In April 2010, personnel aboard the International Space Station plan to carry out an experiment designed by a San Francisco VA Medical Center researcher that will investigate why the immune system’s T cells stop working in the absence of gravity. The experiment has implications for understanding the body’s ability to mount an immune response on earth, as well.
March 30, 2010
In light of the economic times, the University of California’s two newest chancellors decided to forgo a formal inauguration opting instead for a low-key celebration last week.
March 24, 2010
UCSF researchers have shown that delivering HIV prevention services to people living with HIV in clinical settings can sharply reduce their sexual risk behaviors.
March 09, 2010
UCSF prevention experts have released the Positive Prevention Toolkit, a collection of resources designed to enable HIV/AIDS caregivers to provide prevention messages when interacting with HIV-positive patients. The goal is to help patients modify their behavior to reduce risk and decrease the spread of 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.
March 03, 2010
A new study co-authored by a UCSF resident physician and published this week examines why low-income countries are making poor progress in meeting international health goals. Study researcher Sanjay Basu, MD, PhD, of the Department of Medicine at UCSF and Division of General Internal Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital, said findings highlight the importance of looking at the entire health experience of a family, rather than just one or a few diseases.
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.
February 16, 2010
UCSF has received a $1.15 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to determine if integrating family planning into HIV treatment and care will increase contraceptive use and decrease unintended pregnancy among HIV-positive women. UCSF will partner with the Kenya Medical Research Institute and Ibis Reproductive Health to conduct the research.
January 08, 2010
From deadly snake bites to babies born in animal sheds, Joe Niemczura recounts vivid and often-troubling experiences as a volunteer instructor and nurse in Nepal.
December 29, 2009
A tiny department on the UCSF School of Nursing has yielded big developments, including supplying much of the ammunition informing the most significant public discussions about health and health care over the past half century.