Connecting biotech futures

Potrero Progress investigates public health

Finding careers in water

California’s history and future is defined by the access to water. Most of the Gold Rush pioneers arrived by the sea, including African-American settlers. Much of the state depends of … Continue reading

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State of Thirst: KQED Quest

KQED leads in to Earth Day with a series of programs on the environment including this Quest program “State of  Thirst” about water in California.

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Bridge to Biotech, Dr. Bibbins-Domingo featured

The Bridge to Biotech program’s track record to bring underrepresented students to lab careers is the subject of this story. Also today, Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo appeared statewide on UC-TV discussing … Continue reading

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The It Factor That Creates Science Artists

Each of the presenters during Get in the Game Saturday spoke eloquently about the moment when they connected their passion with their career. For Charlene Coleman, it was the experience … Continue reading

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Get in the Game: Potrero Progress 2.0 kickoff

Water is an ubiquitous part of life, from the San Francisco Bay to the water being used to cool nuclear reactors. We take it for so for granted, that many … Continue reading

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3.8 million new jobs in health care

The BLS projects the health care industry, in response to a spike in the elderly population, will create 3.2 million new jobs between 2008 and 2018. Nearly 105,600 dental assistants … Continue reading

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No limit to where biotechnology can take you

If you think science is hard, try being a nurse in Vietnam. That’s what Kathryn Summers, a retired major in the U.S. Army who taught nursing for 31 years at … Continue reading

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Chemical engineer, educator at Biotech Brunch Dec. 11

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500 million to use mobile health apps

The mHeath conference in Washington was a gathering of players in the drive to produce mobile applications to deliver health information, and diagnosis. By 2015, it is expected that 500 … Continue reading

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Potrero Hill History Night at International Studies Academy

This year’s Potrero Hill History Night will be this Saturday Oct. 23 at I.S.A., 655 De Haro at 18th St. There will be a barbeque from 5:30-6:30PM accompanied by the … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking for new UCSF hospital

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Carol Massey: new frontiers in emergency medicine

Carol Massey decided not to complete her pre-medicine studies at UC-Santa Barbara, but has spent more than three decades in health care.  She went to Howard University in Washington, D.C. … Continue reading

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Bridges to Biotech offers five student ambassador jobs

Learn about these openings during the Biotech Brunch on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. in room 413 at Southeast Campus, City College of San Francisco, 1800 Oakdale. STUDENT JOB … Continue reading

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Stem cells driving biotech growth

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/09/26/BUJG1FIO4H.DTL

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Henrietta Lacks annual conference at Morehouse

Potrero Progress public health investigators studied the formative role of a woman from Baltimore who gave her cells to launch the biotechnology industry. For the past 15 years, Morehouse College … Continue reading

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Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science

http://www.howard.edu/ms2/news/default.htm

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Rise Science Academies

We learned about a network of  innovative science education schools while in West Palm Beach, FL — Rise Academy School of Science and Technology.

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African-American health disparities project

A comprehensive resource for health statistics around the city was released Sept. 23, including the data for African-American health disparities.

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New speaker series with Bridges2Biotech

Carol Massey, chief administrative officer of emergency medicine at UC-San Francisco/San Francisco General Hospital, will be the initial guest speaker during the Potrero Progress/Bridges2Biotech Biotech Brunches on Saturday, Oct. 16 … Continue reading

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Potrero Progress commencement

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Biotech Brunch

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Understanding stem cells

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Who needs Angelina Jolie?

Although the advertisements for a new movie ask “Who is Salt?”, Potrero Progress investigators learned from a real-life action hero, “What is Salt?“ Dr. Lisa White, professor of geosciences and … Continue reading

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CIRM’s Trounson headlines Potrero biotech fair

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