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We believe in women and are working to transform their health and lives.

We believe women deserve healthcare and health policy that is based upon rigorous research inclusive of sex and gender variables, designed with community, and provided compassionately by clinicians who respect individual values and choices.

 

UCSF Center of Excellence

Director’s Spotlight

Leadership Matters

Please join us in welcoming Judy Young to her new role as Executive Director of the National Center of Excellence (CoE) in Women’s Health. As an educator and mentor, activist and advocate, and life-long learner, Judy embraces the mission of the CoE and brings a multi-dimensional lens to addressing health inequities, disparities and social change.

Important News in Women's Health

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Betty J. Dong, PharmD ’72, is a world expert on HIV and hepatitis C medication therapy

Betty J. Dong receives Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award for exceptional career

Betty J. Dong, PharmD ’72 , is the recipient of the 2019 Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award from the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) for her trailblazing career in clinical pharmacy and her “superb teaching and on-the-mark clinical guidance around...
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Three Faculty Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

By Nina Bai UC San Francisco cancer biologist Alan Ashworth , PhD, structural biologist Yifan Cheng , PhD, and molecular physiologist Holly Ingraham , PhD, have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Ashworth is president of...
Research

UCSF Study Aims to Increase Diversity in Cancer Clinical Trials

Collaboration with Lazarex Cancer Foundation Tests New Ways to Erase Cost Barriers in Major Public Health Issue By Elizabeth Fernandez UC San Francisco is collaborating with the nonprofit Lazarex Cancer Foundation on a three-year study to identify ways to improve...
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Corinne Woods, Tireless Community Advocate, Dies at 72

She Served on UCSF's Community Advisory Group for Over 20 Years By Nina Bai Corinne Woods (center) at a UCSF Community Advisory Group meeting in 2011 where UCSF staff presented future plans for the University. Corinne Woods, a longtime advocate...
Education

UCSF Medical Student Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

Announced today, UCSF medical student Sheantel Reihl was awarded a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans , a highly competitive graduate school fellowship for immigrants and children of immigrants. Reihl, who emmigrated from Trinidad & Tobago with her...
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Nola Hylton, PhD, Recognized as 2019 SBI Honorary Fellow

Nola Hylton, PhD , will be inducted as the newest Society of Breast Imaging ( SBI ) Honorary Fellow at this year's SBI/American College of Radiology (ACR) Annual Breast Imaging Symposium , the largest breast imaging conference in the world...
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Making better pediatric chemo treatments, and delivering them to more children

By Grant Burningham Credit: Elisabeth Fall Janel Long-Boyle, PhD, PharmD, has spent her career making chemotherapy safe for young patients. On her first Christmas Eve, when Janel Long-Boyle, PharmD, PhD , was a few months old, her two-year-old sister, Jenny,...
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New Grant Program Supports Innovators at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals

By Kate Vidinsky The new awards will enable staff members across every level of the organization to translate their ideas into measurable actions that address some of the key challenges facing UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland . UCSF Benioff Children’s...
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Kortemme and Desai honored at annual meeting of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

Kortemme inducted into AIMBE College of Fellows; Desai elected president of AIMBE By Levi Gadye, PhD Credit: UCSF Precision Medicine New and established AIMBE fellows (left to right): Shuvo Roy, PhD, Julius Guccione, PhD, Thomas Link, PhD, Tanja Kortemme, PhD,...
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Making better pediatric chemo treatments, and delivering them to more children

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New Grant Program Supports Innovators at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals

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Dolby Family Gift Launches New UCSF Center for Mood Disorders

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UCSF Health Named "Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equity"

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As Health Policy Faces Change Under the New Administration, Drew Altman Gives an Outlook

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Scalp Cooling Can Help Some Breast Cancer Patients Retain Hair

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UCSF Study Aims to Increase Diversity in Cancer Clinical Trials

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Researcher of the Month: Kathy Giacomini, PhD

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Hana El-Samad Delivers 2019 Byers Award Lecture on Designing Smart Cells

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Gladstone Investigator Receives the 2019 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise

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$26 Million ‘Grand Challenge’ Project Will Probe Role of Inflammation in Cancer

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Six UCSF Scientists Awarded NIH Grants for High-Risk, High-Reward Research

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Forum Calls for Action on Climate Change to Protect Health

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Fetal Immune System Rejects the Mother in Preterm Labor

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Giacomini named 2018 Volwiler Research Award recipient

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Talk on Safer Stents Wins 2018 UCSF Grad Slam

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‘Dense Breasts’ Eclipse All Other Known Breast Cancer Risk Factors

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UCSF Proposes Breast Cancer Initiative for White House's Cancer Moonshot

Community

Corinne Woods, Tireless Community Advocate, Dies at 72

Community

2018 Bay Area Science Festival Culminates in Discovery Day at AT&T Park

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Chancellor Highlights UCSF’s Commitment to the Community in 2018 State of the University

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With UCSF Lab Experience, High School Seniors Pursue Big Ideas & College Goals

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Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi Touts Covered California Successes in Treating Patients

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A Day in UCSF PRIME - The Soda Tax

Education

UCSF Medical Student Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

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Talk on a Blood Test for Concussions Wins 2019 UCSF Grad Slam

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The woman in the arena: Dr. Chemtai Mungo’s lifesaving work in Kenya

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Two UCSF Graduate Students Named 2019 Weintraub Awardees

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QBI fellowship fosters curiosity and perseverance for women scientists

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Cell Division Talk Takes Top Prize at 2017 UCSF Grand Slam

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Match Day 2017 Affirms Medical Student Dedication to Activism

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Medical Students Start New Bridges Curriculum

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Decision-Making in Reproductive Research

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UCSF/Macy Conference Highlights GME Innovations, Commitment to Health Care Equity

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Betty J. Dong receives Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award for exceptional career

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Three Faculty Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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Nola Hylton, PhD, Recognized as 2019 SBI Honorary Fellow

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Kortemme and Desai honored at annual meeting of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

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‘40 Under 40’ Lists Honor Two UCSF Fundraisers

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Initiative Will Bring Together Engineers at UCSF to Tackle Challenges in Health

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2018 UCSF Medals Honor Luminaries in Health and Science

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2018 Chancellor Diversity Awards Recognize Work to Advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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4 UCSF Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2018

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Harold S. Luft Mentoring Award 2018

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Judy Young, MPH, Appointed As Executive Director of the National Center of Excellence in Women's Health

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Patricia O’Sullivan Receives 2018 UCSF Lifetime Mentoring Award

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