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The Living Therapeutics Initiative will create a federation of UCSF programs working to deliver on the promise of cell therapies as the new “third pillar” of medicine. How living therapeutics are changing medicine »

Four decades after SF became the epicenter of HIV, the early days of the AIDS epidemic are still vivid memories for many in the UCSF community.

The We Count Collaborative aims to make up for the lack of data on LGBTQ health outcomes.

The Hellman Fellows program is funded in perpetuity and includes new support for diversity and equity.

From electronic health records to new COVID-19 variants, learn how precision medicine helped combat the pandemic.

Worldwide, clinicians detect only 30 to 50 percent of fetal defects before birth. Can machine-learning help?

A blurred person walks past the new entrance of the Clinical Sciences Building where you can see a historical photo beyond the glass windows
Then and Now: A health care worker walks by the Clinical Sciences Building at Parnassus, where we’ve installed a photograph of the original “Clinics Building” that stood on that spot nearly 100 years ago. The Clinical Sciences Building, which reopened this year after undergoing remodeling, preserves some of the original art deco design elements of the historic building. 
UC Presidential Campus Safety Plan: The UC Office of the President has issued a draft Presidential Campus Safety Plan for transforming UC’s culture, policies, and practices so that all members of the UC community feel equally welcomed, respected, and protected from harm. Submit your comments and feedback by June 30 »

Improvements Are Coming to Gene Friend Way: New cabanas, large umbrellas and tables will help to shield visitors from the wind and sun. See a rendering of the plaza’s new look »
Bakar Fitness Center Reopens in July: The Bakar Fitness & Recreation Center at Mission Bay is set to reopen for UCSF employees and students. Learn more about the reopening and take advantage of special reopening offers through June 18 »
Take IT Security Quizzes to Win Prizes: Learn about a new security topic every month and then take a brief quiz to enter a prize drawing. Learn more, stay safe, win prizes »

HR Needs Your Feedback: UCSF Human Resources is in the process of a website redesign and would like to hear from you. Let us know what is most important as you interact with UCSF Human Resources online. Your answers will allow us to better meet your expectations and improve your experience. Please take this short 5-minute survey »

UCSF Discounts at Columbia Sportswear: The Columbia Sportswear employee store in Richmond opens its doors for a limited time to UCSF faculty, staff and students. Shop through June 20! See the flyer for more information »

New Bulk Email Standard: By July 1, all communications sent through unapproved email vendors such as Mailchimp will be blocked. If you send newsletters through an approved email vendor, you’ll need to make sure to enable DKIM authentication. Read the new standard, learn how to handle DKIM authentication and join an upcoming session for additional guidance.
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Celebrate & Honor LGBTQIA+ PRIDE Month with UCSF

Show your pride on Zoom with downloadable backgrounds, join the conversation with #UCSFPride or participate in a special event.