Diversity & Outreach Opportunities for Neurology Faculty & Trainees

Opportunities for Spring 2019

SFUSD Health/Biotech Academy needs Capstone Judges and Mentors this semester. If you are interested in serving in this capacity, please click the link to take a brief survey, and the academy teacher at that school will contact you.

John O'Connell Health Industry Partner Survey
20th and Folsom Streets, San Francisco (Mission District)

Burton Health Sciences Volunteer Placement Questionnaire 
400 Mansell Street, San Francisco (Visitacion Valley)

Gallileo High School Biotech Industry Partner Survey
1150 Francisco Street, San Francisco (Russian Hill/Marina District)

The Biotech Academy seniors at Wallenberg High School need Capstone Mentors on March 21st and April 25th from 9:15am to 11:55am. During the mentor sessions, students are seeking guidance and feedback on the feasibility of their ideas. Students will create posters based on mentors' feedback and will be judged in poster presentations at a final Capstone Night, to which mentors will be invited, on May 23rd at Wallenberg High School from 4:00 to 6:00pm. If you are interested in serving as a Capstone Mentor, please complete this very short survey.


Recent Activities

San Francisco Unified School District spring 2019: The SFUSD Career Technical Education (CTE) Health and Biotech Academies sent us six students for job-shadowing in our laboratories on February 4, 2019. Thank you to the laboratories and hosts who made this possible: Drs. Kirsten Anderson (from the Hellmuth Lab), Kevin Jones (Neuroscape) and Prashanth Ramachandran (Wilson Lab). 

  • Prior participants include Jesse Garcia Castillo, Maggie Waung, Jill Hollenbach, Odessa Yabut (job shadows); and Mercedes Paredes, Sergio Baranzini,  Elysa Margolis, Michael Wilson, Bill Seeley, Ted Zanto, Nijee Luthra (tours/lectures).

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. They have hired a full time coordinator, Marisa McFarlane, to coordinate activities for three cohorts per year.

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.