UCSF Receives $4.5 Million Gift to Fight Malaria Worldwide

Billionaire Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist Sean Parker has donated $4.5 million to UC San Francisco's Global Health Sciences to launch a research program that will investigate innovative approaches to the worldwide elimination of malaria. The program, which will focus on identifying and prioritizing ways to combat the mosquito that transmits malaria, complements UCSF’s longstanding efforts to develop better tools and sustain financing for malaria elimination efforts around the world.

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Remembering Nilani
Nilani, our beloved therapy dog at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, recently passed away from kidney failure. Lani was the perfect medicine for many of our young patients and was an important member of the hospital team.

Still Changing Faces and Lives

Still Changing Faces and Lives
Retired UC San Francisco orthodontist Karin Vargervik, DDS, is staying active in her specialty in many ways, including establishing a fund in the School of Dentistry that will support patient care and a clinical fellowship in craniofacial orthodontics.

Getahun Weldeselassie

From Ethiopia to UCSF
Born into poverty in Ethiopia, Getahun Weldeselassie, PharmD '15, was determined from an early age to improve his lot.


Swim Across America -  Fundraiser for UCSF Benioff Childrens Hospitals.
Swim Across America - Fundraiser for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals.

September 27
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Only UCSF 150 Years
Celebrating 150 Years in Health and Science

Dive into UCSF's rich history and promise for the future. Read More