DEM Snapshots


Our weekly DEM Snapshot, a weekly email update, helps our personnel and collaborators stay informed about policy updates, new staff joining the division, open vacancies, events, and featured announcements. Below are our archived newsletters starting in 2021.

2022 DEM Snapshot Archive

Week of:

Summary of Content

April 11, 2022  
April 4, 2022 DEM faculty member, Dr. Cheryl Stoddart will be retiring at the end of June 2022. 
March 28, 2022 The Division has joined Twitter. Please follow us @UCSF_EXPM
March 21, 2022 The DEM conference room will be available for RSVP with a split (side A - larger, side B - smaller, whole room) moving forward. An email will be sent to your lab manager or PI to confirm the current assignment.
March 14, 2022 The admin team will be onsite regularly Monday-Thursday. Vanessa, Justin, and Susan may be onsite intermittently based on meetings or facilities and equipment needs.
March 7, 2022 This Sunday, March 13, is spring forward. Remember to set your clocks forward by an hour.

February 28, 2022

The seminar series will be returning to it's hybrid format starting on 3/7.
February 21, 2022 We are all inspired by Dr. Paul Farmer's life and contributions and hope to carry on his principles and make the world a better, healthier, place to be a human being. 
February 14, 2022

The UCSF Black Caucus was founded in 1968 from the direct action of UCSF staff who advocated for change.

They are a forum open to all Black-identified individuals and allies on the UCSF campus. This group provides a space to openly express themselves regarding matters of race as they affect life on the campus and in the community.

February 7, 2022 Shoutout to Mikias for volunteering in the UCSF Clin Labs during the recent surge.
January 31, 2022 On February 1, 2022 billions of people throughout the world kicked off the Lunar New Year. 
January 24, 2022 UCSF Color vending machine installed at ZSFG in the Building 9 lobby. A UCSF ID will be needed to access the machine. 
January 17, 2022 Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order one set of 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Order now so you have them when you need them.
January 10, 2022 Wearing an N95 mask while on-site is highly recommended. We have one mask available per DEM personnel. If you work in the BSL2/2*, please take a 2nd mask for your cubby.
January 3, 2022 In this COVID-19 Edition, we reviewed the UCSF policy updates. 


2021 DEM Snapshot Archive

Week of:

Summary of Content

December 20, 2021 Congratulations to Christina, Val, and Vanessa for 15+ years of service at UCSF!
December 13, 2021 Click here to listen to the holiday musical stylings of Peter, Tomoko, Rachel, and Tim. 
December 6, 2021 The Joshi Family will be providing a Holiday & Thank You lunch on December 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM in honor of our community and care for Pheroze. We will be ordering box lunches for you all to pick-up, post-Seminar Series.
November 29, 2021 Food is allowed for internal, in-person meetings including the DEM Seminar Series and lab meetings. Food and drink will not be provided by the Division.
November 22, 2021 UCSF Closed on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 for Thanksgiving. 
November 15, 2021

In Memoriam: Pheroze Joshi, PhD. Pheroze was a founding member of the Division and long-standing colleague of Dr. Cheryl Stoddart. We mourn his passing and will remember him fondly.

November 8, 2021 Thank you to everyone who attended the Pizza in the Park event. UCSF will be closed on November 11 in observance of Veteran's Day. 
November 1, 2021 We had our annual pumpkin carving event this past Friday. Cheryl Stoddart won "Best Execution of Design" for her cat pumpkin and Justin Vang-Moore won "Best Concept"
October 25, 2021 Open Enrollment for faculty, staff, and health employees begins Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 8 AM. The enrollment period is open until Friday, November 19, 2021 at 5 PM. All Open Enrollment changes will be effective January 1, 2022.
October 18, 2021 International Pronouns Day seeks to make respecting, sharing, and education about pronouns commonplace. Our Division has ordered a batch of pronoun stickers from Parnassus that will be available in the upcoming weeks. More details to come.
October 11, 2021 We are re-introducing our in-person seminar series with the presentation of the State of the DEM
October 4, 2021 100% completion of the 2021 ZSFG eLearning is the goal by November 1, 2021. 
September 27, 2021 DEM Work Groups: Resources for Career Development on the website, SRA/CRC Post-bacc program/Professional Degree Training, Green Labs/Sustainability in Research Labs, Land Acknowledgement Statement
September 20, 2021 UCSF celebrates the twelfth annual National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) from September 20 through September 24, 2021. 
September 13, 2021 Your voice is important! Make it count. All registered California voters were sent ballots to be able to vote early and remotely. To be counted, you must return your signed ballot on time (postmarked by Sept. 14 or dropped off by 8 p.m. on Election Day at a polling location). Find more information at
September 6, 2021 Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, announced that the date of return to on-site work has been extended for those working remotely to March 1, 2022. 
August 30, 2021 Rachel and Tim will be key investigators in recently awarded NIH Awards. The National Institutes of Health has awarded approximately $53 million in annual funding over the next five years to research organizations in a continued effort to find a cure for HIV.
August 23, 2021 The ImmunoX Research Committee has awarded Rachel with a collaborative CoProject for "Mapping the cellular and metabolic landscape of human immune development".
August 16, 2021

As predicted and in line with San Francisco’s new public health order, through September 30, 2021, with immediate effect: All non-essential indoor events are to be canceled, etc.

August 9, 2021

Please take these into consideration when eating meals on the ZSFG campus: Consider eating outside, use alternative break sites, stagger meal schedules, stay 6 feet apart, wash your hands, don't share food and utensils.
August 2, 2021

Now that we know the risk of contracting COVID from touching surfaces is low, we will be closing the doors this week. EH&S will be inspecting our space again this Friday. The division will provide up to 2 lab carts for each lab, if needed. 

July 26, 2021

If you have a purchase need of any kind, please start by connecting with your Lab Manager for guidance on which purchase process and appropriate chart of account(s) to use and with your PI for pre-approval. 

July 12, 2021

All staff were invited to the UCSF Staff Engagement Town Hall to learn about the findings of the Gallup Survey and initiatives to strengthen our community. 

July 5, 2021

The DEM Weekly Snapshot has been moved from Mailchimp to Constant Contact in accordance with new UCSF guidelines. 

06/30/2021 - DEM Weekly Snapshot - Week of June 28, 2021

06/23/2021 - DEM Weekly Snapshot - Week of June 21, 2021

06/16/2021 - DEM Weekly Snapshot - Week of June 14, 2021

06/09/2021 - DEM Weekly Snapshot - Week of June 7, 2021

06/02/2021 - DEM Weekly Snapshot - Week of May 31, 2021

05/26/2021 - DEM Weekly Snapshot - Week of May 24, 2021

05/20/2021 - DEM Weekly Snapshot - Week of May 17, 2021

05/11/2021 - DEM Weekly Snapshot - Week of May 10, 2021

05/04/2021 - DEM Weekly Snapshot - Week of May 3, 2021

04/28/2021 - DEM Weekly Snapshot - Week of April 26, 2021

04/22/2021 - DEM Weekly Snapshot - Week of April 19, 2021

04/14/2021 - DEM Weekly Snapshot - Week of April 12, 2021

04/07/2021 - DEM Weekly Snapshot - Week of April 5, 2021

03/31/2021 - DEM Weekly Snapshot - Week of March 29, 2021

03/24/2021 - DEM Weekly Snapshot - Week of March 22, 2021

03/17/2021 - DEM Weekly Snapshot - Week of March 15, 2021

03/10/2021 - DEM Weekly Snapshot - Week of March 8, 2021

03/03/2021 - DEM Weekly Snapshot - Week of March 1, 2021

02/24/2021 - DEM Weekly Snapshot - Week of February 22, 2021

02/17/2021 - DEM Weekly Snapshot - Week of February 15, 2021

02/11/2021 - DEM Weekly Snapshot - Week of February 8, 2021

02/03/2021 - DEM Weekly Snapshot - Week of February 1, 2021

01/27/2021 - DEM Weekly Snapshot - Week of January 25, 2021

01/20/2021 - DEM Weekly Snapshot - Week of January 19, 2021

01/13/2021 - DEM Weekly Snapshot - Week of January 11, 2021

01/06/2021 - DEM Weekly Snapshot - Week of January 4, 2021