UCSF to Host Open House at Infant Child Care Center on May 17

When the Marilyn Reed Lucia Child Care Study Center reopens this June, the center will have a new focus – the care of 24 infants and toddlers, ages six weeks to 24 months.

The UCSF community is invited to help celebrate the grand reopening of the Lucia Center at an open house and tour on Tuesday, May 17, from noon to 2 p.m. on the Parnassus campus. UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, is expected to speak at this event.

Diane Wara, MD, the recently retired chief of Pediatric Immunology and Rheumatology and program director of the Pediatric Clinical Research Center at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, served as the first chair of the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Child Care.

"The opening of an infant care center at the Parnassus campus realizes a long-term dream of many,” she says. “It's essential that the campus provide infant care to mothers who are asked to return to work as early as six weeks after delivering their babies. Although the center provides care for a limited number of infants, it is a beginning. Our thanks to Chancellor Sue Desmond-Helmann, as well as to our previous Chancellor, Michael Bishop, for supporting these efforts.”

Expanding the child care program at UCSF is one of the many ways the University aims to create a supportive work environment for its employees and students. It also supports one of the chancellor's top priorities – people – as UCSF strives to recruit and retain the very best workforce.

The full story about the new infant child care center is posted on the My Family @ UCSF website.