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February 09, 2005
UCSF is hosting the 37th Annual Systemwide Academic Business Officers Group Conference, slated for Sunday through Wednesday, April 3-6, at the Renaissance Parc 55 in San Francisco.
February 09, 2005
People who worry a lot or feel stressed out may be at a higher risk for Alzheimer's disease, suggests a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. They studied 1,064 people over age 65 and found those who appeared prone to feeling distressed were more than twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease within 3 to 6 years. The relationship between stress and Alzheimer's was much stronger in whites than in African Americans. They study appeared in the journal Neurology.
February 08, 2005
Researchers looking at work-related injuries of hospital employees are again asking for cooperation from those working at UCSF and San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center to complete the study.
February 08, 2005
Doctors often don't have key information when seeing or treating patients, according to a University of Colorado study. Researchers reviewed more than 1,600 doctor-patient encounters in an eight-month period in 2003 and found important pieces of clinical information were not available in almost 1 out of every 7 visits. Lab results were missing in 6.1% of all visits, radiology results in 3.8% of visits, and information medication was unavailable 3.2% of the time. The study appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
February 07, 2005
Executive Vice Chancellor Eugene Washington recently shared his goals for the future, stressing the importance of empowering people to achieve their utmost potential.
February 07, 2005
The UCSF Medical Center Update television spots airing on KGO television have a fresh new look starting today (Feb. 7) beginning with 30- and 60-second spots featuring the Pediatric Heart Center.
February 07, 2005
More people are killed in road accidents in the US on July 4th than on any other day of the year, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. On average 117 people died every day on US roads between 1986-2002. More road deaths occurred in summer and autumn than during the other seasons. But New Year's Day had the most pedestrian deaths and the fifth-largest number of daily deaths. Saturday was the worst day for road deaths and between 5-6 in the afternoon was the peak time. The study appeared in the journal Injury Prevention.
February 04, 2005
A research symposium featuring the work of some of the top undergraduates in the UC system, will be hosted by UCSF, March 5 and 6, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel near San Francisco International Airport.
February 04, 2005
"Beginning a new era at UCSF," faculty and staff gathered this week to officially start the program planning process for clinical facilities at Mission Bay
February 04, 2005
Young motorists who yak on cell phones drive like old folks. A University of Utah study showed that when 18- to 25-year-olds were placed in a driving simulator and talked on a cellular phone, they reacted to brake lights from a car in front of them as slowly as 65- to 74-year-olds who were not using a cell phone. Drivers who talked on cell phones - regardless of whether they were young or old - were 18% slower in hitting their brakes. The study was published in the journal Human Factors.

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