African Americans comprise six percent of the California adult population, yet they account for over eight percent of the state’s smoking-attributable health care expenditures and 13 percent of smoking-attributable mortality costs, according to a new analysis by UCSF researchers.
January 12, 2010
January 12, 2010
UCSF’s Diana Farmer, the world’s first female fetal surgeon, will be inducted into the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSE) on January 20 -- becoming only the second US female surgeon to be bestowed this prestigious honor.
January 11, 2010
The UCSF School of Pharmacy’s Medication Management Program in Fresno will be offering free consultations with professional clinical pharmacists on two consecutive Tuesdays in January. The service is free of charge and open to anyone with diabetes, those who take blood thinners or people taking three or more medications.
January 08, 2010
From deadly snake bites to babies born in animal sheds, Joe Niemczura recounts vivid and often-troubling experiences as a volunteer instructor and nurse in Nepal.
January 07, 2010
Employees and students with a UCSF identification badge may receive H1N1 vaccines at UCSF beginning January 11.
December 28, 2009
UCSF’s Phil Darney is co-leading a new Center of Expertise on Women’s Health and Empowerment that will tackle global health issues such as violence against women and reproductive health and rights.
December 22, 2009
UCSF School of Nursing master’s student Alfredo Mireles was selected for a prestigious, 11-month fellowship with the California state government.
December 21, 2009
Health care reformers know there won’t be enough primary care physicians to meet the need. Nurse practitioners and midwives are ready, willing and able to fill the gap.
December 18, 2009
Kathleen Dracup, dean of the UCSF School of Nursing, talks about her study which found a gap between patient knowledge and behavior when responding to cardiac symptoms.
December 17, 2009
A UCSF and San Francisco General Hospital project that used a novel communication tool to improve health outcomes among diabetes patients was honored recently with a quality leadership award from the California Health Care Safety Net Institute.