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Eating Right and Exercising Could Reduce the Risk of Colon Cancer Coming Back

May 17, 2017
Colon cancer patients who have a healthy body weight, exercise regularly and eat a diet high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables have a significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence or death.

New Generation Clinic to Co-Locate in Homeless Prenatal Program

May 17, 2017
The New Generation Health Center will continue to provide reproductive health care for teens and young adults through a new partnership that will enable it to co-locate across the street from its current location.

UC Regents to Consider UCSF’s New Child, Teen and Family Center

May 16, 2017
The UC Board of Regents will consider approving UC San Francisco’s new Child, Teen and Family Center at its regular meeting Thursday.

Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Urges ‘Moral Leadership’ in 2017 UCSF Commencement Address

May 15, 2017
Vivek Murthy, the 19th Surgeon General of the United States, urged UCSF’s graduating medical students to stand up for truth, science and the most vulnerable among us, in his commencement address.

Time to Menopause May Impact Women’s Heart Disease Risk

May 15, 2017
Postmenopausal women who reached menopause at an earlier age or who never gave birth may be at higher risk for heart disease, according to a new study by researchers at UCSF Health.

Novel Surgical Technique Paves Way to Restoring Failing Organs

May 14, 2017
By piercing liver cells with rapid pulses of electricity, scientists at UC San Francisco have demonstrated an entirely new way to transplant cells into organs to treat disease.

2017 Founders Day Awards Recognize Extraordinary Public Service, University Management

May 12, 2017
This year’s UCSF Founders Day Awards were given to 12 faculty, staff and students to recognize their contributions in the areas of public service, exceptional service to UC San Francisco and excellence in nursing.

Andrew Josephson Appointed as Chair of Department of Neurology

May 12, 2017
School of Medicine Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr. announced the appointment of S. Andrew Josephson as the new chair of UCSF’s Department of Neurology, effective July 1.

Scientists Identify Biomarkers to Guide Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

May 12, 2017
A test commonly used in breast cancer has been found to also identify which patients with aggressive prostate cancer will benefit from hormonal therapy.

UCSF’s Chief Privacy Officer Balances Privacy and Progress

May 12, 2017
In 2002, Deborah Yano-Fong became UCSF’s first chief privacy officer, overseeing all privacy-related policies and procedures for the medical center and the four UCSF graduate health sciences schools. Her team tackles the new challenges that have risen alongside new technologies that promise better care and better communication.

Diane Havlir on Nearing the End of HIV/AIDS

May 11, 2017
Since her days as a physician trainee, Diane Havlir, now Chief of the HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine Division at UCSF, has continued the crusade to end AIDS. She spoke about global HIV elimination at Fortune’s Brainstorm Health Conference in San Diego on May 2.

Video Imaging Reveals How Immune Cells Sense Danger

May 11, 2017
How T cells feel out intruders rapidly and reliably enough to nip infections and other threats in the bud has remained a mystery to researchers.

UCSF Health Ranked as One of 2017 America’s Best Employers by Forbes

May 9, 2017
The UCSF Health has ranked No. 52 on the 2017 Forbes list of America’s Best Employers.

UCSF Fresno Names Ivan Albert Gomez as Chief of Family and Community Medicine

May 9, 2017
After a nationwide search, UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program recently announced the appointment of Ivan Albert Gomez as Chief of Family and Community Medicine and Vice-Chair of Family and Community Medicine at UCSF.

12 Areas Around Campus Selected for Improvements After Competition

May 9, 2017
A campus entrance is one of 12 areas around UCSF selected for improvements through the First Impression Areas Contest.

UCSF’s Class of 2017 on Lessons Learned Inside, Outside of Classroom

May 9, 2017
The UCSF class of 2017 answers questions about challenges, lessons learned and advice they would give their first-year selves.

Physician Moms Are Often Subject to Workplace Discrimination

May 8, 2017
Of the nearly 6,000 physician mothers in the survey, nearly 78 percent reported discrimination of any type.

Harm Reduction Programs May Prevent Hepatitis C in Injection Drug Users

May 5, 2017
Researchers at UCSF and their colleagues have found that Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among people who inject drugs remains high and stable in some North American cities but incidence has dropped and remained low in some Australian and European cities.

Research Funding, Health Care Reform Are Key Issues During Chancellor’s Trip to Washington

May 5, 2017
Federal funding for biomedical research and ongoing support for affordable comprehensive health coverage were the top two issues on the list of topics that Chancellor Sam Hawgood discussed with policymakers and key Republican lawmakers in Washington, D.C., this week.

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