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For those with established atrial fibrillation, even one drink heightened the chances of an episode within a few hours. Learn more about the study »

The brain activity of volunteers learning the tones of Mandarin Chinese could help explain why some people struggle to pick up new languages.

Staff now have the opportunity to lease below-market rate apartment units on campus.

Most patients on immunosuppressive drugs for chronic inflammatory conditions still produced antibodies from mRNA vaccines.

Celebrating CommunityOakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (left) greets Kim Rhoads, MD, MS, MPH, during Umoja Health’s one-year anniversary event at Oakland’s Liberation Park, where the mayor declared Aug. 7 Umoja Health Day. Rhoads has led Umoja Health in providing low-barrier COVID-19 testing and vaccinations to Black communities in Oakland throughout the pandemic. See more photos »  
Get Emotional Support: Download free mental health apps, find resources on caring for children and the elderly, access webinars on stress reduction and more. Explore offerings from the UCSF Cope Program »

No Labor Day Shuttle Service: Shuttles will not run on Monday, Sept. 6 due to the Labor Day holiday, returning to normal service on Tuesday. See the shuttle schedule »

Ask Congress to Fund Sickle Cell Research: Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) is leading Congressional efforts to increase awareness and funding for sickle cell, which disproportionally impacts Black and Latino communities. Join UCSF in asking Congress to support sickle cell research and help ensure access to testing and lifesaving information. Take action »

Get Ready for the Gubernatorial Recall Election: You can return your vote-by-mail ballot three ways: In the mail (postage is free), at an official dropbox, or at your nearest voting location. Vote by Sept. 14 »

Research Funding Opportunities: The UCSF Resource Allocation Program (RAP) – a campus-wide program that facilitates intramural research funding opportunities is now accepting applications for the Fall 2021 cycle. The online application submission deadline is Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. Learn more about opportunities and apply »

Third Doses Available for Immunocompromised: UCSF Health has begun offering a limited number of third-dose vaccines to employees, learners and patients who are immunocompromised. Read more about the availability of third doses at UCSF Health »

Proof of Vaccination Required at UCSF Eateries: Customers are required to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination before dining indoors at UCSF eateries. Find out about acceptable forms of verification » 

UCSF Extends Return to Onsite Work Date: The return to onsite work date has been extended from Oct. 1, 2021, to March 1, 2022, to help reduce overall risk during the upcoming cold and flu season while preserving essential resources for onsite workers. Read Chancellor Sam Hawgood’s message about this decision »
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