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Breakthrough method predicts risk of invasive breast cancer

April 28, 2010 For the first time, scientists have discovered a way to predict whether women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) – the most common form of non-invasive breast cancer – are at risk of developing more invasive tumors in later years.

Young Women's Health Leadership Summit Aims to Unleash their Potential

April 26, 2010 About 250 high school girls gathered recently to hear speeches by local leaders and to discuss issues ranging from teen pregnancy to self esteem.

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.

UCSF Medical Center Set to Break Ground at Mission Bay This Year

March 31, 2010 UCSF plans to begin construction of the new 289-bed children’s, women’s and cancer hospital complex at Mission Bay this year, says CEO Mark Laret.

Benefits of osteoporosis treatments outweigh possible risk of rare femoral fractures

March 24, 2010 The occurrence of an unusual type of fracture of the femur, or the thigh bone, is very low in patients with osteoporosis, including those treated with the drug family known as bisphosphonates, according to a new study led by a team of UCSF epidemiologists.

Prenatal healthcare providers inconsistent in weight gain counseling

March 22, 2010 A new study from UCSF shows that prenatal health care professionals are concerned about patients’ excessive weight gain during pregnancy but have difficulty providing effective counseling.

Chancellor to Present Advancement of Women Award on March 22

March 17, 2010 The UCSF community is invited to celebrate the recognition of a graduate student, faculty and staff member who will receive the Chancellor’s Award for the Advancement of Women at a ceremony on March 22.

Angela Davis to Talk About Creating Change at UCSF Center for Gender Equity's Anniversary

March 03, 2010 Social activist and scholar Angela Davis, professor emerita at UC Santa Cruz, will speak at UCSF on April 15 to mark the 30th anniversary of the Center for Gender Equity.

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.

Nominations Due Jan. 15 for Advancement of Women Award

January 13, 2010 The nomination deadline is this Friday for the annual Chancellor’s Award for the Advancement of Women.

Nursing Alum Shares Tales of Volunteer Work in Rural Nepal

January 08, 2010 From deadly snake bites to babies born in animal sheds, Joe Niemczura recounts vivid and often-troubling experiences as a volunteer instructor and nurse in Nepal.

UCSF School of Nursing's Doctoral Program in Sociology Celebrates 40 Years

December 29, 2009 A tiny department on the UCSF School of Nursing has yielded big developments, including supplying much of the ammunition informing the most significant public discussions about health and health care over the past half century.

New Center Focuses on Women's Health and Empowerment on Global Scale

December 28, 2009 UCSF’s Phil Darney is co-leading a new Center of Expertise on Women’s Health and Empowerment that will tackle global health issues such as violence against women and reproductive health and rights.

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