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October 15, 2010
UCSF Nobel laureate Stanley B. Prusiner, professor of neurology and director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, today (Oct. 15, 2010) was named to receive the National Medal of Science, the nation’s highest honor for science and technology.
October 13, 2010
John Greenspan, a distinguished professor of oral pathology and pathology in the schools of dentistry and medicine, respectively, has been appointed associate dean for Global Oral Health in the UCSF School of Dentistry.
October 12, 2010
On Tuesday, October 19, 2010, San Francisco VA Medical Center bone researcher and former NCIRE Board of Directors member Robert A. Nissenson, PhD, will receive the 2010 Shirley Hohl Service Award from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR).
October 12, 2010
UCSF will host a team from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) this week as it pursues accreditation -- a once-a-decade validation of its quality as a graduate health sciences university.
October 11, 2010
The UCSF Global Health Group will host a Bay Area Global Health Summit to focus on innovative ways of using technologies to improve global health over the next decade.
October 11, 2010
Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann, Elena Fuentes-Afflick, Neil Risch and Kevan Shokat were elected today to the Institute of Medicine, which serves as an adviser to the nation to improve health.
October 09, 2010
UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, will be inducted today into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, alongside some of the world’s other most distinguished scholars, artists and institutional leaders.
October 08, 2010
A woman’s race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status impact whether health care providers recommend one of the most highly effective forms of contraception, a UCSF study confirms. The results also indicate that the interaction of both factors plays a role in clinicians’ decisions.
October 08, 2010
The California Legislature sent a 2010-11 budget to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today (Oct. 8) that includes approximately $3 billion for University of California academic programs, student financial aid and health education and research. Read the full story on the UC website.
October 06, 2010
Patients who cannot discuss their diabetes with a doctor in their own language may have poorer health outcomes, even when interpreter services are available, according to a new study by researchers at UCSF and the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research.

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