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Breast Cancer Lab Discoveries Quickly Lead to New Clinical Trial

March 03, 2010 New UCSF clinical trial tests intermittent high-dosage treatment for HER2-positive breast cancers.

UCSF/Rhodessa Jones performance showcases women of color with HIV

March 03, 2010 Dancing with the Clown of Love, a Rhodessa Jones’ Medea Project featuring participants in the UCSF Women’s HIV Program and Family Services Network alongside longtime Medea performers. The women will use spoken word, performance, dance and music to express personal stories about living with HIV.

Four Professors to Receive Distinguished Teaching, Mentoring Awards

March 02, 2010 Four professors will receive this year’s distinction in teaching and mentoring awards at a ceremony at UCSF on April 14.

UCSF Experts Help Shape 10-Year Plan to Prepare for Demand in Dementia Care

March 01, 2010 A panel of experts appointed by Mayor Gavin Newsom recently presented an action plan as the approaching “age wave may bring a potential crisis in Alzheimer’s and dementia care” to San Francisco.

Stress-affected brain region is smaller in veterans with PTSD

March 01, 2010 A specific region of the hippocampus, a brain structure that is essential to memory, is significantly smaller in veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder than in those without the condition, according to a study by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and UCSF.

UC Leaders Denounce Racism, Incivility

March 01, 2010 Leaders of the University of California, including UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann, are condemning the acts of racism, intolerance and incivility after a few incidents at some UC campuses. Read their statement on the UC website.

Chancellor Provides Update on Administrative, Operational Project

March 01, 2010 UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann today updated the University community on the progress of the administrative and operating efficiencies work group.

UCSF researchers identify a molecular link between thymic tumors and autoimmunity

February 26, 2010 UCSF researchers have identified a molecular mechanism that explains why patients with tumors of the thymus, or thymoma, often develop autoimmune disorders.

Greenspan to Receive American Association for Dental Research Scientist Award

February 26, 2010 John Greenspan, whose dental and oral health research has led to major contributions to HIV research and care, is the recipient of the 2010 American Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award.

Senator Specter Urges UCSF Community to Exert Political Power

February 25, 2010 Senator Arlen Specter visited UCSF last week talking about health care reform -- the topic of today’s nationally televised summit in Washington DC.

UCSF Primary Care Group Opens at Mount Zion, Accepts Patients

February 25, 2010 Two doctors are now accepting patients at a new primary care group practice at UCSF’s Mount Zion campus.

QB3 adds Zcube as limited partner in Mission Bay Capital Fund

February 24, 2010 Mission Bay Capital, LLC, has added a new limited partner to its first venture fund, bolstering the fund’s ability to invest in promising bioscience companies emerging from the University of California.

New Cancer Fighting Strategy Emerges from Antibody Signaling Discovery

February 24, 2010 A new discovery about cancer and the immune system points to previously unrecognized targets for drug development to battle solid tumors.

Chancellor Names Bluestone as Executive Vice Chancellor, Provost, Pending Approval by Regents

February 24, 2010 UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, today named Jeffrey Bluestone as executive vice chancellor and provost, pending approval by the UC Regents.

New cancer-fighting strategy focuses on signaling molecules

February 24, 2010 Cancer researchers studying the immune system have identified a previously unrecognized set of targets and biomarkers to battle solid tumors.

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