UCSF Partnership with San Francisco brings COVID-19 Vaccinations to the Mission District

By UCSF Campus News on October 22, 2020
When UC San Francisco researchers and their community partners in the Unidos en Salud collaboration asked people coming to their COVID-19 testing site in San Francisco’s Mission District if they wanted to be vaccinated, a whopping 86 percent said yes. 

Lupus More Deadly for Asian and Hispanic Americans: Study

By Health Day on October 22, 2020
More Asian and Hispanic people with lupus die prematurely than white patients, a new study reveals. Death rates in San Francisco were nearly six times higher than expected among Hispanic patients with lupus and four times higher than expected among Asian women with lupus, the researchers found.

How coronavirus is changing the Bay Area’s homelessness crisis: UCSF expert Dr. Margot Kushel weighs in

By The Mercury News on October 22, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is upending the Bay Area’s fight against homelessness — changing everything from who we think of as homeless, to how we shelter them, to how much money we can pour into the problem.

Do COVID-19 Vaccines have a PR Problem?

By on October 20, 2020
Do COVID-19 Vaccines have a PR Problem? "Yes. I think they do," laughed Dr. Monica Gandhi, Professor of Medicine and Associate Division Chief of the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine at UCSF/San Francisco General Hospital.

Urban Health Scare: E-Scooters Show Alarming Spike in Injuries

By UCSF News on January 08, 2020
Electric scooters are increasingly part of the crowded urban landscape, but a UC San Francisco study has found a major surge of injuries related to scooters, particularly among young adults. The number of scooter-related injuries and hospital admissions in the United States grew by 222 percent...

UCSF in the Community

By UCSF News on December 20, 2019
Serving the community has been ingrained in the ethos of UC San Francisco since the early days of treating neighbors in need after the great 1906 earthquake in San Francisco.

How a Single Blood Test May Provide a ‘Head-to-Toe’ Health Check

By UCSF News on December 03, 2019
Getting a blood draw is a standard first step toward almost any medical diagnosis – whether your doctor is concerned that you are anemic, have kidney disease or diabetes, or as part of a standard screening during pregnancy. Most of these tests check for a shortage or excess of a particular factor (...

UC Regents Approve Plans, Funding for New Research and Academic Building at ZSFG

By UC Pulse Today on November 25, 2019
UC San Francisco is moving forward with plans to construct a new research and academic building at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG) following approval by the UC Regents on Nov. 13.

Latinx Center of Excellence Celebrates One Year of Programming

By UCSF News on October 28, 2019
The UCSF Latinx Center of Excellence (LCOE) has wrapped up its first year of programs.  Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the UCSF School of Medicine (UCSF SOM), the UCSF LCOE is primarily focused on UIM career development at multiple places along the journey to...

UCSF launches new Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative with $30M gift

By University of California News on May 01, 2019
UCSF on Wednesday announced the launch of the UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative, a new center in San Francisco that will conduct groundbreaking research on the root causes of homelessness and identify evidence-based solutions to prevent and end homelessness, made possible by a $30...