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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.

Singing Professor Offers Musical Lectures for Medical Students

December 28, 2012 A singing professor is using music to teach medical students the fine details of human health and disease as they progress in their specialties at UCSF.

Teen Liver Transplant Recipient to Honor Donor at 2013 Rose Parade

December 28, 2012 Since receiving a life-saving liver transplant at UCSF, Alfonso Garcia has made it a mission to spread the word about the value of organ donation. He will ride on the Donate Life float at the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade in honor of his donor, George Becker.

UCSF Researchers Collaborate to Translate Discoveries into New Solutions for Advancing Health

December 20, 2012 UCSF is a health-sciences research powerhouse – a premier academic medical center that values not only the physician who designs clinical trial protocols for promising experimental drugs, but also the talented lab scientist who unearths nature’s secrets on the molecular and cellular levels.

MRIs Reveal Signs of Brain Injuries Not Seen in CT Scans

December 18, 2012 Hospital MRIs may be better at predicting long-term outcomes for people with mild traumatic brain injuries than CT scans, according to a clinical trial led by researchers at UCSF and the San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

California Stem Cell Agency Awards $12 Million in Grants to UCSF Physician Scientists

December 17, 2012 The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine has awarded $12 million in stem cell research grants to fund four projects at UCSF, part of a total $36 million in new awards to young researchers announced by the state agency.

UC Suspends Use of New Monogram

December 14, 2012 Daniel M. Dooley, senior vice president for external relations at the University of California Office of the President, said today the University would stop using the new UC monogram.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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