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Dean Vlahov Receives Visionary Pioneer Award from Alma Mater

October 24, 2014 UC San Francisco School of Nursing Dean David Vlahov, RN, PhD, has been honored by his alma mater. As part of its 125th anniversary celebration, the University of Maryland School of Nursing will honor Vlahov and 24 other outstanding alumni as “visionary pioneers” who have become expert clinicians, educators, and leaders in Maryland, the nation, and around the world.

Leaders Outline Ebola Treatment Preparations at Town Hall Meeting

October 24, 2014 UCSF is proactively preparing a treatment and isolation unit for the possibility that an Ebola case could occur in the Bay Area.

UCSF, SF State Awarded $17M Grant to Increase Diversity in Biomedical Workforce

October 24, 2014 The National Institutes of Health have awarded $17 million to establish the SF BUILD program at San Francisco State University (SFSU), with UCSF as their research partner, to promote training opportunities and career development for minority students and faculty in the biomedical sciences.

Three UCSF Faculty Elected to Institute of Medicine

October 24, 2014 Eric P. Goosby, MD; Deepak Srivastava, MD; and Ron Vale, PhD; are among 70 new members and 10 foreign associates of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) announced during the organization’s 44th annual meeting announced on Oct. 20.

Film Exposes Audience to Human Enhancement Concepts

October 23, 2014 A crowd of students, nurses, doctors, and medical providers packed the film screening and panel discussion of “FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement.” The event, sponsored by the UCSF Committee on Disability Issues as part of 2014 Diversity Month, took a close look at the drive to be “better than human.”

Thompson Funded to Study Household Air Pollution Among Low-Income Communities in Guatemala

October 23, 2014 Lisa Thompson, RN, PhD, associate professor in the UCSF School of Nursing, along with Anaite Diaz from Universidad del Valle and Christina Espinoza, co-founder of GenteGas SA, has won a Phase I grant award through Grand Challenges Canada, a global health organization funded by the Canadian government.

‘Mission in a Minute’ Series Showcases the Best of UCSF

October 23, 2014 Almost a year ago, we launched a video series called “Mission in a Minute” to showcase the best of the work that is being done at the University. This pioneering group shared passionately about their work at UCSF. Since their videos aired, we have had a constant stream of requests from people who wanted to share their work with the UCSF community and the rest of the world. "Mission in a Minute" returns this fall with a fresh, new look.

UCSF Team Awarded Multimillion-Dollar Agreement with CDC

October 22, 2014 A UCSF-based team has been awarded a multimillion-dollar, five-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct economic modeling of disease prevention in five areas: HIV, hepatitis, STI (sexually transmitted infections), TB (tuberculosis), and school health.

Town Hall to Focus on UCSF Response to Ebola Epidemic

October 21, 2014 UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood will lead a town hall meeting on Friday, Oct. 24 to discuss the University’s response to the Ebola epidemic.

National Senior Citizens Law Center Honors Estes

October 20, 2014 On the evening of Oct. 17, the National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) honored UC San Francisco School of Nursing’s Carroll Estes, PhD, with the organization’s Second Annual Paul Nathanson Distinguished Advocacy Award for her work on aging and elder women’s economic and health security.

More Than 60 Gather for First ABOG Mentee Reunion

October 17, 2014 More than 60 mentees attended the first ABOG (Academic Business Officers Group) mentorship alumni reunion at UC San Francisco on Sept. 4 at the Millberry Union Conference Center. Mentees from 1991 to present listened to John Plotts, senior vice chancellor of Finance and Administration, address the group.

Staff Prepare for Debut of New Mission Bay Hospitals

October 17, 2014 The new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay held a “Day in the Life” exercise to prepare staff for the Feb. 1 opening day of the three hospitals.

UCSF Team Learns More About Why Airway Closes Up During Asthma Attacks

October 15, 2014 The molecular regulation of smooth-muscle contraction is an important determinant of airway responses during an acute asthmatic attack. In acute asthma, various triggers, including viral illnesses and aeroallergens, can cause acute narrowing of the airways leading to a life-threatening respiratory crisis and sometimes death.

UC San Francisco Relaunches ‘Mission in a Minute’

October 15, 2014 After a six-month hiatus, UC San Francisco’s popular “Mission in a Minute” series has returned. Created as a way for researchers, clinicians, educators and others to communicate directly with their respective audience, the one-minute video series showcases the work they are doing at UCSF, its significance and how it relates to the overall mission at UCSF.

NIH Launches UCSF Developed Course for Life Science Entrepreneurs

October 14, 2014 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a pilot program to help life science entrepreneurs commercialize their technology, based on a course developed at UC San Francisco. The Entrepreneurship Center at UCSF and Steve Blank, architect of the Lean LaunchPad framework, first taught the course last fall. UCSF and Blank adopted the Lean LaunchPad methodology to be applicable for life science and healthcare ventures.