Dr. Suzanne Barakat Confronts Grief, Hate, and Bias

By UCSF News on September 14, 2023
Suzanne Barakat, MD, is no stranger to grief. Yet rather than succumbing to the heartbreak, she has moved forward with resiliency and courage, building bridges and fostering inclusivity and healing.

Citywide Supports Clients with Serious Mental Illness

By UCSF News on September 14, 2023
Just blocks from the streets where he used to live with his 50-pound backpack with tent, camp stove and guitar, is Bill E.’s studio apartment. Here, hand towels are folded tidily over a bathroom railing with cleaning products lined up neatly. In his kitchenette, a coffee maker and toaster jostle...

Sugary Drink Tax Improves Health

By UCSF Research on August 14, 2023
Oakland residents have bought fewer sugary beverages since a local “soda tax” went into effect, and that is likely improving their health and saving the city money, a new study by UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley found.

Mobile Clinics made Opioid Treatment More Accessible

By KQED on August 14, 2023
Things at the opiate treatment program at San Francisco General Hospital look a good deal different these days from before the pandemic hit.

Your Opinion Matter: 2023 Staff Engagement Survey

By UCSF News on May 16, 2023
UC San Francisco will launch its annual engagement survey of all staff on April 11. This is your chance to provide candid feedback on UCSF’s ongoing efforts to provide a more inclusive and engaging place to work. New to this year’s survey are questions related to wellness and conversations about...

Early Interventions Are Best for Kids with Obesity

By UCSF News on April 25, 2023
One-fifth of U.S. kids have obesity, and many have related conditions such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol. Last week, the American Academy of Pediatrics released the first new clinical guidance in 15 years for treating obesity and overweight in children. We spoke with...

Ward 86 at 40: Shaping HIV Care Around the World

By UCSF News on April 25, 2023
From its inception in 1983, Ward 86 has played a pivotal role in HIV/AIDS treatment. As one of the first outpatient clinics devoted to caring for people living with HIV, it revolutionized care at UC San Francisco, in San Francisco, across the nation and around the world.

SF's Mobile Clinics Made Opioid Treatment More Accessible During the Pandemic.

By KQED on April 25, 2023
Things at the opiate treatment program at San Francisco General Hospital look a good deal different these days from before the pandemic hit.

ZSFG ED Leads National Study on COVID Messaging

By UCSF News: Research on April 06, 2023
Distributing pro-COVID-19 vaccination information in English and Spanish in emergency departments (EDs) increases the likelihood that patients will choose to be vaccinated, according to research published by UC San Francisco researchers in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Do Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Affect Stoke Risk

By UCSF Research on March 03, 2023
People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or non-binary may have a higher risk for stroke at a younger age, as well as a possible higher risk for recurrence than those who identify as straight and cisgender, according to a small study in San Francisco.