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Campus News

Peralta is Awarded Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship

January 11, 2011 Carmen A. Peralta, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the UCSF School of Medicine, was recognized recently with a 2010 Nickens Faculty Fellowship.

Reducing salt in teen diet could have big impact on future health

November 15, 2010 Cutting back on salt in teenagers’ diets by as little as one-half teaspoon, or three grams, a day, could reduce the number of young adults with high blood pressure by 44 to 63 percent, according to new research presented Sunday, Nov. 14 at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2010 meeting in Chicago.

Patient-provider language barriers linked to worse diabetes control

October 06, 2010 Patients who cannot discuss their diabetes with a doctor in their own language may have poorer health outcomes, even when interpreter services are available, according to a new study by researchers at UCSF and the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research.

Diabetes Center Celebrates 10 Years of Success, Charts Future Course

September 28, 2010 The UCSF Diabetes Center symposium marks its 10th anniversary.

UCSF diabetes symposium marks decade of research advances

September 24, 2010 Diabetes research is on the cusp of new advances in treatment options and in understanding the underlying causes of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Among those are potential treatments using stem cells to regenerate a patient’s ability to produce insulin, as well as upcoming clinical trials of a vaccine that potentially could prevent type 1 diabetes.

UCSF to showcase advances in diabetes research and care

September 23, 2010 The UCSF Diabetes Center will celebrate a decade of advancing research and patient care in diabetes with a scientific symposium featuring the nation’s leaders in the field.

Nursing Faculty Engage Community in Research to Improve Health

July 23, 2010 UCSF School of Nursing faculty are engaged in a number of community engagement projects, a core component of the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

Immune Tolerance Network offers key breakthrough in blood vessel disease

July 16, 2010 Results of a clinical trial through the UCSF-sponsored Immune Tolerance Network may offer the first new treatment in 40 years for the devastating blood vessel disease known as anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis.

UCSF links with CalPERS, Blue Shield on pharmacy program

July 15, 2010 A diabetes-care program designed by clinical pharmacy faculty in the UCSF School of Pharmacy Center for Self-Care has just launched in Northern California as a service for members of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) with Blue Shield health coverage.

UCSF Launches Doctoral Program in Epidemiology & Translational Science

July 14, 2010 UCSF is accepting applications up to August 1 for the kick-off of a new Doctoral Program in Epidemiology and Translational Science this fall.

NEJM Editorial cites toll of disparity on chronic disease

July 13, 2010 The heavy burden of hunger in the United States helps explain why the poor are at higher risk for obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes, according to an editorial in the July 1 New England Journal of Medicine co-authored by two UCSF faculty members.

Gestational diabetes linked to serotonin and dietary protein

June 27, 2010 The cause of diabetes during pregnancy is directly controlled by serotonin, a chemical produced by the body and normally known as a neurotransmitter, and is influenced by the amount of protein in the mother’s diet early in pregnancy, according to new findings of an international team led by researchers at UCSF.

Hebrok Appointed Director of UCSF Diabetes Center

June 15, 2010 Matthias Hebrok – one of the world's foremost experts on pancreatic development – has been appointed director of the UCSF Diabetes Center and Metabolic Research Unit.

Vitamin D: Not just for bones, says San Francisco VA physician

June 11, 2010 It is well-known that vitamin D is essential for strong and healthy bones. However, in an article in the online “In Press” section of “Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism,” a San Francisco VA Medical Center physician reviews recent scientific literature suggesting that the vitamin may also play a role in preventing cancer, fighting infection, and controlling or preventing auto-immune disease.

UCSF Children's Hospital ranks among nation's best in eight specialties

June 03, 2010 UCSF Children’s Hospital ranks among the nation’s best children’s hospitals in eight specialties and is one of the top-ranked facilities in California, according to the new 2010-11 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report.

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