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UCSF received the most funding of any public institution from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2022 for the 16th year running. The University’s total funding came to $823 million, setting a record for NIH funding to a public university. Learn more about our rankings »

In 2013, UCSF researchers discovered that an antihistamine could repair myelin, the protective insulation around nerve fibers that is damaged in multiple sclerosis. But more evidence of a direct connection of myelin repair was needed.

UCSF’s Midwifery Mentoring and Belonging Program is the first of its kind in California. Its aim is to re-diversify the midwifery workforce by pairing Black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) students with practicing BIPOC midwives.

UCSF Fresno obtained “compassionate use” approval to treat patients with MPOX, with a drug meant to treat smallpox. The drug, supplied through a CDC research protocol, allows UCSF Fresno to provide same-day treatment for those in pain.

The UCSF Center for Science Education and Outreach’s internship program, dubbed CURE, aims to expose high school students to opportunities in research and provide important life skills. The impact was apparent in the internship’s sixth cohort.

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and NORC at the University of Chicago found that families that are eligible for Medi-Cal and receive seed funding for college for their newborns are healthier, less stressed and more likely to aspire to education and college for their child.

Relocation of Staff Entrance to Moffitt-Long Hospitals Begins Feb. 27: Construction work is about to begin in the Emergency Department ambulance bay area, where the current staff entrance to Moffitt-Long Hospitals is located. Effective Feb. 27, the staff entrance will relocate to 513 Parnassus Ave., Medical Sciences Building. Learn more about this change » 
Deadline Extended for Chancellor Awards Nominations: The deadline for nominations for the 2023 Founders Day Chancellor Awards for Exceptional University Management and Exceptional University Service is now Feb. 27. Nominate someone for the Award for Exceptional University Management and Award for Exceptional University Service today. 
Celebrate International Women’s Day 2023 – March 6-10: Join the Office of Diversity & Outreach, the Committee on the Status of Women, WIT@UCSF, and Women of UCSF Health for a virtual week of community and celebration in honor of the amazing women at UCSF. All genders welcome. Register for events »  

Help Provide Aid to Earthquake Survivors: As mentioned in Chancellor Sam Hawgood's message about the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, donations are being sought for humanitarian relief organizations working to provide food, water, clothing and shelter to survivors. Here are some agencies that are helping to ease the suffering of those coping in the aftermath of the widespread disaster: 

Ensure Your Emails, Newsletters Get Read: Did you know if your email or newsletter looks phishy, people will likely delete it? Learn ways to make your emails less phishy and get them read » 

UC President Michael V. Drake Hosts a Systemwide Town Hall: The UC Town Hall will be held on Feb. 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Drake will answer questions that were pre-submitted by UC staff in conversation with Priya Lakireddy and Jo Mackness, staff advisor and staff advisor-designate to the UC Regents. Bookmark this page to tune in » 
Formal Employee Review/Comment Period on Proposed Presidential Policy BFB-BUS-43: The UC Office of the President invites comments on a proposed Presidential Policy UC-PS-20-0489-BUS-43 Purchases of Goods and Services; Supply Chain Management. Submit your questions and comments to [email protected] by April 27. 
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Wellness Corner: Informational interviews are opportunities to explore potential career paths, connect with new people, and gather information. Send a message to someone you’d like to talk to. Visit for more wellbeing-related resources »
Celebrate Disney100 at Disneyland Resort: The Disney100 Celebration is a can’t-miss experience, and you can get an extra FREE day at Disneyland Resort. Explore the deal »