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Imported Candy at Top of Contaminated Food List in California

Oct 26, 2017
Following a state law mandating testing, the CDPH 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?

Oct 26, 2017
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.

UCSF’s Global Health Group Celebrates 10 Years of Impact

Oct 25, 2017
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.

UCSF Climbs in U.S. News’ 2018 Global Universities Rankings

Oct 25, 2017
UCSF has ranked No. 15 in the 2017 Best Global Universities rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report.

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

Oct 24, 2017
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.

Long-Term Health Impacts from Wildfire Smoke May Include Cardiac, Respiratory Effects

Oct 24, 2017
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.

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

Oct 24, 2017
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

Oct 24, 2017
UCSF Health Informatics team has used electronic health records to track down a source of a common hospital-acquired infection.

Facilities Services Resumes Window Washing

Oct 24, 2017
UCSF’s Facilities Services has resumed washing windows of buildings in several locations.

UCSF Nurses Recognized Nationally for Excellence in Patient Care and Innovation

Oct 21, 2017
UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco have earned the prestigious Magnet Recognition® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Big Data Shows How Cancer Interacts with Its Surroundings

Oct 21, 2017
UCSF researchers have identified a molecular signature in tissue adjacent to tumors in eight of the most common cancers that suggests they are all using the same mechanism to remodel normal tissue and spread.

MEDIA ADVISORY: UCSF Offers Free Dental Screenings

Oct 20, 2017
UCSF will offer free dental screenings to adults and children as part of San Francisco’s Potrero Hill Festival and the Southeast Community Health Fair.

Researchers to Combat Drug-Resistant Lung Cancer at New NCI-Funded Center at UCSF

Oct 20, 2017
The NCI has announced that UCSF will host one of five new Cancer Drug Resistance and Sensitivity Centers being set up around the U.S. through funding from the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016.

Key Psychiatric Drug Target Comes Into Focus

Oct 20, 2017
Researchers at UC San Francisco, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and Stanford University report a major step toward designing more powerful psychiatric drugs with fewer side effects.

UCSF to Lead Hungry for Change: Food Insecurity, Stress and Obesity

Oct 20, 2017
UC San Francisco experts on hunger, obesity and nutrition will present the eleventh annual sugar, stress, environment and weight (SSEW) symposium.

UCSF’s Michael Bade Honored by Lean Construction Institute

Oct 19, 2017
Michael Bade, UCSF’s campus architect and associate vice chancellor of Capital Programs, has received the Lean Construction Institute’s prestigious 2017 Pioneer Award.

Longer Abstention from Alcohol Lowers Atrial Fibrillation Risk

Oct 19, 2017
In the first study looking at cessation of alcohol consumption and atrial fibrillation risk, UCSF researchers have shown that the longer people abstain from drinking alcohol, the lower their risk of AF.

Innovative Type 1 Diabetes Approach Licensed to Encellin

Oct 19, 2017
Encellin obtained exclusive rights from UCSF for a proprietary cell encapsulation technology aimed at improving physicians’ ability to perform cell transplants without the need for immunosuppressive drugs.

FDA Warning Leads to Rise in More Invasive Fibroid Surgeries

Oct 18, 2017
An FDA warning against a tool used to break up fibroid tissue during laparoscopic surgeries has led to a shift toward more invasive surgeries for hysterectomies for women with uterine fibroids.

Matthew State Awarded Sarnat Prize for Mental Health Research

Oct 17, 2017
Matthew State is one of three recipients of the 2017 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health given by the National Academy of Medicine.

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