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Keith Yamamoto Honored for Work in Precision Medicine

3 hours 28 min ago
The Precision Medicine World Conference has named Keith Yamamoto a 2017 recipient of the Luminary Award, which recognizes outstanding individuals who have advanced precision medicine.

UC President Janet Napolitano Issues Statement on President Trump’s Proposed Fiscal 2018 Budget

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:40pm
University of California President Janet Napolitano issued a statement about President Trumps' proposed budget for fiscal year 2018.

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

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:40pm
UCSF has hired Harold E. “Barry” Selick as its first vice chancellor for business development, innovation and partnerships.

Ron Vale Receives 2017 Shaw Prize for Motor Protein Discoveries

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:12am
Ronald Vale, professor and vice chair of cellular and molecular pharmacology at UCSF, is a winner of the 2017 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine for his seminal research on motor proteins, molecular machines that perform functions crucial to life.

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

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:12am
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 to Expand Child Care at New Location at Mission Bay

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 6:58pm
UCSF is moving and expanding its current University Child Care Center at Mission Bay to welcome more families to participate in on-site child care near their workplace.

UCSF Health Launches Campaign to Reinforce Inclusiveness, Safety for Patients

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 6:58pm
UCSF Health is rolling out a campaign to underscore the health system’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. The campaign was initiated amid recent concerns about potential discrimination or immigration issues that have arisen among patients and their families, as well as staff.

UCSF Police Seeks Public Comment in Reaccreditation Process

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:36pm
The UCSF Police Department is undergoing re-accreditation, a voluntary process renewed every three years to demonstrate its compliance with national best practices.

New Head Librarian Will Lead UCSF Library into the Future

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:36pm
UCSF has hired Christopher Shaffer as university librarian and assistant vice chancellor.

Howard Pinderhughes Inspires Community Healing in 2017 UCSF Last Lecture

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:36pm
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?”

UC Regents Approve Building Plans for 3 Projects in Mission Bay, Dogpatch

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 6:13pm
The UC Board of Regents have approved plans for three new UCSF building projects, including a new neuroscience building on the Mission Bay campus as well as a new psychiatry building and student housing in the nearby Dogpatch neighborhood.

New Funding Will Support Research into Biology of Malaria Parasite

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 6:13pm
UCSF researcher Grant Dorsey received federal funding for the Program for Resistance, Immunology, Surveillance and Modeling of Malaria in Uganda.

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

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 6:13pm
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.

User-Friendly Decision-Making Tools Help Older Adults Make Choices for Future Medical Care

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 9:01am
A user-friendly website and advance directive form given directly to patients can be highly effective in empowering older adults to plan for their future medical care.

When Women Are Fully Informed about Pelvic Exams, Desire for the Exam Plummets

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 9:01am
Providing healthy women with information about pelvic examinations, including a professional society’s strong recommendation against them, substantially decreases the patients’ desire for the exam.

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

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 9:01am
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.

UCSF Student Receives Soros Fellowship to Pursue Public Health Degree

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 9:01am
Javier Galvan, a third-year medical student at UCSF and a veteran, was selected as a 2017 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow in recognition of his dedication and efforts already demonstrated in social justice and improving health care equity.

Eating Right and Exercising Could Reduce the Risk of Colon Cancer Coming Back

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 3:15pm
Colon cancer patients who have a healthy body weight, exercise regularly and eat a diet high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables have a significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence or death.

New Generation Clinic to Co-Locate in Homeless Prenatal Program

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 9:10am
The New Generation Health Center will continue to provide reproductive health care for teens and young adults through a new partnership that will enable it to co-locate across the street from its current location.

UC Regents to Consider UCSF’s New Child, Teen and Family Center

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 9:39pm
The UC Board of Regents will consider approving UC San Francisco’s new Child, Teen and Family Center at its regular meeting Thursday.

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