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UCSF Announces the Institute for Global Health Sciences

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 3:19pm
To better address emerging global health problems, UCSF Global Health Sciences has been designated the Institute for Global Health Sciences.

Improved Patient Services, Business Model with UCSF Dental Center Transformation

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:17pm
UCSF’s Dental Center is in the midst of a transformation. Now operating as a fully integrated dental clinical enterprise, the center is setting a new bar for patient care and service in the world of oral health care.

New Genetic Models of Autism Point to Cellular Roots of Disease

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 9:17am
Researchers at UCSF have developed a new genetic model of autism, using neurons created in the lab from patients’ own skin cells.

Jennifer Arnett Named UCSF's Vice Chancellor of University Development and Alumni Relations

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 9:17am
Jennifer P. Arnett, a primary architect of UCSF's recently announced $5 billion fundraising initiative, has been named Vice Chancellor of University Development and Alumni Relations, effective January 1, 2018.

Anna Maria Napoles Appointed Scientific Director of NIMHD

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 9:17am
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities has appointed Anna Maria Nápoles as scientific director of its Division of Intramural Research.

Deadly Lung Cancers are Driven by Multiple Genetic Changes

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 9:17am
New research finds one of the world’s most deadly forms of lung cancer is driven by changes in multiple different genes.

New Immunotherapy for Deadly Childhood Brain Cancer Targets Novel “Neoantigen”

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 9:12am
Children with an extremely deadly form of brain cancer might benefit from a new treatment that aims to direct an immune response against a mutant form of a protein found exclusively on cancer cells.

Biochemist Peter Walter Receives 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 6:08pm
Peter Walter, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics at UCSF, has been named winner of a 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, for his research on a biological mechanism that normally protects cells, but can cause disease if not functioning properly.

Preventing Disease Through Social Media: UCSF Doctor Gets Creative with Health Interventions

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 6:08pm
Smartphones and emotional crises, social media and tanning beds are seemingly disconnected – but UCSF researcher Eleni Linos has started to make an impact on health by her focus on how technology can influence our behaviors.

UCSF at Dreamforce 2017: Precision Cancer Care and Public Health Tech

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 12:25am
One of UCSF’s groundbreaking cancer programs will be prominently featured at the 2017 Dreamforce conference through an interactive exposition and a talk by two researchers.

Survivors of Childhood Leukemia with Down Syndrome Have Unique Health Risks, Benefits

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 12:25am
A study, challenges the belief that children with Down syndrome are significantly more susceptible to leukemia.

Diverse Drug-Resistant Cancer Cells Share a Hidden Weakness

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 12:25am
UCSF researchers have discovered a gene vulnerability that could let oncologists wipe out drug-resistant cancers across many different cancer types.

San Francisco Moves Toward Zero New HIV Infections with Help from UCSF

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 9:14am
Much of San Francisco’s progress in fighting new HIV infections can likely be contributed to Getting to Zero – a citywide collaboration to end HIV transmission that was co-founded by UCSF.

UCSF To Host Second Annual Veterans Open House and Job Fair

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 9:14am
UCSF will be hosting its second annual Veterans Open House and Job Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

UC Part of Joint Legal Motion to Halt Repeal of DACA Program

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 9:14am
The University of California, along with other organizations and individuals who have sued the Trump administration over its rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, on Nov. 1 jointly asked a federal judge to keep the program operating while legal motions proceed.

Lindsey Criswell Named Vice Chancellor of Research

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 9:14am
Lindsey A. Criswell, a longtime professor in the School of Medicine, has been named vice chancellor for research for UCSF.

UCSF to Share Startup Knowledge at 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 6:10pm
Stephanie Marrus, director of the UCSF Entrepreneurship Center, is among 150 invited speakers at the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

UC Issues Statement on Federal Tax Proposals

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:16pm
University of California President Janet Napolitano, Student Regent Paul Monge and Student Regent-designate Devon Graves issued a statement about federal tax proposals moving through Congress.

Chancellor Announces $5B Campaign to Build for UCSF’s Future in 2017 State of the University

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:16pm
In his fourth annual State of the University address, Chancellor Sam Hawgood announced the launch of UCSF’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign in more than a decade, which leverages “the transformational power of our community.”

Public-Private Consortium Aims to Cut Preclinical Cancer Drug Discovery from Six Years to Just One

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:16pm
Scientists from two U.S. national laboratories, industry, and academia on Oct. 27 launched an unprecedented effort to transform the way cancer drugs are discovered.