Christina Allen, MD, a surgeon at the UCSF Orthopaedic Institute, has traveled the world as the physician for the US taekwondo team, but her latest assignment at the London Olympics is a dream come true for someone who grew up watching the games and excelling as an athlete.
June 05, 2012
A diverse group of young athletes came together recently for a common purpose: to participate in UCSF’s Amputee Comprehensive Training program at the Orthopaedic Institute, where they pushed themselves further than they had ever imagined possible.
May 09, 2012
Continuing a popular but controversial treatment for osteoporosis could reduce spine fracture risk for a particular group of patients, but others could see little to no change if they discontinue it, according to a researcher at UCSF.
April 27, 2012
When Christina Allen, MD, was a small child growing up in Connecticut, the word taekwondo was as foreign to her as the country of its origin. Some 40 years later, Allen is the team physician for the U.S. Olympics Taekwondo Team and will accompany them to the 2012 London Olympics this summer.
January 12, 2012
A Bay Area athlete is chasing his dreams of competing in the 2012 Paralympics with the help of experts at UCSF. And while he has yet to qualify for the global competition, he’s already beating his disability.
September 19, 2011
Faculty are encouraged to apply for the T1 Translational Catalyst Award, which is designed to help drive promising, early-stage research through the lengthy and complex process of bringing products and procedures to patients.
September 12, 2011
The UCSF Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology (IGOT) and San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) are holding their second summit to teach international surgeons essential skills to help reduce the number of amputations performed throughout the world.
December 06, 2010
Seven of UCSF’s health care experts will share their wisdom on Wednesday during the cloud computing conference known as Dreamforce 2010 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center.
May 21, 2010
Special event with 400 San Francisco high school athletes to increase community awareness of the importance of cardiac screening in young people.
April 20, 2010
At the April 22 event, Warriors team captain and center Ronny Turiaf will share why he is committed to heart health education for athletes and underprivileged individuals, and how it led to the development of his Heart to Heart Foundation.