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UCSF Ranks Second Among World Universities in Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy

January 11, 2013 UCSF ranks second in the annual ranking of world universities in clinical medicine and pharmacy by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

FDA Official Says Drug Advances Could Get Boost from Academic Medical Centers

May 04, 2012 Academic medical centers can play a larger role in drug development and testing, according to an FDA official, who says there is a need for better strategies to identify winners, minimize costs and reduce failures during drug development.

Questions About Clinical Research? UCSF's New HUB Website Has Answers

March 07, 2012 UCSF has launched a new web portal that offers researchers, study coordinators and study participants an easy-on-the-eyes, logically arranged and comprehensive tool that will guide them to a wealth of much-needed information about clinical trials.

In Memoriam: John Corrin Hutchinson, MD

January 26, 2012 John Corrin Hutchinson, MD, or “Hutch” to many, professor emeritus and Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, passed away peacefully on Jan. 14, 2012. He was 84.

The Coming Dearth of Doctors who Specialize in HIV/AIDS

December 02, 2011 As physicians working on the frontlines of HIV/AIDS since its start 30 years ago near retirement, UCSF is looking to attract and train the next generation of doctors to specialize in HIV/AIDS medicine.

Reaching Out to Minorities for Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

September 29, 2011 It’s a matter of fairness: members of all ethnic groups should have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. And it’s a matter of soundness, too: medical advancements must be tested in as many different people with as many different genetic makeups as possible.

UCSF Ranks Among Nation's Best Medical, Nursing Schools

March 15, 2011 UCSF is ranked among the nation’s top four schools for medicine and nursing, according to a new survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report.

New Diabetes Treatments Aim for Never-Ending Honeymoon

February 23, 2011 UCSF pediatric endocrinologist Steve Gitelman leads type 1 diabetes clinical trials with the goal of halting beta cell destruction and thereby stopping the progression of disease soon after it is diagnosed.

Legal Restrictions Compromise Effectiveness of Advance Directives

January 24, 2011 Current legal restrictions significantly compromise the clinical effectiveness of advance directives, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco.

UCSF tests promising solutions for cancer hair loss

December 13, 2010 UCSF physicians are combating a devastating side effect of chemotherapy with an innovative new program -- “Hair to Stay” -- to evaluate devices that could reduce scalp hair loss in breast cancer patients.

Blood Stem Cell, Leukemia Link Illuminated in UCSF-Led Study

August 16, 2010 A UCSF-led team has discovered at least one key reason why blood stem cells are susceptible to developing the genetic mutations that can lead to adult leukemia.

Mutant mouse reveals potential genetic pathway for alcoholism

August 12, 2010 A mutation found in a mouse gene that also appears in humans might provide new insights into the genetic roots of alcoholism, according to a study led by researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center and UCSF. The study appears in the August 12, 2010, edition of “PLoS Genetics.”

Brain fitness program study reveals visual memory improvement in older adults

July 14, 2010 A commercial brain fitness program has been shown to improve memory in older adults, at least in the period soon after training. The findings are the first to show that practicing simple visual tasks can improve the accuracy of short-term, or “working” visual memory.

San Francisco Chronicle Profiles Pediatric Surgeon Diana Farmer

May 25, 2010 Diana Farmer, the world's first female fetal surgeon, shares her story from her early years as a self-described science geek to her current role as an advocate for high-quality patient care.

Provenge, a New Prostate Cancer Vaccine, Will Soon Be Available at UCSF

May 21, 2010 The cancer vaccine sipuleucel-T -- now commercially branded as Provenge -- will soon be available at a select group of medical centers nationwide, including UCSF.

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