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Two UCSF Faculty Elected to AAAS

April 25, 2014 A renowned molecular biologist and an internationally acclaimed global health leader from UC San Francisco have been elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Napolitano Reflects on First Two Weeks as UC President

October 17, 2013 Newly appointed University of California President Janet Napolitano shared a letter to the UC community.

Regents Appoint Janet Napolitano as First Woman UC President

July 18, 2013 The University of California Board of Regents today (July 18) appointed Janet Napolitano, secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and a two-term governor of Arizona, as the 20th president and first woman at the helm of the University of California.

Regents’ Special Committee Nominates Janet Napolitano for Next UC President

July 12, 2013 U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has been nominated for appointment as the 20th president of the University of California, it was announced today. Regent Sherry Lansing, chair of a 10-member special search committee, said Napolitano rose to the top from a large field of candidates and was recommended on a unanimous vote. Janet Napolitano

UC Board of Regents Announces First Steps in Search for New UC President

March 01, 2013 UC President Mark Yudof will end his tenure at the helm of the 10-campus system in August.The University of California Board of Regents today (March 1) announced the first steps in the international search for a successor to President Mark G. Yudof, who will end his tenure as the UC systemwide leader in August.

City, UCSF Celebrate 10 Years of Discovery, Development at Mission Bay

January 24, 2013 Leaders from city and state government, science and industry, joined the UCSF community at the ten-year anniversary party on Wednesday to celebrate the creation of the $3 billion Mission Bay campus.

Complex Spinal Surgeries with Two Attending Physicians, Instead of One, Benefit Patients

January 18, 2013 Two heads are better than one, as the saying goes – and a new study by a duo at UCSF demonstrates how having two attending surgeons in the operating room during spinal surgeries can benefit patients in multiple ways.

Irregular Heartbeat Elevates Risk of Kidney Failure

January 17, 2013 The risk of kidney failure is greater for people with chronic kidney disease who also have atrial fibrillation, one of the most common forms of irregular heart rhythm in adults, according to a new study by researchers at UCSF and the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research.

Light Exposure During Pregnancy Key to Normal Eye Development

January 16, 2013 New research in Nature concludes the eye – which depends on light to see – also needs light to develop normally during pregnancy.

UCSF Teams Tackle Childhood Mortality and River Blindness

January 10, 2013 Two UCSF teams have received a total of $16 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study new ways to significantly reduce childhood mortality and disease in developing nations.

UCSF Helen Diller Cancer Center Awarded $36 Million Grant

January 07, 2013 The National Cancer Institute has awarded the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center a $36 million support grant that will fund infrastructure for clinical trials, cutting-edge research and programmatic support over five years.

MRIs Reveal Signs of Brain Injuries Not Seen in CT Scans

December 18, 2012 Hospital MRIs may be better at predicting long-term outcomes for people with mild traumatic brain injuries than CT scans, according to a clinical trial led by researchers at UCSF and the San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

Alcohol Drinking Behavior Reduced By Inhibiting Brain Protein in Rodents

November 26, 2012 Decreasing the level of a key brain protein led to significantly less drinking and alcohol-seeking behavior in rats and mice that had been trained to drink, according to a study by researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at UCSF.

Gender Differences in PTSD Risk May Be Due to Heightened Fear Conditioning in Women

November 19, 2012 Women exposed to trauma may be at greater risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder because of a heightened fear response, according to a new study.

Wandering Minds Associated With Aging Cells

November 16, 2012 A preliminary UCSF study suggests a possible link between mind wandering and aging, by looking at a biological measure of longevity.

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