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onathan Butler high fives two young twins at a vaccination event in a Black church
High Five at the Vaccine Drive! Jonathan Butler, PhD, high fives 2-year-old twins Nolan and Nico during a vaccination drive that took place April 24 at the San Francisco Christian Center on Mission Street. Butler is an epidemiologist and a leader in the San Francisco African American Faith-Based Coalition which partnered with the UCSF Black Health Initiative to provide vaccines to the broader Black community. More details and photos on Instagram »

They were among 120 members elected to the esteemed scientific society.

After a one-year hiatus, the annual Staff Engagement Survey is back from April 27 to May 21.

It's a new way to control gene expression without cutting DNA.

Alumni Achievement Awards honor extraordinary leaders, innovators and humanitarians who got their start at UCSF.

A 30-year study suggests the minimum number of hours per week young adults should exercise to avoid midlife hypertension. 

A first-of-its-kind study linked the 2018 Camp Fire to increased reports of eczema and other skin conditions.

2021 Virtual Founders Day Awards Celebration: Join Chancellor Sam Hawgood on May 21 to celebrate 15 faculty, staff and learners who exemplify UCSF’s PRIDE Values. Save the date »

UC PRIME Funding: California has a growing shortage of physicians and COVID-19 has exposed deep inequities in health care. UC PRIME prepares future doctors to care for underserved communities. Join UCSF in asking state lawmakers to fund this critical program »

Updated FAQs on the Accellion Data Breach: UC Office of the President replaced the previous FAQs to address more questions from the community, including questions about the Experian notifications. Read the updated FAQs »

UCSF COVID-19 Vaccine Compliance: UCSF is requiring all employees and residents, fellows and postdoctoral scholars, including those at Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, to either be vaccinated or decline vaccination in accordance with an interim University of California (UC) policy, which aims to protect the health and safety of the entire UC community. Here’s what you need to know »

New Indoor and Outdoor Event Policies: Effective May 1, UCSF will begin to allow schools and departments to convene small indoor and outdoor events of up to two hours for a maximum of 25 people, if all the San Francisco Department of Public Health requirements are met. More information will be shared at the Friday town hall. Read the policy update »

Virtual Backgrounds for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Download virtual backgrounds and add them to Zoom to celebrate. Get the backgrounds »

New Virtual Tours of UCSF: Experience immersive tours that showcase life at two of UCSF’s main campuses, Parnassus and Mission Bay. Explore the tours »

First Impressions Contest: Ten winning projects will receive up to $15,000 to transform employee break and common spaces. Enter to win »
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A nationally recognized lawyer and legal scholar, Dayna Bowen Matthew, JD, PhD, is the first woman to lead the George Washington University Law School. She is an expert in public health and civil rights law with a focus on racial disparities in health care. 
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