Announcing Diane Havlir, MD as Director of the UCSF AIDS Research Institute

By UCSF School of Medicine Faculty website on October 12, 2021
We are pleased to announce the permanent appointment of 

Demand Solutions to the Epidemic of Gun Violence in CA

By Patch on September 14, 2021
When a federal judge ruled in June that California's ban on assault rifles was unconstitutional, he compared the gun to a pocketknife. "Like the Swiss Army knife, the popular AR-15 rifle is a perfect combination of home defense weapon and homeland defense equipment," wrote U.S. District Judge Roger...

COVID Vaccines Produce Immune Responses in Patients with Chronic Inflammatory Diseases

By UCSF Research on September 14, 2021
Most patients on immunosuppressive drugs for chronic inflammatory conditions, like rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and inflammatory bowel disease, can still produce antibodies after receiving the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, researchers at UC San Francisco and Washington University have...

Increasing Mental Health Resilience in the UCSF Community

By UCSF Campus News on August 27, 2021
There is a chance that in every lecture, laboratory, Zoom meeting, town hall audience or shuttle bus ride, someone around you is battling a mental health challenge or knows someone who is struggling.   

Audio Diaries from Healthcare Workers during COVID-19

By BCTV Organization on August 27, 2021
Healthcare workers struggled with their own fears of the COVID-19 pandemic while trying to save lives. (Art by Lindsay Mound) Collection from The Nocturnists Documents Challenges Healthcare Workers Faced as Pandemic Evolved

Doctors Weigh In: Navigating A Partially Vaccinated Society

By NPR on August 06, 2021
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to doctors Monica Gandhi and Leana Wen about how Americans can navigate a half-vaccinated society. AILSA CHANG, HOST:

Advice Navigating COVID-19 Reopenings

By UCSF News: Patient Care on July 30, 2021
As COVID-19 vaccinations continue, and cities and states move toward full re-opening, many people are feeling re-entry anxiety – an uneasiness about returning to the old normal of schools and offices, hugs and handshakes, and social gatherings large and small. 

UCSF: 40 Years of AIDS

By YouTube Video on July 30, 2021
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Pandemic-driven telehealth proves popular at safety net health system

By EurekaAlert! on June 11, 2021
As state and federal authorities decide whether to continue reimbursing for telehealth services that were suddenly adopted last spring in response to the coronavirus pandemic, a new study out of UC San Francisco has found that clinicians in the San Francisco Health Network (SFHN) overwhelmingly...

How S.F. rescued 1,000 thawed vaccine doses from 300 miles away

By SF Chronicle on June 11, 2021
Dr. Mary Mercer was just coming off her emergency room shift at San Francisco General Hospital on Thursday night when the call came in: Humboldt County had a “pizza box” of Pfizer vaccine that it couldn’t use. Did San Francisco want it? A pizza box is public health slang for a flat of Pfizer vials...