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President Drake touches the arm of a man in a chair during a vaccination with a nurse standing in the back
UC President Michael V. Drake (right), MD, volunteered at the UCSF COVID-19 vaccination site in San Francisco’s Mission District on Feb. 21. Here he greets Jose Najera before administering the vaccine to him. See the president’s message about vaccinations »
Employee Vaccination Update: UCSF employees and learners are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at any public vaccine site, in alignment with the state guidelines. Currently, vaccine supplies are limited throughout the Bay Area, so we are prioritizing second doses at UCSF over the next two weeks. To check for available vaccines near you, sign up through the state’s MyTurn System and attest that you work in health care or education, as appropriate. We expect our sites to be available there as soon as we receive more vaccine supplies. You can also check for available vaccines at a San Francisco-run vaccination site, or your county’s vaccine website.

Promote Vaccine Confidence: UCSF is featuring members of our community in a series of public service announcements to build confidence in the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines. Share with friends, family, and colleagues » 

Support the PRIME Program: Ask your State legislators to prioritize health equity and workforce diversity by supporting the UC PRIME program, which prepares medical students to practice medicine in historically under resourced communities. Take action on Twitter » 

Improve Your UCSF Library Experience: Participate in a short survey to help the Library better support your needs. One minute of your time will help guide years of strategy » 

Mission Bay's Red Shuttle Stop Has Moved: The red shuttle stop is now back in its original location outside of the new Weill Neurosciences Building at 1651 4th Street. Read all shuttle service updates » 

Half-Off Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals: UCSF employees can get half-off on certain days and times, making rentals just $10 an hour. Enjoy the Bay for less » 

Apply to be the Next UC Student Regent: The position represents more than 270,000 UC undergraduate and graduate students. Speak with students at all 10 campuses, grow a network of state and UC leaders, and have all tuition and fees waived during the two years of service. Applications are due March 7 » 
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March 9, 16, 23

One Year. 2.5 Million Lives. A Global Shift.

A year after the WHO declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic, recovery efforts around the world are gaining traction. But what lies ahead?

Winter 2021

Cover story: How a UCSF team sorted through billions of nanobodies to engineer one capable of neutralizing the coronavirus.

PLUS: The scurrying, soaring, and slithering wonders illuminating human health; why a professor relives his Parkinson’s diagnosis every fall; the scientist who discovered ACE2; and expert insights about COVID-19.