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October 25, 2010
Heavy cell-phone use over many years may threaten one’s health, according to well-known environmental activist, cancer epidemiologist, and author Devra Davis, MPH, PhD, who spoke recently at a seminar on the UCSF Parnassus campus.
October 25, 2010
The University of California today launched the Center for Health Quality and Innovation to promote key innovations across campuses, including several UCSF programs, to further enhance its delivery of patient care.
October 22, 2010
Genetics experts will cover topics ranging from the metabolic syndrome, to cancer, to Neanderthal genetics at a symposium to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the UCSF Institute for Human Genetics.
October 13, 2010
John Greenspan, a distinguished professor of oral pathology and pathology in the schools of dentistry and medicine, respectively, has been appointed associate dean for Global Oral Health in the UCSF School of Dentistry.
October 12, 2010
UCSF will host a team from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) this week as it pursues accreditation -- a once-a-decade validation of its quality as a graduate health sciences university.
October 11, 2010
Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann, Elena Fuentes-Afflick, Neil Risch and Kevan Shokat were elected today to the Institute of Medicine, which serves as an adviser to the nation to improve health.
October 08, 2010
The California Legislature sent a 2010-11 budget to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today (Oct. 8) that includes approximately $3 billion for University of California academic programs, student financial aid and health education and research. Read the full story on the UC website.
October 04, 2010
UCSF health policy expert Janet Coffman addresses some of the reasons why California is ahead of other states and the benefits of being first in health care reform.
October 04, 2010
Synuclein is a protein that can cause Parkinson’s disease, although it is not clear how. UCSF researcher Robert Edwards, MD, now has discovered that synuclein can affect signal transmission between nerve cells long before disease symptoms arise.
September 30, 2010
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) on September 30 announced 52 highly competitive awards for high-risk, high-payoff research for young biomedical scientists, and UCSF tops California institutions with four recipients.

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