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Pediatric Neurologist Named Physician-in-Chief of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

April 21, 2011 Donna Ferriero, who is internationally recognized as an expert in the care of newborns and children with neurological disabilities, has been named chair of the Department of Pediatrics and physician-in-chief of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.

Early Interventions Result in High Rates for Breastfeeding at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

March 24, 2011 UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital ranks number four out of hospitals throughout California based on their rates of exclusive breastfeeding, when the infant only receives breast milk, according to a recent report.

Hospitalized Teens Prep for First Annual UCSF Prom

March 23, 2011 Rachel Hale, 16, is planning for prom night, a right of passage that unlike for most of her peers, will take place inside a hospital cafeteria at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital on April 15.

Newborn Screening for Deadly Immune Disorder SCID Possible Due to UCSF Research

March 21, 2011 In a live-saving pilot program that may soon become routine in California, SCID, a deadly immune disorder, is being detected at birth, thanks to a screening method developed by UCSF pediatrician Jennifer Puck.

Journals Project Performance Shows Humanity of Hospitalized Teens

March 17, 2011 Teen patients at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital inspired the “100 Journals project,” a theatrical performance by students from San Francisco’s Galileo High School’s drama department.

UCSF Surgeon Reflects on Performing World's First Fetal Surgery 30 Years Ago

February 09, 2011 Surgeon Michael Harrison, often called the "Father of Fetal Surgery," reflects on the prenatal procedure he pioneered at UCSF in 1981 and how the specialty has evolved over three decades.

Cutting-Edge Interventional MRI System Transforms Brain Surgery for Parkinson's Patients

February 03, 2011 UCSF neurosurgeons and an MRI physicist have pioneered a faster, more accurate and less invasive surgical technique for treating patients with movement disorders, potentially changing the future of neurosurgery.

Walter Miller Receives Duke's Distinguished Alumnus Award

February 02, 2011 Walter Miller, professor of pediatrics at UCSF and chief of Pediatric Endocrinology at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, received Duke University’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2010.

Preserving Oral Health for a Lifetime

January 05, 2011 Susan Hyde, an award-winning professor and scientist with the UCSF School of Dentistry, promotes practices that preserve oral health and quality of life for both patients and practitioners.

UCSF Chancellor Recaps Highlights of 2010

December 14, 2010 UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann released a video message citing this year’s accomplishments in advancing the University’s top three priorities – patient care, discovery and education.

Challenge for the Children Fundraising Competition Heats Up

November 24, 2010 The social media-based fundraising campaign to raise money for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital is in full swing with just weeks to go before it ends on December 16.

UCSF Pediatrics Professor Offers Advice to Parents on Talking About Sexual Behavior with Teens

November 02, 2010 In response to her study published Nov. 1 in Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, speaks to UCSF Today about how parents can better approach teens on the topic of sex.

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.

Benioff Announces $100 Million Gift to Build New Children's Hospital at Mission Bay

June 23, 2010 Marc Benioff explained his excitement about building a new children’s hospital at Mission Bay and encouraged others to get involved in the project on June 22, when he officially announced his gift of $100 million to UCSF.

San Francisco Chronicle Profiles Pediatric Surgeon Diana Farmer

May 25, 2010 Diana Farmer, the world's first female fetal surgeon, shares her story from her early years as a self-described science geek to her current role as an advocate for high-quality patient care.

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