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Fairytale Cure for Sisters Fighting Rare Disorder

Nine-year-old Ada and Lily, 12, are the first on the West Coast to receive a newly approve gene therapy at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland.

Follow their journey »

2023 Chancellor Awards for Diversity: Meet the Honorees

UCSF celebrates the exemplary service of faculty, staff and learners in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in our community.

Watch their amazing stories »

This Common School Practice Can Lead to Lower Grades

A new study by UCSF researchers suggests a correlation to poor performance, especially for Black and Latinx children.

See the results »

Professor's Drive to End Mental Health Stigma Inspired by Father

Mental health is personal for Stephen Hinshaw, PhD. That journey can be traced back to his father’s lifelong struggles.

Read more »

UCSF Honors Nancy Pelosi for HIV/AIDS Leadership 

U.S. House Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi has been honored with the first ever Bay Area Global Health Alliance Leadership Award for championing policies supporting people living with AIDS/HIV throughout her career.

Learn about the honor »

Social Spotlight

Curious about what attracts students to UCSF? We talked to new learners about why they chose this University over others in health sciences.

See the video on Instagram »

Our Experts in the News

The New York Times 

COVID Cases Drop in California, But Experts Warn of Winter Surge


The Washington Post

Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Should Evolve with Science


NBC News

Advanced AI Chatbots Perpetuate Racist, Debunked Medical Ideas


Doubts Abound About New Alzheimer’s Blood Test

KCBS-AM with UCSF Health

As Prescribed: Homelessness on the Rise for Baby Boomers


UC Open Enrollment Continues: Open Enrollment (OE) for 2024 benefits continues until Friday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m. With significant increases in medical plan costs, UCSF has made multiple support resources available including virtual OE help desks, inpatient hospital rounds and a consulting service for employees considering changing their medical plan. Learn more »

Open Enrollment Questions Answered: Join the monthly UCSF Town Hall on Friday, Nov. 3 for the latest on the University of California’s Open Enrollment period. Plus, we honor Veterans Day with U.S. Navy veteran Jose “Errol” Feria, review UCSF’s financial outlook and get Health News You Can Use from Peter Chin-Hong, MD. Add it to your calendar »

New Head of UCSF Office of Enterprise Emergency Management: Justin Dombrowski has been named executive director of the newly formed UCSF Office of Enterprise Emergency Management. Justin has over 25 years in emergency management at the local to international levels in government and the private sector. His career with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) included roles as a federal coordinating officer, director of response and deputy director of external affairs. Read more about Justin »

Non-Essential Travel Advisory: The University of California Office of the President has asked the UC community to avoid all non-essential travel to the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region for the foreseeable future due to ongoing escalated security risk during the conflict. Any travel that is determined to be essential by a campus needs to be evaluated prior to departure. Get more information »

Chancellor Hawgood on ‘The Spark’ Podcast: UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, was a guest on the School of Medicine’s “The Spark: Medical Education for Curious Minds” to discuss his career, what's inspired him to stay at UCSF and the importance of an inquiring mind. Listen here » 


Step It Up: Registration for the annual UC-wide Step It Up wellness challenge is open! Step It Up is designed to help prioritize well-being and is completely virtual, enabling all to participate. Join as an individual or participate as a team. Weekly prizes are available. The fitness challenge runs Monday, Nov. 13 to Friday, Dec. 15. Sign-up and get stepping »

UCSF Health Patient Care Fund Call for Applications: The Patient Care Fund seeks proposals from residents and fellows that will improve the quality of patient care at UCSF Medical Center sites across the Bay Area. Applications are judged on patient care impact, sustainability and budget criteria. Proposals are due by Friday, Nov. 17 at 11:59 p.m. Complete the application »


Flu Shot Deadline Has Arrived: The compliance deadline for UCSF faculty, staff and learners to get their flu shot is today. Flu vaccines are required by public health agencies and the University of California. If you receive your flu vaccination from a provider outside of UCSF Occupational Health, please submit the record via the OHS portal (MyAccess required) or email [email protected]. The flu record should have at least two identifiers: Name, date of birth (DOB) or medical record number (MRN). If it only includes one identifier, write your UCSF employee identification number or DOB on the record. Get more information »

Help Remove Barriers for Accessibility: The smallest differences can turn the simplest tasks into disastrous results. Siteimprove makes work easier by showing accessibility errors on your website for free. UCSF IT Web Services' Sasha Miller highlights her experience with a temporary disability and how these tools can be leveraged. Watch Sasha's "Accessibility is Me" story »


Public Lectureship and White Paper Competition Opens: UC Center Sacramento has announced the 2023-24 Public Lectureship and White Paper Competition to stimulate multidisciplinary evidence synthesis and creative problem solving. The competition focuses on one of two policy themes: Promoting Environmental Justice and Creating a More Functional Democracy. Proposals are due by midnight on Thursday, Nov. 16. Read more »

Wellness Corner: Get ready for the time change as our clocks fall back one hour this weekend. Help your body adjust by sticking to a consistent eating, exercise and sleep schedule and prioritize finding time for daylight sun exposure, ideally in the morning. Get more well-being resources here »


November 1

Puppies at Parnassus

November 1

Dia de los Muertos Altar Viewing Reception

November 1

Maternal Health and Images of the Body in Japanese Ukiyo-e Exhibition Opening Reception

November 2

UC Pancreatic Cancer Consortium Seminar Series: Jason Link, PhD

November 2

Young Investigators in International Research Conference

November 3-5

Monterey Conference 2023: Teen Health 360

November 3

Longevity and Healthy Aging Symposium

November 4

9th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Nursing Seminar

November 7

Toward Algorithmic Justice in Precision Medicine

November 7

Minding the Intersection of Time Scarcity and Financial Toxicity

November 8

Best Practices for Working with an Interpreter During Behavioral Health

November 8

Recess Time: Virtual Game Show

November 8

Hindsight is 20/20: Career Paths

November 9

CRISPR Cures for Cancer Symposium

November 9

3D Printing and Silicone Casting Demonstration

November 9

Informed Consent and Clinical Trial Ethics

November 14

Stem Cell Seminar: Jun Wu, PhD

November 14

Fundamental Skills in the Art of Effective Feedback

November 14

Coffee and Science Talk: Marissa Raymond-Flesch, MD, MPH

November 14

Gratitude in Action: How a Daily Practice Can Change Your Brain

November 14

Safer Street for All: Mission Bay

November 15

Intro to CAD: Fusion 360 Part 1

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