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Town Hall to Focus on UCSF Response to Ebola Epidemic

October 21, 2014 UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood will lead a town hall meeting on Friday, Oct. 24 to discuss the University’s response to the Ebola epidemic.

Staff Prepare for Debut of New Mission Bay Hospitals

October 17, 2014 The new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay held a “Day in the Life” exercise to prepare staff for the Feb. 1 opening day of the three hospitals.

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.

Genital Injuries: Painful Yet Mostly Preventable

November 13, 2012 A comprehensive survey of genital injuries over the last decade involving mishaps with consumer products — like overzealous zipping — that brought adults to U.S. emergency rooms reveals that such accidents are common and may be preventable, according to doctors at UCSF.

'Hero of the Hudson' Applies Lessons from Aviation to Improve Patient Safety

November 07, 2012 Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who successfully landed a jetliner in New York's Hudson River in 2009, shared lessons from the aviation industry with UCSF leaders, physicians and health sciences students that he said could greatly improve patient safety.

New Pill Recognition Software Has Implications for Emergency and Clinical Settings

April 13, 2012 A UCSF professor and medical student are working together to develop a mobile application that can rapidly identify pills based on color, shape, and imprint to provide  real-time identification of drugs in the field or emergency room.

To Tweet, or Not to Tweet: Physicians Misusing the Internet

April 11, 2012 It’s a brave new world online. As the influence of social media widens, the lines between users’ personal and professional lives are blurring. Doctors are no exception. According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), violations of online professionalism are prevalent among physicians. The study found that 92 percent of state medical boards in the United States have received reports of violations ranging from inappropriate contact with patients to misrepresentation of credentials.