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New center addresses global climate change impacts on water, energy, food and health systems

October 12, 2023
Waed Al-Delaimy (UCSD) and Margaret Handley (UCSF)

Faculty spotlight: Suzanne Dufault, PhD

August 17, 2023
Could you describe your research?

A secret in the blood: how PF4 restores youth to old brains

By Levi Gadye on August 16, 2023
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UCSF research scientist reveals disability after decades of sleeplessness

By Lisa Cisneros on July 25, 2023
Imagine being sleep deprived for almost 40 years. That’s the nightmare Mindy Hebert-DeRouen lived until she received treatment for Willis Ekbom Disease, otherwise known as Primary Restless Leg Syndrome, which causes severe sleep disorder.

Study finds possible link between disadvantaged neighborhoods and dementia risk

By Nicholas Roznovsky on July 25, 2023
Living in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhood has been linked to a number of negative health outcomes, such as higher rates of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and premature mortality. A new study led by UC San Francisco researchers suggests that a similar relationship exists between...

Gene mutation may explain why some don’t get sick from COVID-19

By Victoria Colliver on July 20, 2023
People who contract COVID-19 but never develop symptoms – the so-called super dodgers – may have a genetic ace up their sleeve. They’re more than twice as likely as those who become symptomatic to carry a specific gene variation that helps them obliterate the virus, according to a new study led by...

Yulin Hswen, ScD, MPH, appointed associate editor at JAMA and the JAMA Network

By Susan Hsieh on July 10, 2023
JAMA announced on July 1, 2023, the appointment of Yulin Hswen, ScD, MPH, as an associate editor in artificial intelligence (AI) and medicine. Hswen joins the editorial board, where she will help guide the strategic direction for JAMA and the JAMA Network. 

Alexis Beatty, MD, receives major grant to study cardiac rehabilitation delivery

By Cary Groner on June 21, 2023
Alexis Beatty, MD, MAS, has received a $6.8 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute in Washington, D.C., to study strategies for optimal delivery of cardiac rehabilitation.

Rebecca Smith-Bindman collaborates with CMS on measure to reduce CT radiation overdoses

By Cary Groner on June 21, 2023
Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD, is working with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement a new quality measure that will ensure that diagnostic CT exams performed in the United States don’t exceed evidence-based radiation thresholds.

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