In the wake of the recent measles outbreak around the country, UC has issued a statement that they will require incoming students to be vaccinated for measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, meningococcus, tetanus and whooping cough starting in 2017

The 2015 cycle of Matt Springer's home earthquake preparedness talks at UCSF has been scheduled and is listed below.

BERKELEY—Physicians from UCSF Student Health and 10 other University of California student health centers employed a rare tactic seen among the physician workforce as they went on strike Tuesday, Jan.

To mark UCSF’s 150th anniversary, the Alumni Board honored 150 of its best and brightest alumni with an Alumni Excellence Award. Recipients were chosen from 900 anonymous nominations on the basis of excellence and distinction in the major components of UCSF’s mission: education, patient care, research and service—as well as business and industry.

The Pew Research Center has released a major survey comparing opinions of the American public to those of scientists in the American Association for the Advancement of Science on a range of topics covering science and society.

Alan Ashworth

Renowned breast cancer researcher Alan Ashworth arrived at UCSF last month to take over as director of the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Image of a Parnassus lined with 12 waiting ambulances
A well-choreographed convoy of ambulances transported 125 pediatric patients from Parnassus to Mission Bay.

Left: The first pediatric patients were moved from Parnassus to the brand-new UCSF Benoiff Children’s Hospital in Mission Bay at 7:10 am on Sunday, February 1.

UCSF recently appointed Atul Butte director of the new Institute of Computational Health Sciences. Butte will move from his current position as chief of the Division of Systems Medicine at Stanford University. 

For nearly 60 years, the Synapse student newspaper has been a platform for interprofessional communication, science and health writing and outreach on the UCSF campus. This retrospective piece was written for the UCSF News website to highlight our newspaper's rich history, recent successes and plans for the future. See the complete article on the UCSF News website: