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May 28, 2003
Philip Morris (now known as Altria) viewed the gay community as “an area of opportunity” for promoting the Benson & Hedges cigarette brand and targeted the community under the guise of philanthropy, according to UCSF researchers.
May 28, 2003
A study led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) indicates that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was able to significantly improve the quality of the health care services it provides through a major overhaul of its system that began in 1995.
May 28, 2003
The National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) has designated the UCSF Diabetes Center as a Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center - one of only 11 programs nationally to hold this prestigious rank. The new designation acknowledges the high quality of the UCSF diabetes-related research program and provides more than $5 million of support over five years to improve the quality and multidisciplinary nature of research on diabetes.
May 28, 2003
Performing arts companies generally end their regular seasons in May, but there is now so much going on in June that it looks like a whole new season. All the better for concert, opera and playgoers!
May 23, 2003
The University of California, San Francisco, has scheduled meetings of its Community Advisory Group for the following times and places. June: Tuesday, June 3, 2003 (This session replaces the May 29 meeting, which is now cancelled) 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm 3333 California Street, President’s Room San Francisco September: Thursday, September 25, 2003 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm 3333 California Street, Chancellor’s Room San Francisco
May 20, 2003
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter will receive the UCSF Medal - the University’s highest honor - at a special event May 22 in recognition of her work on mental health issues and advocacy on behalf of people with mental illness. Equivalent to an honorary doctorate given by many universities, the UCSF Medal is given annually to individuals who have made outstanding personal contributions to the health sciences and whose efforts mirror the goals and values of the university.
May 16, 2003
An emotionally-charged exchange of letters between strangers that began with the start of the school year last fall will end in a dramatic reading June 4 in San Rafael. The correspondents are students and seriously ill people; their letters contain passages that are both bold and eloquent.
May 16, 2003
Children who visit the Bay Area’s three Build-A-Bear Workshop stores will get a chance to give extra comfort to their peers in the hospital thanks to the third annual Stuffed With Hugs event. The first 200 visitors to each store will get to make a bear for free. The bears will be donated to UCSF Children’s Hospital, part of UCSF Medical Center, where parents bring their children from throughout Northern California for treatment of complex medical conditions.
May 15, 2003
Why do serious diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's and Huntington's mainly hit us in middle age or later? The links between aging and age-related diseases have proved elusive.
May 14, 2003
A retrospective study of stroke cases at two major academic medical centers, led by University of California, San Francisco neurologists, indicates that chiropractic manipulation of the neck can cause vertebral artery dissection, a tearing of the vertebral artery leading to the brain that causes stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). Evidence from the study also suggests that spinal manipulative therapy may exacerbate pre-existing vertebral artery dissections.