Recent articles by Kate Volkman Oakes

Pharmacy School Offers Real-Life Lessons in Precision Medicine

November 27, 2013
UCSF is one of the first pharmacy schools in the nation to offer its students genetic testing for drug response. It’s just one way they're learning about the potential of precision medicine.

Can Wellness Cure?

May 30, 2013
UCSF has long led the way in demonstrating the positive effects of living a healthy lifestyle. Turns out, a healthy lifestyle can not only keep illness at bay, but it may even stop a disease like cancer dead in its tracks.

Nobel Prize Rockets Stem Cell Program to New Heights

May 14, 2013
Shinya Yamanaka's Nobel Prize for stem cell research brought fresh attention to something UCSF long ago sensed and seized: the promise of regeneration medicine for repairing or replacing damaged cells, tissues, and even whole organs.

Putting Patients First: Four UCSF Alumni Become Leaders in Their Field

December 13, 2012
Award-winning scientists, university chancellors, presidents of health care organizations, chief executive officers, deans of colleges, commanding generals: UCSF has a history of producing alumni who become leaders in the health sciences.

Betting on Harry: Boy Diagnosed With Leukemia Receives Life-Saving Treatment

December 03, 2012
Aside from some challenges, Harry Drake is a happy, active, carefree boy whose life was saved with a bone marrow transplant at UCSF.

Scientists Begin Moving into Helen Diller Family Cancer Research Building

June 01, 2009
UCSF scientists have begun moving into the Helen Diller Family Cancer Research Building, which will bring together approximately 410 cancer researchers.

Doctor Describes Work Helping At-Risk Children in Brazil

December 16, 2008
Not long after Irene Adams, MD, moved to Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in 1986, she met some street kids who stole her heart.

UCSF Ushers in a New Era for Autoimmune Disease Research

December 19, 2007
Scientists from the Rosalind Russell Medical Research Center for Arthritis say UCSF is making significant research progress in rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus.

UCSF Experts Mark the 26th Anniversary of AIDS

June 22, 2007
World-renowned AIDS researchers and physicians marked the 26th anniversary of the first reported cases of AIDS recently.