Essential news for the UCSF community

UCSF fertility experts take on some of the myths around infertility and offer advice on what individuals have control over. Read the Q&A »

Designed for healthcare professionals, the “calculator” app helps to estimate risk for those who may develop advanced breast cancer that goes undiagnosed despite regular screenings. 

New research on the link between tweens’ risk of suicidal behavior and their amount of screen time should serve as a reminder to ingrain healthy screen use habits in kids early on.

The finding that mandated paid sick leave increases cancer screenings may help reduce health care inequities for populations, who disproportionately lack paid sick leave.

COVID-19 Vaccine Options for Employees of UCSF and UCSF Fresno: UCSF employees can obtain a COVID-19 vaccine at Occupational Health Services at Mt. Zion. Information on additional locations and hours of operation will be updated on the OHS website. Appointments for UCSF employees are strongly recommended and can be made through MyChart. UCSF Fresno Mobile HeaL COVID-19 Equity Project will continue to operate its drive-through location through Apr. 14. 

Apply for the UC Women's Initiative for Professional Development by March 24: The program aims to provide participants opportunities to build strategic relationships, actively communicate their value to the organization, advocate for their own needs in the workplace, coach others to demonstrate their value to the organization and increase awareness of diverse UC career paths. Learn more » 
Support the UCSF Black Caucus’ Scholarships: The Black Caucus is seeking contributions to support the Dr. Vivien T. Thomas Scholarships, which are awarded to African American graduating high school seniors in San Francisco and Alameda counties. A gift of any amount would directly support the college aspirations of local African American youth. Donate today »  
Save the Date for the 2023 Last Lecture on April 12: Dr. Kai Kennedy will deliver the Sumner and Hermine Marshall Endowed Last Lecture based on the prompt: "If you had but one lecture to give, what would you say?” The event will be livestreamed and in person at Genentech Hall on Apr. 12 at 5:30 p.m. Register today » 

Tree Removal Along Parnassus Avenue Through Mar. 20: As part of the next phase of construction of the new hospital at Parnassus Heights, trees will be removed along Parnassus Avenue to access underground utilities. UCSF has committed to replanting 98 trees on and off campus to green Parnassus Heights and has funded an additional 105 trees to enhance the broader San Francisco canopy. Learn more »

Stay Secure with UCSF IT Security Tools: UCSF provides security software to keep data, networks, and computer systems safe and secure. You can use the software on your personal devices, too. See what software is available. Take the quiz to be entered to win one of six $50 Amazon Gift Cards » 
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Wellness Corner: Prepare yourself for the upcoming time change this weekend by gradually adjusting your sleep schedule and going to bed 15-20 minutes earlier each day before the switch. Visit for more wellbeing-related resources »
Deals and Discounts
Exclusive Savings at the Columbia Sportswear Company Employee Store: From Mar. 10 to Apr. 2, UCSF faculty, staff, and students can save up to 50% on merchandise. View the flyer » 
UCSF International Women’s Day 2023 Celebration Through March 10

There’s still time to register for events and participate in the celebration to honor the amazing women of UCSF. Events are sponsored by the Office of Diversity & Outreach, the Committee on the Status of Women, WIT@UCSF, and Women of UCSF Health.