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UCSF HIVE Program Employee Honored by San Francisco General Hospital Foundation

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 7:28pm
Caroline Watson, who serves as the social justice and communications coordinator for UC San Francisco’s HIVE clinic and program, was one of two award winners of this year’s Heroes & Hearts Award, given out annually by the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation.

Childhood Mortality Plummets as Community Health Workers Go Door-to-Door in Urban Mali

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 1:23pm
Sending community health workers door-to-door to look for sick kids in a rapidly urbanizing area of West Africa, and offering them free care, coincided with a dramatic drop in childhood mortality.

Wearables Could Catch Heart Problems That Elude Your Doctor

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 1:23pm
Office visits offer doctors only a snapshot of chronic conditions. That’s where new mobile health-tracking technology can make a real difference, providing detailed and long-term health data for each patient.

MEDIA ADVISORY: UCSF Offers Free Dental Screenings at MLK Jr. Celebration

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 1:23pm
UCSF will offer free dental screenings to adults and children as part of San Francisco’s 2018 MLK Jr. Celebration, Film & Comic Arts Festival.

UCSF Community Changes Commute Habits in Response to Increased Traffic

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 12:20pm
Fewer UCSF employees and students are driving alone to campus according to results from the University’s annual Commute Survey.

UCSF Mourns the Loss of Jeanne Robertson (1933-2018)

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 9:15pm
The UCSF community is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jeanne Robertson, a Distinguished Director on the UCSF Board of Overseers and passionate advocate for education, psychiatric care, and the arts nationwide.

Apalutamide Delays Progression of Nonmetastatic, Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 9:15pm
Treatment with an investigational androgen receptor inhibitor significantly delayed the development of metastasis in patients with prostate cancer that had become resistant to standard androgen-deprivation therapy.

Low Levels of Vitamin B12 May Worsen Walking, Cognition in Parkinson’s Patients

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 3:14pm
A study of patients with early Parkinson’s disease found that groups with lower levels of vitamin B12 faced on average a more rapid acceleration of both motor and cognitive symptoms.

UCSF Community Saddened by Loss of Quiet Champion Sanford Diller

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 3:14pm
Sanford Diller, a self-made real estate magnate, philanthropist and dear friend and longtime champion of UCSF, died peacefully at his home in Woodside, Calif., on Feb. 2. He was 89.

UCSF Receives $500M Commitment from Helen Diller Foundation to Begin Planning New Hospital

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 3:14pm
UCSF has received a $500 million commitment from the Helen Diller Foundation to support the planning, design and construction of a new, world-class hospital at the University’s historic Parnassus Heights campus, ensuring that UCSF can continue to provide premier care to patients in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond in the 21st century.

Program Aims to Bridge Gap Between Primary Care and Mental Health Services

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 3:14pm
A pilot program at UCSF was designed to deliver rapid-access medication management and psychotherapy services to patients with the goal of returning them to their primary care providers for continuing care once they have been stabilized.

UC Praises Gov. Brown Proposal to Establish Precision Health Institute

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 3:14pm
Executive Vice President of UC Health John D. Stobo issued a statement in response to Governor Brown’s proposal to establish the California Institute to Advance Precision Health and Medicine.

UC Issues Statement on Federal Court DACA Ruling

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 3:14pm
The University of California is pleased and encouraged that the court has granted an injunction to temporarily stop the Department of Homeland Security’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

San Francisco Cancer Initiative Identifies 1st Year Progress, Challenges

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 3:14pm
SF CAN is targeting the five most common cancers which collectively account for half of all new cancers in San Francisco.

Birth of New Neurons in the Human Hippocampus Ends in Childhood

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 12:08pm
UCSF scientists have shown that in the human hippocampus neurogenesis declines throughout childhood and is undetectable in adults.

Creation of New Brain Cells May Be Limited, Mouse Study Shows

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 12:08pm
Many researchers have long assumed that most stem cells in the body can produce new cells indefinitely, but new research at UCSF shows that this is not the case in the brain.

UCSF Retains Position as Top Public Recipient of NIH Funding

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 3:12pm
In 2017, UCSF received more biomedical research funding from the National Institutes of Health than any other public institution, continuing a seven-year trend.

2017 NIH Funding: A Look at the Top-Funded Researchers and Their Work

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 3:12pm
UCSF received more than $593.9 million in federal funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2017 for research across multiple health-science arenas at the University.

San Francisco Partnership Launches New Mental Health Center

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 9:51pm
UCSF is supporting the creation of a new center that will add 54 conservatorship beds to San Francisco’s system of mental health care.

New Evidence Shows Potential of Two Drugs to Block Malaria Transmission

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 9:51pm
An international team of researchers has shown that two different compounds, can safely and effectively be added to treatment regimens to block transmission of the most common form of malaria in Africa.