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.
July 25, 2011
UCSF Medical Center’s Emergency Department at Parnassus Heights is now offering an online reservation system called InQuickER, which is designed for patients with non-threatening minor medical needs.
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.
July 07, 2011
Of all the various types of doctors who see patients admitted to hospital wards or emergency departments, neurologists are among those who admit the largest number of patients with the widest variety of conditions, spurring the growth of a new medical speciality known as “neurohospitalists” – neurologists who focus on treating patients exclusively in the hospital.
June 13, 2011
Heart attack patients die at a higher rate when their nearest emergency room is so overtaxed that the ambulance transporting them is dispatched to another hospital, according to a new study led by scientists at UCSF.
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.
March 30, 2011
UCSF continues to partner with Causes.com to help support organizations responding to the needs of children and families affected by the massive earthquake and devastating tsunami in Japan.
January 26, 2011
Early diagnosis and treatment can make a big difference for patients with schizophrenia. Unfortunately, diagnosis often is delayed for months or years.
January 17, 2011
African Americans, the foreign-born, and the near-poor are more likely to encounter barriers to being treated at a trauma center, according to new research reports by UCSF emergency medicine physician and researcher Renee Hsia, and her colleagues.
January 12, 2011
In a study led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco, a new cognitive training method significantly improved the ability of patients with chronic brain injury to maintain attention on goals and execute tasks – skills that these patients often lack as a result of their injuries.
January 11, 2011
Joe Olivares Hernandez, a fourth-year medical student, will be taken off like support, pending arrangements for organ donation, according to Dean Sam Hawgood.
December 11, 2010
Health care inequality in South Africa is even worse for poor, black South Africans than it was under apartheid, according to new study co-authored by UCSF internal medicine resident Sanjay Basu.
September 02, 2010
A UCSF employee was struck in the face by an African-American woman while walking to the BART Station at night, according to the UCSF Police Department.
August 06, 2010
UCSF recently won the UC Ready Excellence in Mission Continuity Award for efforts to ensure that critical functions of the University can continue following a major disaster.
August 04, 2010
Hospital emergency departments need to be better adapted to the needs of terminally ill patients who are increasingly seeking palliative care in the emergency room, according to a study led by a physician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.