How Inequities Fueled the COVID-19 Pandemic -- And What Can We Do About It

By UCSF News on April 02, 2021
COVID-19 has exposed many vulnerabilities in our society – fueling the spread of the virus and leaving questions about what comes next as the world emerges from the pandemic. A panel of health experts and government officials addressed the myriad issues related to COVID-19, including health...

A year later, frontline COVID-19 organizers and docs discuss inequity and how to move forward

By Mission Local on March 19, 2021
At the panel, "Covid-19: The Path Forward" deputy director of health Dr. Naveena Bobba, Alameda Health Officer Dr. Nicholas Moss, director of community engagement at the UCSF cancer center Dr. Kim Rhoads, the chair of UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and co-founder of the UCSF...

41% of doses at Oakland Coliseum mass vaccination site have gone to white people

By San Francisco Chronicle on March 19, 2021
The Oakland Coliseum mass vaccination site meant to serve low-income residents and communities of color hit hardest by the pandemic appears to be underperforming on that goal so far, according to demographic data released this week.

'Then the world caved in': 11 experts describe the day they realized COVID-19 was here to stay

By STAT news on March 19, 2021
This week marks two pandemic “anniversaries” — the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on March 11, 2020, and former President Trump declared it a national emergency two days later.

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.