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Synapse is the student-run news website. We cover campus news and events, science and health news, and life in medical and graduate school.
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UCSF Synapse 14h
The advent of the pap smear, a revolutionary cancer screening, is all thanks to a Greek immigrant couple, the unluckiest of guinea pigs, and conviction that cervical cancer is largely preventable
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UCSF Synapse Sep 18
Read Kacey Berry's Storytelling Winning essay: "Richard received his transplant in 1971 at age 10 when UCSF served as a pioneer in the field. Now, he uses Social Security checks to stay at Motel 6, and sleeps there until his money for the month runs out."
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UCSF Synapse Aug 10
The results are in! Twelve of ’s most talented writers and photographers take home the top prizes in the Synapse Storytelling Contest. Congratulations to all!
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UCSF Synapse Jul 26
“Of all the hardships a person had to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.” ― Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns Which students earned top prizes in the storytelling contest? Check back on Aug. 10 to find out!
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UCSF Synapse Jun 29
Last call! The Synapse Storytelling Contest deadline is midnight tonight! Don't miss out on a chance to win some $2,000 worth of prizes. Enter here now!
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UCSF Synapse Jun 22
Only one week to go in the Storytelling Contest and ZERO entries in the science writing category! What are you waiting for? Hit the link below to win the $250 first, $75 second, or $50 third prizes. !
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UCSF Synapse Jun 14
Deadline fast approaching ! Two weeks left to enter the Storytelling Contest! Enter your photos, personal essays, creative stories, science writing, you could win $2000!
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UCSF Synapse Jun 2
student Sonia Lai’s recovery from the depths of burnout resulted in beautiful artistic expression that was featured in Washington, D.C., at the National Academy of Medicine showcase on clinician burnout.
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UCSF Synapse May 29
Humans of : "Coming from a clinical background, few things are more rewarding than moving forward the knowledge frontier in medicine and to witness the changes in future healthcare." -- Tsai-Chu Yeh, student Master of Translational Medicine
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UCSF Synapse May 9
women of color starting wages 21 percent lower than white men; black workforce declined 37 percent since 1996; and more black workers are in low-wage outsourced jobs at a fraction of UC's direct job wages, say organizers
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UCSF Synapse May 2
medical student Shakkaura Kemet pays tribute to classmate Colin Alexander after his death earlier this year. "It’s how I said goodbye to him, and one of the first times I paused to process the culture of med school after classes started."
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UCSF Synapse Apr 26
A recent survey shows that student satisfaction with mentorship is high, but decreases through the PhD program. To understand why the breakdown, the survey explored eight key areas.
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UCSF Synapse Apr 21
Have you picked a topic yet? The deadline is fast approaching for the Synapse Storytelling Contest — $2,000 in prizes is up for grabs!
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UCSF Synapse Apr 12
Just in time for the closing of Women’s month, nine of the 10 finalists in this year’s Grad Slam were women, including the victor.
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UCSF Synapse Apr 3
Calling all student writers and photographers! Enter the Synapse Storytelling Contest for a chance to win a dozen prizes each valued between $50 and $250. The deadline for entry is Friday, June 29.
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Dan Lowenstein Mar 22
The future of women in science is bright!
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UCSF Synapse Mar 1
Dish-grown tumors called cancer organoids could lead to more effective and personalized treatments, and may accelerate drug screening and development. Read the story by Synapse editor in chief, Ariane Panzer
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UCSF Synapse Feb 21
Basic medical equipment could've saved medical student Tomas Tesfasilassie's uncle after he suffered a stroke in Eritrea. So Tomas founded Supply the Change to distribute donated supplies to disadvantaged medical clinics across the world.
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UCSF Synapse Jan 30
University of registered picketed campuses on Thursday, Jan. 25 for safe staffing and workplace safety measures, and to oppose employer cuts
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UCSF Synapse Jan 23
The new Food 4 UCSF Students app lets staff alert students when there's leftover food after an event. They can then drop by and pick it up!
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