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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.

Warner Greene Authors HIV/AIDS Medicine Textbook for Developing World

July 23, 2012 Warner C. Greene, MD, a professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology at UCSFwho directs virology and immunology research at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes, has joined with other global AIDS experts to release a locally affordable version of the world’s leading AIDS medical textbook.

Gladstone Director Named President of Association of American Physicians

May 01, 2012 Warner Greene, MD, PhD, a UCSF professor of medicine who directs virology and immunology research at the Gladstone Institutes, has been inducted as president of the Association of American Physicians.

White House Names San Francisco HIV/AIDS Leader to National Post

March 14, 2012 President Barack Obama appointed UCSF AIDS expert Grant Colfax, MD, as the director of the Office of National AIDS Policy.

Low Level HIV in Bloodstream Not Linked With Inflammation or Death

November 07, 2011 Low level HIV viremia – the presence of HIV in the bloodstream at levels undetectable by standard tests – was not associated with increased blood markers of inflammation or coagulation, or with increased risk of death, in adults taking highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) for HIV infection, in a study led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and UCSF.

UCSF Tapped for U.S. National AIDS Strategy Initiative

October 25, 2011 The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration has funded the UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies to provide leadership and support to seven states implementing interventions to enhance HIV testing and diagnosis.

NIH Supports New Research Strategy for Finding a Cure for HIV

July 11, 2011 An international team led by researchers from UCSF and the nonprofit Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute of Port St. Lucie, Fla., has received a major grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a strategy to eradicate HIV from the body.

UCSF team finds new source of immune cells during pregnancy

December 16, 2010 UCSF researchers have shown for the first time that the human fetal immune system arises from an entirely different source than the adult immune system, and is more likely to tolerate than fight foreign substances in its environment.

UCSF & Kenya Medical Research Institute funded to expand HIV care & support

August 17, 2010 A joint project of UCSF and the Kenya Medical Research Institute has received $7 million—the first award of a five year grant that will total about $35 million—to expand its care and support of people affected by HIV/AIDS in Kenya.

Deficit in body fat from early HIV drugs persists years later

July 02, 2010 HIV-infected patients who lost subcutaneous fat as a result of taking first-generation antiretroviral drugs still had strikingly less body fat than non-infected controls five years after switching to newer medications, according to a study led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco.

Study pinpoints how a normally defensive immune response can help HIV

May 19, 2010 Researchers have identified how a normal response to infection, one that usually serves to limit the amount of inflammation, actually contributes to disease progression and viral persistence in HIV-infected patients.

UCSF symposium seeks insights into HIV and aging

May 12, 2010 Understanding the processes underlying the diminishing life span of HIV patients, even though they are responding well to anti-retroviral therapy, will be the focus of a daylong symposium on May 18.

Some HPV infection may be linked to increased risk of HIV acquisition in women

April 09, 2010 UCSF researchers have found a novel association between human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and increased HIV acquisition in women. The study team also identified specific types of HPV associated with HIV infection, suggesting a biological basis for HIV transmission to women.

New global health initiative will help bridge gap between knowledge, action

April 05, 2010 UCSF and SEEK Development, a global health and development consulting group based in Berlin, Germany, have launched an international partnership that aims to improve global health by helping to turn scientific evidence into policy and action. The Evidence-to-Policy Initiative, or E2Pi, officially launches this week in San Francisco and Berlin, Germany.

Space station experiment will probe failure of immune system in space

March 31, 2010 In April 2010, personnel aboard the International Space Station plan to carry out an experiment designed by a San Francisco VA Medical Center researcher that will investigate why the immune system’s T cells stop working in the absence of gravity. The experiment has implications for understanding the body’s ability to mount an immune response on earth, as well.

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