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Ruth Greenblatt Delivers 2017 Faculty Research Lecture in Clinical Science

UCSF News Nov 15, 2017
Ruth Greenblatt was selected by her peers on the Academic Senate’s Committee on Research as the seventeenth annual Faculty Research Lectureship recipient in Clinical Science.

Expanded Discovery Day Event at AT&T Park Caps 2017 Bay Area Science Festival

UCSF News Nov 14, 2017
Robots, slime making, human organs and hundreds of other science and engineering exhibits filled the field at AT&T Park on Saturday during the seventh annual Bay Area Science Festival Discovery Day.

Functional Impairment in Middle Age Often Leads to Further Decline

UCSF News Nov 14, 2017
Nearly 40 percent of individuals who experience an episode of functional impairment in middle age see further functional decline, or even death.

Calling All Students: UC Wants Your Input on Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

UCSF News Nov 14, 2017
UC is inviting students to apply for a seat on a new Student Advisory Board that will provide input to the university about its ongoing efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Researchers Rethink How ‘Beige’ Fat Cells Burn Calories

UCSF News Nov 14, 2017
UCSF researchers have discovered a new heat-producing pathway in fat cells that works by burning excess blood glucose, suggesting a potential new approach to treating metabolic disorders.

Awards Highlight Partnerships Between UCSF, Community That Promote Health Equity

UCSF News Nov 14, 2017
UCSF’s Center for Community Engagement honored the many valued partnerships between UCSF and the community at its recent Annual Partnerships Celebration.

MEDIA ADVISORY: City of San Francisco, UCSF to Bring Attention to Community Issue of Preterm Birth

UCSF News Nov 7, 2017
San Francisco, City leaders and UCSF physicians are coming together to recognize community efforts to turn the curve on the preterm birth epidemic and the need for more attention on it.

UCSF Announces the Institute for Global Health Sciences

UCSF News Nov 7, 2017
To better address emerging global health problems, UCSF Global Health Sciences has been designated the Institute for Global Health Sciences.

Anna Maria Napoles Appointed Scientific Director of NIMHD

UCSF News Nov 6, 2017
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities has appointed Anna Maria Nápoles as scientific director of its Division of Intramural Research.

Deadly Lung Cancers are Driven by Multiple Genetic Changes

UCSF News Nov 6, 2017
New research finds one of the world’s most deadly forms of lung cancer is driven by changes in multiple different genes.

Preventing Disease Through Social Media: UCSF Doctor Gets Creative with Health Interventions

UCSF News Nov 4, 2017
Smartphones and emotional crises, social media and tanning beds are seemingly disconnected – but UCSF researcher Eleni Linos has started to make an impact on health by her focus on how technology can influence our behaviors.

UCSF at Dreamforce 2017: Precision Cancer Care and Public Health Tech

UCSF News Nov 4, 2017
One of UCSF’s groundbreaking cancer programs will be prominently featured at the 2017 Dreamforce conference through an interactive exposition and a talk by two researchers.

Survivors of Childhood Leukemia with Down Syndrome Have Unique Health Risks, Benefits

UCSF News Nov 4, 2017
A study, challenges the belief that children with Down syndrome are significantly more susceptible to leukemia.

Diverse Drug-Resistant Cancer Cells Share a Hidden Weakness

UCSF News Nov 3, 2017
UCSF researchers have discovered a gene vulnerability that could let oncologists wipe out drug-resistant cancers across many different cancer types.

UCSF To Host Second Annual Veterans Open House and Job Fair

UCSF News Nov 2, 2017
UCSF will be hosting its second annual Veterans Open House and Job Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

UC Part of Joint Legal Motion to Halt Repeal of DACA Program

UCSF News Nov 2, 2017
The University of California, along with other organizations and individuals who have sued the Trump administration over its rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, on Nov. 1 jointly asked a federal judge to keep the program operating while legal motions proceed.

Lindsey Criswell Named Vice Chancellor of Research

UCSF News Nov 2, 2017
Lindsey A. Criswell, a longtime professor in the School of Medicine, has been named vice chancellor for research for UCSF.

Chancellor Announces $5B Campaign to Build for UCSF’s Future in 2017 State of the University

UCSF News Oct 28, 2017
In his fourth annual State of the University address, Chancellor Sam Hawgood announced the launch of UCSF’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign in more than a decade, which leverages “the transformational power of our community.”

Public-Private Consortium Aims to Cut Preclinical Cancer Drug Discovery from Six Years to Just One

UCSF News Oct 28, 2017
Scientists from two U.S. national laboratories, industry, and academia on Oct. 27 launched an unprecedented effort to transform the way cancer drugs are discovered.

David W. Mortara Donates $25 Million to UCSF School of Nursing

UCSF News Oct 27, 2017
A renowned leader in electrocardiogram (ECG) technology and innovation, David W. Mortara, PhD, has donated $25 million to the UCSF School of Nursing to reduce “alarm fatigue” in nurses and other clinicians, and improve patient care and safety.