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UC Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna, PhDalso a UCSF adjunct professor of cellular and molecular pharmacologyreceived the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her work on CRISPR-Cas9.

These awards "fund highly innovative and unusually impactful biomedical or behavioral research proposed by extraordinarily creative scientists.”

Can UCSF neurosurgeons save a young sea lion poisoned by toxic algae?

Counting DNA mutations can gauge someone's risk of melanoma, the most deadly skin cancer.

Most parents know when their child smokes cigarettes, but miss when their child vapes.

The John and Marcia Goldman Foundation grant will accelerate development of the first implantable artificial kidney. 

Illustration of a flu shot stethoscope and calendar

We're getting there! 72 percent of UCSF Health employees and 55 percent of UCSF Campus employees had gotten their flu shots as of Oct. 13.

2020 State of the University: Chancellor Sam Hawgood will recount UCSF's myriad efforts in response to converging pandemics of COVID-19 and racial injustice during his sixth State of the University (SOTU) address, themed "Resolve and Resilience," on Oct. 30. Save the date »

Free Access to LinkedIn Learning: The UCSF community now has complimentary access to LinkedIn Learning, a digital library of bite-sized video courses taught by industry experts. Find out how it works »

It’s Time to Vote: While the conditions around the upcoming General Election on Nov. 3 are unique – the right to vote and reasons to participate are not. You don’t have to wait until Election Day, either. Vote early and track your ballot here »

Bay Area Science Festival: The Bay Area Science Festival is back and celebrating its 10th year! Led by UCSF’s Science & Health Education Partnership, the festival is a fun way for everyone at UCSF to come together to share the joy and importance of science. Join us virtually »

NEW Recovery Toolkits: New templates are now available to support the reopening of UCSF's campus amid the pandemic. The Recovery Toolkit includes downloadable templates for on-campus digital signage, virtual event email invitations, face masks, iconography, and Zoom backgrounds. Find them here »

Paid Time Off Accrual Policy Extended: UC Office of the President has approved a temporary extension to the four-month grace period for vacation leave/paid time off accrual maximums. Find out more »

Mom holding her child as he prepares for a COVID nasal swab
Free Testing in Fruitvale: Rosa Gomez Pablo holds her son Josue, age 2, before his COVID-19 test as her daughter Irene looks on. A coalition of groups led by UCSF, the Unity Council, and La Clínica de la Raza, offered COVID-19 testing for adults and children in the Fruitvale District of Oakland. 
Virtual Events
Celebrate Halloween with These Fun Activities!
UCSF Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Compete for prizes in five different categories: Most Creative, Most Challenging, Scariest, Most Traditional, and Overall Favorite. Submit your pumpkin »
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Green Halloween: Sustainable Costume Instagram Contest

Make a Halloween costume using items you would throw out or recycle. Winners will get a prize. Show us your best homemade costume »
a card with ghosts and bats saying I love you to DEATH
Get Crafty for Halloween!

Make spooktacular cards and decorations using materials found at home. Join the Makers Lab remotely on Oct. 26 »