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 2022 High School Internship Program 

UCSF needs 40 hosts for summer interns from the San Francisco Unified School District. Hosts need to plan for 20 hours per week for six weeks. This can involve job shadowing, administrative, research projects, laboratory, or any combination. Hybrid schedules are permitted. This program begins Monday June 6 and concludes Friday, July 15. Contact Ángel-Max Guerrero if you are interested in hosting an intern.

This program was piloted in summer 2021 with 15 hosts for 33 interns who completed a 6-week paid internship. The Department of Neurology was a huge part of this success, with four divisions participating. Six of the interns in this pilot program were asked to stay on through the fall, and four of those were in Neurology. 

PITCH Counselors

Graduate/professional students are needed (and will receive a stipend) to serve as counselors for PITCH, the Program for Investigation & Training for Careers in Health, a 3-week summer internship for Bay Area high school students seeking careers in health sciences. This program runs M/W/F from 9:00am to 2:00pm from July 18 through August 5, 2022. For more information visit cseo.ucsf.edu. The PITCH Counselor online application deadline is Friday, April 8, 2022. 

Bay Area Science Festival 

BASF's 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.

Brain Camp

This outstanding program completed its fifth year in 2021. The week-long intensive program introduces local high school students to careers in neuroscience. In 2021 there were 39 high school students from 21 different high schools across San Francisco and the East Bay. Brain Camp was offered in a hybrid format in 2021. For their virtual lessons, campers received a “Brain Camp in a Box” package with all the tools they needed to participate. 

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.