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Are Body Temperature and Mental Health Connected? Science Says Yes

UCSF researchers analyzed data of more than 20,000 participants from 106 countries who wore a device that measures body temperature.

Read about the results »

Two of San Francisco’s Longest-Serving Hospitals Join UCSF Health

UCSF Health has signed a definitive agreement with Dignity Health to acquire Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center, along with associated outpatient clinics. 

Learn more »

Watch: 100-Year-Old Houses Relocated to Make Room for New Oakland Hospital Administrative Building

In a step forward for the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland’s campus modernization project, two Craftsman-style bungalows owned by the hospital have been moved – both in one piece – to a new home a block away.

See the incredible video »

U.S. Health Secretary Lauds UCSF for Helping Protect Abortion Access

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra paid a visit to UCSF researchers, educators and clinical leaders recently to celebrate their leadership in reproductive health.

Go inside the secretary’s visit »

UCSF Mandatory Trainings: Why Now is the Time for Faculty, Staff and Learners to Get Them Done

UCSF has launched an enterprise-wide effort to improve compliance rates for mandatory trainings like cybersecurity and preventing sexual harassment, a priority monitored by the University of California Office of the President. 

Learn how it impacts you »

Experts in the News

The Washington Post

For Some Alzheimer's Patients, Vision Problems May Be Early Warning


Médicos en California Salvan la Vida De una Bebé con el Síndrome del Niño Burbuja

San Francisco Chronicle

UCSF Researchers Fed a Lower Back MRI to AI. This is What It Told Them

Journal of the California Dental Association

Must Dentists Be the 'Bad Guy?'


The Biology of Autism

Social Spotlight

Congratulations to more than 40 UCSF Health clinical nurses who recently received promotions! Cheer them on as they take the next step in their careers.

See the photos on Instagram »


New President to Lead UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals: UCSF Health has named Nicholas Holmes, MD, MBA, as the new president of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals and senior vice president of UCSF Health Children’s Services. Meet Nicholas »

Monovalent COVID-19 Vaccine Clarification: To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all members of the UCSF community, including employees of BCH Oakland, are required to obtain the latest monovalent COVID-19 vaccine or decline vaccination by March 1. Occupational Health accepts documentation or attestation of a COVID vaccine administered after Sept. 1, 2023 as the monovalent vaccine. Read more »

Gift Cards for Student Services Survey: Calling all students! Share your perspective and take the UCSF Student Services Survey. We value your opinions and want to learn more about the student experiences at UCSF. Those who complete the survey will be entered to win one of 22 gift cards. The survey closes Thursday, Feb. 15. Take the survey »

Get Your UCSF Brand Questions Answered: Can a UCSF team, lab or initiative have its own logo? Need design guidelines for an event? Unsure how to get approval for a non-UCSF partner joint press release? Get answers to those UCSF Brand questions and more at one of two virtual sessions on Wednesday, Feb. 21 and on Friday, Feb. 23. RSVP here »

Using AI to Combat Heart Disease: Yoshima Fukuoka, PhD, RN, FAAN, UCSF professor of physiological nursing, joined this month’s Town Hall with the latest on her fascinating work using artificial intelligence to raise awareness about heart disease, holding significant promise for the future of AI in health care. The UCSF community also heard updates on the University’s monovalent COVID-19 vaccine policy, Lunar and Chinese New Year, and Health News You Can Use with Peter Chin-Hong, MD. Watch the archived Town Hall »

Aldea Center Reopens for Events: After a pandemic pause, the Aldea Center at the top of Medical Center Way on the UCSF Parnassus Heights campus is back open to serve as a spectacular event space. The center – with a large meeting room and a catering assembly area – has approximately 1,500 square feet of indoor space. Book now »

Don’t Miss the Upcoming Office of Research Town Hall: The next Office of Research Town Hall will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. The program will focus on the current landscape at UCSF for the funding of graduate student researcher and postdoctoral scholar salaries, including a look at the national climate and conversation. Save the date »

UCSF Student Primary Care Changes: Effective June 1, UCSF Health will become the designated provider of primary care services for all UCSF students using the UC Student Health Insurance Plan. During the transition period, students should continue to schedule Student Health and Counseling Services appointments for primary care visits through May 31. Get more information »

Well-being Writers: Journaling provides a wealth of health benefits and can be a practice to add to your wellness toolkit to help process emotions, reduce stress and self-reflect. Learn more about the benefits of journaling and journaling exercises with our Faculty and Staff Assistance Program on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Register now »

Staff Engagement Town Hall Recap: Hear about progress on UCSF’s enterprise-wide action plan and the latest on staff engagement, including an update on steps taken to address burnout, well-being, and action planning resources and strategies. Watch now »

Annual Fraud Awareness Webinar: Join a panel of experts from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Office of the Inspector General and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners at the Annual Fraud Awareness Webinar at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5. The program covers a broad array of topics related to fraud, including procurement, medical billing, research grants, foreign operations and more. RSVP to attend »

Research Funding Opportunities Available: The UCSF Resource Allocation Program, a campus-wide program that facilitates intramural research funding opportunities, is accepting applications for the Spring 2024 cycle next week. The online RAP application submission deadline is Monday, March 4. Learn how to apply »

Upcoming Events



Center for AIDS Research: Ravindra Gupta with ESI Amelia Deitchman

Clinical Services Research Training Program Day with an Expert: Patricia Areán, PhD

Recess Time: Valentine’s Day Card Making



Recess Time: Valentine’s Day Card Making

Black History Month Lecture and Book Launch: Dante King, M.Ed on 'Diagnosing Whiteness & Anti-Blackness'

BALANCE Faculty Spotlights: Katherine Possin, PhD



Kid Safe SF and Safer Streets

Cancer Center Friday Seminar Series: Olivia Lu, PhD



UC Love Data Week



Black History Month Special Menu at Moffitt Cafe

Supporting Your Teen’s Well-being: A Conversation with Adolescent Mental Health Experts



Breast Oncology Program Seminar: Jim Wells, PhD

3D Printing Part 2: Introduction to 3D Modeling

LCA-Genome Core Seminar: Leveraging Xenium for Critical Insights into Complex and Archived Samples



Teach for Certificate Day: Clinical Teaching 1, Education Leadership 1, Educator Essentials 1, Educator Essentials 2, Simulation Teaching 1  

UCSF Bikes! @ Benders

School of Medicine’s Full Faculty Meeting on Compensation: Improving Clarity and Transparency

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Town Hall: Gender Equity



Cancer Center Friday Seminar Series: Meeki Lad, MPH



Black History Month Special Menu at Moffitt Cafe

Managing Your Salary Sources

Reviewing Education Aspects

Visit the UCSF Events Calendar to submit events and see what’s happening.

Deals and Discounts

Broadway SF Offer: UCSF faculty, staff and learners get a discount on tickets for Broadway SF shows. Ticket prices and discounts vary per show. Save up to 20% with discount code “UCSF.” See the list of 2024 shows and create an account at checkout to receive the UCSF discount.

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