UCSF News

Peter Walter Named to National Academy of Inventors

Mar 27, 2018
UCSF’s Peter Walter is among nine University of California inventors and innovators who have been selected to become National Academy of Inventors fellows.

World-Traveling Doctor on a Global Approach to Tuberculosis Elimination

Mar 24, 2018
Mike Reid, who has worked around the globe providing treatment for serious infectious diseases, is part of a growing effort to eliminate tuberculosis worldwide.

Once-Mysterious ‘Atacama Skeleton’ Illuminates Genetics of Bone Disease

Mar 23, 2018
Ata's appearance can most likely be explained by a handful of rare genetic mutations—some already known, others newly discovered—that are linked to dwarfism and other bone and growth disorders.

AI is Quicker, More Effective Than Humans in Analyzing Heart Scans

Mar 22, 2018
A type of AI known as advanced machine learning can classify essential views from heart ultrasound tests faster, more accurately and with less data than board-certified echocardiographers.

Smartwatch Effective in Detecting Atrial Fibrillation

Mar 22, 2018
Irregular heart impulses that lead to stroke can be detected using a smartwatch with a specially designed application, a finding that could eventually lead to new ways to screen patients for earlier treatment.

Match Day 2018: Art and Medicine Meet and Match

Mar 21, 2018
Match Day, the third Friday in March, is the moment when graduating medical students across the country find out where they will be training as residents.

UCSF Excels in U.S. News 2019 Best Graduate Schools Rankings

Mar 20, 2018
UCSF’s School of Medicine placed in the top five nationally in this year’s U.S. News & World Report survey of best graduate and professional schools. UCSF’s biomedical science PhD programs were among the top 10, and the School of Nursing was also highly ranked.

UCSF Launches Process to Reimagine Parnassus Heights Campus

Mar 20, 2018
UCSF has launched a planning process to define a bold, long-term vision to revitalize its historic Parnassus Heights campus to sustain its excellence across research, education and patient care.

Scientists Discover How Gene Mutation Reduces the Need for Sleep

Mar 17, 2018
A new study in mice reveals how a gene mutation seen in human short-sleepers may allow them to survive and thrive on just a few hours of sleep.

UCSF Dentists are Teaching Peers to Treat Babies – Filling a Gap in Care

Mar 15, 2018
To help general dentists become comfortable seeing very young patients, UCSF pediatric dentists are part an initiative in the Bay Area that aims to train other dentists to see and treat young children.

UCSF Wins 3 Regional CASE Awards for Communications Excellence

Mar 15, 2018
UCSF won three awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), highlighting the University’s excellence in community relations and strategic communications.

Genomic Analysis Reveals Why Asthma Inhalers Fail Minority Children

Mar 15, 2018
The largest-ever whole-genome sequencing study of drug response in minority children has revealed new clues about why the front-line asthma drug albuterol does not work as well for minority children.

Adding Formula May Not Sway Baby from Breast

Mar 15, 2018
A study demonstrated a seemingly contradictory way for newborns losing more weight than most to breastfeed in the longer term: add a little formula for a couple of days.

Eddie Chang Selected as Inaugural Bowes Biomedical Investigator

Mar 14, 2018
UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood announced March 13 that Edward Chang will be the inaugural William K. Bowes Jr. Biomedical Investigator.

Women Cyclists are More Prone to Common Gynecological Problems, But Not Serious Sexual or Urinary Dysfunction

Mar 14, 2018
Women bicycle riders are more likely to experience urinary tract infections, genital numbness and saddle sores, but not more likely to have serious sexual and urinary symptoms than non-cyclists.

UCSF HIVE Program Employee Honored by San Francisco General Hospital Foundation

Mar 13, 2018
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

Mar 13, 2018
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.

UCSF Community Changes Commute Habits in Response to Increased Traffic

Mar 10, 2018
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)

Mar 9, 2018
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.

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

Mar 9, 2018
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.

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