Essential news for the UCSF community

For decades, the only way for a family to know if their loved one had Alzheimer’s disease was by having their brain autopsied after they passed away. That could be changing.

UCSF’s participation in AIDS Walk goes back to the very beginning, an unbreakable bond strengthened by the launch of Ward 86 and growing over the decades ever since.

This three-year internship program exposes Oakland high schoolers to careers in health care with the goal of creating a workforce that looks like the community it serves.

Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao and others joined a team at UCSF last week to celebrate the opening of the new BLOOM: Black Baby Equity Clinic, matching Black babies and toddlers with a Black healthcare team to improve disparities and outcomes.

The Great Big Badge Swap: All campus and UCSF Health employees, faculty, trainees, learners, affiliates and certain contractors who have the old UCSF identification badge will need to swap it out for a new one. If you see a black magnetic stripe on the back of your ID badge, you have an old badge. If you don’t see a black magnetic stripe, you have a new badge and you’re good to go. Get details here »

Elevated 3rd Street Garage Parking Experience: A new modernized elevator is on the way at the 3rd Street Garage at UCSF’s Mission Bay campus. Once open in August, it will provide enhanced speed, reliability and fewer closures for maintenance. Follow our progress »

August Town Hall to Feature Segments on Potential Dignity Acquisition and Affirmative Action: Join UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood as he welcomes Suresh Gunasekaran to talk about the potential acquisition of Dignity Health. Also hear from Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Catherine Lucey and Vice Chancellor Renee Navarro for a special segment on how UCSF is working to achieve racial equity in hiring and student admissions. Join us »

100-Mile Bike Ride for Metastatic Breast Cancer Research: A group of UCSF staff, faculty and friends will cycle 100 miles as part of the One More City San Francisco - Point Reyes Century Ride on October 21. Metastatic breast cancer is the second-leading cause of death for women with cancer in the U.S. and funds raised will directly support the work of UCSF physicians and researchers who are helping patients live longer while experiencing fewer side effects. Join the UCSF team, consider donating and mark your calendar »
Save the Date for Faculty Development Day: Faculty are encouraged to mark their calendars for September 21 for a one-day event offering virtual workshops for professional development and resources to enhance faculty life at UCSF. All career stages are invited to participate. Get more information »

Laurel Heights Office Furniture Still Available: Do you need a bookshelf or cabinet for your on-site or remote office? Maybe a chair, desk and filing cabinet? Office furniture from Laurel Heights is still available. The UCSF Equipment Reuse Program is working to keep this used furniture out of the landfill. View a list of available furniture and fill out this form if there are items you’d like »
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Wellness Corner: Take an awe walk. Transform an ordinary walk into a series of awe-inspiring moments by turning off your phone, approaching what you see with fresh eyes, and watching and observing small wonders in the world around you. Get more wellbeing resources »
Deals and Discounts

Enjoy one of the world’s most entertaining high wire acts with discounted Cirque du Soliel tickets exclusively for UCSF employees. Cirque du Soliel’s “Corteo” tour stops at Chase Center in San Francisco from August 23-27.