Campus News

March 25, 2010
The University of California, San Francisco has appointed a vice chancellor to oversee the university’s information technology systems. The appointment of Elazar Harel, PhD, JD, as UCSF vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer was officially approved today by the UC Board of Regents.
March 25, 2010
UCSF scientists report that they were able to prompt a new period of “plasticity,” or capacity for change, in the neural circuitry of the visual cortex of juvenile mice.
March 25, 2010
UCSF scientists have used a novel cell-based strategy to treat motor symptoms in rats with a disease designed to mimic Parkinson’s disease. The strategy suggests a promising approach, the scientists say, for treating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases and disorders, including epilepsy.
March 25, 2010
UCSF has appointed Jeffrey A. Bluestone, PhD, a preeminent scientist and proven campus leader, as UCSF executive vice chancellor and provost.
March 24, 2010
Senior Vice Chancellor John Plotts anticipates being able to provide information to the UCSF community about recommendations to achieve operational excellence in mid- to late-April.
March 24, 2010
The occurrence of an unusual type of fracture of the femur, or the thigh bone, is very low in patients with osteoporosis, including those treated with the drug family known as bisphosphonates, according to a new study led by a team of UCSF epidemiologists.
March 24, 2010
UCSF and UC Berkeley researchers have designed and field-tested a new overhead drill for construction workers that reduces ten-fold the stress on hands, while also significantly reducing fatigue and injury to workers performing this common construction task.
March 24, 2010
A first round of proposals from the UC Commission on the Future includes ideas for increasing enrollment of nonresident students, a three-year undergraduate degree, multiyear fee schedules and exploring more online instruction as ways to help the university navigate a fiscally challenging environment. Read the story on the UC website.
March 24, 2010
UCSF researchers have shown that delivering HIV prevention services to people living with HIV in clinical settings can sharply reduce their sexual risk behaviors.
March 23, 2010
Delivering on a promise to the American people, President Barack Obama today signed into the law the Affordable Health Care for America Act, extending health care to 32 million more Americans.

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