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Napolitano Reflects on First Two Weeks as UC President

October 17, 2013 Newly appointed University of California President Janet Napolitano shared a letter to the UC community.

Regents’ Special Committee Nominates Janet Napolitano for Next UC President

July 12, 2013 U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has been nominated for appointment as the 20th president of the University of California, it was announced today. Regent Sherry Lansing, chair of a 10-member special search committee, said Napolitano rose to the top from a large field of candidates and was recommended on a unanimous vote. Janet Napolitano

UCSF Tops Public Institutions in NIH Biomedical Research Funds

January 18, 2012 The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) received more research funds from the National Institutes of Health than any other public institution in 2011 and ranked second among all institutions nationwide, according to new figures released by the NIH. The funding helps UCSF continue to perform world-renowned health sciences research amid state budget cutbacks.

UCSF Intern Program Wins Presidential Award for Mentoring Youth in Science

November 15, 2011 President Obama has named the Science and Health Education Partnership High School Internship Program at UCSF as one of the 2011 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring, the White House announced today.

Western Colleges Commission Gives UCSF High Marks for Collaboration and Diversity

March 11, 2011 The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) has reaffirmed UCSF’s accreditation across all four schools and the Graduate Division, citing UCSF’s capacity to continue achieving its goals for student success into the future.

UCSF Summit Empowers Young Women to Be Next Generation of Leaders

March 01, 2011 More than 200 young women from 20 San Francisco-area high schools will attend a March 2 summit exploring issues that impact their health and goals -- including how to deal with stress, relationship violence, sexuality and birth control, and how to evolve into future leaders.

UCSF Opens High-Tech Learning Center for New Era of Health Care

January 14, 2011 UCSF will launch one of the nation’s first inter-professional, team-based simulation learning centers to prepare doctors, nurses, pharmacists and dentists together for the changing health care landscape.

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.

Science Coalition report showcases economic successes of UC research

May 11, 2010 The Science Coalition (TSC), a nonprofit group of 50 U.S. research universities, released a report that highlights 100 “success stories” of companies that are the result of federal investments in basic research, including seven companies affiliated with UC research.

UCSF ranks among top five medical schools in new "U.S. News" survey

April 15, 2010 The UCSF School of Medicine is ranked among the top five medical schools in the nation in a new survey on “America’s Best Graduate Schools” conducted by U.S. News & World Report.

UCSF Medical Center chief medical officer clarifies media reports on IV infections

February 04, 2010 Statement from Josh Adler, MD, chief medical officer, UCSF Medical Center: “Our priority is our patients’ health, and we are committed to continually improving the way we deliver care. It is important to note that as a tertiary care referral facility, we treat an exceptionally high volume of immunocompromised patients who are more susceptible to infection.