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January 09, 2014
UCSF and Quest Diagnostics, the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, have formed a collaboration to accelerate the translation of biomedical research into advanced diagnostics in the field of precision medicine.
December 20, 2013
UCSF has launched a new specialty in Clinical Informatics, addressing the growing need to harness the power of massive quantities of patient data in the era of precision medicine and health care reform.
November 21, 2013
A team led by UCSF scientists has identified the disruption of a single type of cell – in a particular brain region and at a particular time in brain development – as a significant factor in the emergence of autism.
May 03, 2013
At the OME Precision Medicine summit at UCSF, attendees launched a social media campaign to engage the nation in an effort to transform medicine as we know it. The MeForYou.org campaign aims to engage the public in addressing a key roadblock to advancing precision medicine.
May 01, 2013
More than 150 of the nation’s top innovators will convene this week in a summit at UCSF that aims to leverage science and technology to transform health and medicine as we know it.
March 22, 2013
The Li Ka Shing Foundation has pledged $2 million to support UCSF’s efforts to advance precision medicine, an emerging field aimed at revolutionizing medical research and patient care.
November 19, 2012
DNA sequences obtained from a handful of patients with multiple sclerosis at the UCSF Medical Center have revealed the existence of an “immune exchange” that allows the disease-causing cells to move in and out of the brain.
April 17, 2012
UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann spoke with The Wall Street Journal reporter Amy Marcus about her vision of a “new social contract” for patients participating in the health care system.
April 11, 2012
In November 2011, a National Academy of Sciences committee issued a report calling for the creation of a “Google Maps”-like data network intended to revolutionize medical discovery, diagnosis and treatment. Today, the co-chair of that committee, UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, is issuing a call-to-arms to patient advocates to help make that idea a reality.