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The plan to build a new hospital and modernize the campus received unanimous approval. Next steps »

His calm and compassionate leadership helped guide UCSF Medical Center's rise to national renown.

“This is something that you could take after testing positive that could diminish your viral load immediately,” said one of the researchers.

The compound was originally discovered in a Mediterranean sea squirt.

But the number of episodes of arrythmia did not differ between alcohol and placebo groups.

Stay Up to Date on COVID-19 Vaccine News
Julio Martinez, left, sets up his phone camera to document receiving his first dose of the SARS-CoV-2 Moderna vaccine from UCSF nurse, Annou Davi, RN, at a vaccination drive-through for SF residents age 75 and older. The new vaccination site, located in a parking lot at City College San Francisco, is a partnership between UCSF and the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Vs. Fiction: No, the COVID-19 vaccine doesn't alter DNA. Yes, someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding can still get the shot. An expert weighs in on common fears.

UCSF Expands its Vaccination Effort: In partnership with the City of San Francisco, a new site will speed up vaccination by allowing residents to drive through to get their shot. Find out more about how it works.

Volunteer to Help with Vaccine Distribution: You can help ensure that our community gets vaccinated by volunteering to check patients in, be a monitor, or be a runner. To volunteer, sign into this page using MyAccess, click “Search Opportunities”, and then search for “vaccination”. 

UCSF COVID-19 Vaccine Information Hub: UCSF is taking a phased, equity-driven approach to vaccine distribution for our workforce, students and patients. Visit the Vaccine Information Hub to learn more.
Diversity Training: The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) training is an important step we're taking together as an institution to cement our commitment to anti-racism, dismantling systems of inequities, and living the full meaning of our Principles of Community and PRIDE Values. To access the training, look for an email from [email protected] (sent Jan. 25) and please visit the training website for more information.

Staff Resource Day: UCSF is taking Staff Resource Day online—and expanding the programming! Participate over three Fridays in February, each with its own theme: Professional Development, Wellness, and Community. See a list of events » 

Research Funding Opportunities: The UCSF Resource Allocation Program (RAP) – a campus-wide program that facilitates intramural research funding opportunities is now accepting applications for the Spring 2021 Cycle. The online application submission deadline is March 1, 2021Learn more about opportunities and apply »   

2021 Founders Day Chancellor Awards: Through Feb. 17, the Chancellor’s Office will accept nominations for two distinguished awards for UCSF staff. Learn more about the Award for Exceptional University Management and Award for Exceptional University Service at the Office of the Chancellors website.
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Celebrating Black History Month

Each week during Black History Month, the @UCSF social media channels are celebrating Black artists by highlighting works chosen by members of the UCSF community.

This week, we're sharing favorite written pieces by Black authors on Instagram and Facebook.