & Outreach (CSEO) need in-person UCSF hosts for underrepresented student interns. CSEO handles all UCSF HR onboarding and vaccination processes for the interns while providing support to hosts. ‌For more information and to volunteer as a host mentor, contact CSEO Pathway Programs Manager, [email protected].

UCSF Learners Needed as Counselors/Mentors for our UCSF PITCH Program (paid opportunity)

The Investigation & Training in Careers in Health (PITCH) program for SF Bay Area High School youth seeks counselors and mentors to work with Bay Area high school students at Parnassus Campus from July 10 through July 28, 2024, daily. Apply here and find more information here.

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 is exploring the possibility of a return in fall 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.

Envision Internship Program

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

Mentorship hosts are needed for interns to visit your lab, center, or professional space (e.g. office, conference room, educational space). This is a voluntary 1-2 hour commitment on one day for a single session during the internship.

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.