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August 29, 2012
UC’s pension plan and retirement benefits would not be affected by a plan unveiled by Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers according to Dwaine Duckett, vice president of Systemwide Human Resources.
August 29, 2012
Through the Immunological Immune Project, leading university immunologists and bioinformatics experts are probing genes to better understand how immune responses are coordinated. They aim to identify new ways to manipulate the immune system to better fight disease.
August 29, 2012
Despite nearly three decades of conflict, Sri Lanka has succeeded in reducing malaria cases by 99.9 percent since 1999 and is on track to eliminate the disease entirely by 2014.
August 29, 2012
Hantavirus, a potentially fatal virus transmitted by rodents such as deer mice, is making news following an unusual outbreak at a popular tourist area of Yosemite National Park. The recent cases are a reminder for campers to be cautious, but not necessarily fearful, according to UCSF infectious diseases expert Charles Chiu.
August 28, 2012
Scott Reeves, PhD, director of UCSF’s Center for Innovation in Interprofessional Education, takes the national spotlight in Washington, DC, this week as co-chair of an Institute of Medicine (IOM) workshop that aims to improve health care.
August 28, 2012
A multi-center study of intensive care units (ICU) led by UCSF faculty has received a Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation grant of $2.1 million. The study of ICUs, including two at UCSF, aims to better understand the nature of team-based care and patient involvement in ICU settings.
August 27, 2012
People who carry a “G” instead of an “A” at a specific spot in the sequence of their genetic code have roughly a six-fold higher risk of developing certain types of brain tumors, according to a study by researchers at UCSF and Mayo Clinic.
August 27, 2012
Many clinical trials fail to meet recruitment goals. To meet the challenge, UCSF has launched a Participant Recruitment Service and a Research Participant Registry.
August 24, 2012
More than 300 children and their families joined former Olympians, UCSF doctors, nurses, social workers and others at the 17th annual picnic to celebrate the work of the Organ Transplant Service at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
August 24, 2012
Doug Eckman works at the intersection of dual bureaucracies. As director of operations for UCSF School of Medicine, Dean’s Office at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH), Eckman must navigate both the university and the city’s Department of Public Health. Despite the complexity and perhaps because of it, Eckman loves his work.

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