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January 12, 2005
School of Pharmacy Dean Mary Anne Koda-Kimble offers her perspective on work-life challenges at UCSF and her personal reflections on being a Japanese woman in a new interview posted on the Supportive Work Environment website.
January 12, 2005
A study of once-confidential tobacco industry documents reveals that in the past few years several tobacco companies have continued to support research challenging the link between cancer and a potent carcinogen found in cigarette smoke.
January 11, 2005
Men who remarry after a divorce or death of a spouse tend to become couch potatoes, according to a Harvard study. Researchers studied marital status and health habits of almost 40,000 men, ages 40 to 75, and found that those who remarried had an increase in body mass index and decrease in physical activity. The study appeared in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
January 11, 2005
The UCSF Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) continues its second year this winter with four new courses starting in February. The courses are for the public.
January 11, 2005
UCSF staff at Laurel Heights deserve some high fives. Last week, they raised nearly $6,800, mostly from $5 donations, to aid victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami.
January 11, 2005
Finally, after four years of state budget cuts, the UC system received good news in the 2005-06 budget proposed by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday.
January 10, 2005
Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, PhD, noted author, anthropologist and expert in primate sociobiology, will present the Tenth Annual Maurice Galante Lecture on Monday, Jan. 24, 3 p.m., in Cole Hall.
January 10, 2005
A UCSF study estimates that the US has some 11 million children with special health care needs, and that their health care expenditures are three times higher than other children.
January 10, 2005
A new study links kids' exposure to secondhand smoke to poorer test scores. Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center studied 4,399 children, aged 6 to 16, and found there was about a three-point drop in reading scores and about a two-point drop in math scores among those exposed to the highest levels of secondhand smoke. The study appeared in Environmental Health Perspectives.
January 07, 2005
EVENTS Friday, February 11 FORUM ON DEFINING GLOBAL HEALTH: Symposium celebrates the official launch of UCSF Global Health Sciences. 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Free. UCSF Medical Sciences Building, Cole Hall, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco. Call (415) 502-6050 or email mckinney@globalhealth.ucsf.edu for more information. LECTURES AND LEARNING

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