Essential news for the UCSF community

UCSF experts weigh in on the impact of loneliness and isolation on our well-being and the use of social prescribing to promote overall health. Read the Q&A »

Located at 198 McAllister Street, the new Academe at 198 will provide additional below-market-rate housing opportunities for the UCSF community.

The hub will align the International Dentist Pathway and Doctor of Dental Surgery programs, making it easier for patients to access specialized dental services.

First-year students at the UCSF School of Pharmacy traveled to Sacramento to advocate for the profession and network with pharmacy leaders and government officials.

COVID-19 Policy Changes Effective April 3: UCSF has revised its COVID policies to align with public health orders and the best available scientific evidence. Hear about the changes at this Fridays monthly town hall. Details on the changes to screening, masking, testing, and vaccination are posted on the UCSF coronavirus website » 
Be Heard! Staff Engagement Survey Coming on April 11: The annual survey is open from April 11 to May 5. This year’s survey features new measures on wellness and equity. Learn more »

Nominations Open for Chancellor’s Diversity Awards: Time to recognize the outstanding efforts of individuals who demonstrate a strong dedication to diversity. Individuals recognized are leaders and pioneers in their respective fields and communities they serve. Nominate a colleague by April 21 »

Turkey/Syria Earthquake Teach-in Save the Date: Save April 26, from 4 to 5 p.m., for a teach-in to discuss the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. UCSF faculty and learners will participate in this forum to highlight the socio-economic and political challenges affecting recovery efforts, what the greatest needs are for the people there and how UCSF can help provide resources. This will be a hybrid event, convened in person at Rock Hall at the Mission Bay campus and streamed live for viewing off-site. 
Chancellor’s Leadership Forum on Diversity & Inclusion: Save the date for the annual forum on April 27, from noon to 1:15 p.m. Hear directly from senior leadership on diversity initiatives at UCSF, including updates from the Anti-Racism Initiative and efforts to respond to the results of the UCSF Climate Survey. Learn more and register for the event » 

Keep Your Software Updated: UCSF-managed software is updated on a regular schedule, but other software you use may not be. Not only do updates improve performance, but they also often fix known security flaws. Want to win one of six $50 Amazon gift cards? Learn more and take the quiz » 
Apply for a Seat on the UC Retirement System Advisory Board (UCRS): The application period is open for University of California staff interested in running for one of two open seats on the advisory board. The advisory board discusses issues of interest to UCRS members, retirees and beneficiaries, and shares its opinions with the president of the university. Apply by May 1 » 
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Wellness Corner: April is Earth month and a great time to focus on composting. Food scraps, paper towels and napkins, coffee grounds and tea bags are just some examples of items you can compost at UCSF. Tune in for this Fridays town hall to hear more ideas from UCSF Sustainability Director Gail Lee. Visit for more wellbeing-related resources »
Deals and Discounts
UCSF Discount for Giants Games: Oracle Park is offering discounted tickets to all San Francisco Giants games through April, May and June. Save 10% off. The best seats are automatically assigned when added to the cart. Buy your tickets »