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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.

UCSF’s Class of 2017 on Lessons Learned Inside, Outside of Classroom

May 10, 2017
The UCSF class of 2017 answers questions about challenges, lessons learned and advice they would give their first-year selves.

Physician Moms Are Often Subject to Workplace Discrimination

May 9, 2017
Of the nearly 6,000 physician mothers in the survey, nearly 78 percent reported discrimination of any type.

Harm Reduction Programs May Prevent Hepatitis C in Injection Drug Users

May 5, 2017
Researchers at UCSF and their colleagues have found that Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among people who inject drugs remains high and stable in some North American cities but incidence has dropped and remained low in some Australian and European cities.

Research Funding, Health Care Reform Are Key Issues During Chancellor’s Trip to Washington

May 5, 2017
Federal funding for biomedical research and ongoing support for affordable comprehensive health coverage were the top two issues on the list of topics that Chancellor Sam Hawgood discussed with policymakers and key Republican lawmakers in Washington, D.C., this week.

UC’s Response to State Audit Report on University of California Office of the President

May 4, 2017
UC’s Office of the President and its governing Board of Regents has addressed issues and recommendations contained in the state audit report about the budget practices and administrative expenditures of the Office of the President, welcoming most as constructive while raising significant concerns about others.

MEDIA ADVISORY: UCSF PlaySafe Program Offers Free Cardiac Physicals for High School Athletes

May 4, 2017
The PlaySafe program in the UC San Francisco Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is providing its free annual spring sports cardiac physicals on May 6.

First Clear-Cut Risk Genes for Tourette Disorder Revealed

May 3, 2017
Researchers made a significant advance, identifying the first “high-confidence” risk gene for Tourette disorder as well as three other probable risk genes.

3 UCSF Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Sciences for 2017

May 2, 2017
Three UCSF faculty have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors accorded to American scientists.

New UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals’ President Brings Passion for Advocacy, Integration

May 2, 2017
Michael Anderson has became the first president of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. His role is a newly created position, with responsibility for UCSF Health’s children’s hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland, and the UCSF Benioff Children’s Physicians Foundation – in total, a $1 billion operation.

New Political Challenges Focus of 10th Annual Chancellor’s Diversity Forum

Apr 29, 2017
National political issues that impact the UCSF community were at the forefront during the 10th annual Chancellor’s Leadership Forum on Diversity and Inclusion.

Mouse Teeth Providing New Insights into Tissue Regeneration

Apr 28, 2017
UCSF researchers are looking to the front teeth of mice to to help understand how stem cells know when it’s time for them to expand in numbers and transform into mature, adult cells in order to renew injured or aging tissue.

Discrimination Contributes to Asthma Rates in African-American, Latino Children

Apr 28, 2017
Children’s exposure to racial and ethnic discrimination has been linked to their likelihood of having asthma in a new study by UCSF researchers.

UCSF is Expanding Electric Vehicle Charging Station Locations

Apr 28, 2017
Drivers of electric vehicles will find more charging stations around campus with more being added through early 2018.

UCSF Medical Student Honored with U.S. Public Health Service Award

Apr 27, 2017
UCSF medical student Jirayut “New” Latthivongskorn has received a 2017 U.S. Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Award in recognition of his dedication and efforts advocating for immigrants’ rights and health equity for under-resourced communities.

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