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UCSF Ranks Second Among World Universities in Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy

January 11, 2013 UCSF ranks second in the annual ranking of world universities in clinical medicine and pharmacy by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

FDA Official Says Drug Advances Could Get Boost from Academic Medical Centers

May 04, 2012 Academic medical centers can play a larger role in drug development and testing, according to an FDA official, who says there is a need for better strategies to identify winners, minimize costs and reduce failures during drug development.

Questions About Clinical Research? UCSF's New HUB Website Has Answers

March 07, 2012 UCSF has launched a new web portal that offers researchers, study coordinators and study participants an easy-on-the-eyes, logically arranged and comprehensive tool that will guide them to a wealth of much-needed information about clinical trials.

In Memoriam: John Corrin Hutchinson, MD

January 26, 2012 John Corrin Hutchinson, MD, or “Hutch” to many, professor emeritus and Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, passed away peacefully on Jan. 14, 2012. He was 84.

The Coming Dearth of Doctors who Specialize in HIV/AIDS

December 02, 2011 As physicians working on the frontlines of HIV/AIDS since its start 30 years ago near retirement, UCSF is looking to attract and train the next generation of doctors to specialize in HIV/AIDS medicine.

Reaching Out to Minorities for Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

September 29, 2011 It’s a matter of fairness: members of all ethnic groups should have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. And it’s a matter of soundness, too: medical advancements must be tested in as many different people with as many different genetic makeups as possible.

UCSF Ranks Among Nation's Best Medical, Nursing Schools

March 15, 2011 UCSF is ranked among the nation’s top four schools for medicine and nursing, according to a new survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report.

New Diabetes Treatments Aim for Never-Ending Honeymoon

February 23, 2011 UCSF pediatric endocrinologist Steve Gitelman leads type 1 diabetes clinical trials with the goal of halting beta cell destruction and thereby stopping the progression of disease soon after it is diagnosed.

San Francisco Chronicle Profiles Pediatric Surgeon Diana Farmer

May 25, 2010 Diana Farmer, the world's first female fetal surgeon, shares her story from her early years as a self-described science geek to her current role as an advocate for high-quality patient care.

Provenge, a New Prostate Cancer Vaccine, Will Soon Be Available at UCSF

May 21, 2010 The cancer vaccine sipuleucel-T -- now commercially branded as Provenge -- will soon be available at a select group of medical centers nationwide, including UCSF.

Paleolithic Diet May Help Control Diabetes

May 03, 2010 To fight the “diseases of civilization,” a Paleolithic diet filled with fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, nuts, fish and lean meat shows early promise -- but imagine no grains, beans or dairy products.

Barrows Appointed Director of Clinical Programs at Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

April 21, 2010 Kevin Barrows, MD, has been appointed as director of Clinical Programs for the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.

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.

US Launches Novel Clinical Trial to Rapidly Screen Promising Drugs for Breast Cancer Patients

March 18, 2010 Taking an innovative path toward personalized medicine, scientists for the first time will be able to eliminate – at an early point in a clinical trial — experimental drugs that show poor efficacy, dramatically shortening the time it takes to get the right medication to the right patient with breast cancer.

Dean Koda-Kimble to Receive Pharmacy Profession's Highest Honor

March 08, 2010 Dean Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, “a major force in shaping, advocating and expanding clinical pharmacy practice in the U.S. and around the world,” will receive the highest honor from the American Pharmacists Association.

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