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The PricelessTreasures We Found Deep Inside the UCSF Archives

To see the UCSF Archives and Special Collections at the Parnassus Heights campus is a fascinating trip through history. Some materials – including one book thought to be “priceless” – date back centuries.

Take a look inside »

How Taste – Not Your Stomach – Prevents Overeating

When you dig into that holiday dinner, signals from your stomach to your brain keep you from eating too much, or so it’s been thought. UCSF scientists recently tested that theory.

See what they found »

Chancellor Sees UCSF Leading AI’s ‘New Era’ in State of the University Address

UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood delivered his annual address last week, leading with his vision for safely, equitably and responsibly leveraging the power of AI.

Watch it now »

What Happened to Your Favorite Cold Meds?

It’s winter and many people are dealing with sniffles and coughs. For some, that means heading to the pharmacy to resupply on cold medications. But some have gone missing from pharmacy shelves.

Find out why »

How to Cope with Stress During the Holidays

Between bright lights, airport security lines and fallen soufflés, we’re more overscheduled and overwhelmed during the holiday season than at almost any other time of the year.

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Social Spotlight

The past year was one to remember at UCSF. You innovated, built community and celebrated extraordinary achievements. It comes as no surprise that 2023 was a year we’ll look back to time and again.

Watch our Year in Review »

Our Experts in the News

Smithsonian Magazine

Scientists Examine Brain Cells That Control How Much Mice Eat


New Therapies Confront Sickle Cell Patients with an Impossible Choice

Washington Post

Cyberbullying May Cause Disordered Eating in Younger Teens

San Francisco Business Times

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital’s $1.5B Expansion Brings Economic Hope to Oakland

KCBS-AM with UCSF Health

The First Type 1 Diabetes Drug Approved in a Century


2024 Calendars Available Now: No more toggling between pages, swiping between screens or clicking away from your partially composed email just to check dates. Download the 2024 UCSF and UCOP calendars, post them on the wall and give your eyes a break. Get the calendars here »

Campus Way Renamed for Chuck Feeney: UCSF will rename Campus Way, a primary thoroughfare on UCSF’s Mission Bay campus, in honor of longtime UCSF volunteer and philanthropist Chuck Feeney, who passed away in October. Street signs, pavement markers, pole banners and a commemorative monument will begin to reflect The Feeney Way name over the next year. Learn about Chuck’s legacy »

COVID-19 Vaccine Reminder: Help protect the UCSF community, our patients and the communities we serve by getting your COVID-19 vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the COVID vaccine to anyone ages six months or older, and the San Francisco Department of Public Health has placed an emphasis on those working in health care. Contact your health care provider or your pharmacy to get the vaccination. Submit documentation via email to the Vaccine Responsible Office or through the Occupational Health Portal Upload »

End-of-the-Year Shuttle Schedule: UCSF shuttle service will be modified starting Wednesday, Dec. 27 due to anticipated low ridership during the holidays. There will be no shuttle service on Monday, Dec. 25, Tuesday, Dec. 26, Friday, Dec. 29, and Monday, Jan. 1, 2024, and limited shuttle service from Wednesday, Dec. 27 to Thursday, Dec. 28. Regular shuttle service will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024. See the complete modified schedule »

Holiday Library Hours: The Kalmanovitz Library at Parnassus Heights and FAMRI Library at Mission Bay will be closed on Friday, Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. and reopen to UCSF badge holders on Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 7:30 a.m. Access to online library resources will not be interrupted and services will be provided remotely. The Hearst Room at Parnassus Heights (student-only study space) and The Hub at Mission Bay remain accessible 24/7 during this period with a valid UCSF badge. See all library hours »

Badge Swap Stations Closing: Badge swap stations at Parnassus Heights and Mission Bay will be closing on Friday, Dec. 22. Limited appointments are still available at the Parnassus Heights station before its closure and all appointment slots for the Mission Bay station are booked until closing. This campaign was created to swap all old badges distinguished by a black stripe on the back to new, high frequency badges that will be compliant with badge readers at all UCSF sites. Check available appointments »

Phishing Emails Impersonating UCPath: Beware of new phishing email scams that are targeting UC employees by falsely impersonating UCPath. The fraudulent email includes the UC/UCPath logo and the subject line: “Update Your UCPath Account.” Learn more »

Diabetes Prevention Program Seeks Participants: Start off 2024 by saying "not me" to Type 2 Diabetes. There are still some spots left for the upcoming Diabetes Prevention Program cohort. Faculty, staff and learners are eligible to participate. Join the cohort starting in January. Grab your spot »

Illinois Street Garage Temporarily Closed: The garage at 590 Illinois St. at Mission Bay is closed through Sunday, Dec. 17. The closure is due to work related to the Block 34 clinical complex, scheduled for completion next summer. See other Mission Bay campus parking options »

Parnassus Heights Winter Construction Update: Stay informed of the latest impacts and news on projects including the New Hospital at Parnassus Heights (NHPH), the Parnassus Research and Academic Building (PRAB) and the HSIR Towers Improvements Program. Don’t forget to share your input by Friday, Dec. 29 on features for a new outdoor space that will connect the PRAB Promenade and Saunders Court. Learn more »

Making Your Website Accessible: Not all disabilities are permanent and even a temporary disability can set you back. Watch Tanya’s story to discover how her approach to work changed when she broke her wrist on her dominant hand. Watch Tanya’s video »

Wellness Corner: The end of the year is a great time to do some reflecting and recharging. As 2023 comes to a close find some time to think about the highlights and lessons this year has brought you. Get more well-being resources here »


December 13

Academy of Medical Educators Fall Meeting: Expanding Our Educational Practice in Anti-Racist/Anti-Oppressive and Intersectionally Sensitive Medical Education

December 13

Center for Vulnerable Populations Film Series: Home is a Hotel

December 13

The Michael Page, PhD, Research Symposium

December 14-16

Medical Management of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and COVID-19

December 14

Makers Lab Holiday 3D Printing Pop-Up

December 19

Equity and Justice in Education: Research in Medical Education Panel

December 21


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