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April 18, 2005
So-called "conscience clauses" -- which allow pharmacists to refuse to dispense drugs for moral or religious reasons -- have now become the latest flashpoint between "right-to-life" advocates and those with a broader view of a pharmacist's responsibilities.
April 18, 2005
Attention all employees of the UCSF workforce who use, create, transmit, store or confidential, electronic patient information: the Security Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) goes into effect on Wednesday, April 20.
April 18, 2005
The campus community is invited to hear Mark Smith, CEO and president of the California HealthCare Foundation, who will address "Advocacy for Access and Cost Control in Health Care: We Have Met the Enemy and It Is Us" next week.
April 15, 2005
People with "mild persistent asthma" appear to gain adequate relief by inhaling anti-inflammatory steroids only during periods of bad symptoms, rather than daily as current guidelines recommend, a new study shows.
April 14, 2005
Scientists at the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology have discovered the mechanism that enables some CD4 T cells -- the main target of HIV -- to thwart the virus.
April 14, 2005
The campus community is invited to a special program on "Powerful Non-Defensive Parenting," sponsored by the UCSF Center for Gender Equity.
April 13, 2005
J. David Gladstone Institutes President Robert W. Mahley announced the appointment of Deepak Srivastava as the new director of the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease (GICD).
April 12, 2005
Up to 75 percent of fetal heart defects go undetected in routine ultrasound screening. UCSF researcher Lisa Hornberger teaches doctors better techniques to improve detection rates, and is working to treat heart defects before babies are born.
April 11, 2005
UCSF's Mission Bay campus is now headquarters for a new center to advance research on membrane proteins – proteins that are on the outside surface of cells and are the targets of nearly half of all drugs.
April 08, 2005
Nawang Sherpa, who last May became the first man with a prosthetic leg to summit Mount Everest, delivered hope to patients at UCSF recently.