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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.

UCSF Psychologist Witnesses White House Unveiling of National HIV/AIDS Strategy

August 04, 2010 Community psychologist Susan Kegeles’ longtime contribution to AIDS prevention was recognized by a recent visit to the White House, where she witnessed President Obama unveiling the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.

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 Program Cultivates Sense of Community Engagement

June 29, 2010 Playing soccer with kids in the Western Addition is one of the ways Chief Pediatric Resident Sonny Tat works to improve public health as part of the University Community Partnership program.

Website Seeks Ideas for New UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

June 23, 2010 Members of the community can offer ideas ranging from how to improve patient care to how to incorporate green practices through a new website by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.

UCSF hosting free heart and health screenings for San Francisco high school athletes

May 21, 2010 Special event with 400 San Francisco high school athletes to increase community awareness of the importance of cardiac screening in young people.

NCIRE releases "Welcome Home" DVD for returning service members and veterans

May 19, 2010 NCIRE-The Veterans Health Research Institute has announced the release of “Welcome Home: Support from the Ground Up,” a DVD resource guide for returning service members, Veterans, their families, and their loved ones.

Chancellor Provides Update on Administrative, Operational Project

March 01, 2010 UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann today updated the University community on the progress of the administrative and operating efficiencies work group.

UCSF Launches Family-Oriented Web Portal, Conducts Survey

February 22, 2010 UCSF has launched a family-friendly web portal and is conducting a survey on family needs with the goal of increasing the availability and access of family programs, services and events.

Study integrating family planning and HIV treatment & care funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

February 16, 2010 UCSF has received a $1.15 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to determine if integrating family planning into HIV treatment and care will increase contraceptive use and decrease unintended pregnancy among HIV-positive women. UCSF will partner with the Kenya Medical Research Institute and Ibis Reproductive Health to conduct the research.

Food and addiction symposium on Friday, February 19

February 16, 2010 UCSF is sponsoring a one-day symposium for the Bay Area research community to bring awareness to the problem of how certain foods can cause an addictive-like state in the brain and are a hidden cause behind the nation's obesity epidemic.

Optimistic About 2010, UCSF Chancellor Cites 2009 Successes

January 22, 2010 In a Jan. 19 letter to the UCSF community, Sue Desmond-Hellmann says she’s “inspired about our collective ability to innovate and contribute to delivering on our mission of advancing health worldwide.™

UCSF Provides Information on How to Help Haiti

January 15, 2010 There are many ways that the UCSF community can help survivors of Tuesday’s earthquake in Haiti.

UCSF study finds routine HIV screening in community health centers boosts HIV testing

December 14, 2009 UCSF researchers have that found routinely offering rapid HIV tests to patients in community health centers can significantly increase the number of patients screened for HIV.

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