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University Coalition Seeks to Improve Transparency on Career Prospects, Opportunities, for Life Sciences Trainees

UCSF News 2 hours 24 min ago
UCSF joined eight research universities and a major cancer institute in announcing plans to give would-be life scientists clear, standardized data on graduate school admissions, education and training opportunities, and career prospects.

1 in 5 Older Patients with Chronic Disease Report Health Care Discrimination

UCSF News 2 hours 24 min ago
Researchers said all the groups in the study – Black, White and Hispanic – reported high rates of discrimination for one reason or another.

2017 Year in Pictures

UCSF News Dec 13, 2017
See a collection of photos that highlights moments and milestones of 2017 that include research, patient care, community and education.

Most Popular Science Stories of 2017

UCSF News Dec 13, 2017
Whether you are seeing them for the first time or coming back for another look, check out the most popular scientific stories from UC San Francisco from the past year.

In 2018, Advocates Will Keep Pushing to Prioritize Science and Health Care Policies

UCSF News Dec 13, 2017
Heading into the new year, political issues in Washington, D.C., and in California have the potential to disrupt scientific funding, limit the flow of new scientists and clinicians through immigration changes, and shake up the health care system.

UCSF Mourns the Loss of San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee

UCSF News Dec 12, 2017
UCSF mourns the loss of Mayor Edwin Lee, who partnered with the University on a number of initiatives that improved the city’s health access and economic vitality.

Researchers Launch Atlas of Developing Human Brain

UCSF News Dec 7, 2017
UCSF have taken the first step towards a comprehensive atlas of gene expression in cells across the developing human brain.

Christopher Hess Appointed As New Chair of Radiology

UCSF News Dec 5, 2017
School of Medicine Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr. announced the appointment of Christopher Hess as the new chair of the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging.

Improved Patient Services, Business Model with UCSF Dental Center Transformation

UCSF News Dec 5, 2017
UCSF’s Dental Center is in the midst of a transformation. Now operating as a fully integrated dental clinical enterprise, the center is setting a new bar for patient care and service in the world of oral health care.

New Genetic Models of Autism Point to Cellular Roots of Disease

UCSF News Dec 5, 2017
Researchers at UCSF have developed a new genetic model of autism, using neurons created in the lab from patients’ own skin cells.

Jennifer Arnett Named UCSF's Vice Chancellor of University Development and Alumni Relations

UCSF News Dec 5, 2017
Jennifer P. Arnett, a primary architect of UCSF's recently announced $5 billion fundraising initiative, has been named Vice Chancellor of University Development and Alumni Relations, effective January 1, 2018.

New Immunotherapy for Deadly Childhood Brain Cancer Targets Novel “Neoantigen”

UCSF News Dec 4, 2017
Children with an extremely deadly form of brain cancer might benefit from a new treatment that aims to direct an immune response against a mutant form of a protein found exclusively on cancer cells.

Biochemist Peter Walter Receives 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

UCSF News Dec 3, 2017
Peter Walter, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics at UCSF, has been named winner of a 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, for his research on a biological mechanism that normally protects cells, but can cause disease if not functioning properly.

San Francisco Moves Toward Zero New HIV Infections with Help from UCSF

UCSF News Dec 1, 2017
Much of San Francisco’s progress in fighting new HIV infections can likely be contributed to Getting to Zero – a citywide collaboration to end HIV transmission that was co-founded by UCSF.

UCSF to Share Startup Knowledge at 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

UCSF News Nov 28, 2017
Stephanie Marrus, director of the UCSF Entrepreneurship Center, is among 150 invited speakers at the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

UC Issues Statement on Federal Tax Proposals

UCSF News Nov 27, 2017
University of California President Janet Napolitano, Student Regent Paul Monge and Student Regent-designate Devon Graves issued a statement about federal tax proposals moving through Congress.

Stress in Pregnancy Linked to Changes in Infant’s Nervous System, Less Smiling, Less Resilience

UCSF News Nov 22, 2017
Maternal stress during the second trimester of pregnancy may influence the nervous system of the developing child, both before and after birth.

Scientists Engineer Drug Delivery Device that Treats Glaucoma Directly Inside the Eye

UCSF News Nov 22, 2017
A tiny implant developed in the lab of Tejal Desai promises to simplify how glaucoma drugs are administered, making life easier for aging patients.

Department of Emergency Medicine Earns Prestigious Designation from World Health Organization

UCSF News Nov 22, 2017
The UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine has been designated as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Emergency and Trauma Care. It is the first such designation in the U.S.

3 UCSF Researchers Named 2017 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

UCSF News Nov 21, 2017
Three UC San Francisco researchers have been selected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of Science and three other peer-reviewed journals.