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Putting Patients First: Four UCSF Alumni Become Leaders in Their Field

December 13, 2012 Award-winning scientists, university chancellors, presidents of health care organizations, chief executive officers, deans of colleges, commanding generals: UCSF has a history of producing alumni who become leaders in the health sciences.

Design Science: UCSF Project Applies Innovative Thinking to Research

December 04, 2012 Cellular imaging isn’t usually top-of-mind when parents buy the popular LEGO(TM) building blocks for their kids, but the two have converged in a UCSF experiment that applies design thinking to science.

Passage of Proposition 30 Puts Education on Path to Fiscal Stability

November 07, 2012 The University of California will avoid $250 million in spending cuts this year, after voters Tuesday approved Proposition 30, Gov. Jerry Brown's signature tax measure.

'Hero of the Hudson' Applies Lessons from Aviation to Improve Patient Safety

November 07, 2012 Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who successfully landed a jetliner in New York's Hudson River in 2009, shared lessons from the aviation industry with UCSF leaders, physicians and health sciences students that he said could greatly improve patient safety.

Bay Area Science Festival Draws More Than 30,000 to AT&T Park with Interactive Exhibits

November 05, 2012 The World Series may be over, but AT&T Park was still buzzing over the weekend as thousands came to play and learn through interactive science exhibits.

To Treat Emotional Toll of Medical School, Physician Prescribes Shakespeare

October 30, 2012 Students may begin their medical school careers riding on a cloud of altruism and goodwill, but it’s not long before the grueling schedule, avalanche of new vocabulary and stubborn patients can take a toll. UCSF's David Watts, MD, argues that a healthy dose of literature – poems and stories, specifically — be a core part of the student experience.

First-Ever Partners in Primary Care Summit Shares Lessons From the Field

October 22, 2012 The first-ever UCSF and Partners Primary Care Summit brought key players to the table to discuss how to improve patient-focused care in San Francisco as part of national health reform.

Top Students Tell Why They Chose UCSF

October 10, 2012 Top students from UCSF's four professional schools and the Graduate Division tell why they chose to study at UCSF, one of the nation's premier health sciences universities, in a new video captured during new student orientation day.

Undergraduates Get Hands-On Experience with Clinical Research

September 04, 2012 UCSF’s Pre-Health Undergraduate Program offers undergraduate college students from the Bay Area and around the country a valuable combination of mentorship, classroom training and networking support with the goal of attracting them to careers in clinical and translational science.

Interprofessional Education Expert Seeks to Improve Health Care

August 28, 2012 Scott Reeves, PhD, director of UCSF’s Center for Innovation in Interprofessional Education, takes the national spotlight in Washington, DC, this week as co-chair of an Institute of Medicine (IOM) workshop that aims to improve health care.

Graduate Medical Education to Undergo Review by IOM Committee

August 22, 2012 Kathy Dracup, dean emeritus of the UCSF School of Nursing, has been named to an Institute of Medicine (IOM) ad hoc committee to conduct an independent review of the graduate medical education system and make recommendations on how to better produce a medical workforce for the 21st century.

UCSF's Resource Allocation Program Seeks Applications for Fall Cycle

August 17, 2012 UCSF's Resource Allocation Program (RAP), which incorporates a single online application for 30 different research grants, is now requesting applications for the Fall 2012 Cycle.

UCSF, King's Health Partners-London Announce Faculty Exchange

August 15, 2012 Continuing a partnership that began in 2009, King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre in London and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) are working together on joint opportunities for collaboration in areas such as student and faculty exchange, online education and training, curriculum development, cooperative research and open data exchange.

Bioscience Entrepreneurs Navigate Funding Options in Inaugural Course

August 09, 2012 A first-of-its-kind UCSF course to help bioscience entrepreneurs secure funding met with high interest and overflowing classrooms during its five-week run this summer.

Summer Internships Encourage High School Students to Pursue Careers in Science

August 03, 2012 Andrea Lopez knows that she could easily be doomed by her demographic: She is 17, Latina and the mother of a baby boy. But UCSF's Science Education & Health Partnership's internship program has helped her prove otherwise.

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