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Two UCSF Researchers Named 2017 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences

Jun 15, 2017
Anna Molofsky and Shaeri Mukherjee were among the 22 early-career researchers in the 2017 class announced June 15 by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Racism Aggravates Treatment-Resistant Asthma

Jun 15, 2017
Racial discrimination experienced by African-American children and young adults exacerbates a type of asthma known to be resistant to standard treatment, according to a study headed by researchers at UCSF.

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

Jun 9, 2017
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

Jun 8, 2017
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.

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

Jun 7, 2017
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

Jun 6, 2017
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.

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

Jun 6, 2017
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.

New Treatments and Care for Cancer

Jun 3, 2017
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

Jun 2, 2017
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.

Research Reveals How RNA Gums Up Cell Nucleus in Huntington’s, Other Neurodegenerative Disorders

Jun 2, 2017
UCSF researchers have drawn a link between genetic abnormalities in neurodegenerative diseases and the formation of RNA foci, work the scientists said may open avenues to the development of new drug treatments.

UCSF Rallies Community to Raise $200K in AIDS Walk San Francisco

May 30, 2017
With more than 10 teams already formed, UCSF is looking to beat last year’s fundraising total by raising $200,000 in AIDS Walk San Francisco.

Catherine Lucey Appointed as Executive Vice Dean for School of Medicine

May 27, 2017
Catherine Lucey has been appointed as Executive Vice Dean for the School of Medicine. She will continue to serve in her important role as Vice Dean for Education.

Barbara Koenig: Expanding the Reach of the Bioethics Program at UCSF

May 26, 2017
Barbara Koenig, the director of the UCSF Bioethics Program, brings years of professional experience as a national expert in medical ethics.

New Hair Growth Mechanism Discovered

May 26, 2017
In experiments in mice, UC San Francisco researchers have discovered that regulatory T cells, directly trigger stem cells in the skin to promote healthy hair growth.

Keith Yamamoto Honored for Work in Precision Medicine

May 25, 2017
The Precision Medicine World Conference has named Keith Yamamoto a 2017 recipient of the Luminary Award, which recognizes outstanding individuals who have advanced precision medicine.

UC President Janet Napolitano Issues Statement on President Trump’s Proposed Fiscal 2018 Budget

May 24, 2017
University of California President Janet Napolitano issued a statement about President Trumps' proposed budget for fiscal year 2018.

Ron Vale Receives 2017 Shaw Prize for Motor Protein Discoveries

May 24, 2017
Ronald Vale, professor and vice chair of cellular and molecular pharmacology at UCSF, is a winner of the 2017 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine for his seminal research on motor proteins, molecular machines that perform functions crucial to life.

UCSF to Expand Child Care at New Location at Mission Bay

May 23, 2017
UCSF is moving and expanding its current University Child Care Center at Mission Bay to welcome more families to participate in on-site child care near their workplace.

UCSF Police Seeks Public Comment in Reaccreditation Process

May 23, 2017
The UCSF Police Department is undergoing re-accreditation, a voluntary process renewed every three years to demonstrate its compliance with national best practices.

New Head Librarian Will Lead UCSF Library into the Future

May 23, 2017
UCSF has hired Christopher Shaffer as university librarian and assistant vice chancellor.

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