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UC Spotlight: May 2024

Winners of the UC Santa Barbara 2024 Staff Citation of Excellence Awards pose with Chancellor Harry T. Yang and Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services Garry Mac Pherson.
May 17, 2024
UC Spotlight is a new UCnetwork feature that celebrates UC locations, teams and individual staff members who are helping to make UC a great place to work.

UCLA nurse’s invention may save millions of work hours

Veronica Pellegrino, RN
May 17, 2024
Veronica Pellegrino, R.N., designed the pill-package-opening device to save time and reduce repetitive stress injuries.

UC named “Most Sustainable Organization”

man working on beach
May 16, 2024
The accolade by EnergyCap, LLC recognizes UC’s wide-ranging and strategic approach to sustainability.

Jenny Kao named vice president and chief of staff to the president

Jenny Kao
May 15, 2024
Jenny has worked in the president’s office for nearly 25 years and has served President Drake from the beginning of his presidency as chief of staff. 

Honoring student diversity at UCSF

Graduates from UCSF’s professional schools and Graduate Division
May 13, 2024
For the new alumni recently honored at UCSF, graduation is an opportunity to represent and serve traditionally marginalized groups of people.

UC People: Kaya Mentesoglu

Kaya Mentesoglu
May 13, 2024
For more than two decades, Kaya Mentesoglu has served UCLA’s International Institute with key IT technology support.

Microaggressions, your health and how to cope

Chase Anderson and Brittany Bryant
May 13, 2024
Over time, these subtle and, sometimes, not-so-subtle slights can lead to everything from poor sleep to low self-esteem and even depression.

Ten UCLA nurses recognized by the Simms/Mann Family Foundation

UCLA's award-winning nurses
May 10, 2024
The honor is intended to highlight the outstanding, humanistic care nurses provide in a variety of community settings.

UC People: Rachel Teagle

Rachel Teagle and Chancellor Gary S. May
May 6, 2024
Rachel Teagle joins UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May for ‘Face to Face’ video conversation.

UC medical school graduates take on Central Valley’s health care crisis

Dr. Vanessa Mora Molina in front of a UCSF Health sign
May 1, 2024
The UC PRIME program prepares new doctors to provide care to medically underserved Californians.