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September 23, 2002
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has announced a grant of $1,345,320 over five years to the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry to provide improved access to dental care and increase student enrollment numbers of underrepresented minority and low-income students.
September 17, 2002
The University of California, San Francisco this week has begun distributing the first of its two human embryonic stem cell lines to academic researchers, increasing the opportunity for scientists around the world to study the therapeutic potential of the cells. The UCSF cells are being sent to nine academic researchers in the United States and two in England, the total number of scientists who, to date, have completed formal requests to study the cells. The scientists include ten from universities and one from the National Institutes of Health.
September 16, 2002
The new eight-story Women’s Health Center will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, September 21 at the UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion, 2356 Sutter Street. The festivities will include the “Passport to Health” fair which features health information and screenings free of charge to the community from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Haile T. Debas, MD, dean of the School of Medicine and Nancy Milliken, MD, director of the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health will lead a formal dedication ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m.
September 13, 2002
Fans of some the world’s fastest men and women runners—and people of any age who enjoy a good walk or run—are invited to the Champions Run for Children 2002. Scheduled for Sunday, September 15 at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the event is a benefit for the UCSF Pediatric AIDS Program. The festival begins with sign-ups at 8 am and the 9 a.m. Jamba Juice 5K Banana Man Chase, where adults and children can win prizes by racing a bunch of very tall bananas.
September 13, 2002
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September 12, 2002
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September 09, 2002
The University of California, San Francisco, Fresno Medical Education Program (UCSF Fresno) along with Mayor Alan Autry will welcome its first Endowed Chair, Michael W. Peterson, MD, to the City of Fresno tonight, September 9, 2002, at City Hall from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Michael W. Peterson, MD, joins UCSF Fresno from the University of Iowa, where he served as Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine. “Having an Endowed Chair allows UCSF Fresno to recruit some of the best and the brightest physicians in the nation to Fresno,” said Deborah C.
August 29, 2002
Women with breast cancer will reap the benefit when Bay Area gourmets and others gather on Sunday, September 29 to watch cooking demonstrations by renowned chefs Annie Somerville of Greens and Anne Gingrass of Desiree and sample treats from favorite local restaurants like Hyde Park Bistro. A benefit for the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center, the fourth annual “Taste for the Cure” at the Golden Gate Club in the Presidio has as its theme “living well after breast cancer.”
August 28, 2002
With a new grant from the National Cancer Institute, School of Pharmacy faculty will expand a program that trains pharmacy graduate students to counsel patients to quit smoking.
August 28, 2002
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded $28 million to test whether the diaphragm can prevent the transmission of HIV, to UCSF’s Women’s Global Health Imperative (WGHI), directed by Nancy Padian, PhD. The diaphragm will be the first physical barrier tested in a randomized, controlled trial for effectiveness in preventing the sexual transmission of HIV.