Recent articles by Louise Chu

New UC President Visits UCSF to Listen and Learn

November 19, 2013
Janet Napolitano, the University of California’s newly appointed president, visited UCSF this week for the eighth stop of her “listening and learning” tour of all 10 campuses.

UCSF2025 Game Winners Make Their Voices Heard

November 05, 2013
Individuals, teams and entire departments saw UCSF2025 as a chance to make their voices heard and secure a role in shaping the UCSF vision. It also managed to tap into some good ol’ competitive spirit.

Chancellor Highlights UCSF’s Investments in People, Programs to Meet Challenges Ahead

September 24, 2013
In her annual State of the University address, Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann highlighted UCSF's investments in its research, education and patient care to meet the challenges ahead.

Free Skin Cancer Screening Draws Hundreds on Sunny San Francisco Day

June 04, 2013
The turnout for this year's free skin cancer screening hosted by the UCSF Department of Dermatology made it one of the most successful. The blazing Saturday sun may have been an appropriate reminder about the importance for getting checked.

MeForYou Campaign Rallies Public to Join Push for Precision Medicine

May 03, 2013
UCSF is embarking on a public awareness campaign that focuses on how precision medicine can impact each person. What if you could ensure a healthier future for someone you love?

'Science Equals Service' in UCSF Alumni Weekend Message

May 02, 2013
Through its work in health and science, UC San Francisco is driven by a public mission to serve in ways that have the greatest impact on humanity, the chancellor highlighted in her welcome message at the second annual UCSF Alumni Weekend. More than 2,000 attendees gathered for a slate of events at UCSF last weekend under the theme of service.

Chancellor at TEDMED: Empowering Patients as Partners in Care

April 16, 2013
UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann speaks at TEDMED this week, discussing how physicians can empower patients to improve their health care.

UCSF Celebrates Top Honors, Achieves Funding Successes, Continues Expansion in 2012

December 20, 2012
The year 2012 has been punctuated by numerous successes: A stem cell scientist won the University’s fourth Nobel Prize. The new electronic health records system is connecting physicians while transforming patient care. And Mission Bay continues to be an epicenter of expansion.

'Hero of the Hudson' Applies Lessons from Aviation to Improve Patient Safety

November 07, 2012
Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who successfully landed a jetliner in New York's Hudson River in 2009, shared lessons from the aviation industry with UCSF leaders, physicians and health sciences students that he said could greatly improve patient safety.

Genetically Modified Food Labeling Through the Lens of Public Health

November 05, 2012
As Californians prepare to vote on Proposition 37, which would require labeling of food that’s been genetically modified, debate continues on the health implications of eating such foods.