Essential news for the UCSF community

Fiona was born on Jan. 1 at 12:09 a.m. to parents Dennise and John. See the post »

UCSF screen time researcher, Jason Nagata, MD, answers questions about the links to disruptive behavior, increased anxiety and eating disorders – plus how children can use screens wisely.

The milestone transplant occurred after a donated heart from the Southeastern U.S. became available for transplantation. The recipient, a 45-year-old woman with end-stage heart failure, is currently recovering at UCSF from the heart transplant.

Born without an immune system, HT became the first person in the world to receive gene-corrected stem cells for Artemis-SCID. Thanks to this breakthrough treatment, he’s now doing fine.

UCSF researchers found that vaccines showed significantly reduced risk of hospitalization and death from Omicron infections in California prisons.

Bivalent Booster Shot Requirement Due Feb. 1: To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, UCSF staff, faculty, and learners are asked to meet a new vaccination requirement to receive the COVID-19 bivalent booster shot (if eligible), or formally opt out, by Feb. 1. Review the FAQs »

Apply for the Winter 2023 Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program by Jan. 20: The Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program (DICP) is a cohort-model education course designed to further equip the UCSF workforce with knowledge and skills to support diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and best practices. Apply now »  
Applications for the Research IDEA Oversight Committee Due Jan. 13: The Research Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism (IDEA) Oversight Committee will engage the research community to implement the Anti-Racism in Research Task Force recommendations and develop new recommendations and activities. Apply now » 
UCSF Health Recognized as 2022 Climate Champion: UCSF Health earned gold in Climate Leadership, silver in Climate Resilience from Health Care Without Harm, an international agency seeking to reduce healthcare’s environmental footprint and make the industry a leader in sustainability. Learn about UCSF’s efforts » 
2023 Community Wellbeing Grants Awarded. Twenty proposals were selected to receive the FY 2023 Community Wellbeing Grant. Read about the proposals » 
UC Enhances Pay Transparency: UC has updated its policies and practices to ensure equal pay and pay transparency in alignment with state law enacted on Jan. 1, 2023. Learn more » 

UC Presidential Policy on Abusive Conduct in the Workplace Effective Jan. 1: The new Abusive Conduct Policy covers abusive conduct and retaliation by and against members of the University community in the workplace and applies to all UC employees (including student employees), unpaid interns, and third parties. Read more » 
UCSF Town Halls Now Held Monthly: Get the latest news and information affecting UCSF during town halls convened the first Friday of the month. Save the date for the first Friday of every month »
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Wellness Corner: One of the keys to setting a successful habit is starting small. If you have a goal for 2023, start small, get specific, and choose something that feels attainable. Goals can always be adjusted or increased as you go. Visit for wellbeing resources to help support your goals »