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Childhood obesity interventions must start before birth

April 14, 2010 To be a truly comprehensive and successful anti-obesity program, First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign must include interventions that target pregnant women, infants, and pre-school-age children, UCSF experts say.

Statins may slow progression of multiple sclerosis, new study finds

April 14, 2010 A UCSF-led study examining the impact of statins on the progression of multiple sclerosis found a lower incidence of new brain lesions in patients taking the cholesterol-lowering drug in the early stages of the disease as compared to a placebo.

UCSF to Host Finance Day on April 15

April 13, 2010 Faculty and staff are invited to learn about the features and the future of the UC retirement plan during Finance Day on April 15.

San Francisco Chronicle Profiles UCSF Chancellor

April 13, 2010 UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, is profiled in the San Francisco Chronicle, appearing on the front page of the Sunday paper on April 11.

New UCSF report identifies steps to increase diversity in medical workforce

April 13, 2010 A new report, based in part on case studies of the UCSF School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine, has determined five elements critical to increasing racial and ethnic diversity in medical schools and ultimately, the physician workforce.

Institute of Medicine study led by UCSF's Hauser links Gulf War to health problems

April 09, 2010 A new report by the Institute of Medicine has found that military service in the Persian Gulf War is a cause of post-traumatic stress disorder in some veterans.

MIT Professor to Talk about Progress in Achieving Gender Equity in Academia

April 09, 2010 Nancy Hopkins, a professor who has worked to achieve gender equity at MIT after uncovering inequities among men and women faculty, will speak at UCSF about the remaining obstacles to equality in academia.

Some HPV infection may be linked to increased risk of HIV acquisition in women

April 09, 2010 UCSF researchers have found a novel association between human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and increased HIV acquisition in women. The study team also identified specific types of HPV associated with HIV infection, suggesting a biological basis for HIV transmission to women.

UCSF Offers Diabetes Education Program to Bay Area Businesses

April 08, 2010 As a public service to the local business community, the UCSF Diabetes Teaching Center has launched a program offering free, one-hour diabetes group instruction to employees.

Pharmacy Dean Highlights Successes in Update

April 08, 2010 In her semi-annual update, UCSF School of Pharmacy Dean Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, reported on the school’s 30-year record of leading the nation in National Institutes of Health funding for pharmacy schools' research.

UCSF's Hauser appointed by President Obama to Bioethics Commission

April 08, 2010 Stephen L. Hauser, MD, the Robert A. Fishman Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at UCSF, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.

UCSF Tops Public Institutions in NIH Funding, Ranks Second Overall

April 07, 2010 UCSF received more research funds from the National Institutes of Health than any other public institution in 2009, and received the second largest amount of all institutions nationwide, according to new figures released by the NIH. See UCSF news release.

Task Force to Present Possible Pension, Health Benefit Options on April 23

April 07, 2010 Current and retired faculty and staff are invited on April 23 to hear about options on the table to ensure that pension and health benefits are sustainable in the future.

NEJM paper shows preventative benefit of antibiotic for liver disease

April 07, 2010 An international study published in the March 25 New England Journal of Medicine showed what researchers call a clinical breakthrough in one of the greatest unmet needs for patients with advanced liver disease.

UCSF tops public institutions in NIH funding, ranks second overall

April 07, 2010 UCSF received more research funds from the National Institutes of Health than any other public institution in 2009, and received the second largest amount of all institutions nationwide, according to new figures released by the NIH. The UCSF School of Pharmacy, specifically, ranked first in its field in NIH support for the 30th consecutive year.

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