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New Generation Clinic Helps Disadvantaged Teens With Family Planning

November 30, 2011 The New Generation Health Center, which seeks to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections among high-risk youth in San Francisco, is hosting a fundraiser on December 1 to support its community outreach activities.

Health Disparities Research Continues to Grow at UCSF

November 23, 2011 UCSF’s faculty and students are taking a wide-ranging look at the inequities that exist in the Unites States, in terms of both health itself and the quality of health care, across racial, ethnic and socioeconomic lines.

UCSF Works to Improve Lives of Oakland Middle-School Students

November 15, 2011 UCSF, the Oakland Unified School District and an array of community-based partners are embarking on a quest to improve the lives of disadvantaged middle-school students, thanks to a $1.75 million grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies.

UCSF Gets American Heart Association Award as Fit-Friendly Employer

November 04, 2011 UCSF was recently recognized as a 2011 gold-level recipient of the American Heart Association’s Start! Fit-Friendly Companies Recognition program. 

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.