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Campus, Medical Center Leadership Get Vaccinated

October 02, 2014 Campus and medical center leadership rolled up their sleeves to kick off flu vaccination season. UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS; UCSF Medical Center CEO Mark Laret; UCSF Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer Sheila Antrum, RN, MSHA; School of Nursing Dean David Vlahov, RN, PhD; and School of Pharmacy Dean B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD, were among the first to get vaccinated at a cowboy-themed “Flu Shot Roundup” event held Oct. 2 at Cole Hall, where many donned Western bandanas.

Self-Tracking May Become Key Element of Personalized Medicine

October 05, 2012 A steady stream of new apps and devices that can be synced to ever-more sophisticated mobile phones is flowing into consumers’ hands, and this technology is revolutionizing the practice of self-tracking, in which individuals measure and collect personal data to improve their heath.

Supreme Court Ruling a Significant Step to Improving Health in America

June 28, 2012 Experts at UCSF say the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling on President Obama’s health care law has the potential to significantly improve the nation's health and the education of future health professionals.

UCSF Community Awaits U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Law

June 25, 2012 UCSF health care professionals and policy experts are awaiting the highly anticipated U.S. Supreme Court ruling on President Obama’s health care law, which will come on the its final day in session on Thursday.

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. 

National Health Policy Expert to Talk Politics of Universal Health Care

March 19, 2012 Stuart H. Altman, PhD, professor of national health policy at Brandeis University, will talk about "Power, Politics and Universal Health Care," at a seminar at UCSF on March 22.

UCSF Taps 17-Year Interprofessional Expert to Lead New Center

January 18, 2012 Scott Reeves, a world-renowned British social scientist, is the new director of UCSF’s Center for Innovation in Interprofessional Healthcare Education, which will work to develop curricula and robust assessment tools that focus on quality and safety.

UCSF Gets American Heart Association Award as Fit-Friendly Employer

November 04, 2011 UCSF was recently recognized as a 2011 gold-level recipient of the American Heart Association’s Start! Fit-Friendly Companies Recognition program. 

Aging, Chronic Disease and Telomeres Are Linked in Recent Studies

February 03, 2011 UCSF Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn is not ready to predict how long you will live. But she and her UCSF colleagues are exploring a feature within cells that is a kind of hourglass for aging.