First trimester abortions are just as safe when performed by trained nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified nurse midwives as when conducted by physicians, according to a new six-year study led by UCSF.
January 17, 2013
January 15, 2013
With technology fast becoming a part of health care, technology-savvy nurse scientists are helping to create and refine technology-based clinical interventions that would be fully informed by the real-world needs of patients and providers.
January 08, 2013
Matthew State, MD, PhD, a leading child psychiatrist and internationally recognized expert on the genetics and genomics of autism, Tourette syndrome and other neurodevelopmental syndromes, was recently named to lead UCSF’s psychiatric programs.
January 07, 2013
The National Cancer Institute has awarded the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center a $36 million support grant that will fund infrastructure for clinical trials, cutting-edge research and programmatic support over five years.
January 04, 2013
At the San Francisco VA Medical Center’s primary care clinic, nurse practitioners and medical residents are training together in teams in what is an emerging trend in health care called patient-centered medical homes.
January 04, 2013
A team of UCSF researchers have conducted the most comprehensive retrospective study ever conducted comparing how the major types of prostate cancer treatments stack up to each other in terms of saving lives and cost effectiveness.
January 01, 2013
A new study suggests preparing doctors to be better communicators may help improve medication adherence and ultimately health outcomes.
December 28, 2012
Since receiving a life-saving liver transplant at UCSF, Alfonso Garcia has made it a mission to spread the word about the value of organ donation. He will ride on the Donate Life float at the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade in honor of his donor, George Becker.
December 20, 2012
The San Francisco 49ers had major cause for celebration after they defeated the New England Patriots on Sunday in what many call the best game of the NFL season. But instead of hitting the town, they boarded a plane and flew through the night to make sure they got back to San Francisco to support some of their smallest and most loyal fans.
December 17, 2012
UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, on Monday issued a letter to the campus community about the tragedy in Connecticut.