Campus News

February 09, 2010
Scientists have determined that a new instrument known as PIB-PET is effective in detecting deposits of amyloid-beta protein plaques in the brains of living people, and that these deposits are predictive of who will develop Alzheimer’s disease.
February 08, 2010
Senator Arlen Specter will join UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann for a town hall meeting to talk about health care reform, federal funding of scientific research and other important issues on February 16.
February 05, 2010
Three members of the UCSF community were honored recently with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for their extraordinary leadership in advancing the goals of social justice.
February 04, 2010
The Lesbian Health & Research Center will commemorate the release of the first-ever comprehensive lesbian health textbook during an afternoon symposium at UCSF on February 8.
February 04, 2010
The UCSF School of Dentistry will offer free cleanings, dental sealants and fluoride treatments as part of the citywide “Give Kids a Smile Day.” Each child will receive a free toothbrush, toothpaste and floss. UCSF faculty, volunteer dentists and dental students will provide free dental screenings to satisfy the Kindergarten/1st Grade Oral Health Assessment Bill requirements. Services will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Members of the media are invited to attend from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
February 04, 2010
Statement from Josh Adler, MD, chief medical officer, UCSF Medical Center: “Our priority is our patients’ health, and we are committed to continually improving the way we deliver care. It is important to note that as a tertiary care referral facility, we treat an exceptionally high volume of immunocompromised patients who are more susceptible to infection.
February 04, 2010
Donna Ferriero, MD, UCSF chief of pediatric neurology, has been appointed to the National Neurological Disorders and Stroke Advisory Council. The 18 member council, composed of physicians, scientists and representatives of the public, serves as the principal advisory body to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) regarding the Institute’s research program planning and priorities.
February 04, 2010
A landmark textbook focusing on lesbian health, based on extensive research and the clinical experience of its 46 chapter authors, is now available.
February 03, 2010
UCSF researchers have identified an elusive molecular regulator that controls the ability of human sperm to reach and fertilize the egg, a finding that has implications on both treating male infertility and preventing pregnancy.
February 03, 2010
UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann outlines a vision for faster development of better, cheaper drugs to fight cancer.

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