Essential news for the UCSF community

At 2 a.m., a text came that David Julius thought might be a prank. But it was a relative contacting him to say that the Nobel committee in Stockholm was trying to reach him. Read about how the day unfolded or watch a behind-the-scenes video.

A new customized approach was able to provide almost immediate and long-term relief for Sarah’s severe depression.

Blake is a leading academic voice on issues of equity and diversity and will also serve as dean of the Graduate Division.

It’s part of a movement for race-free medicine spurred by activism from students, residents and faculty at UCSF and other institutions.

Chancellor Hawgood hosted a virtual town hall with US Senator Alex Padilla on pandemic preparedness, diversity in STEM, climate change and more.

UCSF Offers Pfizer Booster Shots: UCSF is offering Pfizer booster shots to eligible employees, learners and patients. See available locations »

Take the UCSF Climate Survey: This confidential survey will gather data on diversity, equity and inclusion, mentorship, scholarship, anti-racism efforts, harassment, discrimination and campus services, initiatives and resources. A link has been sent to each UCSF members inbox. Get more information »

Get Your Flu Shot Anywhere: Flu vaccinations are a safe and effective way to prevent influenza. Get your flu shot from a UCSF flu clinic, from your primary care provider, or from pharmacies like CVS or Walgreens. See UCSF clinic schedules and more » 
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Wellness Corner
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Virtual Events
Thursday, Oct. 21, Noon 

Join Chancellor Sam Hawgood for his 2021 State of the University address in which he will highlight and celebrate accomplishments during the past year.
Oct. 29, Noon

Prepare to awaken your Halloween spirit! Teams will navigate through a series of facilitated activities in breakout rooms including spooky trivia, a hunt for lost souls, and a ghoulish photo and video contest. Last but not least, come dressed in your most creative costume because we’re also hosting a virtual runway and costume contest.