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Escaping Ethiopia's Poverty at the School of Pharmacy

June 15, 2015 In the state of Tikray in northern Ethiopia, where poverty and unemployment are rampant, very few have the fortune to go to college. But Getahun Weldeselassie nevertheless banked on education as his best shot at a better life.

DeGrado Wins International Award for Protein Research

March 23, 2015 William DeGrado, PhD, a UC San Francisco researcher, has won a prestigious award from the Protein Society, an international organization dedicated to supporting protein research.

Weissman Wins NAS Award for Scientific Discovery

January 23, 2015 The National Academy of Sciences has bestowed UC San Francisco’s Jonathan Weissman, PhD, its the inaugural NAS Award for Scientific Discovery – presented in the field of chemistry, biochemistry, or biophysics.

‘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.

Graduate Students Recognized for Community Service

May 19, 2014 Two UCSF graduate students recently received awards for their outstanding service to the community.

Cancer Survival Rates Will Be Boosted by Drug Development

December 06, 2012 The rate of cancer survival is expected to keep climbing in coming years largely thanks to research discoveries that are translating into new cancer drugs, which currently account for roughly 30 percent of the pharmaceutical dollar, the chief scientific officer at Bristol-Myers Squib recently said at a showcase event for the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Improving Health By Our Own Devices

November 26, 2012 Five UCSF scientists — bioengineers Tejal Desai and Shuvo Roy, MD/PhD candidate Mozziyar Etemadi, microbiologist Joe DeRisi, and physician/surgeon Michael Harrison — trace their path toward five inventions that are changing the face of medicine in a story featured in the new UCSF Magazine.

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.

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.

UCSF Automated Pharmacy Wins 2011 Popular Science "Best of What's New" Award

November 16, 2011 UCSF’s new robotic pharmacy has won a 2011 Best of What’s New award for innovation from Popular Science.

Antidepressant Linked to Developmental Brain Abnormalities in Rodents

October 24, 2011 A study by researchers at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and UCSF shows that rats given a popularly prescribed antidepressant during development exhibit brain abnormalities and behaviors characteristic of autism spectrum disorders.

UCSF, UC Merced to Study Effectiveness of Anti-Tobacco Programs

September 07, 2011 Researchers with the University of California, San Francisco and the University of California, Merced will examine the effectiveness of state and local anti-smoking programs across the United States to ensure that health authorities are able to use their increasingly limited resources to support and defend the most effective approaches.

Smoking During Pregnancy Linked to Persistent Asthma in Childhood

August 22, 2011 Children with severe asthma are 3.6 times more likely to have been exposed to tobacco smoking before birth – even without later exposure – than children with a mild form of the disease, according to a multicenter study led by researchers at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

UCSF School of Pharmacy Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning Outlines Vision

June 24, 2011 Tina Brock, who recently became associate dean of teaching and learning in the UCSF School of Pharmacy, offers her perspective on the science of education, the importance of interprofessional learning and teaching future pharmacists.

UCSF Botulism Research Translates Into Bioterrorism Treatment

May 05, 2011 UCSF's basic research over nearly two decades has led to the first novel antitoxin to treat botulism in nearly a century – becoming the first recombinant human therapy to target one of the most dangerous substances known to man and offering a new defense against bioterrorism.