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September 24, 2013
Sequoia Capital Chairman Sir Michael Moritz and his wife, Harriet Heyman, in collaboration with UCSF, have kicked off a new endowment with a $60 million contribution to ensure the future of PhD education programs in the basic sciences.
June 26, 2013
A UCSF-led team has created a set of guidelines for doctors and other clinicians to use for communicating uncertain prognoses to elderly patients and those battling terminal illness.
March 21, 2012
Public scrutiny and the threat of government regulation are leading to a decline in industry-sponsored funding of accredited continuing medical education (CME) for physicians, and this decline represents an opportunity to make CME more relevant, cost-effective and less open to bias, physicians say.
March 13, 2012
UCSF’s School of Pharmacy ranked first in its field this year, while its School of Medicine tied for third place nationwide, according to a new survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report.
January 18, 2012
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) received more research funds from the National Institutes of Health than any other public institution in 2011 and ranked second among all institutions nationwide, according to new figures released by the NIH. The funding helps UCSF continue to perform world-renowned health sciences research amid state budget cutbacks.
November 15, 2011
President Obama has named the Science and Health Education Partnership High School Internship Program at UCSF as one of the 2011 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring, the White House announced today.
July 14, 2010
A commercial brain fitness program has been shown to improve memory in older adults, at least in the period soon after training. The findings are the first to show that practicing simple visual tasks can improve the accuracy of short-term, or “working” visual memory.
May 11, 2010
The Science Coalition (TSC), a nonprofit group of 50 U.S. research universities, released a report that highlights 100 “success stories” of companies that are the result of federal investments in basic research, including seven companies affiliated with UC research.