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Wachter Named Nation’s ‘Most Influential’ Physician Executive

April 08, 2015 UC San Francisco’s Robert Wachter, MD, a leading national expert on patient safety who helped pioneer hospital medicine, has landed at number one on Modern Healthcare magazine’s annual list of the most influential physician executives.

Miaskowski Inducted into International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

April 01, 2015 Christine Miaskowski, PhD, RN, the Sharon A. Lamb Endowed Chair in Symptom Management Research in the UCSF School of Nursing, is one of 19 nurse researchers being inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI).

Alumni Association Marks 150th Anniversary with Awards

March 25, 2015 To mark UC San Francisco’s 150th anniversary, the Alumni Association of University of California San Francisco (AAUCSF) is honoring 150 alumni of UCSF's four professional schools (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy), the Graduate Division, and training programs with an Alumni Excellence Award.

DeGrado Wins International Award for Protein Research

March 23, 2015 William DeGrado, PhD, a UC San Francisco researcher, has won a prestigious award from the Protein Society, an international organization dedicated to supporting protein research.

Gladstone Scientist Awarded International Prize in Epilepsy Research

March 04, 2015 Jeanne Paz, PhD, an assistant investigator at the UC San Francisco-affiliated Gladstone Institutes, has been awarded the prestigious Michael Prize, honoring her significant contributions to the field of epilepsy.

Lai Among Bay Area’s ‘Top 40 Under 40’

February 19, 2015 UC San Francisco’s Jennifer Lai, MD, MBA, was recently selected as a “Top 40 under 40” in the Class of 2015 by the San Francisco Business Times. She is the only UCSF faculty member honored by the publication.

UCSF Physicians, SFGH Nurse Honored by San Francisco General Hospital Foundation

February 19, 2015 Two longtime UC San Francisco physician-researchers and a SFGH nurse have received the 2015 Heroes & Hearts Award bestowed by the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation. Diane Havlir, MD, Edgar Pierluissi, MD, and Maya Vasquez, RN, were honored at the Foundation’s annual awards luncheon on Feb. 12 for their “impact on the community through their work at The General.”

Ptáček Receives Prestigious Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award

February 10, 2015 UC San Francisco’s Louis J. Ptáček, M.D., a pioneer in the field of neurogenetics, is the 2015 recipient of the American Society for Clinical Investigation’s prestigious Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award. Ptáček is being honored for his research leading to the development of the field of ion channel defects, known commonly as channelopathies.



Peter Walter Wins the Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Sciences

January 27, 2015 Peter Walter, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics, has received the 2015 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Sciences, which recognizes major contributions to science made by immigrants to America.

Weissman Wins NAS Award for Scientific Discovery

January 23, 2015 The National Academy of Sciences has bestowed UC San Francisco’s Jonathan Weissman, PhD, its the inaugural NAS Award for Scientific Discovery – presented in the field of chemistry, biochemistry, or biophysics.

Washington Goes to Durham, NC, to Lead Duke University Health System

January 20, 2015 Former UC San Francisco executive vice chancellor and provost Eugene Washington, MD, MsC, has been named chancellor for health affairs at Duke University and president and CEO of the Duke University Health System.

Alberts Receives AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Prize

January 07, 2015 Distinguished UC San Francisco research scientist and faculty member Bruce Alberts, PhD has been chosen by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to receive the 2014 Philip Hauge Abelson Prize.

Kelly Appointed Special Advisor to Napolitano

December 18, 2014 The University of California has announced that UC San Francisco’s Regis Kelly, PhD, began his tenure on Dec. 1 as special advisor on innovation and entrepreneurship to UC President Janet Napolitano.

Williams Receives President’s Research Catalyst Award to Address Prison Health Care Crisis

December 12, 2014 UCSF's Brie Williams, MD, was one of five faculty members across the entire University of California system—and the only one from UCSF—to receive the President’s Research Catalyst Awards, chosen from a pool of almost 200 proposals. UC President Janet Napolitano made the announcement on Dec. 10.

Pantilat Receives Award for Work in Palliative Care

December 09, 2014 UCSF's Steven Pantilat, MD, has received the 2014 Ritz E. Heerman Memorial Award by the California Hospital Association (CHA). He is being recognized for his efforts to improve the quality of care provided by palliative care services.

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