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U.S. Medicaid Drug Lists Cost More, Deliver Less

June 17, 2011 The U.S. Medicaid program is likely paying far more than necessary for medications and not offering patients the most effective ones available, by ignoring international evidence-based lists of safe and effective medications, according to a new study by researchers at UCSF.

Implementing Health Care Reform; Early Learnings From California

March 30, 2011 California is at the forefront of health care reform but success will depend on a partnership between doctors and the state, according to a new analysis led by UCSF.

UCSF Sets First-Year Hiring Goal of 20 Percent for New Hospital Project at Mission Bay

January 28, 2011 UCSF is voluntarily committing to an ambitious goal for its new medical center at Mission Bay to hire a workforce averaging at least 20 percent San Francisco residents during the first year of the project.

UCSF appoints Navarro first-ever Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Outreach

December 02, 2010 The University of California, San Francisco has appointed an exceptional physician and campus leader in the health sciences as its first vice chancellor of Diversity and Outreach, charged with creating and maintaining a diverse university environment where everyone has an opportunity to excel.

Prusiner NYT Op-Ed calls for Alzheimer's research funds

November 09, 2010 UCSF Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner, MD, and colleagues have called for Congress to more than quadruple annual federal funding for Alzheimer’s research, saying that with a dedicated effort, there is a chance for a breakthrough against the disease by 2020.

UCSF scientists speak out against airport full-body scans

November 04, 2010 Four UCSF scientists sent a letter last April to the President’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, expressing concern about the health risks of full body scanners being implemented at U.S. airports.

Justice Department Declines UC stem Cell Motion

September 24, 2010 The U.S. Department of Justice declined to consent to the University of California’s motion to intervene in Sherley v. Sebelius, the case regarding federal funding for human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research, on which UC had made a motion to the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals on Sept. 20.

UCSF launches news resource on chancellor's goals, progress

July 28, 2010 UCSF launched a new website today to highlight the vision and priorities of UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, and to provide regular progress reports on the status of her initiatives.

Walter Newman, San Francisco community leader, joins NCIRE board

February 23, 2010 Walter S. Newman, a leading San Francisco businessman, philanthropist, and community leader, has joined the Board of Directors of NCIRE-The Veterans Health Research Institute.

UCSF appoints new leader for finance and administration

January 21, 2010 UCSF has appointed John Plotts, a 30-year financial veteran, to oversee the fiscal and operational management of the life sciences university.

UCSF notifies patients and other individuals of possible unauthorized access to personal information

December 15, 2009 UCSF has alerted approximately 600 patients/individuals that an external hacker may have obtained temporary access to emails containing their personal information as a result of a phishing scam.