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Brain Research at UCSF Aims to Help Distracted Remember

July 18, 2011 UCSF cognitive neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley has used functional brain imaging and EEG studies to discover that older adults fare worse than younger adults at remembering following distractions. He hopes to improve their performance with cognitive training, using a newly developed video game.

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 to Lead First Annual Bay Area Science Festival: October 29-November 6

July 14, 2011 UCSF is the lead partner in the inaugural Bay Area Science Festival that will bring together an unprecedented brain trust of the region’s scientific and educational partners to produce what is expected to be one of the largest science-based events ever held in the United States.

UCSF Rallies Teams in Final Days Before AIDS Walk

July 11, 2011 Members of the UCSF community only have a few days left to register to walk at AIDS Walk San Francisco, which is slated for Sunday, July 17. Funds may be donated to the cause through mid-August.

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.

The March Continues: UCSF Takes Lead in 25th Annual AIDS Walk San Francisco

June 23, 2011 In advance of the upcoming AIDS Walk San Francisco, UCSF will host a free public screening of a documentary depicting the emergence of the epidemic at San Francisco General Hospital and a talk by UCSF's Jay Levy, co-discoverer of HIV as the cause of AIDS, on June 29.

UCSF Medical Students Create Free Medical Translation App, Conquering Language Barriers to Patient Care

June 22, 2011 What started as a 2 a.m. conversation over coffee between two fourth-year medical students, ended with the development of a free mobile medical translation application with the potential to profoundly impact patient care worldwide that has more than 8,000 downloads to date on iTunes.

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.

U.S. Medicaid Drug Lists Cost More, Deliver Less

June 17, 2011 The U.S. Medicaid program is likely paying far more than necessary for medications and not offering patients the most effective ones available, by ignoring international evidence-based lists of safe and effective medications, according to a new study by researchers at UCSF.

Learning Lessons from an HIV Cure

June 16, 2011 For doctors confronting the AIDS epidemic, past ambitions always boiled down to two main goals: prevention, or finding ways to protect people not yet exposed to HIV, through vaccines, safe sex education or other means; and treatment, or discovering effective drugs and providing them to people with HIV/AIDS, helping them live longer.

UCSF Researcher Challenges Myth of Elderly Independence

June 14, 2011 Elena Portacalone, a UCSF PhD candidate in Medical Sociology, has dedicated hours to interviewing elderly residents as part of her ethnographic fieldwork to learn more about the living conditions and quality of life this often neglected – but growing – segment of society.

Celebrating Commencement 2011: UCSF Chancellor Advises Graduates to "Seize the Day"

June 08, 2011 In celebration of commencement 2011, UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann congratulates graduates and takes the opportunity to tout what makes UCSF great in a new video posted on YouTube.

SFGH Grand Rounds Explores Disease That First Defined AIDS

June 08, 2011 Doctors and other health care professionals packed into San Francisco General Hospital’s Carr Auditorium for the June 7 medical grand rounds, commemorating the 30th anniversary of the first AIDS report to the US Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention.

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.

Medical Grand Rounds at SFGH on June 7 to Mark 30 Years of AIDS

June 06, 2011 Laurence Huang, MD, a professor of medicine in the HIV/AIDS Division, will give a lecture titled “30 Years of PCP in HIV/AIDS: Past, Present, Future” at San Francisco General Hospital from noon until 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7.

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