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To Address Homelessness Effectively, Clinicians are Learning What It Really Looks Like

Sep 27, 2018
To teach future doctors, nurses and pharmacists how they can advocate for systemic changes and how to improve their interactions with individual homeless patients, UCSF provides an elective course each fall.

With Virtual Reality, Dentistry Students Zoom Through 3-D Teeth

Sep 27, 2018
The UCSF School of Dentistry is adding virtual and augmented reality for its first-year students.

UCSF Incoming Class 2018: By the Numbers

Sep 27, 2018
This fall, UCSF welcomes over 900 new students. Check out an infographic highlighting some fun facts about this new crop of future clinicians and researchers.

Students Share Their Moments from 2018 Back-to-School Season

Sep 27, 2018
New and returning students are sharing their back-to-school experiences using the hashtag #UCSFBackToSchool – see what they are up to.

Wearable Defibrillator Lowers Sudden Cardiac Death, But Only When You Wear It

Sep 27, 2018
Researchers at UCSF find wearable cardioverter defibrillators lower mortality among those who wear it as prescribed.

Genetic Predictors of Lifespan Studied in Whites and Asians Don’t Apply to Black Youth

Sep 27, 2018
The ends of chromosomes are protected by specific DNA sequence

UCSF to Establish Latinx Center of Excellence

Sep 26, 2018
The UCSF School of Medicine announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration recently awarded Alicia Fernández a four-year grant to create a UCSF Latinx Center of Excellence.

New Tourette Disorder Genes Come to Light

Sep 25, 2018
In DNA sequencing study of TD, UCSF researchers and their collaborators have unearthed new data suggesting a potential role for disruptions in cell polarity in the development of this condition.

Newborn Jaundice Treatment May Increase Risk of Childhood Seizures

Sep 24, 2018
New research suggests that phototherapy – a treatment for newborns with jaundice – could increase children’s risk of developing epilepsy.

UCSF Health Names New Chief Financial Officer

Sep 21, 2018
UCSF Health has named Raju Iyer as its new senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Dolby Family Gift Launches New UCSF Center for Mood Disorders

Sep 19, 2018
A $20 million gift from longtime UCSF donors Dagmar Dolby and her son, David, will establish the UCSF Dolby Family Center for Mood Disorders within the Department of Psychiatry.

Forum Calls for Action on Climate Change to Protect Health

Sep 19, 2018
Nearly 300 hundred experts gathered at UCSF’s Mission Bay campus to discuss the global health emergency that is climate change and to call for action to protect human health and well-being.

UCSF Receives $20 Million to Study New Tobacco Products

Sep 18, 2018
UCSF has been awarded a five-year, $20 million grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health to study the impacts of new and emerging tobacco products.

Universal Health Care Discussion Draws Global Leaders to ZSFG

Sep 14, 2018
Global and local leaders—including Ban Ki-moon, Mary Robinson and Eric Goosby, MD—gathered with community members at ZSFG to discuss universal health care in California and beyond.

‘ImmunoX’ Initiative a Radical Collaboration Across UCSF

Sep 14, 2018
UCSF is launching the Bakar ImmunoX Initiative, an innovative research program that will promote collaborative, cutting-edge research and data sharing to catalyze discoveries about the central role of the immune system in human health and harness its power to treat a wide range of diseases.

Veterans Overtreated for Blood Pressure on Leaving Hospital

Sep 12, 2018
One in seven older veterans with hypertension is discharged with increased blood pressure medications, despite half of those having well-controlled blood pressure prior to their hospital stay.

HPV and Tobacco Induce Cancer Through Common Pathways

Sep 12, 2018
These results confirm that the HPV virus causes head and neck cancer by inactivating the same proteins that are mutated in smoking-induced cancer.

Alexander R. Margulis, Visionary Chair of Radiology, Dies at 97

Sep 12, 2018
He was the heart of UCSF Radiology for the 26 years of his chairmanship, from 1963 to 1989, and led the extraordinary evolution of imaging that began with the early days of CT, MRI, US, PET-CT, interventional radiology, molecular imaging and other modalities.

Marin General Hospital and UCSF Health Form Strategic Alliance

Sep 12, 2018
Marin General Hospital (MGH) and UCSF Health have formed a strategic alliance to expand clinical collaborations in Marin County.

UCSF’s New Student Housing Complex Will be Called ‘The Tidelands’

Sep 11, 2018
The new UCSF student housing complex at 590 & 600 Minnesota Street has been officially named: UCSF Housing at the Tidelands.

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