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Road to Rejuvenation: Unraveling the Many Secrets of Aging

Fortified stem cells. Enhanced memory. A longevity hormone. UCSF researchers are making fascinating discoveries that could transform what we know about human aging.

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Can a Drug Prevent Music-Related Hearing Loss?

Researchers have found a gene that links deafness to cell death in the inner ear – creating opportunities to avert hearing loss.

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49ers Coach with Aggressive Cancer Gets Groundbreaking Treatment at UCSF

Johnny Holland has tackled challenges for decades – first as a standout tackle in the NFL, now as a beloved coach with the San Francisco 49ers. He’s facing his fiercest foe yet.

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This Bizarre Visual Symptom Could be a Sign of Alzheimer’s

A team of international researchers led by UCSF has completed the first large-scale study of symptoms that present as a possible first sign of Alzheimer’s disease.

Dive into the research »

How Fruit Bats Developed a Sweet Tooth

UCSF scientists have discovered how fruit bats may have evolved to consume so much sugar, with potential implications for the 37 million Americans with diabetes.

See what they found »

Social Spotlight

UCSF School of Medicine Dean Talmadge King, Jr., MD, hit the streets to talk with faculty, staff and learners about 2023 and what they're looking forward to in 2024.

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The New York Times

Nancy E. Adler, Who Linked Wealth to Health, Dies at 77


Sleep Disruptions in 30s, 40s Linked to Cognitive Decline

NBC News

49ers Coach Serves as Inspiration Amid Cancer Fight

The Washington Post

Should I Take Paxlovid if I Get COVID? Here's What to Know


Spine Surgeries in 3D Improve Precision, Recovery


COVID Vaccine Requirement: To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all members of the UCSF community, including employees of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, are required to obtain the latest monovalent COVID-19 vaccine or decline vaccination by March 1. Take action »

Staff Engagement Town Hall Next Week: Hear about progress on our organization-wide action plan and the latest on UCSF engagement, including an update on burnout and well-being resources. Chancellor Sam Hawgood and UCSF Health President and CEO Suresh Gunasekaran are scheduled to provide opening remarks. Mark your calendar »

Help Support Critical Funding for UC: California faces a $68 billion budget shortfall, and this year it’s affecting the University of California system. Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed to defer – rather than eliminate – funding increases under the multi-year funding agreement between the governor and the University. However, the State Legislature has yet to weigh in as state lawmakers begin months of budget negotiations. Please make your voice heard. See what you can do »

Avoid Tax Scams, Get Gift Cards: Tax time means an uptick in scams. Learn what you can do to keep thieves at bay by taking a quick and informative quiz on tax scams. Everyone who passes will be entered to win one of six $50 Amazon gift cards. Take the test now »

UCSF Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Annual Report: The University’s 2022-2023 report showcases key accomplishments in the areas of diversity, equity, belonging and anti-racism across the campus and health system. Investment in advancing equity in research, education, patient care and decision-making is reflected in detail, as are UCSF’s demographics and compliance rates. Read the report »

Reintroducing UCSF Staff Assembly: The Staff Assembly Board invites you to next month’s upcoming General Meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 12 p.m. All policy-covered UCSF employees who are not represented by collective bargaining are automatically members of this group that includes the campus and UCSF Health. Hear more about the Staff Assembly »

Research Funding Opportunities: The UCSF Resource Allocation Program, a campus-wide program that facilitates intramural research funding opportunities, will begin accepting applications for the Spring 2024 cycle next week. The online RAP application submission deadline is Monday, March 4. Learn how to apply »

UCSF Town Hall to Cover Professional Training: Get the latest on training opportunities from Learning & Organization Development at UCSF during the monthly Town Hall next Friday, Feb. 2. We’ll also feature segments on the use of AI in health research, how to be a living donor and Health News You Can Use with Peter Chin-Hong, MD. Mark your calendar »

UCSF Centralizes Benefits Office: The campus and UCSF Health Benefits offices have combined into one centralized UCSF Benefits Office. When contacting the UCSF Benefits Office, all UCSF employees should email [email protected] or call 415-476-1400. Learn more »

Be Ready for Winter Weather: It's crucial to stay informed and ready for stormy weather across the Bay Area, including wind, rain and mudslides. Find insights on anticipated weather-related challenges, tips on recognizing them and essential steps to take when they occur. Be prepared »

UCSF Artist In Residence Applications Open Now: The UCSF Library Archives and Special Collections and Makers Lab are accepting proposals for the fifth annual UCSF Library Artist in Residence program. The UCSF Library Artist in Residence award – valued at $8,000 – will be given to one candidate with a degree in Studio Arts or a related field and/or a history of exhibiting artistic work in professional venues. The 2024 residency begins on July 1. Read about it »

Leave Administration Team Changes: To improve service delivery and enhance strategic support, Leave Administration is consolidating its UCSF Health and campus staff leave teams. The work is expected to be completed by Thursday, Feb. 1. See what's changing »

UC Health Systemwide Grand Rounds: University of California Health invites the UC community to the next systemwide grand rounds on Wednesday, Feb. 7. The webinar will provide an overview of recent trends and issues in the nursing workforce, plus guide on how to anticipate organizational needs and optimize the contributions of nurses. Make plans to attend »

Spring Fellowship Partners Wanted: Individuals and departments who can provide an exciting and supportive experience for students in health or life sciences are encouraged to apply to be part of The Mission Bay Hub, an intensive fellowship program for 11th and 12th grade students. The program serves as the ultimate classroom as students engage in deep exploration, observation and inquiry. A major part of the experience is a multi-week fellowship. Learn more about the program »

Making Your Website Accessible: Dive into UCSF Financial and Administrative Services Director of Communications and Engagement Kim LaPean's journey in navigating the delicate balance between design aesthetics and digital accessibility. Learn how to seamlessly integrate accessibility into your processes and leverage purchasing power for an inclusive digital future. Watch Kim’s video »

Financial Clarity for Free: Did you know you can meet 1:1 with a Fidelity representative to ask retirement or financial-related questions? As we kick off 2024, review your budget and get guidance on financial wellness. Schedule a time now »


January 24-26

Precision Medicine World Conference

January 24-26

Scholarly Writing Intensive Workshop

January 24

Bay Area Cardiovascular Science Symposium

January 24

Digital Accessibility Office Hours

January 24

Communication Training: Speaking Up Without Freaking Out

January 25

Division of Palliative Medicine: 25th Anniversary Poetic Medicine Event

January 25

ZOOMfari Animal Encounter: Meet Malala and Lule

January 25

Clinical Research Informatics Postdoctoral Fellowship Info Night

January 26

Virtual Matchmaking Event for Postbaccalaureate Scholars

January 29

AI and Data Science in the Medical Imaging of COVID and Cancer

January 29

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Town Hall: Staff Engagement

January 29

Stem Cell Seminar: Nicolas Plachta, PhD

January 30

Grand Rounds: California Surgeon General Diana Ramos, MD, MPH, MBA, FACOG

February 2

Graduate Medical Education Diversity Second Look

February 6

UCSF Rare Disease Symposium: Catalyzing Innovation and Bridging Gaps in Rare Diseases

Visit the UCSF Events Calendar to submit events and see what’s happening.

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Exclusive UCSF Fitness Offer: Get access to two convenient fitness centers at the Mission Bay and Parnassus Heights campuses featuring amenities like pools, group fitness and pickleball. UCSF faculty, staff and learners can take advantage of free enrollment fees and save 40% off dual site membership through UCSF Fitness and Recreation until Wednesday, Jan. 31.

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