September 25, 2015

Incoming student Rashon Lane (2015) has  shared her story on what being part of UCSF means to her and is a featured voice this week on UCSF One Story. 

The article,  "Rashon Lane: Understanding 'Why' in the Ebola Outbreak", begins:

Before returning home to pursue her PhD in sociology at UC San Francisco, Rashon Lane had one last mission across the globe: go to Africa to help understand the Ebola epidemic.

June 16, 2015

On Tuesday June 16th, the American Sociological Association officially announced their 2015 Medical Sociology Section Awards. We are thrilled to see that two of our scholars have earned prestigious awards this year!

June 04, 2015

Howard Pinderhughes and the Hope Dealers

June 2015 • By Andrew Schwartz


Howard Pinderhughes’ latest book begins with the funeral of a young man he knew.

Elena Portacolone UCSF
April 07, 2015

In July 1995, as Chicago sweltered in temperatures that soared to over 100°F, more than 500 people died – largely the isolated elderly, many of whom who couldn’t afford air conditioning and were often too afraid to leave doors or windows open in their crime-plagued neighborhoods. The disaster highlighted one of the key challenges confronting an aging America: How do we ensure the well-being of an increasing number of people living alone in older age?