Recent articles by Maureen McInaney

Kathleen Ryder to head UCSF Eye Foundation

April 12, 2004
Kathleen Ryder has been named president of That Man May See, the eye research foundation that supports the UCSF School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology as well as patient care at UCSF Medical Center. Her appointment took effect on April 1.

Surgeon general to give keynote address at UCSF postgraduate course in general surgery

March 23, 2004
## Media representatives are invited to cover and conduct one-on-one interviews: * WHO: The U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS. Dr. Carmona is a graduate of UCSF School of Medicine and former UCSF professor of surgery * WHAT: Keynote address at The UCSF Postgraduate Course in General Surgery. His remarks will cover disease prevention, public health preparedness, eliminating healthcare disparities and health literacy. * WHEN: 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Thursday, March 25

Multi-center trial compares three medications in patients with heart failure

March 09, 2004
Results of an international study led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) suggest that there is no major difference between three medications often prescribed for patients with chronic heart failure to prevent death, heart attack and stroke.

UCSF/Baylor team uses new method to measure bone loss in astronauts flying long missions

March 08, 2004
A team of NASA-funded researchers from UCSF and Baylor College of Medicine has used a new method to measure and characterize bone loss caused by prolonged spaceflight.

UCSF physicians publish groundbreaking book on medical mistakes; author to speak at public event on

February 04, 2004
Nearly five years after an Institute of Medicine report put medical mistakes on the public's radar screen, two UCSF Medical Center physicians have published a groundbreaking discussion of why errors occur and what health care providers and leaders must do to cure this epidemic.

Sexual and physical assault are common experiences for the homeless, according to a UCSF study

November 10, 2003
Homeless people are at high risk of being victims of sexual or physical assault, according to UCSF researchers.

UCSF vascular surgeons develop new technique to repair aortic arch aneurysm

October 16, 2003
A novel treatment developed by UCSF vascular surgeons has been used in a first-of-its-kind operation to repair a life-threatening aneurysm in the patient's aortic arch, which carries blood from the heart.

New UCSF-based center will

October 09, 2003
A new federally funded Center, based at UCSF, will bring together local health experts to investigate possible environmental links to breast cancer and the high incidence of disease in the Bay Area.

UCSF arthritis and joint replacement center will deliver comprehensive care

September 30, 2003
UCSF has opened a new Arthritis and Joint Replacement Center -- a joint effort between the departments of rheumatology and orthopedic surgery.

Secret documents reveal how tobacco industry targeted gay men

May 28, 2003
Philip Morris (now known as Altria) viewed the gay community as “an area of opportunity” for promoting the Benson & Hedges cigarette brand and targeted the community under the guise of philanthropy, according to UCSF researchers.