Overview:University of California, San Francisco is a leading university dedicated to defining health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care.
Some highlights of UCSF include:
* Researchers at UCSF developed gene-splicing techniques that have revolutionized biology, spawned the biotechnology industry and led to life-saving treatments.
* Some 25,000 doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and scientists have graduated from UCSF, whose schools are ranked among the top in the nation.
* UCSF — including its medical centers at Parnassus and Mount Zion — and its affiliated hospitals — San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center and the VA Medical Center — handle more than one million patient visits a year.
* With a workforce of 18,600 people, UCSF is San Francisco's second largest employer.
* In 2003, UCSF opened its 43-acre Mission Bay campus south of downtown San Francisco. UCSF Mission Bay, the largest biomedical university expansion in the country, will double UCSF's research space and speed the pace of biomedical discovery.