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State of the University Sneak Peek: Meet the Chancellor’s Exciting AI Panel

UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood’s State of the University address will explore the emerging frontier of artificial intelligence and its role in advancing health worldwide.

Meet the panelists »

Why Men are Dying Six Years Before Women

New research led by UCSF and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health shows that, at least in the United States, the gap has been widening for more than a decade. 

Read why »

Watch: Timelapse Shows Demo of UC Hall

It’s the end of an era at UCSF Parnassus Heights as the last pieces of UC Hall structural steel recently came down. The demo work is an important step toward building the new Parnassus Research and Academic Building.

See the video »

New Lecture Series Honors Late UCSF Researcher

The inaugural event celebrated the life and work of Zena Werb, PhD, who unexpectedly passed away in June 2020 at the age of 75.

Learn about Werb’s work »

UCSF Builds on Decades of Sickle Cell Care

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center not only treats communities impacted with sickle cell disease, but also works to increase patient access by educating providers locally, regionally and nationally.

Read more »

Social Spotlight

Pooches popped by the Parnassus Heights campus for some well-deserved pets. Enjoy this “pawsitive” digital detour.

See the video on Instagram »

Our Experts in the News

The Washington Post

A Mysterious Disease Has Been Killing My Family. Am I Next?

NBC News

Effects of Psychedelic Drugs Can Last for Days or Weeks

Los Angeles Times

I Was a NOVID, Until I Wasn't

ABC7 News

Younger Women Who Have Never Smoked at Risk for Lung Cancer

KCBS-AM with UCSF Health

Breast Cancer Treatments Offer More Options Than Surgery


Social Media Policy Reminder: The number of patient complaints about social media posts by UCSF community members expressing their views of the Israel-Hamas war is increasing. We ask you to consider the impact that words may have on a given patient’s belief that they will be safe as they seek care from us. UCSF’s Social Media Policies and Best Practices provide a comprehensive guide for all members of the UCSF community, including faculty, learners, students and staff. Read more »

APEC Impacts Continue: The Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting is being held in San Francisco until this Friday, Nov. 17. Be prepared for traffic and transportation impacts across the city, Bay Area and UCSF continuing through the weekend. UCSF faculty, staff, learners and patients should allow at least 30 minutes extra for commuting to and from UCSF during the APEC meeting. Get detailed information here »

School of Nursing Launches Podcast: Through short conversations with School of Nursing experts, “Illuminating Health” sheds light on health and health care issues that affect our daily lives. In the first episode, learn about the first-gen nursing student experience and how UCSF’s first-in-the-nation FirstGenRN program supports future nurse leaders in their academic journeys. Listen now »

UC Open Enrollment Period Ending Soon: Open Enrollment (OE) for 2024 benefits ends this Friday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m. All Open Enrollment changes must be made on UCPath. There are significant increases in medical plan costs for 2024 and if you have a Flexible Spending account you must re-enroll every year. Learn more »

New Website for the Office of Disability Access and Inclusion: Visit the new Office of Disability Access and Inclusion website to learn about UCSF accessibility resources, trainings, programming initiatives and events. While you’re at it, subscribe to the Disability Allies Newsletter for monthly updates on programs and resources. Check it out the website »

Step To It: Step It Up starts this week and there is still time to sign up! The holiday wellness challenge is completely virtual, enabling all to participate. Join as an individual or participate as a team. Weekly prizes are available. The fitness challenge runs through Friday, Dec. 15. Get stepping »

Making Time for Website Accessibility: Intimidated about how to make your websites and documents accessible? You can do it. Learning how to make a difference doesn't take years of study. Watch CJ’s “Accessibility is Me” story »

Text Imposters: IT Security has gotten reports of staff receiving text messages impersonating UCSF leadership, asking the recipient to buy gift cards. This common scam attempts to take advantage of the holiday season when requests for gift card purchases are more common. Anyone receiving suspicious texts is asked to file a report with the IT Service Desk and include a screenshot of the message with the phone number. Contact IT »

Wellness Corner: Show gratitude to a colleague who has helped you out this month through the UCSF Recognize platform. The feel-good affirmation is shared automatically with their supervisor. Get more well-being resources here »


November 15

UCSF Staff Career Journey Storytelling Event at ZSFG

November 15

Intro to CAD: Fusion 360 Part 1

November 15

Native American Heritage Month Community Dinner

November 16

2023 Ogawa-Yamanaka Stem Cell Prize Ceremony

November 16

EPPIcenter Seminar: Dan Fletcher, PhD

November 16

Perfect Your Pitching and Pitch Decks for Investors

November 16

Cancer Center Live Series: Best of the Year in Oncology and Malignant Hematology

November 17

Bay Area Microbiome Symposium

November 18

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

November 20

IRM Faculty Meeting

November 27

WIT @ UCSF Presents: How to Advance Your Career with AI Tools

November 28

Black Buddhist Approaches to Healing Intergenerational Trauma

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

Deals and Discounts

Holidays at Disneyland Resort: Experience the magic of the holidays at “The Merriest Place on Earth” with rides, entertainment and festive fun around every corner. There’s something for everyone to enjoy! Enter “UCSF Employees” at checkout to receive the qualifying discount on your stay. 

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