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UCSF Celebrates Commencement 2010

May 20, 2010 Graduation season is in full swing at UCSF with commencement ceremonies that continue next month for the schools of dentistry and nursing.

Study pinpoints how a normally defensive immune response can help HIV

May 19, 2010 Researchers have identified how a normal response to infection, one that usually serves to limit the amount of inflammation, actually contributes to disease progression and viral persistence in HIV-infected patients.

Chilean Leader Visits UCSF Mission Bay

May 13, 2010 Michelle Bachelet, the first woman president of Chile, visited UCSF recently where she met Sue Desmond-Hellmann, the first woman chancellor of UCSF, and toured the Mission Bay campus.

UCSF symposium seeks insights into HIV and aging

May 12, 2010 Understanding the processes underlying the diminishing life span of HIV patients, even though they are responding well to anti-retroviral therapy, will be the focus of a daylong symposium on May 18.

Some HPV infection may be linked to increased risk of HIV acquisition in women

April 09, 2010 UCSF researchers have found a novel association between human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and increased HIV acquisition in women. The study team also identified specific types of HPV associated with HIV infection, suggesting a biological basis for HIV transmission to women.

New global health initiative will help bridge gap between knowledge, action

April 05, 2010 UCSF and SEEK Development, a global health and development consulting group based in Berlin, Germany, have launched an international partnership that aims to improve global health by helping to turn scientific evidence into policy and action. The Evidence-to-Policy Initiative, or E2Pi, officially launches this week in San Francisco and Berlin, Germany.

International Expert to Lecture on Challenges to Develop AIDS Vaccine

April 02, 2010 Seth Berkley, president and CEO of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, will talk about the global hunt for a vaccine at UCSF on April 5.

Space station experiment will probe failure of immune system in space

March 31, 2010 In April 2010, personnel aboard the International Space Station plan to carry out an experiment designed by a San Francisco VA Medical Center researcher that will investigate why the immune system’s T cells stop working in the absence of gravity. The experiment has implications for understanding the body’s ability to mount an immune response on earth, as well.

UCSF Chancellor Opts for Low-Key Investiture

March 30, 2010 In light of the economic times, the University of California’s two newest chancellors decided to forgo a formal inauguration opting instead for a low-key celebration last week.

UCSF study finds clinic-based HIV prevention is effective in reducing risk behaviors

March 24, 2010 UCSF researchers have shown that delivering HIV prevention services to people living with HIV in clinical settings can sharply reduce their sexual risk behaviors.

Positive prevention toolkit aims to assist global training of HIV/AIDS caregivers

March 09, 2010 UCSF prevention experts have released the Positive Prevention Toolkit, a collection of resources designed to enable HIV/AIDS caregivers to provide prevention messages when interacting with HIV-positive patients. The goal is to help patients modify their behavior to reduce risk and decrease the spread of HIV.

UCSF/Rhodessa Jones performance showcases women of color with HIV

March 03, 2010 Dancing with the Clown of Love, a Rhodessa Jones’ Medea Project featuring participants in the UCSF Women’s HIV Program and Family Services Network alongside longtime Medea performers. The women will use spoken word, performance, dance and music to express personal stories about living with HIV.

New study examines progress in meeting international health goals

March 03, 2010 A new study co-authored by a UCSF resident physician and published this week examines why low-income countries are making poor progress in meeting international health goals. Study researcher Sanjay Basu, MD, PhD, of the Department of Medicine at UCSF and Division of General Internal Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital, said findings highlight the importance of looking at the entire health experience of a family, rather than just one or a few diseases.

Greenspan to Receive American Association for Dental Research Scientist Award

February 26, 2010 John Greenspan, whose dental and oral health research has led to major contributions to HIV research and care, is the recipient of the 2010 American Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award.

Study integrating family planning and HIV treatment & care funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

February 16, 2010 UCSF has received a $1.15 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to determine if integrating family planning into HIV treatment and care will increase contraceptive use and decrease unintended pregnancy among HIV-positive women. UCSF will partner with the Kenya Medical Research Institute and Ibis Reproductive Health to conduct the research.

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