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2 UCSF Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2017

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 1:10pm
Two UCSF faculty are among the 70 new members and 10 international members elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2017.

UC Leaders to Congress: Protect the Nation’s Dreamers

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:05am
University of California officials, including the chancellors from all 10 UC schools, have sent an urgent appeal to California’s congressional delegation, pressing them to take the lead in building bipartisan support for legislation to protect the nation’s Dreamers.

UCSF Shows Courage and Community in Response to Wildfires

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 7:14pm
UCSF community members are responding to the Northern California in several ways.

Brain Imaging Results Skewed by Biased Study Samples

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 9:59am
A new UC San Francisco–led study shows that failure to follow this basic principle of population science can profoundly skew the results of brain imaging studies.

UCSF to Hold Events in October for National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:13pm
In order to help UC San Francisco faculty, staff, students and trainees protect their digital information, as well as UCSF’s, the University is celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month with a series of outreach and educational events that run through this month.

UC Applauds Announcement of Grants to Support California DACA Students

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:13pm
The University of California applauds the announcement that the Mission Asset Fund, with support from the Weingart Foundation, will provide $500,000 in grants to cover the cost of renewing the applications of UC, California State University and California community college students under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Congress Supports the NIH, But Questions Remain About Key Federal Funding Stream

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 9:57am
Congress has supported NIH funding for the current fiscal year, but issues around key types of funding remain.

Allergy Drug Improves Function in Patients with Chronic Injury from Multiple Sclerosis

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:11pm
UCSF scientists have successfully completed a Phase II clinical trial showing that an FDA-approved antihistamine restores nervous system function in patients with chronic MS.

UCSF Leads New Effort to Make Sense of California’s End of Life Option Act

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:11pm
UCSF is part of a team that is surveying key stakeholders about their policies and experiences with California’s End of Life Option Act.

UC Provides Guidance to DACA Recipients on Applying for Renewal

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:11pm
The University of California has sent a letter to the UC community containing guidance for students and other community members who are in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Chancellor to Address Key Step for UCSF’s Future at State of the University

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:07am
UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood will announce a significant step toward ensuring the future of UCSF during his annual State of the University address on Oct. 27.

Hard-Core Smokers are Softening Over Time

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 7:03am
Study shows, over the course of 19 years, the hard core group smoked progressively fewer cigarettes per day and tried to quit in increasingly greater numbers, along with every other group of smokers in the US.

‘Light Saber’ Offers Precise Tool to Decipher Cell Function

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 7:03am
Protein engineers and neurobiologists at UCSF have teamed up to create a biological light saber — an engineered protein that can slay specific cells simply by exposing them to light.

Gut Microbes May Influence Multiple Sclerosis Progression

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 7:03am
Researchers at UCSF have identified specific gut microbes associated with MS in human patients, showing that these microbes take part in regulating immune responses in mouse models of the disease.

University of California Cancer Consortium Takes on California’s $14 Billion Killer

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 7:03am
The University of California’s five academic cancer centers, have formed a consortium to better address California’s most pressing cancer-related problems and opportunities.

Breast Cancer Patients Who Freeze Their Eggs See No Delay for Chemotherapy

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 10:43pm
Women who receive a breast cancer diagnosis while they are still young enough to bear children can take time to freeze their eggs and embryos without fear of delaying their cancer treatment.

University of California Sues Trump Administration on Unlawful Repeal of DACA Program

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 10:43pm
The University of California has filed suit in federal court against the Trump administration for wrongly and unconstitutionally violating the rights of the University and its students by rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on “nothing more than unreasoned executive whim.”

UCSF Pledges Continued Support for DACA Students, Staff During Town Hall

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 10:43pm
UCSF held a forum Thursday to address the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Atul Butte Appointed to Governor’s Advisory Committee on Precision Medicine

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 4:20pm
Atul Butte has been appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Precision Medicine, a new group of experts that will contribute to the state’s continuing efforts to use advanced computing and technology to better understand, treat and prevent disease.

UC President Napolitano Affirms Support, Protection for Sexual Violence Survivors

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 4:20pm
UC President Janet Napolitano issued a statement following U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ announcement that appears to roll back guidance by the Office of Civil Rights. The federal changes will impact how schools handle sexual violence cases under the Title IX policy.

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