Essential news for the UCSF community

The beloved teacher, neurologist and expert on the genetics of epilepsy will continue to teach and conduct research at UCSF.

The extensive project includes new landscaping and planting more than 60 new trees along Parnassus Avenue and in the neighborhood.

Medications that treat certain neurological conditions include ones that have not been shown to be safe during pregnancy. 

Pharmacogenomics pioneer Kathy Giacomini, who became dean of the school on July 1, aims to elevate the pharmacy profession. 

A new course is addressing the impacts of climate change and other extreme weather events on health. 

The AIDS Walk San Francisco returned to an in-person event in Golden Gate Park on July 17, with participants from UCSF joining the event to raise funds for local groups. Alice Jaballa-Perez (right), practice coordinator at UCSF Pediatric Dentistry and UCSF administrative assistant Marta Rodriguez were among the more than 200 walkers from UCSF. Read more about this year’s event » 
Support Legislation to Protect Abortion Access: Three bills in the California Legislature would help to protect abortion access in California after the US Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. Take action » 

After SCOTUS: The Future of Abortion Access: Watch a video of the special town hall that addressed the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. See the recording »
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Wellness Corner: Take a deep breath and stretch. Stretching is key to keeping muscles healthy, preventing injury, and maintaining range of motion. Visit for 1-3-5 minute stretching videos and more wellbeing related resources »
July 22, 4pm to 5pm

Join UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood and UCSF’s top experts in gun violence prevention and intervention for a special town hall, Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis. This virtual town hall, open to the public, will include experts from a variety of fields, including emergency medicine, research, social and behavioral sciences. See the program agenda »
July 28, 4pm to 5pm

Come hear our 2022 Staff Engagement Survey results and worldwide engagement trends. Chancellor Sam Hawgood, UCSF Health CEO Suresh Gunasekaran, Gallup, and Vice Chancellor Renee Navarro to speak. Learn and brainstorm ways to increase staff engagement at UCSF »