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Celebrating Mission Bay

Mission Bay celebration

A decade after opening its first research building at San Francisco’s Mission Bay, UCSF has far surpassed its ambitious vision for a campus that today is an epicenter for science, health, and hope. UCSF is celebrating this milestone that represents both a scientific renaissance and a significant revitalization of a once-blighted area in San Francisco’s southeast sector. It is a spectacular success story in San Francisco, the “city that knows how” to get things done. Read more | Watch the video


Year in Review: Translating Discoveries into Health Solutions

UCSF Year in Review

UCSF is a health-sciences research powerhouse that values not only the physician who designs clinical trials for promising drugs, but also the talented lab scientist who unearths nature’s secrets on the molecular and cellular levels. Faculty research, including a neural stem cell clinical trial led by David Rowitch, MD, PhD, led to many breakthroughs in 2012. Read more


Teen Liver Transplant Recipient Honors Donor at Rose Parade

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Alfonso Garcia still carries around a baseball cap that belonged to a 22-year-old man who passed away in 2010 having never met him. But the cap is just a small token of an even bigger reminder that the 18-year-old college freshman carries with him every day: the man’s liver, which saved Garcia’s life. Read more


Singing Professor Offers Musical Lectures for Medical Students


Songs are a common tool to help preschool children learn the fundamentals, such as the alphabet. One UCSF professor is showing how the same approach can help learners at the opposite end of the educational spectrum: medical students, medical residents, and other highly trained professionals. Read more | Watch the video


School of Pharmacy Dean’s Legacy Lives On


To the eight Japanese students in the UCSF School of Pharmacy after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Troy C. Daniels, PhD, was more than their esteemed dean – he was the kept promise of a country that had lost its way. Now a distinguished professorship has been established in Daniels’ honor. Read more