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Holiday Gatherings During COVID-19: What Doctors Say About Traveling and Family Events

November 17, 2020
After months of being separated, many families and friends are pondering whether they want to attempt spending the holidays together while doing their best to not spread coronavirus or if they should skip the gatherings altogether for the safety of themselves and others.

3 UCSF Faculty Named to Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board

November 09, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have announced the establishment of a coronavirus advisory board, a panel of public health and scientific experts that will include three UCSF faculty members.

UCSF Team Presents Ethical Framework for Effective COVID-19 Contact Tracing 

October 19, 2020
In order for COVID-19 contact tracing to be effective in the United States, public health and government leaders must overcome deep ideological and cultural resistance among the public and deal with the ethical and technological challenges of using contact tracing apps.

International Team of Scientists Identifies Common Vulnerabilities Across Coronaviruses

October 16, 2020
An international team of researchers studied the three lethal coronaviruses SARS-CoV-2, SARS-CoV-1 and MERS-CoV in order to identify commonly hijacked cellular pathways and detect promising targets for broad coronavirus inhibition.

Rapid COVID-19 Test Shows Promise in Community Test Setting

October 15, 2020
Preliminary data from a study by UCSF and Chan Zuckerberg Biohub scientists suggests that new rapid COVID-19 tests – if used correctly and alongside existing gold-standard PCR tests – could be a valuable tool to accelerate the COVID-19 public health response.

COVID-19 Has a Prolonged Effect for Many During Pregnancy

October 07, 2020
In the largest study to date of COVID-19 among non-hospitalized pregnant women, researchers analyzed the clinical course and outcomes of 594 women who tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus during pregnancy.

Remote Learning, Face Masks – Health Sciences Education Adapts During COVID-19

October 07, 2020
As the thousands of students head back to UCSF this fall, educators across campus have had to balance innovative distance learning opportunities with safely bringing learners back together for experiences that must take place in simulation labs, clinical settings, research labs, and more.

UCSF Launches Pilot of Privacy-Preserving Smartphone Tool to Help Slow Spread of COVID-19

September 30, 2020
Students, faculty and staff at UCSF will be invited to activate COVID Notify on their smartphones.

Can You Tell If It’s the Flu or COVID-19? Doctors Say It’s Not So Clear

September 24, 2020
With influenza, COVID-19, and the usual cold-weather respiratory infections in circulation this winter, experts say it’s bound to be a confusing season for people to sort out what to do when they fall ill.

UCSF Partners With Community Groups to Bring COVID-19 Testing to Oakland

September 24, 2020
In a continuing effort to serve communities that are at high risk of getting COVID-19, UCSF is partnering with Oakland-based community groups to sponsor two days of free mass testing.