When John Maa’s mother died, it was an unexpected loss for which he was unprepared. As a man, it was the most difficult day of his life. But as a son, it was the most frustrating.John Maa, MD
July 07, 2011
Of all the various types of doctors who see patients admitted to hospital wards or emergency departments, neurologists are among those who admit the largest number of patients with the widest variety of conditions, spurring the growth of a new medical speciality known as “neurohospitalists” – neurologists who focus on treating patients exclusively in the hospital.
July 07, 2011
Andrew Auerbach, associate professor in the UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine, was recently named the new editor of the peer-reviewed Journal of Hospital Medicine, the leading publication in the field first reported in a 1996 New England Journal of Medicine article co-authored by UCSF’s Bob Wachter, professor and chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine.
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.
June 23, 2011
In advance of the upcoming AIDS Walk San Francisco, UCSF will host a free public screening of a documentary depicting the emergence of the epidemic at San Francisco General Hospital and a talk by UCSF's Jay Levy, co-discoverer of HIV as the cause of AIDS, on June 29.
June 22, 2011
What started as a 2 a.m. conversation over coffee between two fourth-year medical students, ended with the development of a free mobile medical translation application with the potential to profoundly impact patient care worldwide that has more than 8,000 downloads to date on iTunes.
June 20, 2011
UCSF family practice nurse Lisa Thompson is calling attention to the dangers of rustic stoves – which use biomass fuels such as wood, coal, animal dung and crop residue – and result in harmful pollutants adversely affecting people in developing countries.
June 17, 2011
A team of researchers at UCSF and the Kaiser Family Foundation has launched a new web portal this month that summarizes findings for a range of prevention and treatment interventions designed to reduce the risk of death and disease in the developing world.
June 16, 2011
The public is invited to attend a community health fair on June 18, offering opportunities to interact with representatives from many of the great programs and services at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion and featuring presentations about health, live music and neighborhood food.
June 13, 2011
Students, residents and faculty from the UCSF School of Dentistry performed dental screenings and applied fluoride varnishes to promote early detection for tooth decay in children in partnership between UCSF, the California State Assembly and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.