University of California San Francisco

Summer 2017

Cover of UCSF Magazine: left corner reads “UCSF Magazine, Summer 2017”. Photo of a man whose face is completely obstructed by a smoke cloud; in the smoke cloud it reads: “Dazed and Confused. Why is it so hard to study marijuana?”

Marijuana legalization and research: What we don’t know could heal – or harm. PLUS: Growing mini-organs to prevent developmental defects; protecting kids and families from toxic chemicals.

About this Issue:

Vol. 6, No. 1
Editorial Team

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Insights & Voices

  • A Remarkable “New” American

    New Latthivongskorn, the first undocumented student at the UCSF School of Medicine, advocates for immigrant rights.

    Photo of Jirayut Latthivongskorn at the UCSF Library.
  • What Do Our Genes Have to Do With Sleep?

    Ying-Hui Fu, a UCSF professor of neurology and a pioneer in the study of sleep and genetics, explains the science behind strange sleep patterns and shares why shut-eye is more important than you think.

    Photo of a child in a bed, peaking above the covers; illustration of sheep and stars circle around their head.