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UCSF School of Medicine and School of Nursing have been ranked among the top 10 in the nation, based on the latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools. See how we did » 

The University is one of 17 members of the Healthcare Anchor Network to commit to hiring at least 10% of new employees from underserved communities by the end of 2027 part of UCSF's commitment to create greater economic opportunity for the local community.

UCSF’s midwifery partnership with Zuckerberg San Francisco General changed the game for access and agency in childbirth.

The National Association of Accountable Care Organizations honored UCSF Health for its efforts to improve health equity for Black patients with hypertension. UCSF was one of three organizations in the nation to receive the Quality Excellence Award.

Despite multiple tragedies in her life, Suzanne Barakat moves forward with resiliency and courage, building bridges and fostering inclusivity and healing at the national level.

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Dozens of faculty, staff and students turned out at Koret Quad to see the llamas, back by popular demand by Campus Life Services. 

Submit Proposals for First Impressions Contest: The goal of this fifth annual contest is to partner with the UCSF community to identify areas on campus that can be transformed from eyesores into inviting spaces that enrich our working environment. Submissions will be accepted through May 31. Learn how to enter » 
Ask Congress to Increase National Institutes of Health (NIH) Funding: NIH-funded research improves our understanding of life and health sciences, equips experts to combat health threats and makes scientific discoveries a reality. As the top public recipient of NIH funding in the nation, UCSF depends on NIH funding to support our researchers in making new discoveries in biology, developing new therapies for intractable diseases and addressing health inequities. Join us in asking Congress to increase NIH funding » 
Check Out the New UCSF Global Hub Site: This new resource provides the UCSF community and external partners with a comprehensive directory of internationally focused institutes, programs, individuals, resources and support services at UCSF and in the Bay Area. The goals include directing questions, sharing resources, increasing collaboration and highlighting the global footprint of UCSF. Visit the site » 
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month: There’s still more to do to honor AAPI Heritage Month. Check out or revisit these resources:

Experts Discuss End of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency: In case you missed it, Bob Wachter, chair of the Department of Medicine, moderated a panel of UCSF experts to discuss the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency and lessons learned. Watch the panel discussion »

Voting Begins May 22 for UC Retirement System (UCRS) Advisory Board Staff Positions: Six University of California employees are running for two open staff seats on the UCRS Advisory Board, which discusses issues pertaining to UC's retirement plans and shares ideas with UC Office of the President leaders. Voting is open from May 22 through June 16 to active, eligible UC Retirement Plan members and Savings Choice participants in the Defined Contribution Plans who are not members of the Academic Senate. Learn more about the candidates, voting eligibility and procedures »
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Wellness Corner: Did you know there are UCSF discounts for sporting events, musicals, vacation packages and more? Save some extra dollars and support your financial wellness through the discounts program. Visit for more wellbeing resources »
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