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Putting Patients First: Four UCSF Alumni Become Leaders in Their Field

December 13, 2012 Award-winning scientists, university chancellors, presidents of health care organizations, chief executive officers, deans of colleges, commanding generals: UCSF has a history of producing alumni who become leaders in the health sciences.

President Obama Nominates Mack Roach to National Cancer Advisory Board

December 11, 2012 President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate UCSF's Mack Roach, who is recognized as a major authority on the treatment of prostate cancer, to the National Cancer Advisory Board.

Yamanaka, Gurdon to Accept Nobel Prize in Stockholm Ceremony

December 06, 2012 Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, and John Gurdon, PhD, are in Stockholm this week to receive the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries that led to the development of induced pluripotent stem cells.

Cancer Survival Rates Will Be Boosted by Drug Development

December 06, 2012 The rate of cancer survival is expected to keep climbing in coming years largely thanks to research discoveries that are translating into new cancer drugs, which currently account for roughly 30 percent of the pharmaceutical dollar, the chief scientific officer at Bristol-Myers Squib recently said at a showcase event for the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

In Memoriam: Robert Fishman, Former Chair of Neurology Department, Dies

December 06, 2012 Robert A. Fishman, MD, former chair of the Department of Neurology at UCSF, died on Dec. 4, 2012 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was 88.

Design Science: UCSF Project Applies Innovative Thinking to Research

December 04, 2012 Cellular imaging isn’t usually top-of-mind when parents buy the popular LEGO(TM) building blocks for their kids, but the two have converged in a UCSF experiment that applies design thinking to science.

NIH Grant Supports Collaborative Oral Cancer Research

December 04, 2012 The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the National Institutes of Health has awarded nearly a half-million dollars to UCSF's Clinical and Translational Science Institute for a collaborative research project on oral cancer.

UCSF Offers 12 Days of Fitness to Employees

November 30, 2012 UCSF employees who show their UCSF identification badge can work out for free from December 1 through the 12 at UCSF fitness centers on the Parnassus and Mission Bay campuses.

World AIDS Day Symposium to Feature Emerging Investigators

November 30, 2012 UCSF and the Gladstone Institutes will observe World AIDS Day on December 3 with a symposium featuring emerging investigators working to combat the disease.

Stem Cell Banks Envisioned for Regenerative Medicine

November 29, 2012 Stem cell “banks” could serve as a valuable resource for emerging treatments in the field of regenerative medicine, though challenges remain to making them a reality, according to international experts who recently gathered at UCSF.

Six UCSF Researchers Named Fellows of National Scientific Society

November 29, 2012 Six UCSF researchers have been selected this year as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for scientific work or socially distinguished efforts to advance science and its applications.

Two UCSF Faculty Named to State Committee that Identifies Toxic Chemicals

November 28, 2012 California Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed two UCSF faculty members to a state committee that identifies chemicals known to cause reproductive toxicity.

Researchers Identify Protein Key in Proliferation of Lymphoma Cells

November 27, 2012 A team of researchers from UCSF and the University of Pennsylvania has uncovered how a normal biological mechanism called the “unfolded protein response,” goes awry in human lymphoma – work that may lead to the development of specific drugs to fight different forms of cancer.

UCSF Police Issue Hazardous Weather Warning

November 27, 2012 The National Weather Service has issued a "Hazardous Weather Outlook and High Wind Warning" for the San Francisco Bay Area beginning Wednesday, Nov. 28 and through the weekend.

Background on UCSF's Animal Research Program

November 27, 2012 The University takes very seriously the care and use of the animals it studies, beginning with ensuring that as few animals as possible are used in research, UCSF leaders say.

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