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Clinicians, Researchers Collaborate to Predict and Prevent Pediatric Falls in the Hospital

Apr 13, 2017
A collaborative research project aimed at preventing falls among hospitalized children is teaming clinical and nursing administration staff at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco with nurse researchers at the UCSF School of Nursing.

Dean Sheppard, Charles Craik Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Apr 12, 2017
UCSF biochemist Charles Craik and pulmonologist Dean Sheppard have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Reunions and Events Draw Thousands for 2017 UCSF Alumni Weekend

Apr 11, 2017
More than 1,650 alumni, family and friends attended the events for UCSF’s 2017 Alumni Weekend.

Inspired by Work with Dalai Lama, Eve Ekman Creates App to Map Emotions

Apr 11, 2017
Eve Ekman, a postdoctoral scholar at UCSF’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, has collaborated with her father, Paul Ekman, and the Dalai Lama to create an Atlas of Emotions. Now Eve Ekman is focusing on helping medical residents understand their emotions through an app.

Quest for Balance in Radiation Leads to Lower Doses

Apr 10, 2017
A new study led by UC San Francisco has found that radiation doses can be safely and effectively reduced – and more consistently administered – for common CT scans.

UCSF Neuropsychiatrist Tells Senate Committee NIH Funding is ‘Critical’ for Alzheimer’s Research

Apr 8, 2017
UCSF neuropsychiatrist Kristine Yaffe joined former First Lady of California Maria Shriver and other geriatric care experts to testify about the importance of Alzheimer's disease research and prevention at a meeting of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging.

UCSF Recognized for Patient Safety as Part of the I-PASS Study Group

Apr 8, 2017
UCSF is part of a patient safety research group that received the prestigious 2016 John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality.

Medical Ethics and History Take Center Stage in Talk About Henrietta Lacks

Apr 6, 2017
The story of Henrietta Lacks, and the questions raised about medical ethics, will be the topic of discussion when UCSF’s Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo is in conversation with author Rebecca Skloot at City Arts and Lectures event on April 26.

New Tool Illuminates Cell Signaling Pathways Key to Disease

Apr 6, 2017
In a major advance for fundamental biological research, UCSF scientists have developed a tool capable of illuminating previously inscrutable cellular signaling networks.

Cognitive Decline After Surgery Tied to Brain's Own Immune Cells

Apr 6, 2017
After undergoing surgery, elderly patients often experience cloudy thinking. Mounting evidence suggests that heightened inflammation in the brain following surgery is the more likely cause.

Video Game Promotes Better Attention Skills in Some Children with Sensory Processing Dysfunction

Apr 6, 2017
A video game under development as a medical device boosts attention in some children with sensory processing dysfunction.

How Computers are Searching for Drugs of the Future

Apr 6, 2017
Researchers at UCSF and elsewhere are turning to virtual experiments for the initial steps of drug development.

Race Ranks Higher than Pounds in Diabetes, Heart-Health Risks

Apr 4, 2017
Americans of South Asian descent are twice as likely as whites to have risks for heart disease, stroke and diabetes, when their weight is in the normal range.

Parental Smoking Linked to Genetic Changes Found in Childhood Cancer

Apr 4, 2017
Smoking by either parent helps promote genetic deletions in children that are associated with the development and progression of the most common type of childhood cancer, according to research headed by UCSF.

UCSF Health Named “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality”

Mar 31, 2017
UCSF Health has been named a 2017 “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality,” receiving a perfect score on the national Healthcare Equality Index, which was released by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest LGBTQ civil rights organization.

First Binational Health Forum Held as Part of the UC-Mexico Initiative

Mar 31, 2017
Distinguished academic and health leaders from Mexico and California met on March 29 in Mexico City to discuss health issues relevant to Mexico and the United States, with special attention to California, at the first Binational Health Forum.

Statement in Support of Transgender Members of the UC Community

Mar 31, 2017
The UC Office of the President issued a statement in support of transgender members of the UC community.

Deworming Pill May Be Effective in Treating Liver Cancer

Mar 30, 2017
UCSF researchers have used data-mining computational tools to identify a treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma, a cancer associated with underlying liver disease and cirrhosis that often only becomes symptomatic when it is very advanced.

New Multiple Sclerosis Drug, Backed by 40 Years of Research, Could Halt Disease

Mar 28, 2017
A newly approved drug that is the first to reflect the current scientific understanding of multiple sclerosis is holding new hope for the hundreds of thousands Americans living with the disease. It also highlights the importance of clinician scientists like UCSF’s Stephen Hauser who are working to transform research into cures for patients.

David Julius Honored with 2017 Gairdner Award for Groundbreaking Pain Research

Mar 28, 2017
David Julius, professor and chair of the Department of Physiology at UCSF, was named on March 28 to receive the 2017 Canada Gairdner International Award, one of the most prestigious prizes in biomedicine.

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