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August 19, 2014
Handwashing with antibacterial soap exposes hospital workers to significant and potentially unsafe levels of triclosan, a widely-used chemical currently under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a UCSF study.
August 15, 2014
New UC San Francisco research shows significant price differences for ten common blood tests in California hospitals, with some patients charged as little as $10 for one test while others were charged $10,169 for the identical test.
March 10, 2014
Injured patients who live near trauma centers that have closed have higher odds of dying once they reach a hospital, according to a new analysis by UCSF researchers.
January 14, 2014
The campus community is invited to hear George C. Halvorson, former chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, present the Chancellor’s Health Policy Lecture on Wednesday, Jan. 29.
December 16, 2013
Taxing sugar-sweetened beverages is likely to decrease consumption, resulting in lower rates of diabetes and heart disease, and these health benefits are expected to be greatest for the low-income, Hispanic and African-American Californians who are at highest risk of diabetes, according to a new analysis led by researchers at UC San Francisco.
November 25, 2013
After heading the Obama administration’s global effort on AIDS, Eric Goosby is returning to his roots at UCSF to apply his experiences to improving public health programs.
November 05, 2013
The United States faces a severe shortage of primary health care providers. In a series of papers published in Health Affairs, UCSF researchers advocated a number of potential solutions to the problem.
October 03, 2013
The government closure that started Oct. 1 is expected to have minimal impact on UCSF if it does not last for more than a few weeks. But if the closure is protracted, UCSF and the University of California overall are expected to face a number of challenges as a result.
September 17, 2013
More adults in California are flocking to emergency rooms, especially those on Medicaid who are using ERs at a faster rate than the uninsured or privately insured, according to new UCSF research.
July 16, 2013
UCSF ranked second among all institutions last year in biomedical research grants from the National Institutes of Health, and was the top public recipient, according to annual figures posted by the NIH.

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