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Basic science initiatives – that is, those scientific inquiries that aim to deepen our fundamental understanding of natural phenomena – are integral to the identity and mission of UCSF. Two generous gifts are now helping our key basic science programs grow.

Chancellor Sam Hawgood hosted a talk with Dayna Bowen Matthew, an expert in public health and civil rights law. 

The building, named in memory of Nancy Friend Pritzker, will stand as a statement against mental health stigma.

An implanted neurostimulation device showed potential in improving patients’ symptoms.

But scientists may have found a way to kickstart the clean-up system back into gear.

A man swabs his nose in front of a mobile vaccination truck run by UCSF Fresno
Testing and Vaccinations On-The-Go: Gavin Larson takes a self-swab COVID-19 test as Cameron Macseng, vaccine support specialist with the UCSF Fresno COVID-19 Equity Project, assists with registration and testing. The COVID-19 Equity Project was created to provide community testing, vaccinations and other health screenings to underserved areas in Fresno.
Say How You Feel About Working at UCSF: After a one-year hiatus, the annual Staff Engagement Survey is back from April 27 to May 21. Learn about the confidential survey »

New Guidance for Telework at UCSF: Looking toward a post-pandemic future, UCSF supports flexibility and ongoing telework for job duties that can be done remotely, integrating ongoing telework with a combination of on-site work. Here are the guiding principles »

Chancellors Leadership Forum on Diversity and Inclusion: The Chancellor's Leadership Forum on Diversity and Inclusion offers a platform for community members to hear from senior leadership on diversity initiatives at UCSF. We encourage all to attend. Bring your questions »
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Wellness Corner
Write down one thing you will do today to take care of your mental health. Maybe it's leaving your video off on a Zoom call, scheduling time off, going for a walk, or reaching out to a mental health provider. Visit for more ways to prioritize your emotional wellness during mental health awareness month.
Virtual Events
Friday, May 21, Noon

Join Chancellor Sam Hawgood to celebrate the outstanding efforts of the 2021 Founders Day Award recipients. Help us recognize these individuals who embody our UCSF PRIDE Values and demonstrate a strong dedication to advancing health, community and diversity.
On May 21, join the UCSF bicycling community on Bike to Wherever Day. For a free tote bag, stop by the SF Bike Coalition curbside stations.
Interested in biking? Take a class, join an event or find more info.