UCSF News

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David W. Mortara Donates $25 Million to UCSF School of Nursing

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:16pm
A renowned leader in electrocardiogram (ECG) technology and innovation, David W. Mortara, PhD, has donated $25 million to the UCSF School of Nursing to reduce “alarm fatigue” in nurses and other clinicians, and improve patient care and safety.

UCSF Launches Landmark $5B Fundraising Campaign to Solve the Most Complex Human Health Problems

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:16pm
UCSF has launched one of the largest fundraising efforts ever set by a U.S. university, a $5 billion campaign aimed at tackling the most complex biomedical questions of our day and working more broadly to improve the quality of people’s health over their lifetimes.

UCSF’s Cryo-Electron Microscopy Advancements Bring Atomic-Level Life into Clearer View

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:16pm
UCSF researchers are leading a resolution revolution by capturing the inner workings of the human body in exquisite images through recent advances in cryo-electron microscopy.

Burned Out Trainee Surgeons at High Risk for Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:16pm
Seven out of 10 trainee surgeons surveyed experienced burnout driven by emotional exhaustion, “depersonalization” and doubts about their effectiveness at work, impacting their own performance and potentially patients’ health.

Imported Candy at Top of Contaminated Food List in California

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 12:16am
Following a state law mandating testing, the California Department of Public Health issued more alerts for lead in candy than for the other top three sources of food-borne contamination combined.

Where Does the Ebola Virus Hide Between Outbreaks?

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 12:16am
Joe DeRisi, PhD, a master detective of infectious diseases, stumbled on a clue to cracking the decades-long search for the place – or creature – where the Ebola virus hides between deadly outbreaks.

Stress in Pregnancy Linked to Changes in Infant’s Nervous System, Less Smiling, Less Resilience

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 3:15pm
Maternal stress during the second trimester of pregnancy may influence the nervous system of the developing child, both before and after birth.

Scientists Engineer Drug Delivery Device that Treats Glaucoma Directly Inside the Eye

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 3:15pm
A tiny implant developed in the lab of Tejal Desai promises to simplify how glaucoma drugs are administered, making life easier for aging patients.

Department of Emergency Medicine Earns Prestigious Designation from World Health Organization

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:14pm
The UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine has been designated as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Emergency and Trauma Care. It is the first such designation in the U.S.

UCSF’s Global Health Group Celebrates 10 Years of Impact

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:14pm
Global Health Sciences is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Global Health Group, and it has a long list of accomplishments to claim from that time.

3 UCSF Researchers Named 2017 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 2:58pm
Three UC San Francisco researchers have been selected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of Science and three other peer-reviewed journals.

UCSF Specialties Among World’s Best in US News Global Universities Rankings for 2018

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 2:58pm
UCSF has ranked in the top 10 for seven specialties in 2017 Best Global Universities rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report.

For Many, No Long-Term Health Impacts from Wildfire Smoke, But More Studies Needed

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 2:58pm
As the deadly wildfires that devastated Northern California this month come under control and residents begin the process of rebuilding, one question that lingers is the longer-term health effects of the smoke.

Sugar Industry Suppressed Evidence of Health Risks of Sucrose

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:56am
The sugar industry buried scientific research almost 50 years ago that pointed to negative health effects of sugar, ceasing funding the research when it reflected negatively on the industry's interests.

Painless Dental Lasers Can Render Teeth Cavity-Resistant

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 6:12pm
Today’s lasers are fine-tuned instruments that can safely and painlessly remove cavities and prevent cavities before they start.

Open Enrollment for 2018 Health Plans, Benefits Runs Through Nov. 21

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 6:12pm
Open Enrollment, the time of year when UC employees have the opportunity to review and make changes to their benefits, runs from Oct. 26 until Nov. 21.

As Genetic Testing Goes Mainstream, Clinics Emerge to Guide Patients Through Information

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 3:11pm
UCSF is moving to make genetic testing a routine part of medical care, and one step in that direction is the opening of the Preventive Genomics Clinic.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public-Private ATOM Consortium Aims to Cut Preclinical Cancer Drug Discovery from Six Years to One

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 3:11pm
Scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, GSK, and the University of California, San Francisco will hold a briefing to discuss Accelerating Therapeutics for Opportunities in Medicine

UCSF Innovators Use EHRs to Track Hospital-Acquired Infection

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 3:11pm
UCSF Health Informatics team has used electronic health records to track down a source of a common hospital-acquired infection.

Student Success Center Opens on Parnassus Campus

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:11pm
UCSF has opened the Student Success Center, a thoughtfully designed, 3,000-square-foot space, bringing together under one roof a wide range of key student services.

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