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September 24, 2004
Robert M. Wachter, MD, chief of the medical service and chair of the patient safety committee at UCSF Medical Center, is a recipient of the 2004 John M. Eisenberg award.
September 15, 2004
Researchers in the UCSF School of Nursing have received a new $1.4 million grant to expand a project focused on measuring the quality of nursing care in Bay Area hospitals.
September 13, 2004
## WHEN: 11:15 am, Tuesday, September 14 ## WHERE: UCSF Children’s Hospital, 505 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco ## WHAT: Inauguration of the “Little Wishes” program at UCSF Children’s Hospital. MAYOR GAVIN NEWSOM and leaders from UCSF and “Little Wishes” will welcome the program’s supporters with a party in the All Stars courtyard at UCSF Children’s Hospital. The Mayor will visit some patients’ hospital rooms as these children receive the gifts that fill their wishes.
September 13, 2004
## Events * Thursday, October 7 NATIONAL DEPRESSION SCREENING DAY: Free confidential depression and anxiety screening, informational talk and referrals provided. 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. UCSF Parnassus Campus, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, 401 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco. (415) 476-7500.
September 09, 2004
Bacteria thrive on it, red blood cells carry it in high concentration, yet the human brain can't tolerate it. The ability of cells to acquire or dispose of ammonia can be a matter of life and death.
September 09, 2004
UCSF leaders are recommending a bold plan to establish state-of-the-art, technologically advanced patient care facilities at three major sites as part of a long-term vision to advance UCSF's education, research and health care missions.
August 31, 2004
UCSF Medical Center is bringing together cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons and other specialists to form a new UCSF Heart and Vascular Center.
August 30, 2004
Scientists have determined the precise molecular structure of a potential new target for treating prostate cancer, a disease driven in part by abnormal testosterone activity.
August 29, 2004
An enzyme found in nearly all animal and human cells acts as a natural brake to prevent potentially deadly runaway inflammation, UCSF scientists have discovered.
August 27, 2004
Recent discoveries about the way that HIV infects cells are propelling the development of a broad spectrum of promising new antiviral drugs, according to an invited commentary on the topic in the current issue of Nature Immunology (August 27, 2004).

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