June 17, 2011
The U.S. Medicaid program is likely paying far more than necessary for medications and not offering patients the most effective ones available, by ignoring international evidence-based lists of safe and effective medications, according to a new study by researchers at UCSF.
March 30, 2011
California is at the forefront of health care reform but success will depend on a partnership between doctors and the state, according to a new analysis led by UCSF.
January 28, 2011
UCSF is voluntarily committing to an ambitious goal for its new medical center at Mission Bay to hire a workforce averaging at least 20 percent San Francisco residents during the first year of the project.
December 02, 2010
The University of California, San Francisco has appointed an exceptional physician and campus leader in the health sciences as its first vice chancellor of Diversity and Outreach, charged with creating and maintaining a diverse university environment where everyone has an opportunity to excel.
November 09, 2010
UCSF Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner, MD, and colleagues have called for Congress to more than quadruple annual federal funding for Alzheimer’s research, saying that with a dedicated effort, there is a chance for a breakthrough against the disease by 2020.
November 04, 2010
Four UCSF scientists sent a letter last April to the President’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, expressing concern about the health risks of full body scanners being implemented at U.S. airports.
September 24, 2010
The U.S. Department of Justice declined to consent to the University of California’s motion to intervene in Sherley v. Sebelius, the case regarding federal funding for human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research, on which UC had made a motion to the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals on Sept. 20.
July 28, 2010
UCSF launched a new website today to highlight the vision and priorities of UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, and to provide regular progress reports on the status of her initiatives.
February 23, 2010
Walter S. Newman, a leading San Francisco businessman, philanthropist, and community leader, has joined the Board of Directors of NCIRE-The Veterans Health Research Institute.
January 21, 2010
UCSF has appointed John Plotts, a 30-year financial veteran, to oversee the fiscal and operational management of the life sciences university.
December 15, 2009
UCSF has alerted approximately 600 patients/individuals that an external hacker may have obtained temporary access to emails containing their personal information as a result of a phishing scam.