3 UCSF Faculty Named to Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board

By UCSF Campus News on October 22, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have announced the establishment of a coronavirus advisory board, a panel of public health and scientific experts that will include three UCSF faculty members.

One Oakland neighborhood has seen a surge in positivity rates among Latino and Indigenous populations. Why?

By San Francisco Chronicle on October 22, 2020
A coronavirus testing blitz in Oakland’s Fruitvale district revealed high antibody positivity rates among the neighborhood’s Latino and Indigenous residents, indicating many were likely infected with the coronavirus in the past. Participants of the study showed an overall antibody positivity rate...

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.

Dr. Diane Havlir challenged the dogma on HIV treatment. Now she’s taking on Covid-19

By Mission Local on October 20, 2020
‘The virus will surge, if we let it.’ The tone was celebratory for the first half-hour of a late September UCSF forum, as Mayor London Breed and others applauded the city’s success combatting Covid-19, including the remarkably low death rate and a drop in cases.

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...