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UCSF Health Names New Chief Financial Officer

UCSF News Sep 21, 2018
UCSF Health has named Raju Iyer as its new senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Dolby Family Gift Launches New UCSF Center for Mood Disorders

UCSF News Sep 19, 2018
A $20 million gift from longtime UCSF donors Dagmar Dolby and her son, David, will establish the UCSF Dolby Family Center for Mood Disorders within the Department of Psychiatry.

Forum Calls for Action on Climate Change to Protect Health

UCSF News Sep 19, 2018
Nearly 300 hundred experts gathered at UCSF’s Mission Bay campus to discuss the global health emergency that is climate change and to call for action to protect human health and well-being.

UCSF Receives $20 Million to Study New Tobacco Products

UCSF News Sep 18, 2018
UCSF has been awarded a five-year, $20 million grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health to study the impacts of new and emerging tobacco products.

Universal Health Care Discussion Draws Global Leaders to ZSFG

UCSF News Sep 14, 2018
Global and local leaders—including Ban Ki-moon, Mary Robinson and Eric Goosby, MD—gathered with community members at ZSFG to discuss universal health care in California and beyond.

‘ImmunoX’ Initiative a Radical Collaboration Across UCSF

UCSF News Sep 14, 2018
UCSF is launching the Bakar ImmunoX Initiative, an innovative research program that will promote collaborative, cutting-edge research and data sharing to catalyze discoveries about the central role of the immune system in human health and harness its power to treat a wide range of diseases.

Veterans Overtreated for Blood Pressure on Leaving Hospital

UCSF News Sep 12, 2018
One in seven older veterans with hypertension is discharged with increased blood pressure medications, despite half of those having well-controlled blood pressure prior to their hospital stay.

HPV and Tobacco Induce Cancer Through Common Pathways

UCSF News Sep 12, 2018
These results confirm that the HPV virus causes head and neck cancer by inactivating the same proteins that are mutated in smoking-induced cancer.

Alexander R. Margulis, Visionary Chair of Radiology, Dies at 97

UCSF News Sep 12, 2018
He was the heart of UCSF Radiology for the 26 years of his chairmanship, from 1963 to 1989, and led the extraordinary evolution of imaging that began with the early days of CT, MRI, US, PET-CT, interventional radiology, molecular imaging and other modalities.

Marin General Hospital and UCSF Health Form Strategic Alliance

UCSF News Sep 12, 2018
Marin General Hospital (MGH) and UCSF Health have formed a strategic alliance to expand clinical collaborations in Marin County.

UCSF’s New Student Housing Complex Will be Called ‘The Tidelands’

UCSF News Sep 11, 2018
The new UCSF student housing complex at 590 & 600 Minnesota Street has been officially named: UCSF Housing at the Tidelands.

Primary Care is an Untapped Resource for Depression Screening

UCSF News Sep 10, 2018
A new study has identified at-risk populations for whom depression screening combined with hazardous alcohol use screening could detect depressive symptoms that might otherwise go untreated.

Researchers Unlock Secret of Deadly Brain Cancer’s “Immortality”

UCSF News Sep 10, 2018
UCSF researchers have discovered how a mutation in a gene regulator called the TERT promoter confers “immortality” on tumor cells, enabling the unchecked cell division that powers their aggressive growth.

A New Spinal Cord Injury Treatment is Getting Patients Back on Their Feet

UCSF News Sep 8, 2018
A new spinal cord injury protocol, based on research by UCSF scientists, is a mixture of revised evaluations and new treatments to personalize care. It has spurred quicker recoveries for patients.

Newfound Inhibitors to CRISPR Could Improve Gene Editing

UCSF News Sep 7, 2018
UCSF researchers have uncovered 12 new anti-CRISPR genes, some of which can inhibit different CRISPR types and could be critical to future gene-editing therapies.

Innovative Technique Reveals ‘Core Identities’ of Brain Cells

UCSF News Sep 7, 2018
UCSF researchers have shown that it’s possible to study cellular identity by pulverizing brain tissue samples, extracting their RNA in bulk and looking for signature patterns of gene activity.

‘Biosimilar’ Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis Actually Cost Patients More

UCSF News Sep 7, 2018
The availability of biosimilars commonly used to treat moderate to severe RA may not by itself reduce out-of-pocket costs for Medicare beneficiaries due to a lack of manufacturer discounts.

Mutations, Drugs Drive Cancer by Blurring Growth Signals

UCSF News Sep 6, 2018
Genetic mutations in a form of non–small cell lung cancer may drive tumor formation by blurring cells’ perception of key growth signals, according to a new laboratory study published Aug. 31, 2018, in Science.

UCSF’s Resource Allocation Program (RAP) Accepting Applications for the Fall 2018 Cycle

UCSF News Sep 6, 2018
The Resource Allocation Program (RAP), in partnership with many on-campus sources of research funding, facilitates the dissemination, submission, review and award of intramural research funding opportunities on campus.

NIH Funds UCSF-led Initiative to Chart a Course Toward New Psychiatric Drugs

UCSF News Sep 6, 2018
Researchers at UCSF and the Gladstone Institutes have received an $18 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to launch the Psychiatric Cell Map Initiative.