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UCSF Medical Center Is Best Hospital in California for 2018-19

Aug 14, 2018
UCSF ranked sixth on the national Best Hospitals Honor Roll and received special recognition for exceptional performance in 15 medical specialties, including top-10 status in a dozen.

‘Undruggable’ Cancers Slowed by Targeting Growth Signals

Aug 14, 2018
Researchers have identified a new strategy for potentially treating a subset of intractable cancers by decoupling the entire RAS / MAP Kinase signaling pathway from external growth signals.

Media Advisory: UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute’s (CHORI) 37th Annual Summer Student Research Program Concludes with Summer Student Symposium

Aug 9, 2018
Students who spent their summer doing laboratory and clinical research alongside BCHO doctors and CHORI scientists are presenting their research at a scientific symposium at CHORI on Friday, August 10.

Scooter Safety: UCSF Doctors to Track New Injuries

Aug 8, 2018
Researchers want to know how these new modes of transportation are affecting injuries in the city.

New Inquiry-Based Curriculum Empowers Future Pharmacists to be Catalysts for Change

Aug 8, 2018
Built on a foundation of scientific thinking, and one that exposes students to the latest questions in research and patient care, the School of Pharmacy’s new curriculum differentiates UCSF’s PharmD degree program from the growing number of programs nationwide.

Diabetes in Bay Area Chinese Population Linked to Fat Fibrosis

Aug 6, 2018
A new UC San Francisco study has discovered a key biological difference in how people of European and Chinese descent put on weight — a finding that could help explain why Asians often develop type 2 diabetes at a much lower body weight than Caucasians. 

UCSF Invests in Traffic Calming at 5th and Kirkham

Aug 4, 2018
UCSF is fully funding a traffic-calming effort at Fifth Avenue and Kirkham Street.

New Tool Crowdsources Human Intelligence for Biological Research

Aug 2, 2018
Scientists now have the ability to label cell parts in bright fluorescent colors, render tissue slices in high-definition photos and use video to monitor animal behavior down to the milliseconds.

1 in 3 Youth Who Break the Law Identify as LGBTQ 

Aug 2, 2018
New study that examines sexual orientation, gender expression and mental health among young people who are involved in the justice system, but are not incarcerated.

Important Cancer-Tracking Registry to Locate at UCSF

Aug 1, 2018
The Greater Bay Area Cancer Registry, which has been at the forefront of cancer data collection throughout the region is moving its headquarters and management to UCSF.

Musical Improvisation in the Brain

Jul 31, 2018
Charles Limb, professor of otolaryngology at UCSF, has been fascinated for years by how artists produce unique, emotive, and coherent pieces of music with no sheet music or practice to guide them.

Researchers Find a New Way to Visualize Integrins

Jul 31, 2018
A collaboration between three labs at UCSF has resulted in an unprecedented look at a member of a vital and ubiquitous class of proteins called integrins.

Trying to Quit Smoking? E-Cigarettes Add Health Risks Rather Than Help

Jul 31, 2018
A new study by researchers at UCSF found that cigarette users do not benefit from the added use of e-cigarettes, with no reduction in cigarettes smoked or health risks.

Genetic Study of Familial Leukemia Solves 30-Year Medical Mystery

Jul 28, 2018
A decades-old medical mystery has been solved by researchers at UCSF and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee, who have discovered a pair of inherited genetic mutations underlying a familial blood disorder that sometimes leads to leukemia.

Study Suggests HUD’s New Smoke-Free Policy Will Help More Low-Income Smokers Quit

Jul 28, 2018
Enforcing residential bans on smoking could help large numbers of low-income people quit smoking, according to an analysis of federally funded national surveys by a California research team.

UCSF Shares Initial Results of 2018 Staff Engagement Survey

Jul 27, 2018
A new UCSF survey of staff found that while overall engagement is holding steady with most respondents continuing to feel a strong connection to UCSF’s mission, some groups are significantly less engaged than their co-workers.

In Their Own Words: UCSF Faculty, Staff and Students Reflect on Living and Working with a Disability

Jul 27, 2018
Several people from the UCSF community answered four questions about their disability and how it has impacted their life and work at UCSF.

Master’s Program in Global Health Celebrates 10 Years of Impact

Jul 27, 2018
From its first class in 2008, with just seven students, to the current class of 36, the Institute for Global Health Sciences master’s program has given its students the breadth of tools and skills they need to succeed in global health careers.

Why Are Long-Acting Forms of Contraception Like IUDs Becoming More Popular?

Jul 25, 2018
UCSF’s Elizabeth Watkins wants to understand why there has been a recent uptick in the use of long-acting forms of contraception.

New Community-Based Approach to Testing and Treating HIV Improves Health in East Africa

Jul 25, 2018
Model to treat HIV in rural East Africa led to 20% fewer HIV deaths, reduced the incidence of HIV and TB, and improved control of hypertension and diabetes.