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UCSF Nurse Calls Attention to Indoor Air Pollution in Guatemala

June 20, 2011 UCSF family practice nurse Lisa Thompson is calling attention to the dangers of rustic stoves – which use biomass fuels such as wood, coal, animal dung and crop residue – and result in harmful pollutants adversely affecting people in developing countries.

New Website Answers What Works in Global Health

June 17, 2011 A team of researchers at UCSF and the Kaiser Family Foundation has launched a new web portal this month that summarizes findings for a range of prevention and treatment interventions designed to reduce the risk of death and disease in the developing world.

SFGH's Ward 86: Pioneering HIV/AIDS Care for 30 Years

June 07, 2011 San Francisco General Hospital's internationally renowned Ward 86, one of the oldest and largest HIV/AIDS clinics in the United States, has from the start of the epidemic led efforts to understand HIV and develop treatments that make it possible for patients to manage the disease.

UCSF Marks Three Decades of AIDS

June 06, 2011 As one of the preeminent biomedical education and health sciences research institutions in the world, UCSF emerged early as a pioneer in the fight against AIDS. Today, three decades later, UCSF is working on multiple fronts to prevent, treat and stop the spread of the disease that has killed 33 million people worldwide.

First AIDS Research Conference in Uganda Focuses on Building Collaborations Among African Investigators

June 06, 2011 The first conference of its kind in Uganda drew together investigators from across all of sub-Saharan Africa to discuss leading-edge problems in the HIV/AIDS epidemic with the goal of fostering meaningful collaborations to combat the disease.

UCSF Faculty Provide Health Expertise to People of Japan

May 16, 2011 UCSF has produced a series of public service announcements to address mental health issues and other health-related issues in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami on March 11 and continuing crises at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan.

Tanzania's Muhimbili University Honors UCSF Global Health Leader

January 21, 2011 Longtime UCSF leader Haile Debas received honors recently as a new health professional center at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences will be named after him.

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.

Inaugural UC Global Health Day to Highlight Research

November 23, 2010 University of California scholars will gather at UC Irvine on November 30 to showcase research aimed at improving the health of the world.

UCSF's First Bay Area Global Health Summit Stimulates, Solidifies Ideas

November 05, 2010 UCSF’s recent Bay Area Global Health Summit ignited robust discussion in hopes of stimulating ideas that lead to tangible progress toward advancing health worldwide™.

Greenspan Appointed UCSF School of Dentistry's Associate Dean for Global Oral Health

October 13, 2010 John Greenspan, a distinguished professor of oral pathology and pathology in the schools of dentistry and medicine, respectively, has been appointed associate dean for Global Oral Health in the UCSF School of Dentistry.

UCSF Names Rankin Interim Dean of Nursing School

September 29, 2010 Sally Rankin, who completed her PhD in nursing in 1988 and joined the faculty, has been named interim dean of the UCSF School of Nursing.

UCSF Masters Program in Global Health Sciences Popularity Surges

August 11, 2010 Eighteen students recently graduated from a program designed to prepare students and practitioners for leadership careers in international health policy, health care, and health research and development.

Debas to Step Down as Executive Director of Global Health Sciences

July 13, 2010 Longtime UCSF leader Haile Debas will step down as executive director of UCSF Global Health Sciences to devote more energy to important strategic initiatives.

Two from UCSF School of Nursing Receive Fulbright Awards

June 18, 2010 Julene Johnson is headed for Finland and Kari Radoff is going to Nicaragua as part of the J. William Fulbright Program.

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