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Recent advances in 3D modeling allowed a cardiac team at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals to create an exact replica of 12-year-old Samantha’s heart to pinpoint her heart abnormalities and assess the best surgical options. Learn more » 

Launching on May 9, the new program will give patients the opportunity to be tested for 15 genes that may influence their response to medications for conditions like cancer, transplants or depression – potentially preventing adverse drug reactions.

Chinese Hospital and UCSF Health have signed a collaborative agreement to enhance the quality of health care in the San Francisco community and expand access to care to reduce health disparities.

With avian flu cases spiking across the globe, concerns have been raised that the spread of the illness caused by the H5N1 virus could affect other species, including humans. Could it?

The long-time UCSF researcher and former chair of the Department of Pharmacology at the School of Medicine chronicled the University's rise to prominence in the 1970s.

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May:
Visit UCSF Library’s Notes of Solidarity and API Heritage Month Library Display, share the fact sheet, play AAPI Heritage Month Trivia at Staff Resource Day in Mission Bay, download virtual backgrounds or use the tag #UCSFAAPIHM2023! on your social media posts. Events also can be found on the following sites: UCSF Multicultural Resource Center; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals; Asian Pacific American Systemwide Alliance (APASA) Microsoft Teams or the UCSF Events Calendar.
Reminder – May 5 UCSF Town Hall to Mark End of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency: Join UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood and UCSF leaders for the monthly town hall on May 5. On the agenda is a segment to mark the expiration of the federal Public Health Emergency for COVID-19. Get key insights from Robert Wachter, chair of the Department of Medicine, who will moderate a panel of UCSF experts. Mark your calendars »
Deadline Nears to Complete Staff Engagement: The survey closes on May 5. Your feedback helps UCSF to assess and improve its ongoing efforts to provide a more inclusive and engaging place to work. Learn more »  
Stay Informed on Construction at Parnassus Heights: This spring, construction for the Comprehensive Parnassus Heights Plan will ramp up with three major projects that will transform the campus with state-of-the-art facilities, including a new hospital, research and academic building, and improvements to the Health Sciences Instruction and Research towers. Read the Parnassus Heights Construction Update for details » 
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Wellness Corner: Back by popular demand! Come play with llamas today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Taking time to play can boost creativity, reduce stress, increase productivity and improve problem-solving skills. Visit for more wellbeing resources »
UCSF Staff Resource Days (SRD): May 8 – May 12: SRD 2023 connects staff to our UCSF and community resources that promote understanding and belonging across professional and personal identities.

For the first time in three years, the event on May 11 will be held in person at Mission Bay. Come meet and connect with representatives from organizations, committees and other resources for staff. Virtual events are also offered throughout the week to engage staff across the pillars of community, professional development and wellness. Check out the events »