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UCSF Student Receives Soros Fellowship to Pursue Public Health Degree

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 3:08pm
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.

UCSF Supports Making All Scholarly Journals Freely Accessible

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:59am
Faculty, administration and library leaders from UCSF took a major step towards the goal of making all scholarly literature freely available to everyone by endorsing an international open access initiative called OA2020.

‘Geofencing’ Shows Promise in Tracking Chronic Care

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:59am
Location-tracking apps on smartphones could be used to help track and manage care for thousands of patients who suffer from chronic diseases, and possibly provide feedback to them on lifestyle changes.

For Young Adults, Cigarettes More Pleasurable with Alcohol than with Pot

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 8:18am
Young adults get more pleasure from smoking cigarettes while they are drinking alcohol than they do while using marijuana, according to a new UC San Francisco study.

UC Regents Approve Precision Cancer Medicine Building at Mission Bay

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 8:18am
The Precision Cancer Medicine Building, which will provide outpatient cancer care to complement services at the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, was approved this week by the University of California Board of Regents.

UCSF Fresno Names Jim Comes as Chief of Emergency Medicine

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 1:41pm
After a nationwide search, UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program appointed Jim Comes, MD, as Chief of Emergency Medicine at UCSF Fresno and Vice-Chair of Emergency Medicine at UCSF.

New Program Offers UCSF Building Occupants a Single Contact for Facility-Related Needs

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 1:41pm
To better serve the needs of customers, Facilities Services has launched a new Facilities Managers Program that provides occupants with a single point of contact for all of their building-related needs.

Low Cervical Cancer Screening Rates Found Among Mentally Ill

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 7:39am
Women enrolled in California’s Medicaid program (Medi-Cal) who have been diagnosed with severe mental illness have been screened for cervical cancer at much lower rates than other women.

Oxytocin is Being Tested for Treatment of PTSD and Alcohol Abuse

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 2:25pm
A new trial may hold new hope for military personnel with PTSD and alcohol abuse through treatment with oxytocin, sometimes referred to as the “love hormone.”

Clinicians, Researchers Collaborate to Predict and Prevent Pediatric Falls in the Hospital

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:25am
A collaborative research project aimed at preventing falls among hospitalized children is teaming clinical and nursing administration staff at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco with nurse researchers at the UCSF School of Nursing.

Researching How Stress Among Sexual Minorities Affects Health on Genetic Level

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:25am
Researcher Annesa Flentje is looking at ways stress among sexual minorities – those whose sexual orientation, identity or practices differ from the majority – can affect physical and mental health, starting at the genetic level, with a particular focus of late on the effect of stress on HIV-positive men.

UCSF Launches Web Resource for New and Expecting Parents

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:25am
To help individuals better navigate the complex world of family-leave benefits and family support services, UCSF has launched a “New and Expecting Parents page” website.

Distinguishing Between Dementia and Depression with Neuroimaging

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:25am
Neuroimaging is helping to distinguish between depression and dementia – two diseases with overlapping symptoms that can be difficult to diagnose properly.

Science in Focus: Creating Neurons from Skin Cells to Understand Autism

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:25am
Studying brain disorders is complicated for many reasons, not the least being the ethics of obtaining living neurons. To overcome that obstacle, UCSF postdoc Aditi Deshpande is starting with skin cells.

Dean Sheppard, Charles Craik Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 11:41am
UCSF biochemist Charles Craik and pulmonologist Dean Sheppard have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Roly Gosling: Working Toward His Vision of a Malaria-Free World

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 11:41am
Two things brought Roly Gosling to his current work to eliminate malaria: a series of British children’s books he read as a boy and a conviction that he should put his vision and beliefs into practice.

Reunions and Events Draw Thousands for 2017 UCSF Alumni Weekend

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 12:19pm
More than 1,650 alumni, family and friends attended the events for UCSF’s 2017 Alumni Weekend.

UCSF Schools Rank Highly in 2018 US News Survey

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 12:19pm
UC San Francisco’s School of Medicine ranked in the top five nationally in this year’s U.S. News & World Report survey of best graduate schools.

Inspired by Work with Dalai Lama, Eve Ekman Creates App to Map Emotions

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 9:04pm
Eve Ekman, a postdoctoral scholar at UCSF’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, has collaborated with her father, Paul Ekman, and the Dalai Lama to create an Atlas of Emotions. Now Eve Ekman is focusing on helping medical residents understand their emotions through an app.

UC Health Issues Statement on the American Health Care Act

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 9:04pm
The University of California Health system is reviewing the American Health Care Act that was introduced in Congress the week of March 6.

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