In Their Words

Members of the UCSF community share how 2021 has impacted them both professionally and personally.

Mark Laret Tribute

After leading UCSF Health for 21 years, Mark Laret will be stepping down at the end of this year. Watch the legacy that he has built for all of UCSF.

From My Family to Yours

Throughout the past year, you have embodied what truly distinguishes UCSF—an unrelenting commitment to our public mission across care delivery, research, and education at a time when those we serve need it most.

You continue to raise the bar in the pursuit of excellence and innovation in the health sciences. And I am inspired by our leadership and contributions, grateful for what you have achieved even under the most challenging circumstances.

From my family to yours, and on behalf of my leadership team, I wish you a warm and happy holiday season.

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Most Popular Stories

Across the web, social media and on YouTube, these are the health and science stories that most engaged people in 2021.


“When you work here, when you spend every day here, what you get, mostly, is a sense of humanity, a sense of warmth, a sense of kindness. I wanted the piece of music to reflect that – in a way it’s my gratitude to the entire UCSF community and what it feels like to work here and live here.”