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
Dr. Nancy Milliken, MD

With admiration and gratitude, the National Center of Excellence Team bids a fond farewell to our Founding Director Dr. Nancy Milliken, upon her well-deserved retirement after almost 40 years at UCSF advancing women's health, improving women's lives. She has received accolades from the speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi and Congresswoman Jackie Speier; the BAYTIMES, and UCSF.

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