The popular idea that Northern Europeans developed light skin to absorb more UV light so they could make more vitamin D – vital for healthy bones and immune function – is questioned by UC San Francisco researchers in a new study.
June 12, 2014
In the most comprehensive study of the Mexican population to date, researchers from UCSF and Stanford University, along with Mexico’s National Institute of Genomic Medicine, have identified tremendous genetic diversity.
October 01, 2013
UCSF is kicking off Diversity Month by announcing this year’s honorees for the Chancellor Diversity Awards, which recognizes the work of faculty members, staff and postdocs/students/trainees.
September 24, 2013
In her annual State of the University address, Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann highlighted UCSF's investments in its research, education and patient care to meet the challenges ahead.
June 06, 2013
A panel of experts at UCSF is calling attention to the fact that Social Security fails to provide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) couples and their families with the same benefits that heterosexual couples and their children receive.
January 09, 2013
What makes a good mentor? Previous studies have shown the professional benefits of cultivating a strong mentoring relationship, but a recent study co-led by UCSF researchers delved further to analyze the attributes that make a successful mentor-mentee pairing.
August 03, 2012
Andrea Lopez knows that she could easily be doomed by her demographic: She is 17, Latina and the mother of a baby boy. But UCSF's Science Education & Health Partnership's internship program has helped her prove otherwise.
June 08, 2012
Members of the UCSF community recently recognized three individuals for their leadership in championing rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
May 10, 2012
UCSF has seen a significant improvement in the career and work satisfaction of UCSF faculty over the last decade, according to the findings of a recent faculty climate survey.
November 08, 2011
More than 21,000 people converged to AT&T Park for the first annual Bay Area Science Festival, a spectacularly successful community outreach event sponsored in part by UCSF.