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Scientific Community at Mission Bay Fosters Research Breakthroughs

January 23, 2013 With UCSF Mission Bay gleaming brighter every day, it’s easy to forget a time when some UCSF researchers did not want to leave the hive of activity on the Parnassus Heights campus for entirely new labs across town in a once-forsaken neighborhood.

Mark Yudof to Step Down as UC President

January 18, 2013 University of California President Mark G. Yudof announced that will end his tenure as President of the University of California, effective Aug. 31, 2013.

Complex Spinal Surgeries with Two Attending Physicians, Instead of One, Benefit Patients

January 18, 2013 Two heads are better than one, as the saying goes – and a new study by a duo at UCSF demonstrates how having two attending surgeons in the operating room during spinal surgeries can benefit patients in multiple ways.

Irregular Heartbeat Elevates Risk of Kidney Failure

January 17, 2013 The risk of kidney failure is greater for people with chronic kidney disease who also have atrial fibrillation, one of the most common forms of irregular heart rhythm in adults, according to a new study by researchers at UCSF and the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research.

Light Exposure During Pregnancy Key to Normal Eye Development

January 16, 2013 New research in Nature concludes the eye – which depends on light to see – also needs light to develop normally during pregnancy.

Great Manager Profile: Stuart Gansky

January 15, 2013 Stuart Gansky, MS, DrPH, is featured in the fifth profile of an occasional series to highlight UCSF's great managers as determined by scores in the 2011 employee engagement survey administered by Gallup.

Helping Drive Health Care's Fast-Moving Technology Train

January 15, 2013 With technology fast becoming a part of health care, technology-savvy nurse scientists are helping to create and refine technology-based clinical interventions that would be fully informed by the real-world needs of patients and providers.

Campus Technology Centers Receive $2 Million

January 15, 2013 Ten core facilities on campus have been selected to receive a collective $2 million in funds from the Chancellor’s office to expand and improve access to transformative research technologies across UCSF.

UCSF Ranks Second Among World Universities in Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy

January 11, 2013 UCSF ranks second in the annual ranking of world universities in clinical medicine and pharmacy by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

Sugar Fights Still Simmer as New Brain Study Finds Fructose Might Stimulate Appetite

January 11, 2013 UCSF pediatric endocrinologist Robert Lustig comments on a Yale University study that found that fructose might stimulate appetite more than other sugar types.

Gov. Brown's Proposed Budget a Positive Step Forward, UC Official Says

January 10, 2013 Gov. Brown’s proposed budget is seen as positive step forward, according to Patrick Lenz, the University of California system’s vice president for budget and capital resources.

UCSF Teams Tackle Childhood Mortality and River Blindness

January 10, 2013 Two UCSF teams have received a total of $16 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study new ways to significantly reduce childhood mortality and disease in developing nations.

Study Examines Qualities of Good and Bad Mentoring Relationships

January 09, 2013 What makes a good mentor? Previous studies have shown the professional benefits of cultivating a strong mentoring relationship, but a recent study co-led by UCSF researchers delved further to analyze the attributes that make a successful mentor-mentee pairing.

Renowned Child Psychiatrist and Molecular Geneticist to Join UCSF

January 08, 2013 Matthew State, MD, PhD, a leading child psychiatrist and internationally recognized expert on the genetics and genomics of autism, Tourette syndrome and other neurodevelopmental syndromes, was recently named to lead UCSF’s psychiatric programs.

UCSF Calls for Nominations for Exceptional University and Public Service

January 07, 2013 Members of the UCSF community are encouraged to nominate their colleagues for exceptional work at UCSF and in the community at large.

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