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UCSF Clinicians Get New Ammunition in Fight Against Childhood Cancers

May 04, 2012 Physicians at UCSF have access to a vastly expanded array of potential resources in their battle against childhood cancers now that they are part of an elite National Cancer Institute consortium of institutions selected to lead Phase 1 studies of potential cancer drugs.

Survival Rates for Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplants One of the Top in Nation

January 25, 2012 UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and UCSF Medical Center are rated as over performers for overall survival rates for children and adults who undergo brone marrow transplants, according a review by the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research.

UC's Open Enrollment Period Ends November 22

November 17, 2011 Employees should take note that the annual Open Enrollment period ends November 22 at 5 p.m.

UCSF Works to Improve Lives of Oakland Middle-School Students

November 15, 2011 UCSF, the Oakland Unified School District and an array of community-based partners are embarking on a quest to improve the lives of disadvantaged middle-school students, thanks to a $1.75 million grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies.

Young Patients Rethink Hospital Gowns in Art Therapy Program

November 15, 2011 The campus community is invited to a fashion show on November 16 featuring redesigned patient gowns as envisioned by young patients at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay to Meet Demands of Information Age

October 10, 2011 Chief Medical Information Officer Michael Blum sees the construction of UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay as an opportunity to integrate new media and social media to improve the work flows of care providers and the experiences of patients and their families.

Daughter's Hospitalization Renews Architect's Commitment to New UCSF Medical Center

October 04, 2011 Herb Moussa, an architect working on construction of the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, credits UCSF with saving the life of his youngest daughter, Sarah.

Innovative Spinal Stapling Leads to Astonishing Outcome for Little Girl

August 31, 2011 Four-year-old Grace Rego is getting ready to start pre-kindergarten with a straightened spine thanks to two great parents and UCSF’s Mohammad Diab, a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon who performed an innovative spinal stapling procedure at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.

Comedian Gives a Dose of Fun to Young Patients at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

July 22, 2011 Comedian Rob Schneider, who was born and raised in San Francisco, joked around with kids and their parents at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital on July 13.

UCSF Nurse Calls Attention to Indoor Air Pollution in Guatemala

June 20, 2011 UCSF family practice nurse Lisa Thompson is calling attention to the dangers of rustic stoves – which use biomass fuels such as wood, coal, animal dung and crop residue – and result in harmful pollutants adversely affecting people in developing countries.

Head-Shaving Event Draws Crowds, Raises Funds for Cancer Research

June 15, 2011 In a bold demonstration of support for the many children with cancer they have treated over the years, several UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital doctors, as well as hospital staff and community members, had their heads shaved bald to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research. 

UCSF Offers Free Dental Screenings to Children in Bayview

June 13, 2011 Students, residents and faculty from the UCSF School of Dentistry performed dental screenings and applied fluoride varnishes to promote early detection for tooth decay in children in partnership between UCSF, the California State Assembly and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. 

UCSF Child Oncologists to Participate in Head-Shaving Fundraiser

June 02, 2011 In a bold demonstration of support for the many children with cancer they have treated over the years, several UCSF doctors and other staff members will have their heads shaved bald in a special event on June 8 to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research.

UCSF Joins Caltech in Creative Problem Solving to Advance Health Care

May 23, 2011 Experts at UCSF and Caltech are pushing the boundaries of creative problem solving to address important clinical problems with the hope that the talent pool at both institutions, combined with an entrepreneurial spirit, will advance health care innovation.

Sugar as a Potential Health Risk is Getting a Closer Look

May 03, 2011 Sugar is a poison, and conventional thinking about the role of hormones in metabolism is wrong, according to UCSF pediatrician Robert Lustig. His work is gaining attention in the mainstream media. 

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