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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.

Pre-Term Babies' Exposure to Steroids Associated with Impaired Brain Growth

October 19, 2011 Premature infants exposed after birth to drugs known as glucocorticoids are at increased risk for having impaired growth of the cerebellum, according to findings from a new UCSF-led study. The cerebellum is a region of the brain associated with balance, motor learning, language and behavior.

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.

Media Advisory: Swim Across America to Raise Funds for UCSF Child Cancer Care

September 22, 2011 Olympians and swimming enthusiasts will take part in Swim Across America’s (SAA) sixth annual San Francisco Bay Area Open Water Swim.

Media Advisory: UCSF Picnic to Honor Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Patients

September 09, 2011 UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital will celebrate children who have had bone marrow transplants and their families at the third pediatric bone marrow transplant picnic on September 10.

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.

Barry Bonds Pays Surprise Visit to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

June 24, 2011 San Francisco Giants home run king Barry Bonds paid a surprise visit to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, where he talked with patients, families and hospital staff in the Barry Bonds Family Foundation Playroom before visiting one-on-one with several kids in their hospital rooms on June 23.

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. 

Media Advisory: UCSF Doctors to Participate in Head-Shaving Cancer Fundraiser

June 06, 2011 In a bold demonstration of support for children fighting cancer, several UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital doctors and staff will have their heads shaved bald at a special event to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research.

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.

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