UCSF is launching a new initiative to propel the development of living therapeutics – a category of treatments broadly defined as human and microbial living cells that are selected, modified, or engineered to treat or cure disease – and bring them quickly to patients.
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have announced the establishment of a coronavirus advisory board, a panel of public health and scientific experts that will include three UCSF faculty members.
In a special virtual town hall, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined UC San Francisco Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, to discuss the role of science and science advocacy in shaping federal policy during a global pandemic, her leadership during these turbulent times, and lessons learned during her long tenure as the first and only female Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Made possible by a $30 million gift from Marc and Lynne Benioff, UCSF announced the launch of the UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative, a new center that will research and identify evidence-based solutions to prevent and end homelessness.
The Precision Cancer Medicine Building, which will provide outpatient cancer care to complement services at the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, was approved this week by the University of California Board of Regents.
San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined physicians, researchers and patients Monday for the signing of an ordinance that will allow UCSF to proceed with construction of a new research and academic building at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.
Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden visited UCSF to meet with top cancer experts as part of the National Cancer Moonshot initiative to develop new approaches that fast-forward the development of novel therapies.
Mission Hall, also known as the Global Health & Clinical Sciences Building, opened for classes in early September, and the spacious, sunny building is just beginning to hum with activity as students and faculty begin to make it their home. The official ribbon cutting ceremony took place Oct. 1.
Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellman kicked off a special day-long symposium recognizing the winners of the 2014 Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences on Dec. 13. It was the centerpiece of a two-day celebration hosted by UCSF.