Essential news for the UCSF community

The funding is the largest research trial grant UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland’s history. What makes the trial unique »

The Community Wellbeing Grants will go to projects across the campus and UCSF Health.

Caffeine and sleep deprivation have been thought to lead to atrial fibrillation.

It all started with a UCSF scientist and a novel machine-learning technique for blood pressure management.

3-year pilot program invests $5 million in four Bay Area partners.

A woman holding a tote bag fist bumps a vendor in the Parnassus neighborhood during Merchant Walk
Fist Bump: Michael Durand (left), publisher and editor-in-chief of the Sunset Beacon, Lily Wong, associate director of UCSF Community Relations, and Alex Tourk, principal at Ground Floor Public Affairs, walk around the Sunset District, visiting with neighborhood merchants to support local businesses in an event sponsored by the UCSF Community & Government Relations office.
Dont Lose Access to Your UCSF Email: UCSF IT is changing the way we access our mobile email to make it more secure. Enroll your mobile device in Intune by Dec. 17 »

Wear and Swipe Your Badge: UCSF employees should prominently display their badge and swipe it at least once per day when they go to campus. Read more about the policy »

Mortgage Assistance for UCSF Employees: Landed, a personal finance company, will be hosting three info sessions in December designed to help UCSF employees purchase a home. Through Landed, UCSF employees can receive down-payment support to purchase a home, up to $120,000. Read more about Landed and the upcoming info sessions »

Learn How to Mitigate the Risks of Online Holiday Shopping: Scammers are getting more clever all the time. Learn how to protect yourself and take a short quiz for the chance of a free prize »

Complete UCSF Climate Survey: The deadline to complete the UCSF has been extended to Friday, Dec. 3. This confidential survey will gather data that will help inform improvements to UCSF's working and learning environment. A link from Emma White Research has been sent to each UCSF member’s email inbox. Prizes will be awarded randomly to respondents. Learn more »

Get Your COVID-19 Booster Shots: Pfizer and Moderna booster shots are widely available through vaccination clinics, health care providers, Safeway stores and neighborhood pharmacies. Californians can visit the My Turn website or call 833-422-4255 to make an appointment or find a nearby vaccine clinic. See more on how to get a vaccine at UCSF »
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Wellness Corner
As the year comes to a close, write down what you are thankful for this year and what lessons you learned. Turning inward through self-reflection can spark insight and strengthen emotional intelligence. Visit for more wellbeing tips and resources.
Virtual Events
Thursday, Dec. 2, Noon

As the Anti-racism Initiative moves into its second year, it is informed by the scholarship of Dr. Camara Jones, who serves as UCSF’s Presidential Chair for 2021-22. Applying her framework, the UCSF Anti-Racism initiative is now looking at how racism operates at UCSF via its structures, policies, practices, norms and values and how such mechanisms can be reformed to create a truly anti-racist UCSF.  
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Staff Appreciation Breakfasts

Staff Appreciation is a series of events that bring our UCSF community together and celebrates our great people.

It’s a time to thank you for your hard work and invite all onsite and telework employees to attend a breakfast. These events provide members of University leadership with an opportunity to convey their gratitude in person.

  • Mission Bay: William and Susan Oberndorf Auditorium, Dec. 3, 6:30 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Mount Zion: Mount Zion Café, Dec. 9, 7 – 9 a.m.
  • Parnassus: Moffitt Café, Dec. 10, 6:30 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Mission Center: Conference Room 126, Dec. 13, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
  • BCH Oakland: Friendly Café, Dec. 15, 6:30 – 9:30 a.m.
  • UCSF Health: For events held at UCSF Health locations, view this flyer.