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UC Open Enrollment Period for 2013 Set to Begin

October 26, 2012 The University of California’s Open Enrollment period begins next week, with some important changes coming to Health Net coverage affecting employees in San Francisco.

UC President Mark Yudof Issues Letter to UC Community About Proposition 30

October 25, 2012 With the November election looming, University of Calfornia President Mark Yudof wrote an open letter to the UC community urging students, faculty, staff and alumni to exercise their right to vote.

Academia Should Fulfill Social Contract by Supporting Bioscience Startups, Case Study Says

October 25, 2012 Universities should do a better job translating public funding into health and jobs, according to a new case study by UCSF researchers.

Annual Tradition Celebrates UCSF Community Partnerships

October 23, 2012 Exemplary community collaborations that promote health equity in San Francisco took center stage at the Fourth Annual Partnerships Celebration sponsored by UCSF’s University Community Partnerships (UCP).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.