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UCSF Launches New Recognition Platform to Encourage Culture of Gratitude

2 hours 27 min ago
UCSF has launched a web-based recognition platform designed to make it easy for employees to say “thank you” for work well done.

A Day in the Life: Students Photograph Their 2017 Back-to-School Experiences

Sep 22, 2017
New and returning UCSF students share their back-to-school experiences through social media posts.

UC Health Urges California Congressional Delegation to Oppose Graham-Cassidy Health Bill

Sep 22, 2017
John D. Stobo, executive vice president of UC Health, sent a following letter to the California congressional delegation urging them to oppose the Graham-Cassidy health care bill.

UC President Napolitano Affirms UC Commitment to Sexual Violence Survivors, Ensuring Fair Procedures

Sep 22, 2017
University of California President Janet Napolitano issued a statement following a decision by the Department of that will likely impact how schools handle sexual violence cases under Title IX policies.

Multi-Gene Test Predicts Alzheimer’s Better than APOE E4 Alone

Sep 22, 2017
A new test that combines the effects of more than two dozen genetic variants, does a better job of predicting which cognitively normal older adults will go on to develop Alzheimer’s dementia than testing for APOE E4.

How Ketogenic Diets Curb Inflammation

Sep 22, 2017
Ketogenic diets — that have long been known to benefit epilepsy and other neurological illnesses — may work by lowering inflammation in the brain, according to new research by UCSF scientists.

Genetic Testing Puts Nurses at Frontline of Answering Patients’ Emerging Concerns

Sep 21, 2017
Genetic testing and new gene therapies may raise new questions for patients, and as front-line health workers, nurses could be the ones answering questions about how they related to health. UCSF has created a new course to help give an overview of the emerging topic.

UC President Janet Napolitano Issues Statement on Mexico Earthquakes

Sep 20, 2017
UC President Janet Napolitano on Wednesday issued a statement on the earthquakes impacting Mexico.

UCSF First in State to Provide FDA-Approved CAR-T for Pediatric Cancer Patients

Sep 18, 2017
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco has been certified as the first medical center in California to provide CAR-T therapy for children and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

How VR is Revolutionizing the Way Future Doctors are Learning About Our Bodies

Sep 18, 2017
UCSF medical students are using virtual reality in the anatomy lab to give them a new way to bridge hands-on training with cadavers and textbook learning.

UC Applauds Announcement of Grants to Support California DACA Students

Sep 13, 2017
The University of California applauds the announcement that the Mission Asset Fund, with support from the Weingart Foundation, will provide $500,000 in grants to cover the cost of renewing the applications of UC, California State University and California community college students under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

UCSF Leads New Effort to Make Sense of California’s End of Life Option Act

Sep 12, 2017
UCSF is part of a team that is surveying key stakeholders about their policies and experiences with California’s End of Life Option Act.

UC Provides Guidance to DACA Recipients on Applying for Renewal

Sep 12, 2017
The University of California has sent a letter to the UC community containing guidance for students and other community members who are in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

‘Light Saber’ Offers Precise Tool to Decipher Cell Function

Sep 11, 2017
Protein engineers and neurobiologists at UCSF have teamed up to create a biological light saber — an engineered protein that can slay specific cells simply by exposing them to light.

Gut Microbes May Influence Multiple Sclerosis Progression

Sep 11, 2017
Researchers at UCSF have identified specific gut microbes associated with MS in human patients, showing that these microbes take part in regulating immune responses in mouse models of the disease.

University of California Cancer Consortium Takes on California’s $14 Billion Killer

Sep 11, 2017
The University of California’s five academic cancer centers, have formed a consortium to better address California’s most pressing cancer-related problems and opportunities.

Breast Cancer Patients Who Freeze Their Eggs See No Delay for Chemotherapy

Sep 9, 2017
Women who receive a breast cancer diagnosis while they are still young enough to bear children can take time to freeze their eggs and embryos without fear of delaying their cancer treatment.

University of California Sues Trump Administration on Unlawful Repeal of DACA Program

Sep 8, 2017
The University of California has filed suit in federal court against the Trump administration for wrongly and unconstitutionally violating the rights of the University and its students by rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on “nothing more than unreasoned executive whim.”

UCSF Pledges Continued Support for DACA Students, Staff During Town Hall

Sep 7, 2017
UCSF held a forum Thursday to address the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

UC President Napolitano Affirms Support, Protection for Sexual Violence Survivors

Sep 7, 2017
UC President Janet Napolitano issued a statement following U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ announcement that appears to roll back guidance by the Office of Civil Rights. The federal changes will impact how schools handle sexual violence cases under the Title IX policy.

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