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‘Mission in a Minute’ Series Showcases the Best of UCSF

October 23, 2014 Almost a year ago, we launched a video series called “Mission in a Minute” to showcase the best of the work that is being done at the University. This pioneering group shared passionately about their work at UCSF. Since their videos aired, we have had a constant stream of requests from people who wanted to share their work with the UCSF community and the rest of the world. "Mission in a Minute" returns this fall with a fresh, new look.

Tseng Receives Funding to Study HIV/AIDS, Sudden Cardiac Death

October 07, 2014 Zian H. Tseng, MD, MAS, associate professor of medicine in residence in the Cardiology Division and Cardiac Electrophysiology Service at UC San Francisco, received a four-year $2.14 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to expand on his research of people with HIV/AIDS and their increased risk of sudden cardiac death.

UCSF Researchers Win Funding for Heart, Lung and Blood Studies

August 21, 2014 The second round of funding opportunities for the Technology Development Award from the University of California Center for Accelerated Innovation (UC CAI) has begun.

Cardiovascular Study Gets Approval from the American Heart Association

December 06, 2013 UC San Francisco’s Health eHeart Study – an ambitious technology-based cardiovascular research study – has garnered the support from the American Heart Association, the largest U.S. non-profit organization dedicated to reducing disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Heart Failure Drug Shows Promise in Phase III Clinical Trial

November 06, 2012 Hospitalized heart failure patients who received the drug, serelaxin, in a phase III clinical trial had fewer disease symptoms and as a group experienced 37 percent fewer deaths over six months, according to results of a new study.

Has 'Defensive Medicine' Led to Overtesting?

August 16, 2012 It’s become common practice for the roughly 6 million Americans per year who go to emergency rooms with chest pain: Get a stress test or cardiac CT (computed tomography) scan before discharge.

Are People with HIV/AIDS More Prone to Sudden Cardiac Death?

May 14, 2012 What is the connection, if any, between sudden cardiac death and people with HIV/AIDS? And can that knowledge help prolong their lives?

UCSF Gets American Heart Association Award as Fit-Friendly Employer

November 04, 2011 UCSF was recently recognized as a 2011 gold-level recipient of the American Heart Association’s Start! Fit-Friendly Companies Recognition program. 

UCSF Pushes the Frontiers of Knowledge of Cardiovascular Biology and Disease

May 04, 2011 Blending state-of-the art technology and cutting-edge design, UCSF’s new cardiovascular research building at Mission Bay integrates basic and clinical research to address important questions in cardiovascular biology and disease. 

Aging, Chronic Disease and Telomeres Are Linked in Recent Studies

February 03, 2011 UCSF Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn is not ready to predict how long you will live. But she and her UCSF colleagues are exploring a feature within cells that is a kind of hourglass for aging.

Simpson Named Smith Lecturer by American Heart Association

November 03, 2010 Paul Simpson, a cardiologist at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and a professor of medicine at UCSF, has been named the 2010 Thomas Smith Memorial Lecturer by the American Heart Association.

Are Higher Testosterone Levels Associated with Greater Heart Risk?

August 03, 2010 Testosterone in men has become a hot health topic. New studies, including one by UCSF researchers, now are sparking a controversy over the role of testosterone in heart disease.

Re-Released Book Cites Historical Cases Leading to Today's Toxic Environment

June 24, 2010 The oil spill crisis in the Gulf Coast underscores the importance of implementing effective regulation through a proactive strategy to protect public health, according to UCSF’s Paul Blanc, the author of a re-released book.

UCSF Offers Summer Session of Mini Medical School for Public

June 23, 2010 The public is welcome to attend UCSF Mini Medical School’s summer program, which addresses several hot topics in stem cell research that foreshadow the future of modern medicine as well as advances in primary care.

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.

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