Images to Remember

A picture is worth a thousand words. For us, these remarkable images said more.

Season’s Greetings from the Chancellor

As we welcome the holiday season, I want to express my gratitude for your many achievements and contributions across all of our mission areas in 2023.  From research to education, from the front lines of care to our operational offices, you embodied the spirit of innovation and compassion that distinguishes UCSF.

I am looking forward to what you will accomplish in the coming year as we embrace powerful new technologies such as AI, invest in our people and remake our physical environments in order to advance health and improve lives.

Wishing you and your loved ones a peaceful holiday season filled with warmth and joy. May the new year bring you happiness and continued success.

Warmest wishes from my family to yours,

Sam Hawgood's signature
Portrait of Sam Hawgood

Building Community

Meet the people that helped the UCSF community grow in leaps and bounds.

A medical student holds up a sign that reads "Matched! Dermatology, UCSF" on Match Day.

Match Day 2023

Our School of Medicine students learned where they will complete their residencies as their health care careers take off.

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A UCSF graduate division graduate in academic regalia walks across the stage holding her toddler daughter's hand as she receives her diploma.

Commencement 2023

The Class of 2023 showed their dedication to advancing health research and patient care in ways we never imagined when they first stepped foot on campus.

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An aerial shot of the UCSF Parnassus Campus with "1989, UCSF's version" in text, mimicing Taylor Swift's 1989 Taylor's version album cover.

1989 (UCSF’s Version)

Our University never goes out of style. This worldwide trend reminded us why.

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Michael Drake at UCSF.

Spotlight: Michael Drake

University of California President Michael Drake reflected on his favorite memories as a UCSF student and faculty member.

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An exterior shot of the Laurel Heights campus in the evening. Lights are on in the inside of the building.

Laurel Heights

We bid a heartfelt goodbye to UCSF’s Laurel Heights campus, a place that left an unforgettable mark on our journey.

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A graphical illustration of a navy blue wave with red, yellow, white, blue, and green rays emanating from behind.

Faces of Ability

We celebrated the extraordinary efforts of our community members living and working with disabilities in breaking down barriers and reshaping attitudes.

Resources and stories


Cancer researcher Patrick O'Leary runs on a hilly trail in San Francisco. The ocean gleams behind him in the morning sunlight.

Balancing Elite Running, Cancer Research

From cutting-edge cancer research to trail running, Patrick “Paddy” O’Leary, PhD, rises to the challenges of a well-balanced life.

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Graphic illustrations of five UCSF alumni who were featured as outstanding innovators and entrepreneurs. From top left to bottom right: Joyce Tung, Ruth Arnold Smarinsky, Hala Borno, Amanda Watters Gorman, and Ali Sadat.

Alumni Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Meet five alumni innovators fixing inequities in clinical trials, bringing artificial intelligence to dentistry, speeding medicines to disaster zones and more.

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State of the University 2023

See where UCSF stands in the chancellor’s annual address.