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Slated to open in 2026 as part of the plan to revitalize UCSF’s Parnassus Heights campus, the new building will foster collaborative research and learning. Learn about the transformative vision »

“Each year we come together for this great UCSF tradition that recognizes our outstanding community,” said Chancellor Sam Hawgood. 

The event highlighted recent steps towards transformative change, from diversifying faculty to reforming campus security.

Mental health experts offer advice as schools, offices and social gatherings resume their pre-pandemic norms. 

A simple retinal scan could detect changes in tiny blood vessels associated with a genetic marker for Alzheimer’s.

A thirteen year old takes his COVID-19 vaccination card from the nurse who administered the vaccine
UCSF Now Offering Pfizer Vaccinations for Youths: 13-year-old Jake Lounds receives his vaccine card after getting his first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 shot at Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, administered by nurse Monica Walton-Cumby. Book an appointment in San Francisco, Oakland or Fresno or watch a town hall on youth vaccinations
New Walk-in Vaccination Site at Parnassus: Beginning May 28, employees can walk in to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at Moffitt Hospital, Room M 286, on the Parnassus Heights campus. Find hours and more information »

Telework Tools and Resources: Going forward, UCSF will integrate ongoing telework with on-site work. Find more information and resources, including ergonomic and IT support »

Ask Congress to Prioritize Pediatric Mental Health: Hospitals across the country have seen a dramatic increase in mental health emergencies for kids. Ask Congress to fund children’s mental and behavioral health services and support pediatric providers. Take action using this customizable email template »

Sleep Research Participation Opportunity: The Sleep and Social Experiences Study examines how sleep, sleep loss and social experiences interact with one another. Participation involves a one-hour initial screening session, seven daily surveys, and staying one or two nights at the UCSF Sleep Lab on the Parnassus campus. Participants will earn up to $325 for their time. If interested, please email [email protected].
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Wellness Corner
It's UC Moves week! Aim to complete at least 150 minutes of any physical activity of your choosing this week for the chance to win prizes. 150 seem daunting? Break it up to 22 minutes each day. Visit to learn more about UC Moves and physical wellness resources..
Virtual Events
Thursday, May 27, 6:00 p.m.

This virtual performance features acclaimed actors reading from ancient Greek plays as a way to spark constructive conversations.
This event is free and open up to the public to bring the broader community impacted by COVID-19 and concerned citizens into dialogue with frontline medical professionals.
Emotional Well-Being Webinars

This webinar series features mental health and emotional wellness experts showing how you can reduce personal stress during the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as coping with other disasters. Register for the series or submit questions for the panelists.

  • June 3: Pandemic Burnout and Regeneration for Our New World: One Year Later
  • Jul. 1: Anti-Racism and Building an Inclusive Culture
  • Aug. 5: Well-Being of Youth and Young Adults
  • Sept. 2: From Climate Stress to Activation: The Critical Role of the Health Professional
  • Oct. 7: Psychedelics and Mental Health: The Science and the Practice