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UCSF Health Launches Campaign to Reinforce Inclusiveness, Safety for Patients

May 23, 2017
UCSF Health is rolling out a campaign to underscore the health system’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. The campaign was initiated amid recent concerns about potential discrimination or immigration issues that have arisen among patients and their families, as well as staff.

UC Regents Approve Building Plans for 3 Projects in Mission Bay, Dogpatch

May 20, 2017
The UC Board of Regents have approved plans for three new UCSF building projects, including a new neuroscience building on the Mission Bay campus as well as a new psychiatry building and student housing in the nearby Dogpatch neighborhood.

User-Friendly Decision-Making Tools Help Older Adults Make Choices for Future Medical Care

May 18, 2017
A user-friendly website and advance directive form given directly to patients can be highly effective in empowering older adults to plan for their future medical care.

When Women Are Fully Informed about Pelvic Exams, Desire for the Exam Plummets

May 18, 2017
Providing healthy women with information about pelvic examinations, including a professional society’s strong recommendation against them, substantially decreases the patients’ desire for the exam.

Eating Right and Exercising Could Reduce the Risk of Colon Cancer Coming Back

May 18, 2017
Colon cancer patients who have a healthy body weight, exercise regularly and eat a diet high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables have a significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence or death.

New Generation Clinic to Co-Locate in Homeless Prenatal Program

May 17, 2017
The New Generation Health Center will continue to provide reproductive health care for teens and young adults through a new partnership that will enable it to co-locate across the street from its current location.

UC Regents to Consider UCSF’s New Child, Teen and Family Center

May 17, 2017
The UC Board of Regents will consider approving UC San Francisco’s new Child, Teen and Family Center at its regular meeting Thursday.

Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Urges ‘Moral Leadership’ in 2017 UCSF Commencement Address

May 16, 2017
Vivek Murthy, the 19th Surgeon General of the United States, urged UCSF’s graduating medical students to stand up for truth, science and the most vulnerable among us, in his commencement address.

Time to Menopause May Impact Women’s Heart Disease Risk

May 16, 2017
Postmenopausal women who reached menopause at an earlier age or who never gave birth may be at higher risk for heart disease, according to a new study by researchers at UCSF Health.

Novel Surgical Technique Paves Way to Restoring Failing Organs

May 15, 2017
By piercing liver cells with rapid pulses of electricity, scientists at UC San Francisco have demonstrated an entirely new way to transplant cells into organs to treat disease.

2017 Founders Day Awards Recognize Extraordinary Public Service, University Management

May 13, 2017
This year’s UCSF Founders Day Awards were given to 12 faculty, staff and students to recognize their contributions in the areas of public service, exceptional service to UC San Francisco and excellence in nursing.

Andrew Josephson Appointed as Chair of Department of Neurology

May 13, 2017
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

May 13, 2017
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.

Scientists Identify Biomarkers to Guide Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

May 13, 2017
A test commonly used in breast cancer has been found to also identify which patients with aggressive prostate cancer will benefit from hormonal therapy.

Diane Havlir on Nearing the End of HIV/AIDS

May 12, 2017
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

May 12, 2017
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.

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

May 10, 2017
The UCSF Health 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

May 10, 2017
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

May 10, 2017
A campus entrance is one of 12 areas around UCSF selected for improvements through the First Impression Areas Contest.

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