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September 11, 2008
The John E. Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will award $4.6 million over three years to expand its network of global health education programs to include 12 additional campuses in the United States, China and Mexico. UCSF is among the universities to receive this award. UCSF will partner with colleagues at UC Berkeley to transform global health offerings in the Bay Area.
September 10, 2008
The UCSF Memory and Aging Center (MAC) is a leader in research working toward eliminating Alzheimer’s disease, which affects more than 5 million Americans today. Its mission is to provide the highest quality of care for individuals with cognitive problems, conduct research on the causes of and cures for degenerative diseases, and educate health professionals, patients and their families.
September 09, 2008
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September 09, 2008
Joseph DeRisi, PhD, Howard Hughes medical investigator and professor of biochemistry at UCSF, today is one of five distinguished Americans selected to receive a $250,000 award presented by the Heinz Family Foundation. “As a scientist, Dr. DeRisi has made breakthrough discoveries that have provided clarity and insight into the detection of some of the world’s most threatening viruses, and his work in finding a cure for malaria offers hope to the hundreds of millions of people afflicted annually by the disease,” said Teresa Heinz, chair of the Heinz Family Foundation.
September 08, 2008
During the month of August, UCSF Police have received reports of a number of bicycle thefts committed on or around the Mission Bay and Parnassus campuses. In all but one of the thefts, the bicycles were locked, and in some cases had the additional security of being parked in the Parnassus campus bicycle cage.
September 05, 2008
UCSF Chancellor J. Michael Bishop, MD, has named John Featherstone, PhD, as dean of UCSF School of Dentistry. In an email message to the campus community on Friday, Bishop said that Featherstone would be the next dean, pending approval by the UC Board of Regents. Here is the full message by the chancellor: September 5, 2008 Dear Colleagues:
September 05, 2008
This week we ponder whether one person's depression might be biochemically different from another person's depression, and whether depression itself might sometimes be part of a bigger, badder medical syndrome...
September 04, 2008
The Ming Dynasty exhibit provided the perfect opportunity for the UCSF Asian Heart and Vascular Center (AHVC) to host its first benefit event at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
September 04, 2008
In the fast-paced world of emergency medicine, doctors and paramedic first responders must solve problems fast and efficaciously. This critical time frame is especially important when a patient exhibits neurological damage and is having seizures. UCSF’s Claude Hemphill, MD, director of the Neurocritical Care Program at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH), is leading a team for the San Francisco portion of a national study to determine the best treatment for a prolonged seizure called status epilepticus.