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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.

Treatment is Key to Prevention of HIV/AIDS, Doctors Say

June 06, 2011 Preventing transmission to partners or children is key to this curbing the HIV/AIDS epidemic and researchers report t exciting new tools and tactics employed in the now 30-year war against 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.

Reforms Needed for Compassionate Release of Prison Inmates

June 02, 2011 The nation’s system of freeing some terminally ill prisoners on grounds of compassionate release is so riddled with medical flaws and procedural barriers that many potentially medically eligible inmates are dying behind bars, say UCSF researchers in a new study.

UCSF Heart Doctors Uncover Significant Bias in Taser(r) Safety Studies

May 06, 2011 The ongoing controversy surrounding the safety of using TASER® electrical stun guns took a new turn today when a team of cardiologists at the University of California, San Francisco announced findings suggesting that much of the current TASER®-related safety research may be biased due to ties to the devices’ manufacturer, TASER International, Inc.

UCSF Botulism Research Translates Into Bioterrorism Treatment

May 05, 2011 UCSF's basic research over nearly two decades has led to the first novel antitoxin to treat botulism in nearly a century – becoming the first recombinant human therapy to target one of the most dangerous substances known to man and offering a new defense against bioterrorism.

UCSF Experts Aim to Provide Mental Health Services in Japan

April 12, 2011 UCSF faculty are working on several fronts to address ongoing health concerns in response to the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

UCSF Study on Multitasking Reveals Switching Glitch in Aging Brain

April 11, 2011 Scientists at UCSF have pinpointed a reason older adults have a harder time multitasking than younger adults: they have more difficulty switching between tasks at the level of brain networks.

UCSF Job Training Program Transforms Lives and Strengthens Community

April 11, 2011 After experiencing hard times, Rhea Spate is now a full-time employee at the Memory and Aging Center thanks in part to the UCSF Community Outreach and Internship Program that trained her with the skills to thrive in a professional environment.

Campbell Receives Honors for Contributions as Trauma Surgeon at SFGH

April 01, 2011 Andre Campbell, a 17-year trauma surgeon at San Francisco General Hospital, was honored recently by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for his life-saving contributions to the community. 

UCSF Welcomes Nursing School Dean David Vlahov

April 01, 2011 David Vlahov arrives to UCSF on April 1 for his first day on the job as dean of the UCSF School of Nursing.

Analysis Suggests Cancer Risk of Backscatter Airport Scanners is Low

March 28, 2011 Calculations by researchers at UCSF and the University of California, Berkeley estimate that the cancer risk associated with one type of airport security scanners is low based on the amount of radiation these devices emit, as long as they are operated and function correctly.

First Anniversary of Health Care Reform Highlights Increased Interest in Primary Care

March 23, 2011 One year ago today, (March 23) President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, setting in motion a series of reforms that over the course of four years will grant 32 million more Americans insurance coverage.

Experts Allay Fears About Radiation Exposure

March 17, 2011 The UCSF School of Pharmacy-administered California Poison Control System and state health officials are urging calm along the West Coast in response to Japan’s nuclear crisis and telling people not to take iodide medication.

UCSF Study Predicts Cholera Epidemic in Haiti will Far Exceed U.S. Projections

March 15, 2011 The cholera epidemic in Haiti this year is projected to be far worse than United Nations’ projections -- perhaps 779,000 cases of cholera between March and November 2011, according to a new study.

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