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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

Leadership

Harold S. Luft Mentoring Award 2018

We are delighted to announce that Margot Kushel, MD has been selected as this year's recipient of the Harold S. Luft Award for Mentoring in Health Services and Health Policy Research, awarded by the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health...
Leadership

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

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...
Leadership

Patricia O’Sullivan Receives 2018 UCSF Lifetime Mentoring Award

Patricia S. O’Sullivan (center), EdD, listens to a speaker during a ceremony to honor her for the UCSF Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award. Photo by Susanna Frohman Patricia O’Sullivan Receives 2018 UCSF Lifetime Mentoring Award By Kate Vidinsky Patricia “Pat”...
Leadership

2018 Founders Day Awards Honor Public Service, Extraordinary Contributions

The 2018 Founders Day Award winners (from left) Founders Day award winners, from left, Michael Chen; Valerie Yerger, MA, ND; R. Sarah Elmes; Elizabeth Robbins, MD; Leeane Jensen, MPH; Heather Nichols; Shannon Weber, MSW; Kristin Cosner, RN, BSN; Bernadette Jimenez;...
Leadership

2 UCSF Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Sciences for 2018

Two faculty members from UC San Francisco have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors accorded to American scientists. Ying-Hui Fu , PhD, and Andrej Sali , PhD, were among the 84 new...
Research

Fetal Immune System Rejects the Mother in Preterm Labor

preterm-baby.jpg Preterm labor, a common pregnancy complication, has long been a mystery to scientists. But a new study from UC San Francisco shows it may sometimes happen when the fetal immune system “wakes up” too early and begins to reject...
Research

Giacomini named 2018 Volwiler Research Award recipient

rs23881_ucsf_20160801_giacomini_068a.jpg Kathy Giacomini, PhD , has been named the 2018 Volwiler Research Achievement Award recipient by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). Giacomini was selected by her AACP peers for the award, which honors the recipient’s leading research...
Research

Talk on Safer Stents Wins 2018 UCSF Grad Slam

2018_Grad_Slam_winner.jpg Inserting and opening a stent – a tiny scaffold implanted in an artery to hold it open and improve blood flow to the heart – causes slight damage to a vessel wall, which leads the body to try to...
Research

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

Fotolia_30814686_S.jpg Women whose breasts are composed largely of glandular tissue, rather than fat, have an amplified risk of breast cancer, which exceeds the impact of other widely known risks on a population level, including family history of the disease, personal...
Healthcare

UCSF Health Named "Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equity"

Healthcare

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

Healthcare

Scalp Cooling Can Help Some Breast Cancer Patients Retain Hair

Research

Fetal Immune System Rejects the Mother in Preterm Labor

Research

Giacomini named 2018 Volwiler Research Award recipient

Research

Talk on Safer Stents Wins 2018 UCSF Grad Slam

Research

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

Research

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

Research

UCSF Zika Symposium Brings Together Bay Area Experts to Pool Latest Information

Research

Weight-Loss Surgery May Greatly Improve Incontinence

Community

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

Community

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi Touts Covered California Successes in Treating Patients

Community

A Day in UCSF PRIME - The Soda Tax

Education

Cell Division Talk Takes Top Prize at 2017 UCSF Grand Slam

Education

Match Day 2017 Affirms Medical Student Dedication to Activism

Education

Medical Students Start New Bridges Curriculum

Education

Decision-Making in Reproductive Research

Education

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

Leadership

Harold S. Luft Mentoring Award 2018

Leadership

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

Leadership

Patricia O’Sullivan Receives 2018 UCSF Lifetime Mentoring Award

Leadership

2018 Founders Day Awards Honor Public Service, Extraordinary Contributions

Leadership

2 UCSF Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Sciences for 2018

Leadership

Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS, Appointed As Chair of Surgery

Leadership

Diversity Champions Honored with 2017 Chancellor Diversity Awards

Leadership

Judy Young, MPH, Receives Chancellor's Award for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership

Leadership

Amy Murtha, MD, Appointed Chair of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Leadership

Jennifer Arnett Named UCSF's Vice Chancellor of University Development and Alumni Relations

Leadership

3 UCSF Researchers Named 2017 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Leadership

Ruth Greenblatt, MD Delivers 17th Annual Faculty Research Lectureship (FRL) in Clinical Science

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