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July 02, 2003
Americans celebrate the Fourth of July by enjoying noisy firecrackers, concerts and parades – but at the risk of hearing loss, according to Robert W. Sweetow, PhD, director of audiology at the department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, UCSF Medical Center.
June 29, 2003
Tracing all the genetic changes that flow from a single mutation, UCSF scientists have identified the kinds of genes and systems in the body that ultimately allow a doubling of lifespan in the roundworm, C. elegans. Humans share many of these genes, and the researchers think the new findings offer clues to increasing human youthfulness and longevity as well.
June 27, 2003
A new grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) will enable UCSF’s Science and Health Education Partnership (SEP) to continue to grow its groundbreaking Bridges program aimed at improving science education for the children of San Francisco.
June 24, 2003
The current screening strategy for kidney disease among people with type 2 diabetes mellitus is missing an estimated 300,000 people in the U.S., according to a study in the June 25 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Researchers at UC San Francisco, Loyola University Health System, and colleagues found that 30 percent of adult diabetic patients with kidney disease do not have the two conditions traditionally associated with kidney disease in patients with type 2 diabetes—protein in urine (albuminuria) and eye disease (retinopathy).
June 23, 2003
David A. Kessler, MD, dean of Yale School of Medicine, former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and one of the nation’s leading public health advocates, today was named dean of the School of Medicine and vice chancellor for medical affairs at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
June 23, 2003
HIGHLIGHTS · Ranks 6th overall among 125 U.S. medical schools. · Ranks 4th in research dollars awarded by the National Institutes of Health. · Ranks 1st for active patents in the University of California system. · Faculty honors: 30 members of the National Academy of Sciences; 44 members of the Institute of Medicine; 33 members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences; and 16 who are Howard Hughes Medical Investigators.
June 12, 2003
The 3rd annual UCSF Lesbian Health Research Conference, held in conjunction with San Francisco’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month celebrations, will convene Saturday, June 14, at the San Francisco LGBT Community Center. Kate O’Hanlan, MD, a gynecological oncologist and former Gay and Lesbian Medical Association president will give the keynote presentation to the expected 200 attendees from around the country.
June 12, 2003
The UCSF School of Medicine will welcome international experts to its Parnassus campus for a global health and education symposium on Friday, June 20, in honor of Haile Debas, MD, who is stepping down after 10 years as the school’s dean.  Debas will also be ending his tenure as vice chancellor for medical affairs for UCSF.
June 11, 2003
The World Health Organization has designated UCSF’s Center for Tobacco Control, Research and Education as a “collaborating center” - part of its international network supporting WHO health initiatives worldwide. The only other WHO collaborating center in the area of tobacco control in North America is the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
June 10, 2003
Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco have received seven prestigious UC Discovery Grants - state funding paired with private industry support to foster public-private collaboration on important scientific research. Proposals for UC Discovery Grants are competitively peer-reviewed, and grantees pursue research projects on UC campuses. Funding for the seven UCSF research projects totals about $2.6 million. UC Discovery Grants is funding about $1.1 million of the total, with about $1.5 million coming from private industry.

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