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‘Mission in a Minute’ Series Showcases the Best of UCSF

October 23, 2014 Almost a year ago, we launched a video series called “Mission in a Minute” to showcase the best of the work that is being done at the University. This pioneering group shared passionately about their work at UCSF. Since their videos aired, we have had a constant stream of requests from people who wanted to share their work with the UCSF community and the rest of the world. "Mission in a Minute" returns this fall with a fresh, new look.

Graduate Students Recognized for Community Service

May 19, 2014 Two UCSF graduate students recently received awards for their outstanding service to the community.

Cancer Survival Rates Will Be Boosted by Drug Development

December 06, 2012 The rate of cancer survival is expected to keep climbing in coming years largely thanks to research discoveries that are translating into new cancer drugs, which currently account for roughly 30 percent of the pharmaceutical dollar, the chief scientific officer at Bristol-Myers Squib recently said at a showcase event for the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Heart Failure Drug Shows Promise in Phase III Clinical Trial

November 06, 2012 Hospitalized heart failure patients who received the drug, serelaxin, in a phase III clinical trial had fewer disease symptoms and as a group experienced 37 percent fewer deaths over six months, according to results of a new study.

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.

UCSF School of Pharmacy Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning Outlines Vision

June 24, 2011 Tina Brock, who recently became associate dean of teaching and learning in the UCSF School of Pharmacy, offers her perspective on the science of education, the importance of interprofessional learning and teaching future pharmacists.

UCSF Botulism Research Translates Into Bioterrorism Treatment

May 05, 2011 UCSF's basic research over nearly two decades has led to the first novel antitoxin to treat botulism in nearly a century – becoming the first recombinant human therapy to target one of the most dangerous substances known to man and offering a new defense against bioterrorism.

UCSF Pharmacy Dean Gives Update

March 28, 2011 UCSF School of Pharmacy Dean Mary Anne Koda-Kimble issued an update on the school's accomplishments, faculty awards and other campus news.

Spotlight: Madalene Mandap

February 16, 2011 UCSF School of Pharmacy student Madalene Mandap, who co-chairs the LGBT Student Association, recently won the grand prize in a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s video competition for best video combating the flu.

Cutting-Edge Interventional MRI System Transforms Brain Surgery for Parkinson's Patients

February 03, 2011 UCSF neurosurgeons and an MRI physicist have pioneered a faster, more accurate and less invasive surgical technique for treating patients with movement disorders, potentially changing the future of neurosurgery.

Chemicals in Environment Deserve Study for Possible Role in Fat Gain, Says Byers Award Recipient

December 15, 2010 Weight gain and environmental pollutants might be linked, an award-winning worm researcher suggests.

UCSF Appoints First-ever Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Outreach

December 02, 2010 UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann named campus leader Renee Navarro, past director of academic diversity, as the University’s first vice chancellor of diversity and outreach.

UCSF School of Pharmacy Appoints Ortiz de Montellano as Associate Dean of Research

November 10, 2010 Paul Ortiz de Montellano has been appointed associate dean of research in the UCSF School of Pharmacy, a key advisor to the dean on campus, national and international science opportunities issues and trends.

Anti-Parasite Drugs for Neglected Chagas Disease Are in the Works

July 21, 2010 Larissa Podust, PhD, is working on a new drug for Chagas disease, a neglected scourge.

Antibiotic Use Boosts Risk of Infection with Clostridium Bacteria

July 02, 2010 Antibiotic-resistant Staph infection is not the only emerging bacterial threat. Now a different bug -- Clostridium difficile -- is gaining strength.

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