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Jaffe Appointed First Chief of the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

November 05, 2014 David M. Jaffe, MD, has been appointed as the first chief of the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) at UC San Francisco effective Feb. 1, 2015. Jaffe will also serve as the department’s vice chair for Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

Healing Bones, Mending Lives Globally at Annual UCSF International Trauma Course

October 08, 2014 Fifty-one surgeons from 18 developing countries participated in the fifth annual UC San Francisco Surgical Management and Reconstructive Training (SMART) Course at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH). Attendees learned about limb salvage and rotational flap procedures.

UCSF Police Issues Campus Safety Bulletin Following Recent Shootings

June 26, 2014 Following recent news reports of a number of active shooter incidents, UCSF Police want members of the campus community to know what they can do and what resources are available to help prevent these crimes.

Genital Injuries: Painful Yet Mostly Preventable

November 13, 2012 A comprehensive survey of genital injuries over the last decade involving mishaps with consumer products — like overzealous zipping — that brought adults to U.S. emergency rooms reveals that such accidents are common and may be preventable, according to doctors at UCSF.

In Aftermath of Sandy, Donations Pour in to American Red Cross

October 30, 2012 Members of the UCSF community who want to show support for the relief and recovery of victims from Hurricane Sandy may give to the American Red Cross through Causes.com.

UCSF Emergency Responders to Participate in Great California Shakeout

October 15, 2012 UCSF first responders will participate in the " Great California ShakeOut," the largest emergency preparedness drill in California history on the morning of October 18.

Stock Up on Food and Water in Case Disaster Strikes

September 13, 2012 When disaster strikes, whether it is Hurricane Katrina or flooding in the Midwest, one of the most striking media images we see are the long lines of people waiting for water, food, and shelter. And in almost every instance, it appears those supplies don’t arrive soon enough.

UCSF Agrees to Store Part of State's Cache of Disaster Medical Supplies

September 12, 2012 Two caches of essential medical supplies needed for disasters are now being stored at UCSF as a result of the state budget shortfall over the summer. This is the first of a series of stories as UCSF marks National Preparedness Month.

Disaster Preparedness: Are You Ready?

September 11, 2012 Disaster can strike at any time without warning. Knowing what to do in an emergency can reduce the impact the situation has on you, your co-workers and your family and friends.

Has 'Defensive Medicine' Led to Overtesting?

August 16, 2012 It’s become common practice for the roughly 6 million Americans per year who go to emergency rooms with chest pain: Get a stress test or cardiac CT (computed tomography) scan before discharge.

Violence Prevention Program at SF General Hospital Saves Lives

August 02, 2012 When Rochelle Dicker, MD, was a UCSF intern, she cared for a 16-year-old boy who had been shot as a result of gang violence. He was eventually discharged, but returned to the emergency room a few weeks later after he was shot again. Today, Dicker directs a program that has proven to save lives.

Physicians Emphasize Importance of Story Telling to Advance Patient Care

January 24, 2012 Two doctors who have learned the art of telling stories are convinced that it has become indispensable to top-notch medical care.

"ER" Producer and Physician to Address Future of Emergency Care in America

January 09, 2012 John Maa, MD, an assistant professor in the UCSF Department of Surgery, and Neal Baer, MD, executive producer of TV's "ER" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," will address "The Futre of Emergency Care in America - Doctors as Storytellers" on January 11 in Cole Hall on the Parnassus campus.

Longer Trips to the ER, Especially for Minorities and Poor

October 05, 2011 Closures of hospital trauma centers are disproportionately affecting poor, uninsured and African American populations, and nearly a fourth of Americans are now forced to travel farther than they once did.  

UCSF Faculty Put 9/11 in Context

September 13, 2011 On the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11,  faculty members reflect on the psychological toll the tragedy took. 

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