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Jason Cyster Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 12:52pm
He is among the 213 new members elected to the 2018 class, spanning a wide range of disciplines and professions.

Kathy Giacomini Named 2018 Volwiler Research Award Recipient

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 9:45am
Kathy Giacomini, PhD, has been named the 2018 Volwiler Research Achievement Award recipient by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).

Gene Mapping Lays Groundwork for Precision Chemotherapy

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 3:39pm
New study could make it much easier for physicians to use the genetic profile of a patient’s tumor to pick the chemotherapy treatment with the fewest side effects and best chance of success.

2018 Founders Day Awards Honor Public Service, Extraordinary Contributions

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 12:37pm
To recognize public service, exceptional service to UCSF and excellence in nursing, 11 faculty, staff and students were honored at this year’s UCSF Founders Day Awards.

David Graham Shares Life Lessons from Dentistry in 2018 UCSF Last Lecture

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 12:49am
Healing tooth decay can inspire life lessons and serve as a reminder of the darker elements of human nature, said David Graham, DDS, in the 2018 UCSF Last Lecture.

UCSF Holds Free Skin Cancer Screening Clinic on Saturday

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 9:26am
The UCSF Department of Dermatology is holding its annual free skin cancer screening clinic for the public.

UCSF Names First-Ever Chief Genomics Officer

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 6:47pm
In a move that underscores the increasingly important role of genomics in medicine, UCSF has appointed Aleksandar Rajkovic, MD, PhD, as the first Chief Genomics Officer of UCSF Health. His appointment, which follows a national search, is effective May 1.

John Muir Health/UCSF Health Outpatient Center in Berkeley to Open in June

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 3:46pm
John Muir Health and UCSF Health will open their first joint medical center for primary care and specialty care, the Berkeley Outpatient Center, in June.

Body’s “Natural Opioids” Affect Brain Cells Much Differently than Morphine

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 9:44am
Study led by UCSF scientists shows that brain cells react differently to opioid substances created inside the body than they do to purely synthetic opioid drugs.

Findings Flip Scientists' Understanding of Key Growth Switch Involved in Cancer

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 1:06am
A new study finds that a common cancer-causing mutation in a GTPase called Gαs subverts the model for this type of growth switch in cancer.

Smoking Cessation Therapies Do Not Raise Cardiovascular Risk

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 1:06am
A new, large-scale study may help allay concerns of cardiovascular risk from the use of smoking cessation medications.

UCSF to Conduct Gallup Survey to Measure Staff Engagement

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 1:06am
As part of ongoing efforts to make UC San Francisco a great place to work, UCSF will conduct a survey of all staff to gauge their level of engagement and satisfaction as employees.

Living in Better Neighborhood May Protect Health of Kids in Poverty

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 6:37pm
UCSF study has found that simply living in a more desirable neighborhood may act as a health booster for low-income children.

UCSF Convenes Groundbreaking Commission to Inform Path Towards Malaria Eradication

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 6:37pm
A newly launched Lancet Commission on Malaria Eradication will convene experts from around the world to develop the first-ever roadmap to eradicate malaria.

UCSF Grad Slam Winner Yiqi Cao Places Second in UC-Wide Contest

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 6:33pm
UCSF Bioengineering PhD candidate Yiqi Cao took the second-place prize in the annual UC-wide Grad Slam contest.

Working Parents, Take a Deep Breath: Preschool, Daycare Do Not Raise Asthma Risk

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 6:33pm
Early child care does not boost children’s risk for developing asthma.

UCSF Researcher Identifies Risk Genes for ALS

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 6:33pm
The largest analysis to date of genetic data in ALS has identified two previously unrecognized genetic risks that are significantly associated with the disease.

Dementia Risk Doubles Following Concussion, UCSF Study Shows

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 12:28pm
Dementia is a possible complication following a concussion, even if the patient did not lose consciousness.

UCSF PlaySafe Program Offers Free Cardiac Physicals for High School Athletes on May 5

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 6:55pm
PlaySafe program in the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is providing its free annual spring sports cardiac physicals through the UCSF Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes.

UCSF Researcher’s 20 Years Chasing the Genetic Roots of Asthma

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 9:32am
Esteban Burchard, who arrived at UCSF in 1998, marks the 20th year of his asthma project in May. His lab, which he named the UCSF Asthma Collaboratory, has delved deep into the genetic basis of asthma and of drug response in the disease.

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