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UC Health Statement on the American Health Care Act

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 2:59pm
The University of California Health system is reviewing the American Health Care Act that was introduced in Congress the week of March 6.

Human Brain ‘Organoids’ Offer New Insight into Rare Developmental Disease

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 2:59pm
Research uses brain “organoids” — tiny 3D models of human organs that scientists grow in a dish to study disease — to identify root causes of MDS, a rare genetic disorder that causes fatal brain malformations.

UCSF’s Resource Allocation Program (RAP) Accepting Applications for the Spring 2017 Cycle

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 2:59pm
UCSF’s Resource Allocation Program, which offers a single online application process for a wide variety of intramural funding opportunities, is now inviting applications for the Spring 2017 cycle.

MEDIA ADVISORY: UCSF Holds Free Mock Trial: Is Mammography a Good Value?

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 11:18am
UCSF physicians are holding a free mock trial to debate the health and financial value of mammography.

UCSF Convenes Town Hall to Hear Concerns on Immigration Executive Order

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 11:18am
While President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on immigration faces legal challenges in the courts, UCSF is offering members of the University community support wherever it’s needed, officials said at a town hall meeting on Feb. 3.

UC Regents Approve Budget, Design for Block 33 Building at Mission Bay

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 11:18am
UCSF’s new building at Mission Bay to house desktop research, administrative space, and a new Center for Vision Neurosciences with ophthalmology clinics and academic space recently received approval from the UC Regents.

Fujimori Delivers 2017 Byers Award Lecture on Tackling Antibiotic Resistance

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 11:18am
The problem of antibiotic resistance and how research may help keep drugs effective was the topic of this year’s Byers Award Lecture in Basic Science, given by Danica Galonić Fujimori, PhD, on Jan. 31.

15 UCSF Researchers Named to First Cohort of Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigators

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 11:18am
Fifteen UCSF faculty members have been named to the first cohort of Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigators.

In Decade Since Founding, UCSF’s Center for Vulnerable Populations Has Innovated Research, Care

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 11:18am
UCSF’s Center for Vulnerable Populations is 10 years old, and over that time it has transformed understanding of how social vulnerabilities relate to health.

UCSF to Lead Resource Team for Craniofacial, Oral and Dental Tissue Regeneration

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 11:15am
UCSF is the lead institution on a California-based, six-university consortium that was awarded $12 million by the NIDCR to develop strategies for treating craniofacial and dental defects.

UC Statement on President Trump’s New Travel, Immigration Executive Order

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 8:45pm
The University of California has issued a statement expressing its deep concern about the Trump Administration’s new executive order banning citizens of six nations from entering the United States.

Leaders of UCSF’s Clinical Sites Present Unique Perspectives and a Shared Vision

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 5:43pm
Leaders from UCSF’s three major clinical organizations joined on Feb. 27 at the Mission Bay Hospitals’ Oberndorf auditorium for an overview of the breadth of the institution’s clinical enterprise.

UCSF Wins 8 Regional CASE Awards for Communications and Program Excellence

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 5:43pm
UCSF has won eight awards, including three Gold Awards, from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education in an annual regional competition.

Study Shows How Skates, Rays and Sharks Sense Electrical Fields

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 2:42pm
Sharks, rays and skates can hunt for prey hidden in the sandy sea floor by “listening” for faint traces of bioelectricity – they can literally sense their prey’s heart beating.

Medical Students Explore Health Care Delivery Improvement with Clinical Microsystems Clerkship

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 8:43pm
The launch of the Bridges, which came 15 years after the last revamping of the School of Medicine’s curriculum, includes the striking and intriguing change of including the Clinical Microsystems Clerkship.

Zebrafish-to-Patient Approach Speeds Search for Childhood Epilepsy Treatments

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 5:41pm
In an unprecedented leap from lab to patients, a potential treatment for childhood epilepsy identified in experiments with zebrafish.

UCSF Physicians, Staff Honored by San Francisco General Hospital Foundation

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 2:11pm
UCSF physicians and staff were among those honored by The San Francisco General Hospital Foundation in this year’s Heroes & Hearts Award, which recognizes individuals within the community who go above and beyond the call of duty to care for the people of San Francisco.

The Mysterious 98%: Scientists Look to Shine Light on Our Dark Genome

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 11:09am
A nationwide project that includes two UCSF researchers will use the latest technology, including gene editing, to gain insights into human biology that could one day lead to treatments for complex genetic diseases.

‘Dense Breasts’ Eclipse All Other Known Breast Cancer Risk Factors

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 11:09am
Women whose breasts are composed largely of glandular tissue, rather than fat, have an amplified risk of breast cancer, which exceeds the impact of other widely known risks on a population level.

Poor Odor Identification May Be Early Warning for Dementia

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 11:09am
Poor performance on a simple odor identification test was associated with a significantly increased risk of developing dementia years later.