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UCSF Medical Student Honored with U.S. Public Health Service Award

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 6:03pm
UCSF medical student Jirayut “New” Latthivongskorn has received a 2017 U.S. Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Award in recognition of his dedication and efforts advocating for immigrants’ rights and health equity for under-resourced communities.

New Multiple Sclerosis Drug, Backed by 40 Years of Research, Could Halt Disease

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 6:03pm
A newly approved drug that is the first to reflect the current scientific understanding of multiple sclerosis is holding new hope for the hundreds of thousands Americans living with the disease. It also highlights the importance of clinician scientists like UCSF’s Stephen Hauser who are working to transform research into cures for patients.

UCSF Hires Vice Chancellor to Nurture Inventions, Bring Products to Market at More Advanced Stage

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:21pm
UCSF has hired Harold E. “Barry” Selick as its first vice chancellor for business development, innovation and partnerships.

David Julius Honored with 2017 Gairdner Award for Groundbreaking Pain Research

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:21pm
David Julius, professor and chair of the Department of Physiology at UCSF, was named on March 28 to receive the 2017 Canada Gairdner International Award, one of the most prestigious prizes in biomedicine.

Virtual System Works in Managing Diabetes for Hospital Patients

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:21pm
An innovative virtual glucose management service for hospitalized patients with diabetes is highly effective at maintaining appropriate glucose levels.

New Polio Virus Evolution Insights Could Lead to Improved Vaccine

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:21pm
UCSF researchers have helped to identify the three evolutionary steps the polio virus used to evolve from harmless vaccine into a regional menace. With the new knowledge, they have developed a new polio vaccine that should be unable to escape and cause outbreaks.

As Health Policy Faces Change Under the New Administration, Drew Altman Gives an Outlook

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:21pm
Health policies under the new presidential administration could bring widespread changes at the national and statewide level, according to Drew Altman, president and chief executive of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, who spoke about the topic at UCSF on March 21.

‘Stand Up For Science’ Teach-In, Rally Highlight Importance of Public Support, Diversity in Science

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 6:13pm
Hundreds of people eager to show their support for science turned out for UC San Francisco’s Stand Up For Science teach-in and rally on April 22, which highlighted diversity and the importance of federal funding for research.

UCSF Is Top Public Recipient of NIH Research Funding for 6th Consecutive Year

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 6:13pm
UCSF was the top public recipient of biomedical research grants from the National Institutes of Health or the sixth consecutive year in 2016, and the second-highest recipient among all public and private institutions nationwide.

2016 NIH Funding: A Look at Top Recipients and Their Research

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 6:13pm
Learn more about some of the UCSF researchers who received the top funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2016.

Howard Pinderhughes Inspires Community Healing in 2017 UCSF Last Lecture

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:11pm
Howard Pinderhughes, associate professor and chair of social and behavioral sciences in the UCSF School of Nursing, delivered the 2017 Last Lecture, which has the prompt: “If you had but one lecture to give, what would you say?”

Marilyn Reed Lucia, Pioneer in California Child Care, Passes Away

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:45pm
Marilyn Reed Lucia’s life is closely linked with UCSF. She graduated from medical school at UCSF in 1956 and was one of only three women in her class. Lucia later went on to complete her residency in psychiatry and child psychiatry.

New Funding Will Support Research into Biology of Malaria Parasite

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 2:50pm
UCSF researcher Grant Dorsey received federal funding for the Program for Resistance, Immunology, Surveillance and Modeling of Malaria in Uganda.

Match Day 2017 Affirms Medical Students’ Dedication to Activism

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 2:50pm
For a cohort of this year’s graduating class, residency training will not only advance their careers as physicians, but also further their commitment to social activism and greater health care equity for all patients.

Arturo Alvarez-Buylla Delivers 2017 Faculty Research Lecture in Basic Science

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 2:50pm
Arturo Alvarez-Buylla was selected by his peers as the recipient of the 60th annual Faculty Research Lectureship in Basic Science

Partnership Develops Ambitious Public Health Policies on Sugar, Alcohol and Children’s Dental Health

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 2:50pm
UCSF has worked strategically with community partners in the SFHIP to enact high-impact policies, such as banning sugar-sweetened beverages from hospitals, to improve public health and reduce health inequities in the city.

Ancient Enzyme Protects Lungs from Common Irritant Produced by Bugs and Mold

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 9:58am
Research shows that the lungs secrete a specialized enzyme capable of destroying chitin, without which chitin particles inhaled from the environment can accumulate in the airways and trigger inflammatory lung disease.

Cell Division Talk Takes Top Prize at 2017 UCSF Grad Slam

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 9:58am
Christina Hueschen took home the top prize at this year’s UCSF Grad Slam competition for her talk titled “How to Build an Elephant.”

UCSF Medical Center Receives ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Spring 2017 Hospital Safety Grade

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 6:27pm
UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus received an “A” in the Spring 2017 Hospital Safety Grade, released April 12, 2017, by the nonprofit The Leapfrog Group, which grades hospitals nationwide for their commitment to reducing errors, infections and accidents that can harm patients.

Surprising New Role for Lungs: Making Blood

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 6:27pm
Using video microscopy in the living mouse lung, UC San Francisco scientists have revealed that the lungs play a previously unrecognized role in blood production.