A new measurement tool called the computerized clinical vignette can help clinicians and policymakers assess and improve the quality of physician practice while potentially reducing costs, according to a study led by a researcher at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).
November 15, 2004
November 12, 2004
Niners fans will have a chance win a No. 42 jersey signed by Hall of Fame legend Ronnie Lott at the San Francisco 49ers game on Sunday, November 14 at Monster Stadium.
November 09, 2004
Elderly people with the metabolic syndrome -- a constellation of cardiovascular risk factors including excessive fat around the abdomen, high blood pressure, and high blood glucose levels -- are at greater risk for cognitive impairment and decline than those without the syndrome, according to a study led by a University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) researcher.
November 08, 2004
## Events ## Wednesday and Thursday, December 1 and 2 HOLIDAY SHOPPING SPREE: Shop for the holidays early and avoid the stress of last minute gift-finding. Free admission. 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on December 1, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on December 2. UCSF Millberry Conference Center, 500 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. Call (415) 476-2675 for more information.
November 06, 2004
Four of the highest honors being presented this year by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recognize UCSF faculty leaders.
November 04, 2004
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $21 million to the UCSF Women's Global Health Imperative to conduct clinical trials for new treatments as well as prevention and diagnostic products for non-HIV sexually transmitted infections (STI).
November 01, 2004
People who want to quit smoking have an improved chance of success if they receive long-term comprehensive drug and psychological interventions, according to a new study by UCSF researchers.
October 26, 2004
UCSF released online today (October 26) a million pages of formerly secret documents belonging to the world's second largest tobacco company, British American Tobacco (BAT).
October 25, 2004
Results of a national clinical trial show a new saline-filled testicular implant is safe and improves quality of life. A UCSF team led the study, which involved patients at 18 sites.
October 25, 2004
As part of its strategy to avert tobacco stock divestment by the country's top medical schools, Philip Morris exploited institutional fears of losing research funding, according to a new report by UCSF School of Nursing researchers.