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To commemorate International Women and Girls in Science Day on Feb. 11, we’re featuring some of our laboratory leaders who are taking research to new heights. Discover who they are »

As one of the first outpatient clinics devoted to caring for people living with HIV, Ward 86 revolutionized care at UCSF, in San Francisco, across the nation and around the world.

A UCSF-led study shows that sleep medications may increase the risk of dementia for people who are white. It follows previous work that shows that people who are Black have a higher likelihood than those who are white of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Shawn Hervey-Jumper, MD, specializes in awake brain surgery, in which patients are alert and engaged during parts of the procedure to prevent severe brain damage.

UCSF pediatricians are exploring how to tackle the lack of pain care for hospitalized children — an issue that can lead to anxiety and depression, heightened sensitivity to pain later in life, and avoidance of health care in adulthood.

UCSF researchers met with partners in sub-Saharan Africa to launch an initiative to address the causes of inequitable research partnerships.

Chancellor Awards Nominations due Feb. 17: The Founders Day Chancellor Awards recognize and celebrate UCSF faculty and staff for their extraordinary contributions to the University, as well as the larger local and global community. Nominate someone today » 
Register for UC Love Data Week 2023: The annual University of California-wide Love Data Week will take place Feb. 13-17. The week-long event features a series of data-focused talks, presentations, and workshops focused on topics like data access, security, sharing, preservation and more. It’s free. Register today » 

Did You Watch the Staff Engagement Town Hall? Learning & Organization Development recently convened an Engagement Town Hall, where it covered UCSF’s Engagement Action Plan, the progress we have made, and where we continue to head. Watch the recording » 

Formal Employee Review/Comment Period on Proposed UC Presidential Policy – Anti-Discrimination: The University of California Office of the President invites comments on a proposed Presidential Policy on Anti-Discrimination. Submit your questions and comments to [email protected] by April 24. 
Could You Be the 2023 UCSF Library Artist in Residence? The UCSF Library Archives and Special Collections and Makers Lab are accepting proposals for the fourth annual UCSF Library Artist in Residence program. The deadline to apply is March 26. Learn more » 

It’s Not Too Late for the 14 Days of Wellness Challenge: All registered participants will be entered into a daily prize drawing. Three participants who complete the challenge and the post-challenge survey by Feb. 17, will be entered into a drawing to win grand prizes. Register now » 
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Wellness Corner: Show yourself some self-love for February. Write down six of your favorite hobbies and schedule a date with yourself to do at least one of them. Visit for more wellbeing-related resources »
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