When John Maa’s mother died, it was an unexpected loss for which he was unprepared. As a man, it was the most difficult day of his life. But as a son, it was the most frustrating.John Maa, MD
July 07, 2011
Of all the various types of doctors who see patients admitted to hospital wards or emergency departments, neurologists are among those who admit the largest number of patients with the widest variety of conditions, spurring the growth of a new medical speciality known as “neurohospitalists” – neurologists who focus on treating patients exclusively in the hospital.
July 07, 2011
Andrew Auerbach, associate professor in the UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine, was recently named the new editor of the peer-reviewed Journal of Hospital Medicine, the leading publication in the field first reported in a 1996 New England Journal of Medicine article co-authored by UCSF’s Bob Wachter, professor and chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine.
July 01, 2011
Former NFL players Harris Barton and Ronnie Lott recently presented a check for $2.5 million on behalf of Champion Charities to UCSF’s Brain Tumor Research Center to support its mission to eradicate brain disease.
July 01, 2011
Daphne Stannard’s story mirrors an important shift in nursing: the tightening connection between the ivory tower and the practice setting or, as the nurse researcher puts it, “diminishing the dichotomy between academia and service.”
June 29, 2011
UCSF gynecologic oncologist John K. Chan, MD, is leading a nationwide endeavor to evaluate a new strategy called “dose-dense” chemotherapy to improve treatment outcomes for women with ovarian cancer.
June 28, 2011
The UCSF Diabetes Family Fund for Innovative Patient Care, Education and Scientific Discovery, created by one anonymous donor who is committed to diabetes research, is financing 11 projects that support creative, collaborative and imaginative innovations in diabetes clinical care, patient education, medical training and clinical and basic research.
June 23, 2011
In advance of the upcoming AIDS Walk San Francisco, UCSF will host a free public screening of a documentary depicting the emergence of the epidemic at San Francisco General Hospital and a talk by UCSF's Jay Levy, co-discoverer of HIV as the cause of AIDS, on June 29.
June 22, 2011
What started as a 2 a.m. conversation over coffee between two fourth-year medical students, ended with the development of a free mobile medical translation application with the potential to profoundly impact patient care worldwide that has more than 8,000 downloads to date on iTunes.
June 17, 2011
A team of researchers at UCSF and the Kaiser Family Foundation has launched a new web portal this month that summarizes findings for a range of prevention and treatment interventions designed to reduce the risk of death and disease in the developing world.