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Global Health Pioneer Paul Farmer Touts Community-Based Health Care Model to Combat Infectious Diseases

October 23, 2012 Global health pioneer Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, addressed a packed UCSF auditorium in a special lecture about a community-based health care model that his nonprofit organization, Partners In Health, has brought to some of the world's most impoverished countries, including Haiti and Rwanda.

First-Ever Partners in Primary Care Summit Shares Lessons From the Field

October 22, 2012 The first-ever UCSF and Partners Primary Care Summit brought key players to the table to discuss how to improve patient-focused care in San Francisco as part of national health reform.

'Onward California' Tour Promotes UC's Impact on the State and Offers Sweet Treats

October 22, 2012 “Whether you know it or not, the University of California, or a UC grad, has probably played a part in your day.” That message is the focus of a mobile tour aimed at promoting UC’s impact on the state that’s coming to UCSF this week.

Most Liver Transplant Candidates Receive Donation Offers

October 22, 2012 Most liver transplant candidates who died or were removed from the transplant list actually received one or more liver donation offers, according to a recent UCSF study.

New Dementia Diagnostic Exams and Gene Findings Bode Well for Treatment

October 19, 2012 As part of receiving the Academic Senate's 12th Annual Faculty Research Lectureship in Clinical Science, behavioral neurologist Bruce Miller, MD, recently gave a lecture in which he described recent advances in frontotemporal dementia (FTD) research.

UC Health Campuses Meet to Review Progress of Biomedical Research Collaboration

October 19, 2012 With a focus on improving biomedical research collaboration within the University of California system, representatives from five UC campuses and the UC Office of the President met recently for an annual retreat in Oakland to review the progress of the University of California Biomedical Research Acceleration, Integration, and Development (UC BRAID) program.

Researchers Identify Lynchpin to Activating Brown Fat Cells

October 18, 2012 Researchers at UCSF have identified the lynchpin that activates brown fat cells, which burn fat molecules instead of storing them, making them the focus of pharmaceutical research aimed at fighting obesity.

Marcia Canning to Retire After 30-Year Legal Career at University of California

October 18, 2012 Marcia Canning, who loved to watch "Perry Mason" on TV as a girl, will retire after 30 years of working as an attorney for the University of California.

Shuvo Roy to Receive BayBio Pantheon Award For Artificial Kidney Project

October 17, 2012 UCSF bioengineer Shuvo Roy, PhD, has been elected to the BayBio Pantheon, a group of 52 San Francisco Bay Area life sciences leaders who have made a significant contribution to the industry, for his work toward creating the world’s first implantable artificial kidney.

NIH Awards $15 Million Grant to Continue UCSF-Gladstone AIDS Research

October 16, 2012 The National Institutes of Health has awarded more than $15 million over the next five years to the UCSF-Gladstone Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) to continue its pioneering translational AIDS research.

UCSF Emergency Responders to Participate in Great California Shakeout

October 15, 2012 UCSF first responders will participate in the " Great California ShakeOut," the largest emergency preparedness drill in California history on the morning of October 18.

Pacific Islanders, South Asians and Filipinos Have Higher Rates of Diabetes Than All Other Ethnic Groups

October 15, 2012 Rates of diagnosed diabetes are much higher among some Asian subgroups than is apparent when aggregating all Asians as a whole, according to a new study by the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) which appears in the current online issue of Diabetes Care.

Three UCSF Faculty Members Named to Institute of Medicine

October 15, 2012 Three UCSF faculty members are among the 70 newly elected members of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), which recognizes those who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service in the areas of medical sciences, health care and public health.

President Yudof to Hold Live Web Chat for UC Faculty and Staff on November 2

October 12, 2012 Faculty and staff should mark their calendars for a Friday, Nov. 2 web chat with UC President Mark Yudof and Staff Advisors to the Regents Kevin Smith and Kathy Barton.

Yamanaka's Nobel Prize Highlights Value of Training and Collaboration

October 11, 2012 When Shinya Yamanaka won the Nobel Prize in Medicine, colleagues at UCSF and the Gladstone Institutes and scientists from his lab gathered Monday afternoon to cheer the laureate and raise champagne toasts, while he shared in the celebration via live video streaming from halfway across the globe.