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The 20,000-square-foot PICU is the latest milestone in UCSF’s ongoing investment to expand and enhance services in the 109-year-old Oakland hospital. See what’s next for BCH Oakland »

Depression in early adulthood may lead to lower cognition 10 years later and to cognitive decline in old age.

The vice chancellor of University Development and Alumni Relations helped lead UCSF through the largest capital campaign in its history.

Estrogen receptor α (ERα), which drives more than 70 percent of breast cancers, also helps malignant cells resist anti-cancer drugs.

Construction workers on Gene Friend Way stand on ladders behind a fence while they erect beams for a new structure
Made in the Shade: George Tonga (left) and Shane Shaloski, construction workers with Rodan Builders, attach beams for an outdoor shaded seating area. The structure is part of a new design upgrade on Gene Friend Way, at the Mission Bay campus.
New UCSF Seismic Safety Review: The latest seismic review of UCSF-owned buildings finds that most are seismically resilient to withstand a major earthquake, according to an independent team of leading structural and geotechnical engineers. Read more about the report »

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 »

Learn How to Protect UCSFs and Your Intellectual Property, IT Resources, and Privacy: Join the UC celebration of Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Register for events and activities »
Guests Vaccination Policy: All general public guests visiting fitness centers, eateries or attending in-person special events, whether held at a UCSF campus facility or hosted by UCSF at a non-UCSF facility, need to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination when entering. See rules for visitors » 
Get Emotional Support: Download free mental health apps, find resources on caring for children and the elderly, access webinars on stress reduction and more. Explore offerings from the UCSF Cope Program » 
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Virtual Events
Monday, Oct. 4, 12:30pm

Co-Presidents Steve Quake and Joe DeRisi invite you to a virtual scientific symposium and celebration of CZ Biohub’s first five years of innovation and discovery. Keynote speakers include Francis S. Collins, Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ron Vale and Harold Varmus.
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 4:00pm

Chancellor Hawgood will discuss Senator Padilla’s recent tenure as the first Latino to serve California in the U.S. Senate, his leadership during his longstanding service to California, policy implications of health and other disparities magnified by COVID-19, how to promote diversity in STEM and science policy advocacy.