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October 04, 2012
UCSF and its affiliates have been major players in the transformation of San Francisco as a leading center of innovation in health care and biosciences, according to a new report released Wednesday.
October 02, 2012
Starting HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral therapy reduces food insecurity and improves physical health, thereby contributing to the disruption of a lethal syndemic, UCSF and Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have found in a study focused on sub-Saharan Africa.
October 02, 2012
Why do medical research findings often fail to reach the people who could benefit from them most? This and other questions are the focus of Implementation Science, a field of study that addresses the wide-ranging challenges of translating research knowledge into real-life practice.
October 01, 2012
Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle is discussing the challenges that lie ahead for the Affordable Care Act and what’s needed to ensure its success as part of the UCSF Chancellor’s Health Policy Lecture Series this week.
October 01, 2012
Sean White, who was born with a congenital heart disease that’s often fatal for infants, underwent three life-saving heart surgeries. Now 13, Sean was recently honored with the “UCSF Gen. Colin Powell Medal of Courage.”
September 28, 2012
An isolated outbreak of a deadly disease known as acute hemorrhagic fever, which killed two people and left one gravely ill in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the summer of 2009, was probably caused by a novel virus scientists have never seen before, according to an international research consortium that included UCSF.
September 27, 2012
Top box office films last year showed more onscreen smoking than the prior year, reversing five years of steady progress in reducing tobacco imagery in movies, according to a new UCSF study.
September 26, 2012
A UCSF support program for first-generation college students launched in 2008 with a small, monthly discussion group and has evolved into the newly formed First Generation College Student Initiative, which will expand services and resources to this "invisible community."
September 26, 2012
Since the earliest days of medicine, the complex study of human anatomy has been an integral part of health science training and research. For more than 60 years, the UCSF Willed Body Program has overseen the donation of bodies for medical education and research.
September 26, 2012
The UCSF School of Medicine’s entering class, which represents 16 countries of birth, ranging from Australia to Zimbabwe, participated in the traditional White Coat Ceremony before family, friends and fellow classmates on Sept. 7.

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