The University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry has been named the lead institution in a consortium of dental schools to receive $5.3 million from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. The K12 Institutional Career Development Award has been given to the Western Oral Research Consortium (WEORC), which includes the UCSF School of Dentistry, the University of Washington, University of the Pacific, University of Colorado Health Sciences Campus and the Oregon Health Science University.
October 30, 2002
UCSF physicians and athletic trainers are providing on-the-field expertise at San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) football games through an outreach program called PlaySafe. In addition to providing physicians and athletic trainers at football games, the UCSF Sports Medicine Program is also sponsoring visits from athletic trainers several times a week to each of the eight SFUSD high schools with football programs.
October 29, 2002
In a nationwide project to fight oral cancer through prevention and early detection, the National Cancer Institute has awarded $1.2 million to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry to create a program of oral cancer prevention in collaboration with the American Dental Association (ADA).
October 28, 2002
The National Cancer Institute has funded for five additional years the AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource centered at UCSF. AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource (ASCR) is the new name for the AIDS and Cancer Specimen Bank, a program that has been in existence nine years.
October 28, 2002
The UCSF School of Pharmacy is ranked as the top in the US, according to a survey that weighed key criteria, including perception, funding and number of scientific publications.
October 25, 2002
Ephraim (Eph) Engleman, MD, clinical professor of medicine and director of the Rosalind Russell Medical Research Center for Arthritis at UCSF, will receive the Presidential Gold Medal Award of the American College of Rheumatology on October 26, the nation’s highest honor in the field of rheumatology.
October 24, 2002
By experimentally switching genes off or on at specific stages in an animal’s lifecycle, UCSF scientists have discovered that vigor and lifespan can be significantly extended with no side effects. Many researchers believe that increasing lifespan will dampen reproduction. But the new study of the tiny roundworm commonly known as C. elegans shows that silencing a key gene only in adulthood increases longevity with no effect on reproduction.
October 24, 2002
The statewide California Poison Control System (CPCS) urges parents to follow these safety precautions to assure that kids enjoy the fun of trick-or-treating without running into hazards in items collected on Halloween: * Before the Kids Go Out to Collect Treats * Tell them to not eat treats until they return home and you have checked all items. * Reduce temptation to eat treats before returning home. Feed kids before trick-or-treating, or give them a snack from home they can eat while they are out. * Inspect All Candy and Treats
October 22, 2002
The first international lung cancer conference to be held in China will take researchers to Beijing October 27-30. UCSF, in collaboration with the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, is sponsoring the event. UCSF researchers will be presenting their work on targeted therapies, genomics and other leading-edge science. The conference is designed to educate the medical community both in China and worldwide on the latest available therapies for patients with lung cancer.
October 20, 2002
UCSF-led researchers have developed a highly sensitive, automated test for detecting prions (PREE-on) that they report significantly improves the accuracy and speed of detecting the various forms of the infectious agent, which causes a set of neurodegenerative diseases, in cattle, sheep, deer and elk. Because the test is automated, the researchers say, it could be used for high-throughput testing of brain samples of cattle with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or “mad cow” disease, as well as deer and elk with chronic wasting disease (CWD).