Parnassus Proud

These photographs displayed in Saunders Court celebrate the incredible work that happens every day on the campus ––from exceptional health education, to groundbreaking scientific discoveries, to outstanding health care provided at a top-ranked hospital.

The Parnassus campus is the original site of the colleges that evolved into today’s UCSF. Situated at the foot of Mount Sutro, the campus is a San Francisco landmark, with views that stretch from the ocean to the city’s iconic skyline.

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Pharmacy students.
Kouta Niizuma, visiting graduate student.
John Briggs, surgical technician.
Amanda Voigt, medical student.
Rob Bakewell, Sutro Stewards volunteer.
From left: Jeffrey Lotz, professor; Devante Horne, .graduate student
Audra Johnson, postdoctoral fellow.
Maria Cruz, nurse.
Eliana Agudelo, physician assistant, with patient.
Elizabeth McNiven, medical student, with son.
From left: Jolene Kokroko, medical student; Olivia Park, medical student.
Alessia Gravina, research assistant specialist.
Chelsie Anderson, medical student.
Isaac Chen, dentistry student, with patient.
Ruby Yu, postdoctoral student.
From left: Juan Vasquez, medical student; James Ruiz, medical student.
Engie Salama, pharmacy student.
Pilar Bernal De Pheils, professor.
Dentistry study group from left: Rebecca Tom,  Sam Su, Brittany Chou, Bernadita Manglona, Laura Aguilar Sanchez, Ivy Vuong, Brian Lin, Jason Yip.
From left: Elizabeth Anderson, graduate student; Nicholas Kolaitis, pulmonary fellow; Christopher Berger, pulmonary fellow; Rupal Shah, assistant professor.
From left: Tobias Deuse, associate professor; Sonja Schrepfer, associate professor.


Pursuing Grand Challenges in Health

Our 2018 shuttle fleet campaign supports a selection of grand challenge themes from the current fundraising campaign, designed for the medium as quick-comprehension impact statements.

Grand challenges are the culmination of everything we do, and a reminder that it's a remarkable time to be part of UCSF.

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Eradicating hereditary cancers and personalizing the approach to patient treatment and care plans.
Revolutionizing drug delivery for efficacy and speed using nanotechnology.
Enabling normal, healthy lives through preemptive and in-utero gene therapies.
Pioneering the possibilities of biomedical big data and data science as a new paradigm for medical discovery and treatment.
Programming the body's cells to act as defenders and attackers against cancer and other disease.
Modeling "fish tank to bedside" treatments for epilepsy, speeding discoveries at a fraction of conventional costs.

One UCSF: A Brilliant Convergence

A Brilliant Convergence' launched in Fall 2016 as the second phase of One UCSF. The campaign uses Venn diagrams to illustrate the coming together of people, diverse perspectives and qualities, and unique ideas that enables UCSF to redefine what’s possible. Ads appear on the UCSF shuttle fleet and at shuttle stops. The concept will be incorporated into employee engagement activities throughout the year.

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The Gartner lab is working to build fully functioning 3-D human tissues by programming DNA.
The UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative is a collaborative effort to address the health disparities that contribute to the epidemic of premature birth.
Every day, we make breakthroughs that turn hope into reality.
Pamela Munster, MD is reevaluating how to treat and manage hereditary cancers.
Anthony Luke, MD, and others from the PlaySafe program are going out to Bay Area schools to provide care for student athletes.
Community of Voices, a program through UCSF School of Nursing, uses choir and song to improve the health of seniors.
Shuvo Roy, PhD is revolutionizing treatment for kidney disease by developing an implantable, artificial kidney.
Combining the expertise of a pediatric clinical specialist with a highly trained facility dog creates magic for our young patients.
Community of Underrepresented Physician Scientists is a student committee devoted to supporting and promoting diversity within our MSTP program.
Esteban Burchard, MD, MPH is proving the effects of homogeneity on science and working to reduce health disparities.
Wendell Lim, PhD, with postdoc Lukasz Bugaj, PhD, is engineering designer cells to carry out therapeutic functions.


One UCSF: Launch Campaign

We are a diverse community, made up of people with many skills and talents. And throughout all that we do, there is a core belief that our work makes a difference and that, together, we can – and will – improve the future of health.

The One UCSF campaign launched in March 2015 to inspire faculty, staff and students to share stories of how they contribute to achieving UCSF’s mission of advancing health worldwide. A series of stories were developed (video and web) to demonstrate individuals' contributions, and ads appeared on the UCSF shuttle fleet, at shuttle stops, and on posters and banners throughout UCSF campuses.

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