Essential news for the UCSF community

That’s the question that graduate student Deepa Rajan posed to win her top prize at the annual UCSF Grad Slam, a competition in which students present their research in three minutes or less in terms easily understood by a general audience. Watch her 3-minute talk »

Only a handful of dental clinics in the U.S. are dedicated to children with autism, and very few employ a behavior analyst like UCSF does to provide to kids like Alex, who has been acclimated to his dental care one step at a time.

Nominated by students across UCSF, Kai Kennedy described her lifelong journey to address health disparities around the world.

Researchers at UCSF and UC Berkeley are looking to combine CRISPR gene editing with an understanding of the human microbiome to address asthma and other conditions.

UCSF crews are cleaning and repairing damage to trails, buildings and retaining walls throughout Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve to make it safe for visitors.

Jaime Sepúlveda will continue to teach at UCSF but step down from his role as executive director of UCSF’s Institute for Global Health Sciences in August 2023.

The distinguished professor emeritus of Oral Pathology at UCSF Dentistry and world-renowned AIDS researcher passed away in March.

Volunteers Sought for New UCSF Disability Awareness Campaign: The Office of Communications seeks UCSF faculty and staff with disabilities willing to share their stories as part of a new campaign to raise awareness of the full scope of disability resources offered at UCSF and to foster a sense of belonging of all people. Participation in this campaign is voluntary. Faculty and staff interested in participating should contact Lisa Cisneros for more information.  

May 5th Town Hall to Mark End of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency: Join UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood and UCSF leaders for the monthly town hall on Friday, May 5. This town hall will feature a segment to mark the expiration of the federal Public Health Emergency for COVID-19. Get key insights from Robert Wachter, chair of the Department of Medicine, who served as a trusted source of information on the pandemic. Wachter will moderate a panel of experts, including Chief Clinical Officer Josh Adler, Chief Pharmacy Officer Desi Kotis, Chief of Emergency Medicine Maria Raven, Sarah Doernberg, associate professor of clinical medicine, and Carina Marquez, associate professor of medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma. Mark your calendars »

Register for the Helen Nahm Research Lecture on May 25: UCSF School of Nursing alumna Eun-Ok Im (SON ’95, ’97), now a professor at Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, will discuss her research in women’s health and a program she launched that uses the internet and mobile tech to address health disparities for midlife women. Register today » 

Celebrate Earth Month: Events dedicated to sustainability and our environment are taking place across UCSF. For Earth Month, recognize your colleagues sustainable actions by sending them a digital card with a sustainability badge on UCSFs Recognize platform. Visit the Earth Month 2023 website to learn more » 
UC Launches Enhanced “Ask UCPath” Site: The improved design provides users with quick search options and easy access to self-service resources, including readily accessible trending topics and FAQ section. Watch the Ask UCPath Overview video for more information » 

Did You Get Caught in the Latest Phishing Campaign? If you missed the "red flags" from IT’s latest mock phish, read Protect UCSF and Myself from Phishing and Other Similar Scams. If an email seems at all strange, report it via Phish Alarm » 
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Wellness Corner: Show your gratitude to a colleague by sending them a UCSF Recognize by the end of the week. There is now a Wellness badge that you can use to give kudos for actions and efforts that support a culture of wellbeing. Visit for more wellbeing-related resources »
Deals and Discounts
Family Night at the Ballpark: Marlins at Giants: Oracle Park is offering UCSF faculty, staff, and students discounted tickets to UCSF Family Night at the Ballpark with fireworks after the game on May 15. No code required. Purchase your tickets » 
2023 UC Moves Challenge
UC Moves – A Month Dedicated to Movement 

A little more movement goes a long way so mark your calendars for the month of May! Let’s get UCSF to be the University of California campus with the most movement in this UC-wide challenge. All participants will be entered into a weekly drawing for prizes including a FitBit.