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UCSF Psychologist Witnesses White House Unveiling of National HIV/AIDS Strategy

August 04, 2010 Community psychologist Susan Kegeles’ longtime contribution to AIDS prevention was recognized by a recent visit to the White House, where she witnessed President Obama unveiling the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.

Reframing Alzheimer's: Book Helps Deepen Understanding of Memory Loss

July 12, 2010 A recent book by UCSF sociologist Patrick Fox, PhD, helps us understand a patient’s perspective in Alzheimer’s disease.

UCSF to Host World No Tobacco Day on May 28

May 14, 2010 The campus community is invited to learn about the health hazards of tobacco at UCSF’s World No Tobacco Day event on May 28.

SFGH to Host Conversation with Author Rebecca Skloot

April 14, 2010 Rebecca Skloot, author of New York Times bestselling book “The Immortal Life of Henriettal Lacks,” will visit UCSF for a special conversation about science and the ethics of research on April 28.

New study examines progress in meeting international health goals

March 03, 2010 A new study co-authored by a UCSF resident physician and published this week examines why low-income countries are making poor progress in meeting international health goals. Study researcher Sanjay Basu, MD, PhD, of the Department of Medicine at UCSF and Division of General Internal Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital, said findings highlight the importance of looking at the entire health experience of a family, rather than just one or a few diseases.

UC Leaders Denounce Racism, Incivility

March 01, 2010 Leaders of the University of California, including UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann, are condemning the acts of racism, intolerance and incivility after a few incidents at some UC campuses. Read their statement on the UC website.

UCSF to Celebrate Release of First Lesbian Health Textbook

February 04, 2010 The Lesbian Health & Research Center will commemorate the release of the first-ever comprehensive lesbian health textbook during an afternoon symposium at UCSF on February 8.

Even a small dietary reduction in salt could mean fewer heart attacks, strokes and deaths

January 20, 2010 Reducing salt in the American diet by as little as one-half teaspoon (or three grams) per day could prevent nearly 100,000 heart attacks and 92,000 deaths each year, according to a new study. Such benefits are on par with the benefits from reductions in smoking and could save the United States about $24 billion in healthcare costs, the researchers add.

UCSF to Celebrate MLK Week with Series of Events

January 14, 2010 The UCSF community is invited to hear UC Irvine Chancellor Michael Drake, a longtime UC leader and champion of diversity, deliver the keynote address on Friday during Martin Luther King, Jr. events.

UCSF study finds African-Americans bear disproportionate burden of smoking costs in California

January 12, 2010 African Americans comprise six percent of the California adult population, yet they account for over eight percent of the state’s smoking-attributable health care expenditures and 13 percent of smoking-attributable mortality costs, according to a new analysis by UCSF researchers.

UCSF study finds routine HIV screening in community health centers boosts HIV testing

December 14, 2009 UCSF researchers have that found routinely offering rapid HIV tests to patients in community health centers can significantly increase the number of patients screened for HIV.

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