A group of scientists at UCSF and Columbia University estimates that slapping a penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages would prevent nearly 100,000 cases of heart disease, 8,000 strokes and 26,000 deaths every year.
January 09, 2012
June 17, 2011
The U.S. Medicaid program is likely paying far more than necessary for medications and not offering patients the most effective ones available, by ignoring international evidence-based lists of safe and effective medications, according to a new study by researchers at UCSF.
March 30, 2011
California is at the forefront of health care reform but success will depend on a partnership between doctors and the state, according to a new analysis led by UCSF.
January 28, 2011
UCSF is voluntarily committing to an ambitious goal for its new medical center at Mission Bay to hire a workforce averaging at least 20 percent San Francisco residents during the first year of the project.
January 12, 2011
Sanofi-Aventis and UCSF have formed two research and development collaborations that join together leaders from academia and industry to more rapidly advance groundbreaking innovation from the lab to the patient.
December 02, 2010
The University of California, San Francisco has appointed an exceptional physician and campus leader in the health sciences as its first vice chancellor of Diversity and Outreach, charged with creating and maintaining a diverse university environment where everyone has an opportunity to excel.
November 18, 2010
In a letter to the UCSF community, Chancellor Desmond-Hellmann expressed sorrow over a fatal accident this week involving a campus shuttle bus that resulted in the death of a 65-year-old woman.
November 09, 2010
UCSF Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner, MD, and colleagues have called for Congress to more than quadruple annual federal funding for Alzheimer’s research, saying that with a dedicated effort, there is a chance for a breakthrough against the disease by 2020.
November 04, 2010
Four UCSF scientists sent a letter last April to the President’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, expressing concern about the health risks of full body scanners being implemented at U.S. airports.
September 24, 2010
The U.S. Department of Justice declined to consent to the University of California’s motion to intervene in Sherley v. Sebelius, the case regarding federal funding for human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research, on which UC had made a motion to the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals on Sept. 20.