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A Day in the Life: Students Photograph Their 2017 Back-to-School Experiences

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 7:23pm
New and returning UCSF students share their back-to-school experiences through social media posts.

With Fall 2017 Cycle, UCSF’s Resource Allocation Program (RAP) Celebrates 10 Years of Funding

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 7:23pm
UCSF’s Resource Allocation Program, which offers a single online application process for a wide variety of intramural funding opportunities, is now inviting applications for the Fall 2017 cycle.

Nancy Adler Honored by The New York Academy of Medicine

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 7:23pm
The New York Academy of Medicine has named Nancy Adler a recipient of the 2017 Academy Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Biomedical Science.

UCSF to Offer Free Flu Shots Throughout September

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 7:23pm
UCSF will be holding free drop-in flu shot clinics for all UCSF employees,students and volunteers from Monday, Sept. 6 to Friday, Sept. 29.

Searching for the Brain Cells That Control Our Breathing

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 7:23pm
The mechanisms by which the brain regulates breathing are still a mystery, one that UCSF physiologist Kevin Yackle is tackling with the latest tools of molecular biology.

UC Health Urges California Congressional Delegation to Oppose Graham-Cassidy Health Bill

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 1:09pm
John D. Stobo, executive vice president of UC Health, sent a following letter to the California congressional delegation urging them to oppose the Graham-Cassidy health care bill.

UC President Napolitano Affirms UC Commitment to Sexual Violence Survivors, Ensuring Fair Procedures

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 1:09pm
University of California President Janet Napolitano issued a statement following a decision by the Department of that will likely impact how schools handle sexual violence cases under Title IX policies.

Multi-Gene Test Predicts Alzheimer’s Better than APOE E4 Alone

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:09am
A new test that combines the effects of more than two dozen genetic variants, does a better job of predicting which cognitively normal older adults will go on to develop Alzheimer’s dementia than testing for APOE E4.

How Ketogenic Diets Curb Inflammation

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 7:01am
Ketogenic diets — that have long been known to benefit epilepsy and other neurological illnesses — may work by lowering inflammation in the brain, according to new research by UCSF scientists.

Genetic Testing Puts Nurses at Frontline of Answering Patients’ Emerging Concerns

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 4:24pm
Genetic testing and new gene therapies may raise new questions for patients, and as front-line health workers, nurses could be the ones answering questions about how they related to health. UCSF has created a new course to help give an overview of the emerging topic.

UC Kicks Off Systemwide Effort to Support First-Generation Students

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 4:24pm
The University of California announced that all 10 UC campuses will join together this fall in a systemwide effort to connect first-generation students with faculty mentors who have walked in their shoes, and to facilitate access to resources to help these students continue to succeed.

How the Human Brain Detects the ‘Music’ of Speech

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 4:24pm
Researchers at UCSF have identified neurons in the human brain that respond to pitch changes in spoken language, which are essential to clearly conveying both meaning and emotion.

UC President Janet Napolitano Issues Statement on Mexico Earthquakes

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:19pm
UC President Janet Napolitano on Wednesday issued a statement on the earthquakes impacting Mexico.

UCSF to Develop National Network for Health Data of Sexual, Gender Minorities

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:19pm
UCSF and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital aim to help address the dearth of medical research addressing sexual or gender minorities through an ambitious national program to collect data that could help to answer the most basic questions about their health.

UCSF Cancer Research Ranks Among the World’s Most Impactful, Analysis Shows

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 1:05pm
UCSF’s Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is consistently among the world's top five institutions producing the most impactful and utilized research.

UCSF Names Catherine Gilliss as Dean of School of Nursing

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 1:05pm
A national leader in nursing who served as dean at two top U.S. universities and is a former member of the UCSF faculty, Catherine L. Gilliss has been appointed dean of the UCSF School of Nursing, one of the preeminent graduate nursing schools in the nation.

UCSF First in State to Provide FDA-Approved CAR-T for Pediatric Cancer Patients

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:16pm
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco has been certified as the first medical center in California to provide CAR-T therapy for children and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

How VR is Revolutionizing the Way Future Doctors are Learning About Our Bodies

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:16pm
UCSF medical students are using virtual reality in the anatomy lab to give them a new way to bridge hands-on training with cadavers and textbook learning.

Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist Arthur Ablin, founder of Family House, Passes Away

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:16pm
Emeritus Professor Arthur Ablin, MD, a pioneer in the field of pediatric hematology-oncology and tireless supporter of UCSF Family House, has passed away after a brief illness.

Talk Therapy with ‘Self-Forgiveness’ Focus Eases PTSD in Vets Who Have Killed

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:16pm
Veterans who have killed in combat and suffer from nightmares, hyper-vigilance to perceived threats, and numbness to people and activities that once made them happy, may be helped by a six-to-eight week talk therapy program.