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UCSF Team Awarded Multimillion-Dollar Agreement with CDC

October 22, 2014 A UCSF-based team has been awarded a multimillion-dollar, five-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct economic modeling of disease prevention in five areas: HIV, hepatitis, STI (sexually transmitted infections), TB (tuberculosis), and school health.

Schapiro Receives Grant to Support East Bay Children with Chronic Conditions

July 25, 2014 Naomi Schapiro was awarded a three-year Advanced Nursing Education Grant to fund interprofessional training of students and graduate trainees in the collaborative care of children with mental health conditions and obesity in Alameda County.

UCSF Researchers Among Those Recognized by President Obama

April 15, 2014 Four UCSF-affiliated researchers are among 102 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.

Special Grand Rounds Address Children's Hospital Affiliation Inquiries

February 03, 2014 Leaders of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland spoke at a special grand rounds to discuss the nature of the affiliation between the two hospitals.

On Mission Bay's 10th Anniversary, Hospital Construction Surges Forward

January 23, 2013 Ten years after the UCSF Mission Bay campus was established, UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay – the key patient-care component of the campus – is only two years away from opening.

Sugar Fights Still Simmer as New Brain Study Finds Fructose Might Stimulate Appetite

January 11, 2013 UCSF pediatric endocrinologist Robert Lustig comments on a Yale University study that found that fructose might stimulate appetite more than other sugar types.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Honor UCSF's Michael Harrison

November 02, 2012 Michael Harrison, MD, founder and director emeritus of the Fetal Treatment Center at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and director of the UCSF Pediatric Device Consortium, was recognized recently with the Ronald McDonald House Charities Medical Award of Excellence.

Neural Stem Cell Study Arose from Culture of Collaboration That Drives Clinical Innovation

October 10, 2012 A new study that represents a significant first step in exploring the potential of stem cells to treat neurological disease is a “natural outgrowth” of a longstanding culture of interdisciplinary collaboration in UCSF neonatology — a culture that UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital physicians David Rowitch and Donna Ferriero work hard to sustain.

Helping Kids Describe Cancer Symptoms Through Cartoons and Digital Technology

August 08, 2012 Preliminary results of a recent study by Christina Baggott, a trained oncology nurse, found that children with cancer were significantly more likely to weigh in on their symptoms when using a kid-friendly touch-screen computer assessment tool, than the standard written checklist.

Brains of Teens Who Smoke Cigarettes Reveal Early Signs of Addiction

July 27, 2012 The brains of adolescents who smoke as little as two cigarettes a day respond to images of smoking as do the brains of heavily addicted adult smokers: with pleasure.

Legendary Grateful Dead Drummer Offers Music as Medicine to Children

June 27, 2012 A professional drummer for more than 45 years, Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart and his band mates held a special performance for kids and their families at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.

A Glimpse Inside Construction of UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay

May 23, 2012 Construction of UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is well underway, with the building’s exterior panels, glass, and interior studs being installed.

UCSF Clinicians Get New Ammunition in Fight Against Childhood Cancers

May 04, 2012 Physicians at UCSF have access to a vastly expanded array of potential resources in their battle against childhood cancers now that they are part of an elite National Cancer Institute consortium of institutions selected to lead Phase 1 studies of potential cancer drugs.

Survival Rates for Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplants One of the Top in Nation

January 25, 2012 UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and UCSF Medical Center are rated as over performers for overall survival rates for children and adults who undergo brone marrow transplants, according a review by the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research.

UC's Open Enrollment Period Ends November 22

November 17, 2011 Employees should take note that the annual Open Enrollment period ends November 22 at 5 p.m.

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