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Legal Restrictions Compromise Effectiveness of Advance Directives

January 24, 2011 Current legal restrictions significantly compromise the clinical effectiveness of advance directives, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.