Recent articles by Twink Stern

Hillblom Foundation grants $12 million to UCSF for research

November 08, 2002
The University of California, San Francisco recently announced grants of more than $12 million from the Larry L. Hillblom Foundation for the creation of a new center for research on the basic biology ...

UCSF study converts fat cells to bone cells, could lead to help in bone repair

October 14, 2002
Tissue cells that are destined to become fat cells can be converted to true bone cells in response to signals sent from outside the cell, according to a study at the University of California, San Francisco.

UCSF study finds underrepresented minority physicians more likely to practice in California followin

November 08, 2001
A UCSF study of the migration patterns of underrepresented minority Californians in medicine found that those who attend medical schools in the state are more likely to enter residency programs in California and remain in the state to practice.

UCSF researchers study effectiveness of integrating medical care with addiction treatment

October 09, 2001
Not only do patients benefit from integrated medical and substance abuse treatments, but the integration can also be cost effective.

UCSF study finds shortage of California dentists in rural, poor, minortiy commuities

September 25, 2001
A shortage of dentists in many communities may contribute to poor access to dental care for many California rural, low-income, and minority residents, according to a new study by UCSF researchers at the Center for the Health Professions.

UCSF studies abused women and state mandatory reporting law

July 31, 2001
A UCSF study of mandatory reporting of domestic violence to the police examined the attitudes of female emergency department patients and found that nearly half (44.3 percent) of abused women in the study do not support this state law.

Multi center study finds "AIDS cocktail" therapy effective in advanced AIDS cases

July 03, 2001
Highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART), also known as "AIDS cocktail" therapy, is saving lives and preventing infections even in the most advanced AIDS patients, according to a new study.

UCSF researchers report interventions for victims of domestic violence

October 10, 2000
A recent study of San Francisco Bay Area physicians reports on successful intervention techniques for victims of domestic violence.

UCSF Audiology Clinic offers world's first disposable hearing aids

October 03, 2000
The University of California, San Francisco Audiology Clinic will launch new research in October to study the world’s first disposable hearing aids, costing about $40 and lasting approximately 40 days.

UCSF School of Dentistry Center grant funds research to prevent childhood tooth decay

July 24, 2000
A five-year $900,000 study to determine how best to prevent childhood dental caries (tooth decay) at the UCSF School of Dentistry Comprehensive Oral Health Research Center of Discovery has been funded by the National Institutes of Health.  More than 400 young patients from six months to three years old will be seen at clinics located at San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center Family Dental Center and the Chinatown Public Health Center, according to Jane Weintraub, DDS, MPH, UCSF’s Lee Hysan professor of dentistry.