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To Prevent Post-Hospital Disability, Focus on Patient Function in the Hospital, Say Physicians

October 25, 2011 To prevent the onset of disability in their elderly patients, hospitals should focus on maintaining and restoring patients’ abilities to carry out activities of daily living while they are still inpatients, according to physicians from the San Francisco VA Medical Center and UCSF.

UCSF Offers Free Flu Shots to Faculty, Staff and Students

October 10, 2011 UCSF continues to offer free flu shots to faculty, staff, students and volunteers through October 21.

UCSF Professor Describes Evolving Science of Breast Cancer Screening

September 29, 2011 UCSF professor Goerge Sawaya, MD, a member of the  U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that developed updated recommendations on breast cancer screening, discusses the rationale and the role of science in advancing change in clinical practice in this video.

Researcher Calls for Mammograms to be Tailored to Patient

September 29, 2011 Mammograms are not one-size-fits-all, says noted breast cancer researcher Karla Kerlikowske, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Rather, they should be customized based on a woman’s age, breast density, family health history and other factors.

Diabetes Public Health: UCSF Study Highlights Need for Better Guidelines

September 13, 2011 A survey of federally funded diabetes prevention and control programs in 57 U.S. states and territories has highlighted the need for better diabetes treatment guidelines that are specifically adapted to different populations. Such guidelines do not currently exist.

Progress Fighting Malaria: A Timeline

August 30, 2011 Malaria is an infectious disease caused by a parasite transmitted from person to person by the bite of a mosquito. In the past two centuries, numerous research and public health efforts worldwide have sought to combat this ancient scourge as this timeline shows.

UCSF Team Takes Third Place in AIDS Walk San Francisco

August 26, 2011 The UCSF team came in third place overall in AIDS Walk San Francisco 2011 raising $55,000 in the annual event to benefit HIV/AIDS programs and services in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Global Health Leaders Urge Graduates to Work Toward Health Equity

August 11, 2011 UCSF leaders in Global Health Sciences urged the graduating class of global health scholars to work toward achieving health care equity around the world.

Sepulveda Delivers Commencement Address to Global Health Scholars

August 10, 2011 Jaime Sepúlveda, who will join the University as executive director of UCSF Global Health Sciences on September 1, delivered a commencement address to the 2011 Class of Masters of Sciences in Global Health.

Seeing a Health Expert Leads to Higher Rate of Flu Shots

August 09, 2011 As flu season approaches, health care providers need to do more to improve rates of influenza immunizations in lower-income communities, according to new research that identifies the factors that most influence when people obtain flu shots.

SFGH Trauma Surgeon Works to Prevent Injuries in San Francisco

August 08, 2011 San Francisco General Hospital trauma surgeon Rochelle Dicker, who has treated many pedestrians who ended up in the emergency room after being struck by vehicles, is working with city officials to help make the streets of San Francisco safer.

NBC Nightly News Profiles UCSF's Oldest Professor

July 28, 2011 NBC Nightly News profiled UCSF's longest tenured professor Ephraim P. Engleman, a centenarian who remarkably still treats patients at UCSF.

UCSF Team Shows Spirit at AIDS Walk San Francisco

July 19, 2011 The UCSF team showed its spirit in the 25th Annual AIDS Walk San Francisco, which drew more than 25,000 walkers and raised more than $3 million to benefit HIV/AIDS programs and services in the Bay Area.

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.

NIH Director Says Timing Right to Reengineer Translational Science

July 18, 2011 Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), describes the scientific goals and functions of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), a proposed new entity of the NIH that will strive to reengineer the process of developing drugs, diagnostics, and devices. 

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