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April 30, 2013
UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann joined Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, and Peggy Hamburg, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, to talk about precision medicine in the lead up to the OME Precision Medicine Summit at UCSF.
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.
March 19, 2013
A UCSF team has developed an ambitious online cardiovascular study using smartphones, with the goal of enrolling 1 million people from all over the world to improve heart health.
January 25, 2013
UCSF is convening some of the world’s foremost thought leaders for a two-day summit to chart the course of precision medicine, an emerging field aimed at revolutionizing medical care.
December 06, 2012
Precision medicine and cancer genetics were among the topics discussed during 11 breakout sessions guided by 30 UCSF faculty members at the Nov. 7 showcase for the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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.
November 14, 2012
Personalized medicine advances arising from genetic discoveries were the primary focus of wide-ranging presentations at the UCSF Institute for Human Genetics 2012 Symposium on Nov. 5.
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.
November 18, 2011
A National Academy of Sciences committee co-chaired by UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, recommends the creation of a Google maps-like data network that could transform the future of medical discovery, diagnosis and treatment.

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