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UCSF Campaign Alumni Awards Honor Outstanding Achievements and Up-and-Coming Leaders

Mar 19, 2019
The 15 winners were selected for their distinguished service in research and education, transforming care delivery, or improving access to advance health equity.

UCSF Debuts 'Excellence in Laboratory Safety' Awards

Mar 17, 2019
Six labs were recognized for their commitment to safety practices and their constant attention to laboratory safety compliance.

UCSF and Other UC Campuses Prepare for One-Day Labor Strike in March

Mar 17, 2019
The University of California has been notified of a one-day strike across the UC system by the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE) union for its Research Support Professionals, Technical and Health Care Professionals Units (RX and TX).

MEDIA ADVISORY: UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Host Annual St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser for Pediatric Cancer Research

Mar 15, 2019
More than 150 people have signed up to shave their heads at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland on March 16, to support the 12th annual Brave the Shave fundraiser for pediatric cancer research.

Soft Drink Companies Copy Tobacco Playbook to Lure Young Users

Mar 15, 2019
Tobacco conglomerates that used colors, flavors and marketing techniques to entice children as future smokers transferred these same strategies to sweetened beverages when they bought food and drinks companies.

Skin Repair Eliminates ‘Inflamm-Aging’ Linked to Chronic Disease

Mar 13, 2019
Properly caring for the skin with a moisturizing cream may lower inflammation levels and potentially prevent age-related diseases, according to a new clinical pilot study.

UCSF School of Medicine Ranks in U.S. News Best Graduate Schools’ Top Five for Ten Years Running

Mar 12, 2019
UCSF was the only medical school to be ranked in the top five in the nation in both research and primary care, the categories the magazine uses to assess medical education.

UCSF Fellow Tackles an Urgent Threat to Women's Health in Kenya

Mar 12, 2019
Chemtai Mungo, MD, MPH, is committed to tackling the public health effects of gender inequality and helping to improve cervical cancer screening in Kenya.

K Scholar Team Science Awardees Bring Family Planning Care to Liver Transplant Recipients

Mar 12, 2019
The team behind a K Scholar Team Science Award designed a pilot study to shine light on fertility after liver transplant and the subsequent need for improved family planning counseling.

The Irreplaceable Role of Mom-and-Pop Spaces for Aging Adults

Mar 9, 2019
Ethnographer Stacy Torres, PhD, is shedding a unique light on how we think about social ties and social relationships among older people.

Hormone Made Our Ancestors Warm-Blooded but Left Us Susceptible to Heart Damage

Mar 8, 2019
After a heart attack, the heart tissue is often irreparably damaged. According to UCSF study, the issue may date back to our earliest mammalian ancestors.

‘Undruggable’ Parkinson’s Molecule Spills Its Secrets

Mar 8, 2019
UCSF researchers developed a strategy for targeting a key molecule implicated in Parkinson’s disease, opening up a potential new treatment strategy for the currently incurable movement disorder.

UC Issues Statement Affirming Commitment to Free Expression

Mar 7, 2019
UC President Janet Napolitano has issued a statement reaffirming the University of California’s commitment to upholding the values of free expression.

Staying Awake During Spine Surgery is Cutting Recovery Time in Half

Mar 7, 2019
UCSF is now offering some patients the options of local anesthetic instead of general anesthesia, which can help make surgeries faster and speed in the recovery process.

Two UCSF Graduate Students Named 2019 Weintraub Awardees

Mar 7, 2019
The awards, given by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, recognize outstanding achievement in graduate studies in the biological sciences.

Nurse Practitioners Can Help Close California’s Primary Care Gap, But It Won’t Be Easy

Mar 2, 2019
UCSF School of Nursing are increasing efforts to train nurse practitioners and empower them to practice in rural communities.

Not Just Neurons: Precision Signaling Architecture Discovered in Non-Neural Cells that Direct Development

Mar 2, 2019
UCSF lab found that a chemical that acts as a neurotransmitter in the nervous system is essential for cytonemes to mediate cell-to-cell communication between non-neural cells.

UCSF Is Top Public Recipient of NIH Funds, Pushing Unbroken Streak

Feb 28, 2019
It was the 12th year in a row that UCSF claimed the top spot among public institutions, and the eighth straight year in which the University ranked second overall among institutions nationwide.

UCSF’s Top NIH-Funded Projects of 2018

Feb 28, 2019
More than a thousand projects across the University received federal funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2018, totaling more than $647.8 million.

Google Translates Doctor’s Orders into Spanish and Chinese with Few Significant Errors

Feb 26, 2019
Researchers at UCSF say Google Translate is trustworthy when translating written medical advice, but there are some caveats.

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