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UCSF’s Diana Greene Foster Selected as a 2023 MacArthur Fellow

Scientist Diana Greene Foster’s Turnaway Study has been lauded for providing important insights in the post-Roe era on the health and economic effects of state decisions to severely limit or ban access to abortion.

Read about her work »

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Are the New COVID Vaccines Worth the Shot?

New COVID-19 vaccines are here – just in time for a possible winter surge. But will they work against the latest variant?

Read what UCSF experts say »

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New Research Building at Parnassus Heights Approved

As construction at UCSF's Parnassus Heights campus continues, the UC Board of Regents has signed off on plans for an innovative building to foster collaboration and fuel groundbreaking biomedical research. 

Learn more »

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Fading Eyesight Helps Angela Woon Find ‘Saving Grace’

Despite mounting challenges following a 2019 diagnosis, UCSF’s Angela Woon is finding ways to adapt and thrive. Part of UCSF’s ongoing Faces of Ability campaign, this story is timed with Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Read Angela’s story »

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Summer Camp Connects Kids with Limb Differences

When different abilities left young patients feeling alone, two UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland clinicians created a place they could call their own.

Learn about it »

Social Spotlight

UCSF celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month. Join us in honoring the richness of Latinx culture across our UCSF community. 

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Our Experts in the News

The New York Times 

The Mystery Around COVID Fatigue 



Even the Meaning of the Word ‘Abortion’ Up for Debate 


San Francisco Chronicle 

Study: Long COVID Impacts Can Now Be Detected with ‘94% Accuracy’ 



Tracy Teen Survives Heart Attack 


KCBS-AM with UCSF Health 

As Prescribed: Weight Loss Drugs, Demystified 


Submit UCSF Medal Nominations: Initiated in 1975, the UCSF Medal is UCSF's most prestigious university award that recognizes exemplary individuals who have made outstanding contributions in areas associated with UCSF's mission. Nominations are open until Friday, Oct. 13. Submit a nomination » 

George Rutherford Back at UCSF Town Hall: Join UCSF epidemiologist George Rutherford, Interim Director, Institute for Global Health Sciences, in his return to the UCSF Town Hall to offer his COVID-19 expertise. We'll also get an update on staff recruitment, real estate and Health News You Can Use with Peter Chin-Hong, MD. Be there on Friday, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. » 


Four Get Gift Cards in Communications Survey Raffle: Thank you to the nearly 5,000 faculty, staff and learners who completed the UCSF Communications Survey last month. The four individuals whose names were randomly drawn to win Visa gift cards are: Ursula Griffiths-Randolph, Tom Shimotake, Kathryn Dudum and Jessica Manning. The UCSF Office of Communications will report on the survey findings once the results have been tabulated and analyzed.


Ageism Awareness Day: Ageism affects all of us and compounds inequities related to racism, sexism and ableism. Intersecting forms of bias increase disadvantage and worsen the effects of ageism on the health and well-being of our communities. Mark Ageism Awareness Day on Saturday, Oct. 7 as UCSF continues to celebrate Diversity Month. To get involved in ageism awareness at UCSF, please complete this survey » 


Protect Your Digital Life Be CyberSafe: Join the University of California celebration of Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Once again, the UC campuses are working together to provide a wide variety of events and activities to help you individually protect yourself, your private information and the University. Register now »


Toward Algorithmic Justice in Precision Medicine: This workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 7 convenes community members along with health systems professionals, biomedical investigators and AI tool developers. Attendees will consider systematic flaws in data collection, datasets and technology that perpetuate or exacerbate inequities and how resultant algorithmic injustices can be addressed. Make plans to be there »


Active Threat Training: Learn how to prepare for, prevent, and respond to acts of violence in malls, schools, businesses, hospitals, medical facilities and more by attending the UCSF Police Department’s Active Threat Discussion-Based presentation on Tuesday, Oct. 17. This course is open UCSF staff, faculty and students. Instruction centers on the development of an active threat response through a collaborative approach. Learn more »


UCSF Alumni Awards Nominations: Help us celebrate notable UCSF alumni who are making a difference in their communities. Recognize your mentors, colleagues and friends – or your own work – through UCSF's Alumni Awards. View criteria and complete the online form »


Total Compensation 101: Most people only look at annual compensation when evaluating a job, but it’s important to review your full package throughout your career as you experience life changes and make annual benefits decisions. Estimate your total compensation »

Wellness Corner: Ergonomics is the fit between you and your environment. For National Ergonomics Month, check out our ergonomics trainings and resources to ensure you’re well set up in your workspace. Get more well-being resources here »


October 4 

Block Party 11 


October 4 

Hispanic Heritage Celebration (Mexico): Shorenstein Family Cafe 


October 4 

Diversity Month 2023 Lecture: Disability Justice, Identity and Language 


October 4 

Cancer Center Live Series: Integrative Approaches to Symptom Management for Cancer Patients 


October 5 

UCSF Health Equity and Anti-Racism Research (HEAR) Symposium 2023 


October 6 

Zena Werb Memorial Symposium 


October 6 

UCSF Monthly Town Hall 


October 9 

Indigenous Peoples Day: Sunrise Ceremony at Alcatraz Island 


October 11 

Breast Oncology Program Seminar: Zoe Quandt, MD 


October 11 

Hispanic Heritage Celebration (El Salvador): Shorenstein Family Cafe 


October 11 

2023 Evelyn Lee Visiting Scholar Lecture: Teresa LaFromboise, PhD 


October 11 

CARE Program and Office of the Ombuds Welcome Event 


October 11 

Get Involved! Student Organization Fair 


October 11 

Time Management Workshop for Postdoc Fellows 


October 11 

National Coming Out Day Gathering and Queer Portraits 


October 11 

Countdown to Kindergarten: Enrolling Your Child in Public School 


October 12 

Emerging AI Threats and Essential Safeguards 


October 12 

Patients But No Patience: Author Talk with Victor Levin, MD 


October 12 

Cybersecurity in Health Care: Emerging AI Threats and Essential Safeguards 


October 12 

Center for Health and Community's Fall Welcome Event 


October 14 

Taste for the Cure: A Taste of Science 2023 


October 16 

Fall Celebration for First-Year Students 


October 17 

Centering Our Stories: A Community Building Space for BIPOC Staff 

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

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In-Symmetry Spa Discount: Enjoy 15% off massages and facials at In-Symmetry Spa. When booking an appointment, put in the “Notes” section that you “Work at UCSF.” Be sure to bring your UCSF ID badge to show at the appointment. 

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