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UCSF Receives $2 Million to Advance UC-Wide Biobanking Initiative

November 09, 2012 UCSF's Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has been awarded $2 million to advance a biobanking project involving the five University of California campuses.

Even Yeast Mothers Sacrifice All for Their Babies

November 08, 2012 A mother’s willingness to sacrifice her own health and safety for the sake of her children is a common narrative across cultures — and by no means unique to humans alone. Now an unexpected discovery at UCSF shows that even yeast “mothers” do it, giving all to their offspring — even at the cost of their own lives.

Chernobyl Cleanup Workers Had Significantly Increased Risk of Leukemia

November 08, 2012 A 20-year study following 110,645 workers who helped clean up after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident shows that the workers share a significant increased risk of developing leukemia.

AAMC Board Chair Mark Laret Calls On Academic Medical Centers to 'Think Differently'

November 08, 2012 Mark Laret, chief executive officer of UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, says academic medical centers must reconsider their traditions, practices and culture to thrive amidst significant funding cuts.

'Hero of the Hudson' Applies Lessons from Aviation to Improve Patient Safety

November 07, 2012 Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who successfully landed a jetliner in New York's Hudson River in 2009, shared lessons from the aviation industry with UCSF leaders, physicians and health sciences students that he said could greatly improve patient safety.

Passage of Proposition 30 Puts Education on Path to Fiscal Stability

November 07, 2012 The University of California will avoid $250 million in spending cuts this year, after voters Tuesday approved Proposition 30, Gov. Jerry Brown's signature tax measure.

TEDx San Francisco and UCSF Present '7 Billion Well: Re-Imagining Global Health' on Saturday

November 06, 2012 TEDx San Francisco and UCSF Global Health Sciences are uniting forces for the first time ever to showcase "7 Billion Well," a global health-focused TEDx event on November 10.

TEDx San Francisco and UCSF Present '7 Billion Well: Re-imaging Global Health' on Saturday

November 06, 2012 TEDx San Francisco and UCSF Global Health Sciences are uniting forces for the first time ever to showcase "7 Billion Well," a global health-focused TEDx event on November 10.

Heart Failure Drug Shows Promise in Phase III Clinical Trial

November 06, 2012 Hospitalized heart failure patients who received the drug, serelaxin, in a phase III clinical trial had fewer disease symptoms and as a group experienced 37 percent fewer deaths over six months, according to results of a new study.

Genetically Modified Food Labeling Through the Lens of Public Health

November 05, 2012 As Californians prepare to vote on Proposition 37, which would require labeling of food that’s been genetically modified, debate continues on the health implications of eating such foods.

Bay Area Science Festival Draws More Than 30,000 to AT&T Park with Interactive Exhibits

November 05, 2012 The World Series may be over, but AT&T Park was still buzzing over the weekend as thousands came to play and learn through interactive science exhibits.

UCSF to Survey All About Campus Culture of Inclusion

November 05, 2012 UCSF faculty, medical center and campus staff, postdocs, students and trainees will have the opportunity to voice their opinions on the learning and working environment at UCSF in a survey beginning Monday, Nov. 5.

Asthma Researcher Makes Rare Leap from Graduate School to UCSF Principal Investigator and Professor

November 05, 2012 Most young scientists fresh out of graduate school are content to begin a post-doctoral fellowship, working for an established faculty member. But for Christopher Allen, PhD, award-winning research in asthma meant the fast-track onto UCSF’s faculty.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Honor UCSF's Michael Harrison

November 02, 2012 Michael Harrison, MD, founder and director emeritus of the Fetal Treatment Center at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and director of the UCSF Pediatric Device Consortium, was recognized recently with the Ronald McDonald House Charities Medical Award of Excellence.

UCSF Kicks Off Employee Giving Program

November 01, 2012 UCSF is rolling out its Employee Giving Program, an annual opportunity for faculty and staff to give back to and strengthen their community.

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