Campus Messages

An archive of email messages sent to the entire UCSF community by the Chancellor and members of the Chancellor's Cabinet.

May 19, 2022
UCSF Health

Dear UCSF Community,

The UC Board of Regents today approved our plans to build a state-of-the-art hospital at UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights, marking an exciting milestone in the transformation of our oldest campus.

This is great news for our providers, staff, and trainees who work there and, importantly, for our patients whom we are privileged to serve. The new hospital has been designed as a human-centered environment that will dramatically enhance the patient experience. Built with facilities to accommodate the latest medical technology, it also will amplify the high-quality care we provide and help address our critical capacity limitations.

I am grateful for the scores of supporters and stakeholders, including many of you, who have participated in dozens of planning sessions, meetings, surveys, and town halls. I extend my deep appreciation to the project team, which has guided the development process, as well as to our donors, including the Helen Diller Foundation and family, who have generously contributed to the project.

When the new hospital opens in 2030, it will be a beacon of pride and hope for San Francisco, providing innovative care backed by UCSF’s research and education for generations to come. You can read more about the new hospital on


Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor

May 17, 2022
UCSF Health

Dear UCSF Community,

We continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in our communities and on campus. While we have not seen an increase in on-site transmission at UCSF, we are seeing a steep rise in community transmission in several Bay Area counties, including San Francisco.

As a reminder, we strongly recommend wearing medical-grade (surgical, N95 or KN95) masks in all indoor locations across campus. Masks remain mandatory in all clinical or health care areas where patients are present, on campus shuttles and in elevators.

Because of the increased community transmission of COVID-19 infection, we also strongly encourage everyone to wear masks when in public indoor settings like grocery stores, restaurants, and other crowded places.

We will continue to track the latest developments and are prepared to return to mandatory masking in all indoors settings at UCSF when necessary, in alignment with guidance and recommendations from public health officials.

In the meantime, please be vigilant about taking all precautions to reduce transmission of the virus: wash your hands frequently, avoid crowded indoor places, and get a booster shot if you are eligible. In addition, you are required to take the following steps to help minimize the spread of COVID-19:

  • Complete the Daily Health Screener before coming to any UCSF location
  • Report positive cases through the screener
  • In case of a positive test result, complete the separate contact tracing survey as soon as possible, so that we can take steps to stop further transmission quickly...
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