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DACA Phone Banking: On May 3, more than 100 UCSF students, staff, faculty and alumni at Mission Bay and Parnassus – including fourth-year medical student Jirayut “New” Latthivongskorn – called their representatives in Congress, asking them to support the Dream & Promise Act.

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Open Forum: UCSF and Dignity Health Can Work Together and Uphold Our Values
San Francisco Chronicle | David Teitel , MD, and Dana Gossett , MD, say the expanded affiliation with Dignity Health will help deliver care to the vulnerable and will not jeopardize the moral and ethical compasses that guide UCSF physicians. Read more »

Frontotemporal Dementia: Devastating, Prevalent and Little Understood
60 Minutes | With FTD, people either display such bizarre behavior that their loved ones can hardly recognize them, or they lose the ability to recognize themselves. “This is profound as anything that can happen to a human being. It robs us of our very essence of our humanity, of who we are,” said Bruce Miller , MD, who is a leading researcher on the disease. Read more »

Salesforce CEO Benioff Donates $30 Million to UCSF to Study Homelessness
San Francisco Chronicle | The goal is to study homelessness, come up with more effective ways of creating housing and services for homeless people, and share that information with policy leaders. Margot Kushel , MD, will direct the new research institute, which will be part of the Center for Vulnerable Populations.  Read more »
Preparing for One-Day Labor Strike: The University of California has received notice from unions that they will strike or strike in sympathy on Thursday, May 16. The union units represent employees across UCSF, including UCSF Health, UCSF Dental Center, and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

Proposed Dignity Health Affiliation: UCSF Health is working to meet our patients' growing needs for care by expanding its collaboration with Dignity Health. Learn more about the affiliation, including FAQs »

Artificial Kidney Project Award: A team that includes Shuvo Roy, PhD, was one of 15 winners of the KidneyX Redesign Dialysis competition. They won for an implantable hemofilter dialysis system that would enable patients to treat kidney failure at home. Learn about their winning design »

First Impressions Contest Winners: From new carpet to landscaping, 10 projects received $10,000 in funding to improve the public-facing places at UCSF. See the projects »
Sci-Res: Vote for Your Favorite Image!
See beautiful work from UCSF researchers and cast your vote. The winner of the People’s Choice award receives $250!