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Andrew Josephson Appointed as Chair of Department of Neurology

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 6:57pm
School of Medicine Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr. announced the appointment of S. Andrew Josephson as the new chair of UCSF’s Department of Neurology, effective July 1.

UCSF’s Chief Privacy Officer Balances Privacy and Progress

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 6:57pm
In 2002, Deborah Yano-Fong became UCSF’s first chief privacy officer, overseeing all privacy-related policies and procedures for the medical center and the four UCSF graduate health sciences schools. Her team tackles the new challenges that have risen alongside new technologies that promise better care and better communication.

Diane Havlir on Nearing the End of HIV/AIDS

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 6:57pm
Since her days as a physician trainee, Diane Havlir, now Chief of the HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine Division at UCSF, has continued the crusade to end AIDS. She spoke about global HIV elimination at Fortune’s Brainstorm Health Conference in San Diego on May 2.

Video Imaging Reveals How Immune Cells Sense Danger

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 6:57pm
How T cells feel out intruders rapidly and reliably enough to nip infections and other threats in the bud has remained a mystery to researchers.

Scientists Identify Biomarkers to Guide Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 6:57pm
A test commonly used in breast cancer has been found to also identify which patients with aggressive prostate cancer will benefit from hormonal therapy.

UCSF Mourns the Loss of Bay Area Philanthropist Gerson Bakar (1928-2017)

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 12:20pm
The UCSF community is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Gerson Bakar, a real estate developer whose philanthropic vision and leadership made an enduring impact on health care, Jewish community organizations, and education throughout the Bay Area.

Born in the Summer of Love: The Haight Ashbury Free Clinic Transformed Drug Addiction Treatment

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 9:20am
In 1967, during the Summer of Love, the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic was launched by volunteer physicians from UCSF. They provided non-judgmental health care to the hippies flocking to San Francisco, and would help revolutionize addiction treatment.

UCSF Medical Center Ranked as One of 2017 America’s Best Employers by Forbes

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 9:20am
The UCSF Medical Center has ranked No. 52 on the 2017 Forbes list of America’s Best Employers.

UCSF Fresno Names Ivan Albert Gomez as Chief of Family and Community Medicine

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 9:20am
After a nationwide search, UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program recently announced the appointment of Ivan Albert Gomez as Chief of Family and Community Medicine and Vice-Chair of Family and Community Medicine at UCSF.

12 Areas Around Campus Selected for Improvements After Competition

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 9:20am
A campus entrance is one of 12 areas around UCSF selected for improvements through the First Impression Areas Contest.

UCSF’s Class of 2017 on Lessons Learned Inside, Outside of Classroom

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 9:20am
The UCSF class of 2017 answers questions about challenges, lessons learned and advice they would give their first-year selves.

Sowing Stem Cells: Lab-Grown Organoids Hold Promise for Patient Treatments

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 3:11pm
Organoids serve as dioramas of disease, allowing UCSF scientists to understand how and why problems occur during tissue development. It's also a small step toward the creation of full-sized organs we could use for transplant.

UCSF studies ambulance diversion by race, health care for released prisoners in special journal issue

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 3:15pm
Black heart attack patients suffer higher mortality rates than white patients when ambulances are diverted because hospital emergency rooms are too busy to receive new patients.

Physician Moms Are Often Subject to Workplace Discrimination

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 3:15pm
Of the nearly 6,000 physician mothers in the survey, nearly 78 percent reported discrimination of any type.

Chronic Pain Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia in Study of Older Adults

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 9:09am
Researchers at UCSF have found that older people with persistent pain show quicker declines in memory as they age and are more likely to have dementia years later.

Harm Reduction Programs May Prevent Hepatitis C in Injection Drug Users

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 2:57am
Researchers at UCSF and their colleagues have found that Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among people who inject drugs remains high and stable in some North American cities but incidence has dropped and remained low in some Australian and European cities.

Research Funding, Health Care Reform Are Key Issues During Chancellor’s Trip to Washington

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 2:57am
Federal funding for biomedical research and ongoing support for affordable comprehensive health coverage were the top two issues on the list of topics that Chancellor Sam Hawgood discussed with policymakers and key Republican lawmakers in Washington, D.C., this week.

New Treatments and Care for Cancer

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 12:13pm
Cancer specialists from UC San Francisco will present new findings at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the world’s largest clinical cancer research meeting.

Soaring Medical Costs from Bicycle Accidents

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 6:03pm
Bicycle use has skyrocketed in popularity, but it’s also led to more accidents, with medical costs from non-fatal bike crashes climbing steadily by $789 million annually, according to a new study by UCSF.

UC’s Response to State Audit Report on University of California Office of the President

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 6:03pm
UC’s Office of the President and its governing Board of Regents has addressed issues and recommendations contained in the state audit report about the budget practices and administrative expenditures of the Office of the President, welcoming most as constructive while raising significant concerns about others.

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