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Matthew Cooperberg Honored with AUA Gold Cystoscope Award

June 23, 2015 Matthew R. Cooperberg, MD, MPH, is the 2015 recipient of the American Urological Association (AUA) “Gold Cystoscope” award

Tejal Desai Awarded Brown Engineering Alumni Medal

June 19, 2015 Tejal A. Desai, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences, was awarded the 2015 Brown Engineering Alumni Medal (BEAM) from Brown University’s School of Engineering.

EXCEL Program Helps San Francisco Residents Chart a Better Life

June 19, 2015 The EXCEL (Excellence through Community Engagement and Learning) program is a partnership of UCSF, the City and County of San Francisco and the Jewish Vocational Services (JVS). It is a work-based learning program that uses both classroom and on-the-job training to prepare participants for career path job in the health care sector.

UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Honored for Environmental Stewardship

June 19, 2015 UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals have been awarded an environmental achievement award from Practice Greenhealth, a leading health care nonprofit organization focused on positive environmental stewardship.

UCSF Alumni Travel Across the Globe for Award-Winning Reunion Weekend

June 16, 2015 This year, with the culmination of the yearlong 150th Anniversary celebration, it was all the more reason for 2,000-some UCSF alumni and friends from 34 states and six countries to return to their alma mater for their annual reunion.

Escaping Ethiopia's Poverty at the School of Pharmacy

June 15, 2015 In the state of Tikray in northern Ethiopia, where poverty and unemployment are rampant, very few have the fortune to go to college. But Getahun Weldeselassie nevertheless banked on education as his best shot at a better life.

State, UC Agree on ‘Promise of Fiscal Security’​

June 11, 2015 A new agreement between UC President Janet Napolitano and Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown provides UC with the promise of fiscal security over the next four years.

Kimberly Topp: A Life of Humility and Gratitude

June 05, 2015 UCSF students chose Kimberly Topp, PhD, to deliver this year's "Last Lecture" to close out the academic season.

UCSF Wins Two International CASE Awards, Including Organization’s Highest Honor

June 05, 2015 UCSF won two international awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), including a “Grand Gold,” the organization’s highest honor.

UCSF to Launch Redesign of Flagship Website

June 04, 2015 UCSF will be launching a redesign of its flagsite website,, on June 15.

Ashworth Receives Award from Cancer Nonprofit

June 02, 2015 UCSF's Alan Ashworth, PhD, has received an award from a cancer nonprofit organization for his “significant contributions to research, advocacy, clinical care, education, awareness, or support of hereditary cancer.”

Talmadge King Takes Helm of Top-Rated School of Medicine

May 26, 2015 Talmadge King Jr.’s journey to leading one of the top medical schools in the U.S. began in the small, segregated coastal town of Darien, Ga., during the 1960s.

Harvey Brody, UCSF Dentistry Alum and Professor, Named Alumni UC Regent

May 22, 2015 The Alumni Association of UCSF has appointed Harvey A. Brody, DDS '63, to serve as alumni regent-designate to the UC Board of Regents, effective July 1.

The Academic Senate Recognizes Leaders in Teaching, Mentoring

May 21, 2015 Winners of the Academic Senate Distinction In Teaching and the Distinction In Mentoring Awards include, from left, David M. Naeger, MD; Katherine Julian, MD; Anita Sil, MD, PhD; and Stuart Gansky, MS, DrPH.

Cheng, Frank Among 26 New HHMI Investigators

May 19, 2015 UCSF"s Loren Frank, PhD, and Yifan Cheng, PhD, have been named Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigators, joining 24 other top U.S. biomedical researchers, who will receive the flexible support necessary to move their research in creative new directions.