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Pride Hall Opening Highlights UCSF’s Partnership with City

The crowning achievement of a 150-year partnership, UCSF Pride Hall opens as the newest research and academic building where over 800 UCSF employees, including about 200 physician-scientists and clinicians, work.

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Are These Weight Loss Drugs Too Good to be True?

With three-quarters of Americans obese or overweight, interest in weight-loss treatments is at an all-time high – and three injectable medications are dominating the spotlight of late.

Read what experts say »

Artificial Kidney Could Free Patients from Dialysis

UCSF scientists are working on a new approach to treating kidney failure that could one day free people from needing dialysis or having to take harsh drugs.

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Mentoring a Generation of UCSF Research Scientists

UCSF Professor Holly Ingraham, PhD, has made a career of understanding, helping and supporting those around her.

See how she got here »

Asthma Clinic Helps Kids Overcome ‘Scary’ Condition

The asthma clinic at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland is building trusting relationships between providers, educators and families to help kids breathe better.

Find out how they’re doing it »

Social Spotlight

Cheers to UCSF’s incoming medical students! UCSF proudly welcomed 157 outstanding individuals at this year's School of Medicine White Coat Ceremony as they embark on their journey in the medical profession.

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Our Experts in the News:

The New York Times

Can’t Sleep? Try This Proven Alternative to Medication

NBC News

All Signs Point to a Rise in COVID

San Francisco Chronicle

Will Masks Return as California COVID Cases Rise?

The New Yorker

The Power of Food for People with Dementia

KCBS-AM with UCSF Health

As Prescribed: Impact of Climate Change on Public Health, Disease


Visa Gift Cards for Short Comms Survey: UCSF is looking for feedback from faculty, staff and learners on communications across its various channels – UCSF.edu, Pulse, social media and monthly town halls. Please take a five-minute short survey by Friday, Sept. 29. Those who give their name can enter for a chance to win a weekly drawing for a $50 Visa gift card. Voice your opinion »

Air Quality Monitoring: UCSF leaders continue to monitor fluctuating air conditions due to wildfire smoke coming into the Bay Area from Oregon and far Northern California. Check air quality in your area »

Libya and Morocco Relief Efforts: Recent natural disasters in Libya and Morocco have devastated communities and led to an immeasurable loss of life. If you are able, please consider donating to organizations that are working to provide relief and support to those who need it. Help the people of Libya and Morocco now »

Apply for Community Well-being Grants: The application period for UCSF's Community Well-being Grants is open until 5 p.m. PST on Friday, Oct. 6. Submit your well-being ideas to support the UCSF community around one or more of our seven pillars of wellness. Visit the application portal »

Block Party is Back: Is there anything better than a midday party with the UCSF community? The 2023 UCSF Block Party features games, music, food, fun and more from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4 on Gene Friend Way at the Mission Bay campus. First 1,000 people get a $10 voucher for campus eateries. Add to your calendar »

UCSF Brand 101 Workshops: Join us for an overview of the UCSF Brand Identity system and get helpful tools to support your work. Learn about correct logo usage, finding photos, templates and more. Choose between two sessions on Tuesday, Sept. 26 and Thursday, Sept. 28. Email us to RSVP »

Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month: Throughout the month, UCSF will host a series of events through the Multicultural Resource Center. Find virtual backgrounds show your pride. Follow UCSF on social media to share the Latinx experience as seen through members of our communities. Make plans to attend events »

Call for UCSF Alumni Awards Nominations: Every year, we celebrate notable UCSF alumni who are making a difference in their communities. Now is your chance to nominate your mentors, colleagues and friends – or your own work – for UCSF's Alumni Awards. View criteria and complete the online form »

Watch the Latest Monthly Town Hall: If you missed UCSF's September Town Hall event, we've got you covered. Catch up on the latest campus construction developments, Latinx Heritage Month events, flu shot clinics and Health News You Can Use with Peter Chin-Hong, MD. Watch now »

UCSF Gray Shuttle Extension: The Grey shuttle route will start running at 5 a.m. from Mission Bay, adding a 5:30 a.m. pick-up at Parnassus Heights. We’ve also added a stop for the Gold and Blue routes to serve the UCSF community living at Academe at 198 at UC Law San Francisco. See all shuttle stops »

HEAR Symposium Coming Up: The 16th Annual UCSF Health Equity and Anti-Racism (HEAR) Research Symposium is Thursday, Oct. 5 at Parnassus Heights. The symposium showcases research and action to advance health equity and anti-racism. This year’s keynote speaker is Thomas LaVeist, PhD, Dean of Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Learn more and register now »

New Duo Prompt: The rollout of an upgrade to UCSF’s Duo authentication experience has begun. This update brings a new look and simplified experience with all the same two-factor authentication functionality. All remaining applications will transition in November. Read about the update »

New UC Sustainability Standard: UC President Drake introduced the University of California’s new climate action goals in July. Developed in collaboration between stakeholders and sustainability experts throughout the UC system, the plan focuses on accelerating our transition away from fossil fuels, prioritizing direct emissions reductions, limiting carbon offsets and aligning our plans with the state of California’s. Read how UC leads on climate »

Wellness Corner: Aim for a balanced plate. The plate method recommends filling half a plate with vegetables, the other half will have a palm size plant based or lean animal protein and a quarter of the plate with whole grains or starchy vegetables. Get more well-being resources here »


September 21

UCSF Global Child Health Lecture Series

September 21

Faculty Development Day

September 21

BALANCE Faculty Spotlights: Winston Choing, MD, PhD

September 21

9th Annual Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Diversity Celebration

September 21

Countdown to Kindergarten: Enrolling Your Child in Private School

September 23

11th Annual Gynecologic Oncology Symposium

September 23

UCSF Bikes!

September 25

DPBS Faculty Mentoring Workshop

September 26

Social Risks and Benefits of Cognitive Health Screening

September 26-27

Cancer Research Showcase

September 27

Is It Hot in Here? Creating a Positive Learning Climate

September 27

Research Centers Fall Welcome Brunch

September 28

Ethics in the Age of AI Health Monitoring

September 29

Benioff Initiative for Prostate Cancer Research Speaker Series: Himisha Beltran, MD

September 30

Swim Across America

October 2

UCSF Alumni Talk: Maureen Longworth, MD

October 3

UC Pancreatic Cancer Consortium Seminar Series: Daniel Billadeau, PhD

October 3

Equitable Assessment: Developing Assessment Practices So All Learners Can Succeed

October 3

“Blue Ticket” Film Screening and Q&A

October 4

Block Party 11

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

Deals and Discounts

Discount Columbia Wear: A few times a year, the Columbia Sportswear Company Employee Store opens its doors for a limited time to UCSF employees. Enjoy discounts exclusively for UCSF from September 22 to October 15.

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