UCSF Center of Excellence

What We Believe In

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.


Providing women-focused care across the lifespan guided by patient choice.


Pioneering discovery and innovation in women’s health through sex and gender inquiry.


Recognizing and fostering women leaders in health and science.


Partnering with communities to promote women’s health and well being.


Educating the next generation of women’s health providers, scientists and policy makers.

Director’s Spotlight

Black Womxn’s Health & Livelihood Initiative Celebrates 5 Years!

Surrounded by community members, partners, patients, allies, and friends, the Black Womxn’s Health and Livelihood Initiative (BWHLI) recently gathered to celebrate the past five years of collaboration, connectivity, and serving our community. We gathered to recognize and honor that we have worked to provide quality health care, create innovative programs, strategize and implement necessary systems change, and care for and nurture our beautiful Black community. We celebrated the impact we’ve made addressing health and health care disparities for Black womxn and our gender expansive communities.


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Black Womxn’s Health & Livelihood Initiative Celebrates 5 Years!

Honoring Dr. Nancy Milliken, MD

With deep gratitude, we bid a fond farewell to our Founding Director, Dr. Nancy Milliken, as she retires after almost 40 years at UCSF. Dr. Milliken dedicated her career to eliminating health disparities for women. Help us honor this incredible legacy by supporting our efforts to endow a professorship for women’s health leadership in Dr. Milliken’s name. These funds will ensure that improving women's lives remains a priority at UCSF for decades to come.


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