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Health Officials Visit UCSF to Review Preparedness to Treat Ebola Patients

November 21, 2014 Federal, state and local health officials visited UCSF on Nov. 19 to review and provide consultation on the medical center’s preparedness in the event it receives a patient infected with Ebola Virus Disease.

UCSF Police Issue Hazardous Weather Warning

November 27, 2012 The National Weather Service has issued a "Hazardous Weather Outlook and High Wind Warning" for the San Francisco Bay Area beginning Wednesday, Nov. 28 and through the weekend.

Massive Genomics Project Answers Questions, Poses New Ones in Health, Genetics and Aging

November 21, 2012 People with the shortest telomeres really do have a date with the Grim Reaper, according to new data coming out of the largest and most diverse genomics, health and longevity project in the nation.

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.

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.

Documentary on Broken U.S. Health Care System Features UCSF Health Researchers

October 04, 2012 A new documentary, “Escape Fire,” examines a broken US health care system that’s “designed for quick fixes rather than prevention.” The film also highlights pioneering efforts to transform the system and bring effective, low-cost solutions to the public, including interviews with UCSF researchers Dean Ornish, Elizabeth Blackburn and Peter Carroll.

Tracking and Treating Tuberculosis in Developing Countries

October 02, 2012 A patient in rural Uganda is diagnosed with tuberculosis but never begins treatment. In Vietnam, someone with infectious TB might never be diagnosed because the health center is too far away. Adithya Cattamanchi, MD, is working to address challenges in Uganda and Vietnam by applying techniques of implementation science.

San Francisco VA/UCSF Psychiatry Researcher Honored by Behavioral Medicine Society

July 26, 2012 Aoife O’Donovan, PhD, a Society in Science: Branco Weiss Fellow in psychiatry at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and UCSF, was presented with the Neal E. Miller New Investigator Award for 2012 by the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research.

San Francisco General Hospital Celebrates Topping Out

June 06, 2012 Members of the community gathered Tuesday to celebrate the "topping out" of the UCSF-affiliated San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, which will house more than 284 beds, 14 operating rooms as well as an emergency room nearly three times larger than the current one.

UCSF Chancellor Appointed to New California Task Force to Improve Health

June 06, 2012 UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, has been appointed to a new state task force established by Governor Jerry Brown to develop a 10-year blueprint for improving the health of Californians.

California Voters to Decide on Increasing Cigarette Tax

May 31, 2012 On June 5, California voters will decide whether the state should impose a $1 per pack tax on cigarettes, as well as a corresponding tax increase on other tobacco products.

Four Successful Innovators Earn UCSF's Highest Honor

April 03, 2012 UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, bestowed the University’s highest honor to four internationally renowned innovators and leaders for outstanding contributions in areas associated with UCSF’s mission.

LGBT Forum Attracts 200 Interprofessional Health Students

March 29, 2012 The UCSF Center for LGBT Health & Equity convened a health forum for the fourth consecutive year, attracting 200 interprofessional health students for two days of education about the long-overlooked health concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people.

Intel Fellow to Talk About Health Innovation

March 27, 2012 The UCSF community is invited to hear Eric Dishman, director of Health Innovation and Policy for Intel’s Digital Health Group, talk about Intel's approach to health care at UCSF on April 5. 

Family Medicine Residency at SFGH: Past, Present and Future

March 23, 2012 The UCSF Family and Community Medicine Residency Program at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH) celebrates its 40th anniversary. It has trained more than 400 family doctors who have cared for tens of thousands of underserved patients and advocated for millions more.

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