The first comprehensive recommendations for assessing, monitoring and treating metabolic complications such as insulin resistance and abnormal body fat distribution that are occurring in association with HIV infection and antiretroviral therapy have been issued by an International AIDS Society-USA (IAS-USA) volunteer panel.
November 04, 2002
The UCSF division of vascular surgery, along with the UCSF division of biomedical sciences and the Cardiovascular Research Institute, is sponsoring a symposium to celebrate the opening of the Pacific Vascular Research Laboratory. The new UCSF laboratory, funded by a $6.5 million grant from the Pacific Vascular Research Foundation and the Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation, represents a collaboration between scientists and physicians working to generate and transfer new knowledge about vascular diseases into safer and more effective treatments.
October 31, 2002
A new clinic opened its doors in Oakland this week to provide free health services to immigrant and low wage workers who are injured on the job or who suffer from work-related illnesses.
October 31, 2002
The University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry has been named the lead institution in a consortium of dental schools to receive $5.3 million from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. The K12 Institutional Career Development Award has been given to the Western Oral Research Consortium (WEORC), which includes the UCSF School of Dentistry, the University of Washington, University of the Pacific, University of Colorado Health Sciences Campus and the Oregon Health Science University.
October 30, 2002
UCSF physicians and athletic trainers are providing on-the-field expertise at San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) football games through an outreach program called PlaySafe. In addition to providing physicians and athletic trainers at football games, the UCSF Sports Medicine Program is also sponsoring visits from athletic trainers several times a week to each of the eight SFUSD high schools with football programs.
October 29, 2002
In a nationwide project to fight oral cancer through prevention and early detection, the National Cancer Institute has awarded $1.2 million to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry to create a program of oral cancer prevention in collaboration with the American Dental Association (ADA).
October 28, 2002
The UCSF School of Pharmacy is ranked as the top in the US, according to a survey that weighed key criteria, including perception, funding and number of scientific publications.
October 28, 2002
The National Cancer Institute has funded for five additional years the AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource centered at UCSF. AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource (ASCR) is the new name for the AIDS and Cancer Specimen Bank, a program that has been in existence nine years.
October 25, 2002
Ephraim (Eph) Engleman, MD, clinical professor of medicine and director of the Rosalind Russell Medical Research Center for Arthritis at UCSF, will receive the Presidential Gold Medal Award of the American College of Rheumatology on October 26, the nation’s highest honor in the field of rheumatology.
October 24, 2002
The statewide California Poison Control System (CPCS) urges parents to follow these safety precautions to assure that kids enjoy the fun of trick-or-treating without running into hazards in items collected on Halloween: * Before the Kids Go Out to Collect Treats * Tell them to not eat treats until they return home and you have checked all items. * Reduce temptation to eat treats before returning home. Feed kids before trick-or-treating, or give them a snack from home they can eat while they are out. * Inspect All Candy and Treats