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UCSF Opens Space Dedicated to Meditation, Prayer

January 21, 2011 After receiving a number of requests from individual students and student groups, a quiet space meant for personal reflection, meditation and prayer is now available to members of the UCSF community at the Parnassus campus.

National Medical Education Summit Marks Banner Year for UCSF LGBT Center

December 21, 2010 It was a breakthrough year for UCSF’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center, long the nation’s only LGBT office in a health care or health education setting.

Charitable Giving Campaign Nears its Final Days

December 15, 2010 With only days to go for employees to make donations through the UCSF Charitable Giving Campaign, so far fund totals are looking remarkably below those raised in previous years.

Health Care Access for Poor in South Africa Still Lags Behind

December 11, 2010 Health care inequality in South Africa is even worse for poor, black South Africans than it was under apartheid, according to new study co-authored by UCSF internal medicine resident Sanjay Basu.

Living Well Program at UCSF Brings Free Wellness Activities, Expo to Campus

December 09, 2010 During December and throughout 2011, members of the UCSF community can participate in events and activities that can improve their health and well being.

Expert Calls for Improving Outreach to Address Health Disparities

November 15, 2010 William Vega, provost professor at the University of Southern California, recently called on researchers to improve outreach programs to address health disparities.

Three Outstanding UCSF-Community Partnership Programs Receive Honors

November 01, 2010 UCSF recently honored the best in community partnerships, including programs that work with children, patients with developmental disabilities and the homeless.

UCSF Community Outreach Internship Program Graduates 16 Interns

October 21, 2010 During an emotional ceremony, a group of 16 interns graduated recently from UCSF’s Community Outreach Internship Program, which works to develop the potential local workforce and provide under-served communities with access to university jobs.

Glide Health Services Get Much Needed Federal Funding Boost

October 18, 2010 Glide Health Services, the UCSF nurse-managed community clinic in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district, will get a $1.5 million federal grant to serve 3,000 patients every year as part of national health care reform.

Greenspan Appointed UCSF School of Dentistry's Associate Dean for Global Oral Health

October 13, 2010 John Greenspan, a distinguished professor of oral pathology and pathology in the schools of dentistry and medicine, respectively, has been appointed associate dean for Global Oral Health in the UCSF School of Dentistry.

PRIME Program Draws Students with Passion and Promise

September 16, 2010 Fourth-year medical student Jamila Harris, who saw community members in her native San Francisco neighborhood struggle to navigate the health system, explains her drive to become a doctor.

UCSF & Kenya Medical Research Institute funded to expand HIV care & support

August 17, 2010 A joint project of UCSF and the Kenya Medical Research Institute has received $7 million—the first award of a five year grant that will total about $35 million—to expand its care and support of people affected by HIV/AIDS in Kenya.

Physicians call for more flexible end-of-life planning

August 16, 2010 Specialists in geriatric medicine at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the VA Connecticut Healthcare System call the traditional approach of advance care planning “fundamentally flawed,” and propose a new paradigm.

UCSF-led team discovers familial link in rare childhood leukemia

August 09, 2010 A UCSF-led team has discovered a direct link between an inherited genetic mutation, a set of developmental abnormalities and a rare form of childhood leukemia called juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia, or JMML.

University Community Partnerships Council Seeks UCSF Member

August 09, 2010 Faculty, staff and students have until August 12 to apply to serve a two-year term on the University Community Partnerships Council.

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