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Ron Vale Receives 2017 Shaw Prize for Motor Protein Discoveries

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 9:10am
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.

UCSF to Expand Child Care at New Location at Mission Bay

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 9:10am
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

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 9:10am
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.

Artificial Intelligence Melanoma Detector Wins Cancer Center Impact Grant

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 6:45pm
A proposal for an artificial intelligence-based skin cancer screening tool has won the 2017 Cancer Center Impact Grant, a $250,000 award to support high-risk, high-reward research projects that are unlikely to be funded by conventional sources.

UCSF Police Seeks Public Comment in Reaccreditation Process

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 6:45pm
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, 06/19/2017 - 6:45pm
UCSF has hired Christopher Shaffer as university librarian and assistant vice chancellor.

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

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 6:45pm
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.

Delays for Asian-American Women After Abnormal Mammogram

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 6:29pm
Asian-American women are more likely to experience delays in follow-up treatment after an abnormal mammogram compared to white women, according to new UCSF research.

Two UCSF Researchers Named 2017 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 3:23pm
Anna Molofsky and Shaeri Mukherjee were among the 22 early-career researchers in the 2017 class announced June 15 by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 3:23pm
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, 06/15/2017 - 3:23pm
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.

Racism Aggravates Treatment-Resistant Asthma

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 6:57pm
Racial discrimination experienced by African-American children and young adults exacerbates a type of asthma known to be resistant to standard treatment, according to a study headed by researchers at UCSF.

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

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 6:57pm
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, 06/14/2017 - 6:57pm
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

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 6:57pm
The UC Board of Regents will consider approving UC San Francisco’s new Child, Teen and Family Center at its regular meeting Thursday.

Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Urges ‘Moral Leadership’ in 2017 UCSF Commencement Address

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 6:57pm
Vivek Murthy, the 19th Surgeon General of the United States, urged UCSF’s graduating medical students to stand up for truth, science and the most vulnerable among us, in his commencement address.

UC Launches Drug Discovery Consortium

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 6:57pm

Time to Menopause May Impact Women’s Heart Disease Risk

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 6:57pm
Postmenopausal women who reached menopause at an earlier age or who never gave birth may be at higher risk for heart disease, according to a new study by researchers at UCSF Health.

Novel Surgical Technique Paves Way to Restoring Failing Organs

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 6:57pm
By piercing liver cells with rapid pulses of electricity, scientists at UC San Francisco have demonstrated an entirely new way to transplant cells into organs to treat disease.

2017 Founders Day Awards Recognize Extraordinary Public Service, University Management

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 6:57pm
This year’s UCSF Founders Day Awards were given to 12 faculty, staff and students to recognize their contributions in the areas of public service, exceptional service to UC San Francisco and excellence in nursing.

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