Fans of some the world’s fastest men and women runners—and people of any age who enjoy a good walk or run—are invited to the Champions Run for Children 2002. Scheduled for Sunday, September 15 at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the event is a benefit for the UCSF Pediatric AIDS Program. The festival begins with sign-ups at 8 am and the 9 a.m. Jamba Juice 5K Banana Man Chase, where adults and children can win prizes by racing a bunch of very tall bananas.
September 13, 2002
September 12, 2002
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September 09, 2002
The University of California, San Francisco, Fresno Medical Education Program (UCSF Fresno) along with Mayor Alan Autry will welcome its first Endowed Chair, Michael W. Peterson, MD, to the City of Fresno tonight, September 9, 2002, at City Hall from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Michael W. Peterson, MD, joins UCSF Fresno from the University of Iowa, where he served as Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine. “Having an Endowed Chair allows UCSF Fresno to recruit some of the best and the brightest physicians in the nation to Fresno,” said Deborah C.
August 29, 2002
Women with breast cancer will reap the benefit when Bay Area gourmets and others gather on Sunday, September 29 to watch cooking demonstrations by renowned chefs Annie Somerville of Greens and Anne Gingrass of Desiree and sample treats from favorite local restaurants like Hyde Park Bistro. A benefit for the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center, the fourth annual “Taste for the Cure” at the Golden Gate Club in the Presidio has as its theme “living well after breast cancer.”
August 28, 2002
With a new grant from the National Cancer Institute, School of Pharmacy faculty will expand a program that trains pharmacy graduate students to counsel patients to quit smoking.
August 28, 2002
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded $28 million to test whether the diaphragm can prevent the transmission of HIV, to UCSF’s Women’s Global Health Imperative (WGHI), directed by Nancy Padian, PhD. The diaphragm will be the first physical barrier tested in a randomized, controlled trial for effectiveness in preventing the sexual transmission of HIV.
August 26, 2002
All high school seniors and their parents from San Francisco Unified and Jefferson Union schools are invited to attend the fourth annual “Go UC!” conference from 10 am - 2 pm on Saturday, October 19 at 513 Parnassus on the UCSF campus. Check-in begins at 9 am for the free event. ## The UCSF Center for Science Education and Outreach sponsors this annual conference designed to give students extensive information about all UC campuses including:
August 22, 2002
## 30 Seconds SENIOR CITIZENS WITH MAJOR DEPRESSION MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR A STUDY AT U C SAN FRANCISCO, THAT WILL TEST AN EXPERIMENTAL NEW DRUG FOR MAJOR DEPRESSION. TO PARTICIPATE, YOU MUST BE 60 OR OLDER, AND HAVE MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER. IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO MIGHT BE ELIGIBLE, CALL THE INSTITUTE ON AGING RESEARCH, AT 415-386-3100. AGAIN, THAT NUMBER FOR THE MAJOR DEPRESSION STUDY AT UCSF IS 415-386-3100.
August 22, 2002
Nearly half of the donated lungs currently rejected for transplantation may actually be suitable, according to a preliminary study by scientists at Vanderbilt University and the University of California, San Francisco.
August 13, 2002
Tobacco companies have used their financial ties with nicotine gum and nicotine patch manufacturers to pressure these firms into weakening their marketing of the nicotine-replacement products, according to a UCSF study of tobacco industry documents. The examination of financial ties and conflicts of interest revealed that the parent company of one tobacco manufacturer also owned a firm that made nicotine gum, so the company profited both from selling tobacco products and drugs to break the tobacco addiction.