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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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The Netflix doc “Root Cause” is terrible and insulting, says student Priyanka Srivastana. "It would be impossible for me to debunk every single ridiculous claim that was made by this film, but I narrowed it down to three." Read more...
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McLNeuro Feb 13
Hey Friends, It's been heartbreaking run and I'm so sad for my students and Nashville friends and family. The toll of speaking truth has been real for vulnerable people. 🏳️‍🌈👩🏽‍🔬👩🏿‍🔬👩‍🔬♿️ make STEM ♾ richer and more fun.
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UCSF Synapse Feb 7
1st year med student Ninad Bhat reports on first Deboncoeur workshop on caring for transgender and gender-nonconforming people. "Everyone has the responsibility to champion their patients, regardless of their identities."
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UCSF Synapse Feb 5
Like all rookies, first year medical students experience cycles of irrational confidence and hidden insecurity. We can be self-conscious and eager to please. “Be yourself but… be cool!” I tell myself in the mirror every morning.
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UCSF Synapse Jan 27
Augmented Reality could provide immediate feedback that would reduce valuable time and increase hospital workflow efficiency, says student Frank Chang in the Masters of Science in Biomedical Imaging program
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UCSF Synapse Jan 23
On Dec. 3, hundreds of health professionals and trainees assembled to oppose new “Public Charge” regulations rendering individuals applying for legal residence perceived as overly dependent on government services ineligible for a green card or visa.
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UCSF Synapse Dec 11
White Coats for Black Lives led a teach-in today on police violence & the origins of Black resistance at
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Campus Life Services Dec 11
The Internal Revenue Service has increased the monthly pre-tax limit for transit and parking from $260 to $265 beginning Jan. 1, 2019.
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UCSF Synapse Nov 23
Tetrad student Kelly Crotty explains the father-daughter bond in her Storytelling Contest entry
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UCSF Synapse Oct 23
union workers are holding a three-day strike this week -- the second since last May -- claiming the UC perpetuates racial- and gender-based discrimination in its hiring and wage practices.
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UCSF Synapse Oct 20
"If is one of the leading institutions of health care around the world, then its policies must change to reflect the needs of its sexually diverse student population."
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UCSF Synapse Oct 18
Even as today’s society begins to correctly place more emphasis on diet and exercise, respect for sleep— the third essential component of this health trinity— lags.
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UCSF Synapse Sep 22
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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