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March 01, 2005
Longtime campus communicator Andy Evangelista, considered a fountain of institutional wisdom, is leaving UCSF for seven months to serve a fellowship for the UC Office of the President.
March 01, 2005
More than 1,400 teen-aged girls from San Francisco and San Mateo counties will attend the Fifth Annual Young Women's Health Conference on Wednesday, March 9th, in San Francisco.
February 28, 2005
Three women have been selected to receive this year's Chancellor's Award for the Advancement of Women.
February 25, 2005
Aiming to improve drug safety and efficacy and to significantly boost the efficiency of drug development, the School of Pharmacy has added the Washington, DC-based Center for Drug Development Science to its research enterprise.
February 24, 2005
Thanks to a new kiosk at UCSF Medical Center, women with uncomplicated urinary tract infections can access an interactive computer instead of waiting to see a physician to get a prescription.
February 24, 2005
Fewer parents today talk to their teenagers about drugs than in previous years, finds a new study. In 2004, some 12% of US parents never talked to their teens about drugs, double the percentage in 1998, according to a survey by Partnership for a Drug-Free America. Some suggest the drug experiences of the parents, who were teens in the late 1970s, make them less likely to see risk for their children. But experts warn that today's drugs can be stronger than those used decades ago.
February 23, 2005
Migraine sufferers are more likely to have risk factors for heart disease than those who don't get the headaches, according to a NIH study. Researchers compared 620 migraine patients with 5,135 control subjects and found that those who experienced migraine with aura were more likely to have unfavorable cholesterol profiles, elevated blood pressure and a history of early onset heart disease or stroke. Migraine patients were also more likely to be smokers, but less likely to be alcohol drinkers. The study is reported in the journal Neurology.
February 22, 2005
A new, permanent museum-quality exhibit has been entertaining and educating passersby at UCSF Mount Zion for the past month.
February 22, 2005
Getting fired or laid off not only hurts financial health. A CDC study of 35,000 women found that those who were involuntarily unemployed are more likely to have heart disease than are employed women and those who choose to stay at home. For example, 28% of unemployed women reported high blood pressure in comparison to 19% of employed women. Likewise, 6% of unemployed women said they had experienced a previous heart attack, chest pain, or stroke, compared with only 2% of employed women.
February 18, 2005
The J. David Gladstone Institutes is among the top 15 institutional work environments for life sciences postdoctoral fellows, according to The Scientist's annual "Best Places to Work for Postdocs" survey.