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Japan Earthquake and Tsunami One Year Later -- Lingering Impacts and Lessons

March 22, 2012 A year later, the Japanese public continues to be concerned about radiation contamination, cleanup, public health and the struggles of those in communities affected by the catastrophic earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor meltdowns.

National Health Policy Expert to Talk Politics of Universal Health Care

March 19, 2012 Stuart H. Altman, PhD, professor of national health policy at Brandeis University, will talk about "Power, Politics and Universal Health Care," at a seminar at UCSF on March 22.

Nursing School Dean: A Life of Listening and Caring

March 13, 2012 UCSF's first male dean of the School of Nursing, David Vlahov, PhD, RN, an epidemiologist who specializes in partnering with community organizations to improve urban health, was profiled recently in a front page story in the San Francisco Chronicle.

TEDMED Talks to Stream Live at UCSF

March 13, 2012 An offshoot of the popular TED conference series that addresses innovations in health and medicine will be streamed live to UCSF campuses from April 10 to 13.

Glide Health Services Recognized as National Model

February 13, 2012 UCSF’s Patricia Dennehy, director of the nurse-managed Glide Health Services center, is among five Californians to receive the 2012 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards today for applying proven, innovative approaches to some of the state’s most difficult problems.

"ER" Producer and Physician to Address Future of Emergency Care in America

January 09, 2012 John Maa, MD, an assistant professor in the UCSF Department of Surgery, and Neal Baer, MD, executive producer of TV's "ER" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," will address "The Futre of Emergency Care in America - Doctors as Storytellers" on January 11 in Cole Hall on the Parnassus campus.

2011 Year in Review: UCSF Advances Research from Bench to Bedside

December 20, 2011 From improved heart failure and HIV treatment, to gene therapy and stem cell discoveries, here is just a sampling from 2011 of research advances at UCSF that are keeping the research pipeline flowing toward  better healthcare -- including greater patient safety, more efficient healthcare delivery, and improved outcomes for patients.

UCSF Senior Vice Chancellor Gives Update on Shuttle Safety

December 12, 2011 UCSF Senior Vice Chancellor Plotts updated the UCSF community on improvements made to enhance safety of the campus shuttle service since the death of professor Kevin Mack in an accident on July 14.

UCSF's Blackburn Inducted into the California Hall of Fame

December 12, 2011 UCSF Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, whose co-discovery of an enzyme involved in cell aging and cancers opened a whole new field of scientific inquiry, was inducted into the California Hall of Fame on Dec. 8, 2011. 

Doctors Should Routinely Discuss Life Expectancy with Elderly Patients, Physicians Recommend

December 07, 2011 Doctors should routinely discuss overall prognosis with their elderly patients who have a life expectancy of less than 10 years, or have reached age 85, according to new recommendations by a team of physicians at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and UCSF.

Program Empowers the Community Through University Partnership

December 02, 2011 Projects involving UCSF and community partners that encourage children to learn about medical careers, maintain proper dental hygiene and lose weight by learning to swim were recently celebrated for improving the health and well-being of San Franciscans.

San Francisco Health Improvement Partnerships Tackle Public Health Problems

December 01, 2011 UCSF and an array of community, academic and civic collaborators are wrapping up the first year of an ambitious effort to build partnerships to enhance the well-being of San Francisco residents and eliminate health disparities.

New Generation Clinic Helps Disadvantaged Teens With Family Planning

November 30, 2011 The New Generation Health Center, which seeks to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections among high-risk youth in San Francisco, is hosting a fundraiser on December 1 to support its community outreach activities.

Health Disparities Research Continues to Grow at UCSF

November 23, 2011 UCSF’s faculty and students are taking a wide-ranging look at the inequities that exist in the Unites States, in terms of both health itself and the quality of health care, across racial, ethnic and socioeconomic lines.

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.

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