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Gladstone Scientist Awarded International Prize in Epilepsy Research

March 04, 2015 Jeanne Paz, PhD, an assistant investigator at the UC San Francisco-affiliated Gladstone Institutes, has been awarded the prestigious Michael Prize, honoring her significant contributions to the field of epilepsy.

Hook-Barnard Appointed Director of Research Strategy

February 20, 2015 India Hook-Barnard, PhD, has been appointed Director of Research Strategy in the School of Medicine, where she will work with Executive Vice Dean Keith Yamamoto, PhD, developing and supporting research and research training programs.

Lai Among Bay Area’s ‘Top 40 Under 40’

February 19, 2015 UC San Francisco’s Jennifer Lai, MD, MBA, was recently selected as a “Top 40 under 40” in the Class of 2015 by the San Francisco Business Times. She is the only UCSF faculty member honored by the publication.

UCSF Physicians, SFGH Nurse Honored by San Francisco General Hospital Foundation

February 19, 2015 Two longtime UC San Francisco physician-researchers and a SFGH nurse have received the 2015 Heroes & Hearts Award bestowed by the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation. Diane Havlir, MD, Edgar Pierluissi, MD, and Maya Vasquez, RN, were honored at the Foundation’s annual awards luncheon on Feb. 12 for their “impact on the community through their work at The General.”

UCSF Ebola Responders to Share Their Stories at Town Hall

February 19, 2015 UCSF will convene a town hall on Thursday, Feb. 26 to update the community on its global and local response to the Ebola outbreak.

Nominations for Chancellor Award for Public Service Due Feb. 24

February 17, 2015 It is awards season at UCSF and time to celebrate our colleagues who have gone above and beyond in serving others. Nominations are now being accepted and they are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24.

Beloved Cancer Researcher Passes After a Brief Illness

February 17, 2015 Retired UC San Francisco cancer researcher Lois Barth Epstein, MD, DSc, died on Feb. 6, after a brief illness. She was 81. Epstein was a leading contributor in the field of cancer research, a skilled artist, and an active member of the San Francisco Bay Area community.

Office of Diversity and Outreach Hires a CARE Advocate

February 17, 2015 UC San Francisco’s Office of Diversity and Outreach has hired Denise Caramagno as the University’s care advocate. Effective Feb. 19, she will provide crisis intervention and ongoing support at UCSF to survivors of sexual assault and sexual violence.

Ptáček Receives Prestigious Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award

February 10, 2015 UC San Francisco’s Louis J. Ptáček, M.D., a pioneer in the field of neurogenetics, is the 2015 recipient of the American Society for Clinical Investigation’s prestigious Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award. Ptáček is being honored for his research leading to the development of the field of ion channel defects, known commonly as channelopathies.

UCSF’s Bruce Miller Urges Congress to Fund Brain Research

February 03, 2015 UCSF's Bruce Miller said the number of Alzheimer’s cases may double in the coming years. Miller spoke to Congress to spur the National Institutes of Health to increase support for neurodegenerative disease research.

Apply for Intramural Funds through UCSF's Resource Allocation Program

February 03, 2015 UCSF's Resource Allocation Program (RAP), which offers a single online application process for a wide variety of intramural grant offerings, is now inviting applications for the Spring 2015 cycle.

Inaugural Byers Family Distinguished Professorship Goes to QB3 Leader

February 03, 2015 The inaugural Byers Family Distinguished Professorship has been awarded to Regis Kelly, PhD, in recognition of his visionary leadership at QB3, a thriving center of early-stage entrepreneurship and innovation that has capitalized on the premier health sciences research coming out of UCSF.

Peter Walter Wins the Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Sciences

January 27, 2015 Peter Walter, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics, has received the 2015 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Sciences, which recognizes major contributions to science made by immigrants to America.

Theresa O’Brien Becomes Associate Chancellor

January 23, 2015 Only a few weeks had passed since Theresa O’Brien, PhD, returned from maternity leave when she was tapped to become associate chancellor by then-UCSF School of Medicine Dean Sam Hawgood, MBBS.

Weissman Wins NAS Award for Scientific Discovery

January 23, 2015 The National Academy of Sciences has bestowed UC San Francisco’s Jonathan Weissman, PhD, its the inaugural NAS Award for Scientific Discovery – presented in the field of chemistry, biochemistry, or biophysics.