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March 20, 2003
Two young, black scientists at the University of California, San Francisco—with scientific achievements already behind them - are working to achieve another goal, as well - to change the ethnic landscape of the biomedical sciences.
March 20, 2003
A crowd of 600 women of all ages and from all parts of the Bay Area will gather to learn about their unique health needs at the 10th Annual UCSF Women’s Health 2020 Conference Saturday, March 22. The morning keynote speech by California Senator Jackie Speier will be followed by UCSF faculty presentations on 30 topics. Opportunities occur throughout the day for women to get screenings and other one-on-one health attention.
March 18, 2003
Writers and poets will present work that emerged from their experience of facing cancer and illness at “Healing Words,” a fundraiser for the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center on Saturday, March 29.
March 06, 2003
UCSF scientists have identified for the first time a molecule that directs neurons to form connections with each other during an animal’s early development - creating synapses essential to all behavior. The molecule may be one of only a few “matchmaker” proteins that instruct one type of neuron to form a synapse with another type, essentially wiring up the body during embryological development, the researchers say. Such molecules have been sought for decades, but this is the first discovered in a living animal.
February 27, 2003
Faculty members recently voted 52 percent to 48 percent not to start accepting funds from manufacturers of tobacco products or their subsidiaries.
February 27, 2003
Classes, clinics and laboratories in the UCSF School of Dentistry will pause for the day on Thursday, March 6, as faculty and students gather in UCSF’s Cole Hall to celebrate “Pathways to Research,” the school’s first annual research day.
February 25, 2003
UCSF Fresno will present its second medical lecture series titled “Family Health Today” at Borders in River Park, on Tuesdays during March, from 7pm to 8pm. The series will feature four health issues.  UCSF Fresno faculty members are presenting the lectures as part of the University public service mission.
February 20, 2003
Women and HIV is the focus of an International Women’s Day symposium sponsored by UCSF that will be held on Friday, March 7. Titled “AIDS Has a Woman’s Face: Gender, Power, and New Strategies for HIV Prevention,” the event is hosted by the UCSF Women’s Global Health Imperative, a research program of the UCSF AIDS Research Institute and the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences.
February 14, 2003
Biomedical research and the development of powerful new diagnostic tools will be hobbled in the U.S. if the government fails to adequately fund mathematics, physics and engineering research - “major drivers” of progress in biology, according to the executive director of the Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research, headquartered at UCSF.
February 14, 2003
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and UCSF announced today the launch of a web-based medical journal designed to improve patient safety and healthcare quality. Titled AHRQ WebM&M (Morbidity and Mortality Rounds on the Web), the journal presents actual cases of medical errors - along with commentaries from national experts. To locate the journal visit