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March 03, 2008
Sarah BalysDepartment: Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science Title: Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor Email: Sarah.Balys@ucsfmedctr.org Site: Mount Zion Phone number: 476-1715, #4 Degrees: MSPT, UCSF/SFSU, 2004; DPT, UCSF/SFSU, 2007
February 29, 2008
The new vaccine used to prevent sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) in women and girls could play the same role in men and boys, says UCSF Professor of Medicine Joel Palefsky, MD. Without vaccination, Palefsky adds, "about 75 percent of men and women are going to get an HPV genital infection at some point." In females, the vaccine, called Gardasil, prevents infection by two HPV strains that are responsible for 70 percent of cervical cancers. The vaccine also prevents infection by two strains that cause 90 percent of genital warts.
February 29, 2008
UCSF School of Nursing Dean Kathy Dracup, RN, FNP, DNSc, spelled out her priorities for 2008-2009: to revise the master of science in nursing curriculum, continue succession planning, increase space to grow programs and boost the diversity of faculty, staff and students.
February 29, 2008
Knowing how cells move might help stop cancer...
February 28, 2008
An expert in pediatric obesity and eating disorders will give grand rounds lectures this morning and tomorrow at UCSF.
February 26, 2008
The UCSF Heart and Vascular Center has opened a clinic specializing in Marfan syndrome and related disorders as part of the new UCSF Program in Cardiovascular Genetics. The program, which is directed by geneticist Robert Nussbaum, MD, and genetic counselor Colleen Brown, is also inaugurating clinics in familial cardiomyopathies and in genetic arrhythmias.
February 26, 2008
The HepB Free Project is hosting a screening on Saturday, Mar. 1 at 2330 Post Street in San Francisco, from 9 am to noon. Interpreters will be available to provide translation in Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Korean and Japanese.
February 25, 2008
Today UCSF kicks off a week-long campaign on campus to raise awareness of eating disorders.
February 22, 2008
By Jeffrey Norris If you are pondering your chances of emerging from the flu season unscathed, these facts won't cheer you. The flu season will soon reach its peak. Nationwide, most flu cases now being reported are due to strains not covered by this year's vaccine, according to the most recent weekly report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
February 22, 2008
By Valerie Tucker Scientists at the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology (GIVI) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have found that therapy can be used to stimulate the production of vital immune cells, called "T- cells," in adults with HIV infection.

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