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Teen Liver Transplant Recipient to Honor Donor at 2013 Rose Parade

December 28, 2012 Since receiving a life-saving liver transplant at UCSF, Alfonso Garcia has made it a mission to spread the word about the value of organ donation. He will ride on the Donate Life float at the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade in honor of his donor, George Becker.

Improving Health By Our Own Devices

November 26, 2012 Five UCSF scientists — bioengineers Tejal Desai and Shuvo Roy, MD/PhD candidate Mozziyar Etemadi, microbiologist Joe DeRisi, and physician/surgeon Michael Harrison — trace their path toward five inventions that are changing the face of medicine in a story featured in the new UCSF Magazine.

Most Liver Transplant Candidates Receive Donation Offers

October 22, 2012 Most liver transplant candidates who died or were removed from the transplant list actually received one or more liver donation offers, according to a recent UCSF study.

Artificial Kidney Project at UCSF Receives $3 Million in New Funding

October 01, 2012 A $750,000 gift from the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation is spurring a UCSF-led effort to create the first implantable artificial kidney for patients with kidney failure.

Survival Rates for Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplants One of the Top in Nation

January 25, 2012 UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and UCSF Medical Center are rated as over performers for overall survival rates for children and adults who undergo brone marrow transplants, according a review by the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research.

QB3 Signs Agreement to Accelerate Innovation

October 26, 2011 The California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) has signed an agreement with the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Office of Science and Technology (COSAT) to fund University of California proof-of-concept research that brings innovative science to market.

Chief of Transplant Surgery Elected Vice President of National Transplantation Network

May 26, 2011 John Roberts, UCSF professor and chief of transplant surgery, has been elected vice president/president-elect of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing (OPTN/UNOS) Board of Directors. 

UCSF Liver Transplant Team Shares Expertise in Latin America

March 23, 2011 With low patient mortality, Uruguay’s liver transplantation program is now considered a model throughout Latin America, thanks in part to the UCSF team that shared its expertise in the small South American country since 2007. 

UCSF Receives Largest Estate Gift in Its History

February 28, 2011 UCSF has received $48 million from the estate of Nina Ireland, a long-time supporter of UCSF, to further the university’s leadership in studying and treating a host of complex pulmonary conditions.

Mother's Stem Cells Likely Key to Treating Genetic Disease Before Birth

January 18, 2011 UCSF researchers have tackled a decade-long scientific conundrum, and their discovery is expected to lead to significant advances in using stem cells to treat genetic diseases before birth.

UCSF team finds new source of immune cells during pregnancy

December 16, 2010 UCSF researchers have shown for the first time that the human fetal immune system arises from an entirely different source than the adult immune system, and is more likely to tolerate than fight foreign substances in its environment.

Health Care Access for Poor in South Africa Still Lags Behind

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.

Diabetes Center Celebrates 10 Years of Success, Charts Future Course

September 28, 2010 The UCSF Diabetes Center symposium marks its 10th anniversary.

UCSF diabetes symposium marks decade of research advances

September 24, 2010 Diabetes research is on the cusp of new advances in treatment options and in understanding the underlying causes of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Among those are potential treatments using stem cells to regenerate a patient’s ability to produce insulin, as well as upcoming clinical trials of a vaccine that potentially could prevent type 1 diabetes.

UCSF Medical Center & Renown Institute for Cancer in Reno join forces to enhance local patient care

September 24, 2010 Renown Institute for Cancer in Reno and the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, the two leading cancer programs in their regions, have joined forces to enhance patient care and improve access to top level medical experts.

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