Center for Vulnerable Populations

Chancellor's 2018 State of the University Address

On Oct. 30, Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, will deliver his fifth State of the University address, with the theme “Commitment to the Community.”

The address, from noon to 1 p.m., will be presented live in Cole Hall on the Parnassus campus and from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. It will be live streamed here and simulcast at Byers Hall in Genentech Hall at Mission Bay, Herbst Hall at Mount Zion as well as in Fresno.

Closing the Gap between Rigor and Relevance - CFAR Symposium

Implementation science is an emerging field focused on closing the gap between efficacious interventions and real world practice. While the HIV research community has enthusiastically embraced the motivation for implementation science, there is far less consensus on the critical approaches to successful conduct of implementation science in the context of the HIV epidemic. Many methodological issues, which have perhaps been less emphasized in traditional clinical research, are particularly salient for knowledge about implementation. External validity is as important as internal validity.

Memorial Service for Shane Colombo, SF BUILD Scholar

"We were devastated to learn of the tragic death of Shane Colombo – a graduate of San Francisco State University who was set to begin his PhD in psychology at Northwestern. At UCSF we are fortunate to partner with San Francisco State University to increase opportunity for promising undergraduates interested in careers in science through the SF BUILD program. Shane was in the first cohort of SF BUILD and inspired all of us with his intelligence, passion, and deep commitment to science and the promise of science to improve the lives in all of our communities.

Medicine Grand Rounds

Kelly Ray Knight is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine at UCSF.  Her research centers on the social and clinical experience of addiction, racialized health disparities, and health conditions produced or exacerbated by structural violence. She teaches in the UCSF/UCB medical anthropology graduate program and UCSF Institute of Global Health Sciences, serves as curricular advisor and lecturer in addiction medicine and structural competency for the UCSF School of Medicine, and is faculty mentee in t