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UCSF Celebrates Milestone Service

April 15, 2010 UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann recently congratulated members of the UCSF community who have served at the University for a decade or longer.

UCSF ranks among top five medical schools in new "U.S. News" survey

April 15, 2010 The UCSF School of Medicine is ranked among the top five medical schools in the nation in a new survey on “America’s Best Graduate Schools” conducted by U.S. News & World Report.

Stem Cell Researchers Get Advice on Clinical Trials from UCSF Chancellor

April 15, 2010 UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann recently urged stem cell researchers to focus on the primary goal – making new treatments broadly available to benefit patients.

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.

New studies reveal age-related nerve decline is associated with inflammation and differs by gender

April 14, 2010 New research investigating neurological decline in a population of “super healthy” elderly subjects found that the decline in neurological function of the peripheral nervous system attributed to aging may be related to metabolic factors, such as blood sugar levels, even if these factors are within the normal range.

SFGH to Host Conversation with Author Rebecca Skloot

April 14, 2010 Rebecca Skloot, author of New York Times bestselling book “The Immortal Life of Henriettal Lacks,” will visit UCSF for a special conversation about science and the ethics of research on April 28.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.