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On May 31, UCSF celebrated 10 faculty and staff who have demonstrated outstanding service to the University and to our community at large in fulfillment of our mission of advancing health worldwide. Learn more about the awardees » 

UCSF researchers have identified chronic pain states in individuals using biomarkers in their brains, helping to address the mystery of how chronic pain is represented in the brain and how that representation differs or overlaps with representations of acute pain.

UCSF School of Nursing professor Yoshimi Fukuoka is leading research projects that look at health interventions based on artificial intelligence to address heart disease, diabetes and obesity.

Six alumni have been recognized with the UCSF Alumni Achievement Awards for their contributions to clinical practice, research, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, service, mentorship, and early career success.

2023 Byers Award recipient and UCSF neuroscientist Saul Villeda addressed the question of whether we can preserve our identity by countering aging – and the answer looks encouraging.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland opened its first stand-alone outpatient Mental Health Services building dedicated to children and youth, as part of its ongoing efforts to address the rising need for pediatric mental health services in the region.

UCSF Kicks Off Disability Awareness Campaign at Town Hall: Join UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood and members of the UCSF community, who will cover topics including Pride Month, 2023 Founders Day Awards, health news you can use, and the latest developments in campus real estate. This month’s town hall features a panel discussion to kick off UCSF's Disability Awareness Campaign, which aims to raise the visibility of people with disabilities and highlight the array of services and resources that the University provides for them. Mark your calendars » 

Join or Contribute to AIDS Walk San Francisco on July 16: Several UCSF teams are raising money in a friendly competition to see which team brings in the most donations to AIDS Walk San Francisco. The team with the highest total of donations wins the coveted AIDS Walk Trophy presented by UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood. See the list of UCSF teams, consider donating and mark your calendar » 

Check Out UCSF’s Latest Affordable Housing Option: Academe at 198 provides affordable housing for UCSF students, post docs, residents, fellows, staff and faculty in the heart of San Francisco. Learn more about its amenities and apply » 

UC Hall Demolition to Begin Mid-June 2023: UC Hall will be demolished to make way for a new Parnassus Research and Academic Building, a key part of the revitalization of the Parnassus Heights campus. The new building will include modern research spaces and house research that focuses on immunology, cancer, microbiology, diabetes and cell biology. It also will include the UCSF School of Nursing and new educational spaces for graduate-level learners. Learn more » 
UCSF Collaborative Learning Environment (CLS) Upgrade on July 5: The upgrade to the CLS, our online teaching and learning space, will introduce a new contemporary look and feel and add new features and enhancements to make it easier to create and edit courses, and prioritize and complete course work. Learn how you can prepare for the upgrade » 

UC Policies Can Help You Follow Critical Regulations: Find out how by reading Follow UC Policies to Meet Regulatory Requirements. Take the quiz at the end of the article to be entered in a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card. Learn more and take the quiz » 
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Wellness Corner: Here are some sun safety tips: Limit your time in the sun, especially between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when the sun’s rays are the most intense. Use broad-spectrum protection sunscreen. Wear hats and sunglasses with UV protection. For more wellbeing resources, visit » 
UCSF Celebrates June Pride Month
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Exclusive UCSF Discounts for Columbia Sportswear: In the month of June, the Columbia Sportswear Company Employee Store is offering discounted pricing on certain items exclusively to UCSF employees. Get the discount »