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New Funding Will Support Research into Biology of Malaria Parasite

Apr 21, 2017
UCSF researcher Grant Dorsey received federal funding for the Program for Resistance, Immunology, Surveillance and Modeling of Malaria in Uganda.

Ancient Enzyme Protects Lungs from Common Irritant Produced by Bugs and Mold

Apr 20, 2017
Research shows that the lungs secrete a specialized enzyme capable of destroying chitin, without which chitin particles inhaled from the environment can accumulate in the airways and trigger inflammatory lung disease.

UCSF Medical Center Receives ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Spring 2017 Hospital Safety Grade

Apr 19, 2017
UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus received an “A” in the Spring 2017 Hospital Safety Grade, released April 12, 2017, by the nonprofit The Leapfrog Group, which grades hospitals nationwide for their commitment to reducing errors, infections and accidents that can harm patients.

UCSF Student Receives Soros Fellowship to Pursue Public Health Degree

Apr 19, 2017
Javier Galvan, a third-year medical student at UCSF and a veteran, was selected as a 2017 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow in recognition of his dedication and efforts already demonstrated in social justice and improving health care equity.

For Young Adults, Cigarettes More Pleasurable with Alcohol than with Pot

Apr 18, 2017
Young adults get more pleasure from smoking cigarettes while they are drinking alcohol than they do while using marijuana, according to a new UC San Francisco study.

UCSF Fresno Names Jim Comes as Chief of Emergency Medicine

Apr 17, 2017
After a nationwide search, UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program appointed Jim Comes, MD, as Chief of Emergency Medicine at UCSF Fresno and Vice-Chair of Emergency Medicine at UCSF.

New Program Offers UCSF Building Occupants a Single Contact for Facility-Related Needs

Apr 17, 2017
To better serve the needs of customers, Facilities Services has launched a new Facilities Managers Program that provides occupants with a single point of contact for all of their building-related needs.

Low Cervical Cancer Screening Rates Found Among Mentally Ill

Apr 17, 2017
Women enrolled in California’s Medicaid program (Medi-Cal) who have been diagnosed with severe mental illness have been screened for cervical cancer at much lower rates than other women.

Oxytocin is Being Tested for Treatment of PTSD and Alcohol Abuse

Apr 13, 2017
A new trial may hold new hope for military personnel with PTSD and alcohol abuse through treatment with oxytocin, sometimes referred to as the “love hormone.”

Clinicians, Researchers Collaborate to Predict and Prevent Pediatric Falls in the Hospital

Apr 13, 2017
A collaborative research project aimed at preventing falls among hospitalized children is teaming clinical and nursing administration staff at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco with nurse researchers at the UCSF School of Nursing.

Dean Sheppard, Charles Craik Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Apr 12, 2017
UCSF biochemist Charles Craik and pulmonologist Dean Sheppard have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Reunions and Events Draw Thousands for 2017 UCSF Alumni Weekend

Apr 11, 2017
More than 1,650 alumni, family and friends attended the events for UCSF’s 2017 Alumni Weekend.

Inspired by Work with Dalai Lama, Eve Ekman Creates App to Map Emotions

Apr 10, 2017
Eve Ekman, a postdoctoral scholar at UCSF’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, has collaborated with her father, Paul Ekman, and the Dalai Lama to create an Atlas of Emotions. Now Eve Ekman is focusing on helping medical residents understand their emotions through an app.

Quest for Balance in Radiation Leads to Lower Doses

Apr 10, 2017
A new study led by UC San Francisco has found that radiation doses can be safely and effectively reduced – and more consistently administered – for common CT scans.

UCSF Neuropsychiatrist Tells Senate Committee NIH Funding is ‘Critical’ for Alzheimer’s Research

Apr 7, 2017
UCSF neuropsychiatrist Kristine Yaffe joined former First Lady of California Maria Shriver and other geriatric care experts to testify about the importance of Alzheimer's disease research and prevention at a meeting of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging.

UCSF Recognized for Patient Safety as Part of the I-PASS Study Group

Apr 7, 2017
UCSF is part of a patient safety research group that received the prestigious 2016 John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality.

Medical Ethics and History Take Center Stage in Talk About Henrietta Lacks

Apr 6, 2017
The story of Henrietta Lacks, and the questions raised about medical ethics, will be the topic of discussion when UCSF’s Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo is in conversation with author Rebecca Skloot at City Arts and Lectures event on April 26.

New Tool Illuminates Cell Signaling Pathways Key to Disease

Apr 6, 2017
In a major advance for fundamental biological research, UCSF scientists have developed a tool capable of illuminating previously inscrutable cellular signaling networks.

Cognitive Decline After Surgery Tied to Brain's Own Immune Cells

Apr 6, 2017
After undergoing surgery, elderly patients often experience cloudy thinking. Mounting evidence suggests that heightened inflammation in the brain following surgery is the more likely cause.

Videogame Promotes Better Attention Skills in Some Children with Sensory Dysfunction

Apr 5, 2017
A videogame under development as a medical device boosts attention in some children with sensory processing dysfunction.

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