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Online Service Allows UCSF Patients to Reserve Emergency Department Visit

July 25, 2011 UCSF Medical Center’s Emergency Department at Parnassus Heights is now offering an online reservation system called InQuickER, which is designed for patients with non-threatening minor medical needs.

Translational Research Begins to Explain Chronic Health Problems Associated with Intimate Partner Violence

July 18, 2011 Janice Humphreys, a associate professor of Family Health Care Nursing, is working with an interdisciplinary group of UCSF colleagues to study the long-term health and aging effects of intimate partner violence with funding made possible by UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

UCSF Emerges as a Leader in the Neurohospitalist Movement

July 07, 2011 Of all the various types of doctors who see patients admitted to hospital wards or emergency departments, neurologists are among those who admit the largest number of patients with the widest variety of conditions, spurring the growth of a new medical speciality known as “neurohospitalists” – neurologists who focus on treating patients exclusively in the hospital.

Heart Attack Death Rates Linked to Ambulance Diversion

June 13, 2011 Heart attack patients die at a higher rate when their nearest emergency room is so overtaxed that the ambulance transporting them is dispatched to another hospital, according to a new study led by scientists at UCSF.

Campbell Receives Honors for Contributions as Trauma Surgeon at SFGH

April 01, 2011 Andre Campbell, a 17-year trauma surgeon at San Francisco General Hospital, was honored recently by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for his life-saving contributions to the community. 

UCSF Partners with Causes.com Charities to Help Japan

March 30, 2011 UCSF continues to partner with Causes.com to help support organizations responding to the needs of children and families affected by the massive earthquake and devastating tsunami in Japan.

Schizophrenia: Early Diagnosis, Treatment Key, But Stigma Remains

January 26, 2011 Early diagnosis and treatment can make a big difference for patients with schizophrenia. Unfortunately, diagnosis often is delayed for months or years.

Studies Find Inequalities in Trauma Care Are Widespread

January 17, 2011 African Americans, the foreign-born, and the near-poor are more likely to encounter barriers to being treated at a trauma center, according to new research reports by UCSF emergency medicine physician and researcher Renee Hsia, and her colleagues.

Training Improves Cognitive Functioning for Patients with Brain Injury

January 12, 2011 In a study led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco, a new cognitive training method significantly improved the ability of patients with chronic brain injury to maintain attention on goals and execute tasks – skills that these patients often lack as a result of their injuries.

UCSF School of Medicine Student Remembered for Gentle Nature

January 11, 2011 Joe Olivares Hernandez, a fourth-year medical student, will be taken off like support, pending arrangements for organ donation, according to Dean Sam Hawgood.

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.

UCSF Employee Assaulted at 16th and Mission Streets

September 02, 2010 A UCSF employee was struck in the face by an African-American woman while walking to the BART Station at night, according to the UCSF Police Department.

UCSF Campus Wins Systemwide UC Ready Excellence in Mission Continuity Award

August 06, 2010 UCSF recently won the UC Ready Excellence in Mission Continuity Award for efforts to ensure that critical functions of the University can continue following a major disaster.

Study recommends better care for terminally ill patients in emergency rooms

August 04, 2010 Hospital emergency departments need to be better adapted to the needs of terminally ill patients who are increasingly seeking palliative care in the emergency room, according to a study led by a physician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.

SFFD to Offer Neighborhood Emergency Response Training at UCSF

June 28, 2010 Faculty, staff, students and trainees can sign up to be trained as citizen first responders in the Neighborhood Emergency Response Training session at UCSF Mission Bay in July.

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