Essential news for the UCSF community

Chancellor Hawgood honored the determination and contributions of the UCSF community that allowed us to emerge stronger from the pandemic. Watch the speech or read a recap »

The new six-story building is one of the world’s largest neuroscience centers and offers new hope for patients with the most complex cases.

Four faculty were among this year’s class elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in health and medicine.

UCSF again shined in specialties like neuroscience, immunology, cell biology and clinical medicine and rose in its overall rankings.

The joint program between UCSF and UC Berkeley is a one-of-a-kind initiative to advance personalized detection and treatment of disease.

A study of teens with mild COVID-19 who developed delusions and paranoia suggests an immune system mistakenly targeting the brain.

A $22.5M grant will fund a new UCSF center to coordinate nationwide research on reducing disparities in hypertension, diabetes, cancer and more.

University of California Open Enrollment banner with an optometrist playfully holding up a lens to their own eye
Open Enrollment for faculty, staff and UCSF Health employees begins on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021 at 8am and ends Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 at 5pm.

Flu Shot Deadlines: The San Francisco and Alameda Departments of Public Health require all health care workers to receive the annual influenza vaccine by Oct. 31. In addition, the University of California requires all covered students, faculty, other academic appointees and staff to get a flu shot or opt out by completing a form after getting information about flu vaccine no later than Nov. 19. Learn more »

Tell Us How You Commute: How do you get to work at UCSF? Whether you work remotely or on-site, Transportation wants to hear from you. Members of the UCSF community have an opportunity to win $100, $50 or $25 Clipper Cards by taking a short survey »

New Move-In Special: Apply for a Mission Bay 2-Bedroom or Tidelands 1-Bedroom and get one month free! Apply and move in by December 1st »

Remember to Take the UCSF Climate Survey: This confidential survey will gather data that will help inform improvements to UCSF's working and learning environment. A link has been sent to each UCSF member’s email inbox. Prizes will be awarded randomly to respondents. Learn more »
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Virtual Events
Thursday, Oct. 28, Noon

We will recognize those who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and service to diversity, equity and inclusion, and extraordinary leadership in their respective fields and to the communities in which they serve. The 2021 awards also highlight those whose contributions are aligned with our Anti-racism Initiative.
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1:00pm 

Join us to network with UCSF Leaders, Talent Acquisition, and community partners, focused on serving Veterans. Access resources and gain insider tips to support you on your job search. 
From November 15 – December 17, earn points for physical activity and your daily steps along with acts of recognition and gratitude.

You can join the challenge as an individual or grab some colleagues and create a team. By reaching weekly and overall points, you’ll be eligible for prize drawings.