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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.

New Vice Chancellor to Nurture Inventions, Bring Products to Market at More Advanced Stage

Apr 26, 2017
UCSF has hired Harold E. “Barry” Selick as its first vice chancellor for business development, innovation and partnerships.

‘Stand Up For Science’ Teach-In, Rally Highlight Importance of Public Support, Diversity in Science

Apr 25, 2017
Hundreds of people eager to show their support for science turned out for UC San Francisco’s Stand Up For Science teach-in and rally on April 22, which highlighted diversity and the importance of federal funding for research.

Howard Pinderhughes Inspires Community Healing in 2017 UCSF Last Lecture

Apr 25, 2017
Howard Pinderhughes, associate professor and chair of social and behavioral sciences in the UCSF School of Nursing, delivered the 2017 Last Lecture, which has the prompt: “If you had but one lecture to give, what would you say?”

New Funding Will Support Research into Biology of Malaria Parasite

Apr 21, 2017
UCSF researcher Grant Dorsey received federal funding for the Program for Resistance, Immunology, Surveillance and Modeling of Malaria in Uganda.

Ancient Enzyme Protects Lungs from Common Irritant Produced by Bugs and Mold

Apr 20, 2017
Research shows that the lungs secrete a specialized enzyme capable of destroying chitin, without which chitin particles inhaled from the environment can accumulate in the airways and trigger inflammatory lung disease.

UCSF Medical Center Receives ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Spring 2017 Hospital Safety Grade

Apr 19, 2017
UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus received an “A” in the Spring 2017 Hospital Safety Grade, released April 12, 2017, by the nonprofit The Leapfrog Group, which grades hospitals nationwide for their commitment to reducing errors, infections and accidents that can harm patients.

UCSF Student Receives Soros Fellowship to Pursue Public Health Degree

Apr 19, 2017
Javier Galvan, a third-year medical student at UCSF and a veteran, was selected as a 2017 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow in recognition of his dedication and efforts already demonstrated in social justice and improving health care equity.

For Young Adults, Cigarettes More Pleasurable with Alcohol than with Pot

Apr 18, 2017
Young adults get more pleasure from smoking cigarettes while they are drinking alcohol than they do while using marijuana, according to a new UC San Francisco study.

UCSF Fresno Names Jim Comes as Chief of Emergency Medicine

Apr 17, 2017
After a nationwide search, UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program appointed Jim Comes, MD, as Chief of Emergency Medicine at UCSF Fresno and Vice-Chair of Emergency Medicine at UCSF.

New Program Offers UCSF Building Occupants a Single Contact for Facility-Related Needs

Apr 17, 2017
To better serve the needs of customers, Facilities Services has launched a new Facilities Managers Program that provides occupants with a single point of contact for all of their building-related needs.

Low Cervical Cancer Screening Rates Found Among Mentally Ill

Apr 17, 2017
Women enrolled in California’s Medicaid program (Medi-Cal) who have been diagnosed with severe mental illness have been screened for cervical cancer at much lower rates than other women.

Oxytocin is Being Tested for Treatment of PTSD and Alcohol Abuse

Apr 13, 2017
A new trial may hold new hope for military personnel with PTSD and alcohol abuse through treatment with oxytocin, sometimes referred to as the “love hormone.”

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