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Organization and description of service


Graduate Division and Postdoctoral Affairs Office-functions as the institutional home for graduate education and postdoctoral scholarship at UCSF, serves as the primary advocate for graduate students and postdocs, and strives to promote excellence in all graduate and postdoc training programs.


Center for Innovation in Interprofessional Education-the Core Staff of the IPE Center serve as support for IPE initiatives at UCSF.  We provide administrative support and coordination for IPE projects and initiatives, consultation for research and evaluation projects and coaching and mentorship for IPE faculty, staff and students. 


UCSF Privacy Office-monitors compliance with the federal and state privacy laws and regulations, provides consultations on privacy related questions, coordinates privacy investigations, and develops privacy training and risk mitigation programs


UCSF Library- Supports faculty needs by providing research services, education/curricular support and tools, access to online resources/journals.


First Generation Support Services-offers faculty who are of the first generation in their family to graduate from college access to the first generation college community at UCSF and opportunities to provide support and mentoring to current UCSF first generation college students.


University Relations -UCSF Community and Government Relations (CGR) is UCSF's most direct link to our neighbors, community groups, and government officials. We engage the UCSF Community Advisory Group to build strong and constructive relationships with neighbors, community groups and civic organizations.  We also bring services to neighboring communities by conducting health fairs with dental and medical students as we conduct health education / screenings in the community.


University Relations -UCSF News Office/Digital Communications-we’re interested in working with faculty to promote newsworthy UCSF discoveries to the media, and we aim to provide expert sources in response to media requests.

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Information Technology- provide end to end information technology management, consulting, support, and centralized infrastructure services (Service Desk, Desktop field services, email, wireless, telecommunications) to UCSF, as well as a full range of technical consulting help.


Educational Technology Services (ETS) is your central campus resource for classroom technical support, AV solutions, lecture capture, video conferencing, video recording, editing and production, as well as other audio-visual services.


Advance-the campus system for managing academic appointment and advancement.


Campus Life Services-Provides services to the UC San Francisco community to help create a quality of life balance between work and academic life. This includes providing a variety of fitness and wellness services, child care, parking, food service, housing, catering, community events, live and performing arts outlets.

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Office of Diversity and Outreach- provides programs and resources to faculty in the areas of Affirmative Action/ADA compliance, sexual harassment prevention and resolution, LGBT, multicultural, and University Community Partnerships.


University Community Partnerships Office: UCP serves as the institutional infrastructure for academic-community partnerships. The office supports, coordinates and cultivates community engagement activity to promote health equity.


Ethics and Compliance Office- organization collaborates with the UCSF community and senior leadership to coordinate and guide compliance efforts across the campus; to promote ethical behavior and research integrity; and to provide needed tools, guidance, and oversight.


Faculty Associates- Supports UCSF and students through loans and scholarships. Faculty, spouses, partners, staff and friends of UCSF may join.


Fidelity Retirement Services- provides the recordkeeping, communications, and financial education for UC employees for the 403(b), 457(b), and the DC Plan. Benefits Specialty Center- administers the employee retirement and health and welfare programs for faculty and staff paid through the San Francisco campus, and conveys UCSF benefits interests and priorities to the Office of the President


UCSF Health Care Facilitator Program-proactively works with active and retired UC employees to educate and resolve escalated problems involving health plan benefits and services which members have been unable to resolve themselves. The program also provides education and consultation to increase knowledge and individual self sufficiency as both a consumer and patient. All services are confidential and free.


Office of the Ombuds-provides confidential, informal (off-the-record) and impartial problem-solving services in response to any workplace concern or complaint.


Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP)- offers confidential and free individual counseling and organizational consultation for all faculty, staff, residents, postdocs, and clinical fellows. 


Office of Sustainability- encourages and supports efforts to reduce energy, waste and water through outreach, education, and engagement efforts.  The Academic Senate Sustainability Committee promotes sustainable practices by faculty through education, support of sustainability policies, embedding sustainability in curriculum and advocates for sustainable healthcare policies.


Academic Senate- facilitates faculty participation in campus governance related to education, promotions, research, campus finances, and faculty welfare.


General Information


Office of Research and Development in Medical Education (RaDME)-leads educational research and educational skills development for all UCSF faculty from its home in the School of Medicine. RaDME believes that choices about teaching and learning should be based on evidence and continually integrates ideas from educational literature into its programs. Academy of Medical Educators- supports and advances the teaching mission of the UCSF School of Medicine and the people who carry it out.


IACUP-provides consultation to investigators regarding research protocols involving live vertebrate animals, conducts training for research staff, and develops standard procedures.  The IACUP also ensures institutional compliance with all applicable regulations and policies.
Human Research Protection Program (CHR)- is UCSF's Institutional Review Board (IRB). The CHR reviews research involving human subjects to ensure the ethical and equitable treatment of those subjects


Office of Innovation, Technology & Alliances (ITA)- i) helps our researchers partner with industry on research and clinical programs; ii) supports and markets UCSF inventions to the commercial world; and iii) provides education and resources to help our researchers explore the entrepreneurial potential of their discoveries.


Research Development Office: (RDO) fosters scientific collaborations between internal and external research teams and facilitates proposal development for large, multi-investigator project grants.  The RDO is also home to the Resource Allocation Program (RAP) and the Limited Submission Program (LSP).


Office of Sponsored Research-we help researchers build collaborative research teams, pursue funding opportunities, deliver effective proposals & administer awards.


Research Resource Program (RRP)- was created in 2010 to meet the UCSF need for coordination and support of centralized research core facilities.


Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) -provides research services and resources, funding and training to support clinical and translational research. 


Academic Research Systems-offers secure computing environments, tools, consulting services and access to UCSF Clinical data that support Researchers. OnCore-Online Collaborative research environment.


Campus Procurement and Contracting-Provides cost effective and efficient purchasing solutions to support UCSF.



Transportation to Laurel Heights
There are a number of parking and transportation options at the Laurel Heights Campus:

Most UCSF parking permits are accepted at the Laurel Heights parking lot and garage (excluding Veterans Affairs Medical Center and San Francisco General Hospital permits). If you do not have an appropriate permit you can purchase day parking, at the special event rate of $14, from the Fee Lot Machine located in the front parking lot. For additional parking information click here.

UCSF Shuttle Service offers frequent service between campus locations. The Tan and Black shuttles travel between Parnassus, Mount Zion, and Laurel Heights. For schedules of all UCSF shuttle routes, click here.

San Francisco Muni also offers transportation throughout San Francisco (bus routes 1, 2, 3, 31, 38, 43). For bus routes and schedules click here.